Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Netanyahu warns fake news on virus may be used to try to sway elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Sunday said the police and the Shin Bet security agency must be prepared to deal with possible attempts to influence next week’s national election through false news about the threat of the coronavirus. During a situation assessment at the Health Ministry, Erdan said he […]

Iranian Elections

On Friday, Iranians turned out in large numbers to select members of parliament, its Majlis, and seven members of its 88-member Assembly of Experts. Responsible for selecting Iran’s Supreme Leader, its members serve 8-year terms. Meeting twice annually, it’s comprised of a leadership council and six committees. Held every four years, at stake are 290 […]

Iranian hard-liners jump out to early lead in parliamentary elections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV on Saturday announced the first partial results from the country’s parliamentary elections, indicating a strong showing by hard-liners in the capital Tehran, although authorities have not released full results or the all-important turnout figure. Voters had limited options on Friday’s ballot, as more than 7,000 potential candidates had […]

A Different Islamic Constitution; Transparent Elections and a Healthy Turnout

By Nour Rida Tehran – With the nearing of the parliamentary elections in Iran, anti-Iranian news outlets have rushed to attack the electoral system in Iran and underscore that the disqualification of most candidates was decided based on their loyalty to the system. Mainstream media tried to put this in the context of disqualifying Reformist […]

Vaezi says massive turnout to parl. elections to preserve Iran’s security, interests

MNA – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi called for maximum participation of the people in the upcoming parliamentary elections, underlining that people’s cooperation will preserve the country’s “security national interests”. “Any politician or influencing figure who loves Iran should try to motivate people to participate in the upcoming elections,” Vaezi said on Wednesday. […]

Leader says upcoming elections another instance of enemies’ failure in Iran

IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the enemy aims at separating the youths from the Islamic System but they will totally fail. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks while addressing thousands of people from East Azerbaijan on the anniversary of the provincial people’s uprising against the […]

Hedging their Bets (Who Really Decides Elections)

If you like your healthcare provider/free speech/immigration policy/country you can keep it! “THERE ARE three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics,” a quote often attributed to, appropriately enough, Benjamin Disraeli. The salad days of Joe Wilson yelling, “You lie!” at Barack Obama seem so long ago, but here we are with a steady diet […]

Religious minorities take part in Iran legislative elections

Press TV – Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Armenians and Assyrians are getting ready to cast their ballots in Iran’s eleventh parliamentary elections. Under the Constitution, there are five reserved seats in the legislature for Iran’s religious minorities. Speaking to Press TV, voters said, their communities will take part in elections as it’s a national duty. Religious […]

Israel, Not Russia, Meddling In US Elections Says Former CIA Officer

Israel has long been interfering in American politics and elections according to a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA The former CIA officer also calims that US officials prefer to stay silent on the matter and incriminate Russia instead It seems that Israel may just turn out to be part of […]

Selected Articles: Real and “Fake” Elections: US, Bolivia, Ireland

Bolivian Elections Will be an Opportunity to Legalize the Coup By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, February 14, 2020 The next Bolivian presidential elections were scheduled for May 3. The scenario in the country remains troubled, marked by the unrest and tensions created by the coup that led to the overthrow of Evo Morales. On the […]

Scientists use PHYSICS to explain why US elections are broken (but are they just centrists still bitter that Trump beat Clinton?)

The paper, which appeared last week in the journal Nature Physics, is by Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New England Complex Systems Institute, and Alexander Siegenfeld, a PhD student at MIT. At a glance, it is not obvious what insights into electoral politics physics may offer, although their paper is full of complicated equations and impressive-looking […]

Italy Slouches Towards New Elections

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, Italy is always good political theater. I remember years ago when I cared more about poetry than politics, a friend of mine saying, “Tom, seriously, you’re missing out, Italian parliament is better than cable.” And in the early days of reality TV he was probably […]

Gantz vows to annex Jordan Valley after elections. Netanyahu asks: why not now?

Benny Gantz, the leader of the “centrist” Blue & White party and main challenger to the premiership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley if he wins the Israeli elections on March 2. “We see this strip of land as an inseparable part of the State of Israel,” Gantz […]

Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Gov’t Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders

Wednesday, January 22 marks the day that Jeanine Añez is set to stand down as “interim” President of Bolivia, beginning the process for fresh elections set for May 3. Añez came to power in November, following a U.S.-backed coup that deposed the Movement to Socialism’s (MAS) Evo Morales. However, she is certainly not acting as […]

Iran hails successful elections in Uzbekistan

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry congratulated Uzbekistan on holding parliamentary elections successfully. In a statement on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi congratulated the Uzbek nation and government for the parliamentary elections successfully held in the Central Asian country. Uzbekistan, Central Asia’s most populous country, held parliamentary elections on December 22. A provisional count […]

Morales’ MAS Defines Strategy For Elections And A Solution To The Political Crisis

On December 7, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), the left-wing political party of the ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales, held an assembly in the city of Cochabamba. The central aim was to reorganize the party and popular organizations to take steps to confront the current social and political crisis in the country before the presidential […]

British Elections: The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World

Former presidents, ministers, members of parliament, trade unionists, and political leaders from four continents sign an open letter explaining why the world needs a Labour government. *** We, the undersigned, express our solidarity with the Labour Party for today’s election in the United Kingdom. After a decade of austerity, the election of Jeremy Corbyn as […]

British Elections: “Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom

For the past 30 years, no matter which party has been in power, the US economy has produced more and more “bad” jobs – because the Race to the Bottom is ruling class policy. “Whole sectors have become precarity zones.” A Brookings Institution study  shows 44 percent of all American workers toil in “low-wage” jobs, with […]

Gantz: Israel is going to 3rd elections because Netanyahu wants immunity

With just hours remaining until the Knesset likely calls Israel’s 3rd elections within a year, Blue and White party chief Benny Gantz on Wednesday said that the country was only facing another vote because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking immunity from prosecution. Gantz, speaking at a Knesset conference on “protecting the rule of law” […]

Elections czar says there was no foreign interference in September elections

The head of the Central Elections Committee said Saturday there was no evidence of foreign meddling in Israel’s latest elections. “Foreign interference in the election campaign didn’t succeed in Israel,” Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer said at a legal conference in Haifa, according to Channel 13 news. He positively cited the use of paper ballots […]

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