Posts Tagged ‘candidates’

A Chronicle of the Pre-election Race in ROK: What Topics the Candidates are Delving Into

A conversation about the election race would be incomplete without mentioning what topics the contenders involved are locking horns with each other about. The Korea Times points out that while in previous elections the issues related to North Korea’s nuclear program, and improving inter-Korean relations, were important elements in the debate, neither side is focusing on […]

Iranian presidential candidates face off in final showdown

TEHRAN— Seven presidential candidates gathered at the IRIB building on Saturday to discuss their plans and elaborate on their views on “people’s concerns” in the third and final presidential debate. The candidates arrived at IRIB building at 3:30pm to prepare for the third debate. The candidates arrived in turn, based on the drawing of lots […]

‘The need to compete everywhere’: New York mayoral candidates face new challenge

“It’s the civic center of Brooklyn,” City Council Member Steve Levin said. “If you’re running for mayor, it’s kind of a perfect place.” Candidates competing in the June 22 primary are banking on support in New York’s traditional battleground areas. But the advent of a ballot system allowing voters to rank up to five people […]

Candidates express concerns and present plans

Candidates express concerns and present plans – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — As we get closer to the election day, candidates begin campaigns in social media, TV and radio. The Tehran%20Times gathered all the remarks the presidential candidates made in the past 24 hours. Saeed Jalili criticized the education system in Iran, tweeting that over 20,000 high […]

Candidates elaborate on economic plans

Candidates elaborate on economic plans – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN— Just a few days after the presidential election campaigns have officially begun, candidates are laying out economic reform plans. Following is a summary of the candidates’ plans.  Mohsen Rezaei Since Rezaei considers himself as an economic expert he thinks what he says is based on facts and […]

Prominent candidates withdraw election race in favor of Raeisi

TEHRAN — In separate statements released on Monday night, five presidential hopefuls, including Rostam Qasemi, Mohammad Hassan Nami, Alireza Afshar and Hossein Dehghan, withdrew from the election race in favor of Ebrahim Raeisi and the “Revolution Front”. Dehghan, the former defense minister in Hassan Rouhani’s first administration, said after careful consideration and consultation with advisors […]

10 Promising Republican Candidates For 2024

Biden, who is the most popular candidate to ever be elected president, will be a tough opponent to beat in 2024. To face Biden, the Republican Party will need to bring out their best and brightest to run for office! Here are 10 candidates we desperately hope will run.  Barron Trump: We don’t know much about […]

Election hype begins as rumors emerge about high-profile candidates

Election hype begins as rumors emerge about high-profile candidates – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — According to Fars News Agency, two of the high-profile presidential candidates will probably be found incompetent, as heated debates surfaced in the Guardian Council over their records. The report did not give names, but pointed to certain clues about the candidates.  Fars […]

Campaigns forbidden before candidates are confirmed: Guardian Council

TEHRAN — The Guardian Council said on Saturday it is trying its best to announce the names of the qualified and disqualified candidates until May 27, stating that presidential candidates must not start campaigning before May 27. “The third session of the qualification review was held today and the files of the presidential candidates were […]

Guardian Council: News circulating on candidates are “fake”

TEHRAN— In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, spokesman for the Guardian Council, dismissed rumors that a few of the presidential candidates have been disqualified, calling them “fake news”. “There is a lot of fake news these days about qualifications. Some by speculation, some by confidential news, and some by citing informed and credible […]

Prominent candidates introduced

Prominent candidates introduced – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — As the registration for the June 18 presidential elections closed on Saturday, the Tehran%20Times has decided to provide respectful readers with brief introductions of prominent presidential candidates. This series of introduction will continue tomorrow. Es’haq Jahangiri Currently serving as the first vice president, Jahangiri, a key member of […]

51 Candidates Running for Syria’s Presidential Election, 7 Are Women

 ARABI SOURI  APRIL 28, 2021 51 candidates submitted their applications for the presidential election to the Syrian Parliament through the Constitutional Court by the end of the 10 days period given, among the candidates are 7 women. The Syrian Constitutional Court audited the applications and sent the parliament the applications that met the conditions stipulated […]

Top NYC mayoral candidates vie for haredi Orthodox endorsements

Two frontrunners in the race for New York City mayor are vying for endorsements from leaders of the city’s haredi Orthodox communities. Andrew Yang, the businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate, announced endorsements Wednesday morning from Orthodox leaders in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. They included community activists from the Belz, Bobov and Satmar Hasidic […]

Jews in Marine Le Pen’s party make blacklist of candidates with neo-Nazi ties

Jewish officials and activists in Marine Le Pen’s National Rally are preparing a list of officials in the French far-right party with neo-Nazi affiliations, ahead of the planned regional elections in France in June. Prof. Jean-Richard Sulzer, a regional councilor in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region who is not running for reelection, is leading the effort. Sulzer […]

Hong Kong to vet political candidates’ past to ensure loyalty to China

HONG KONG — Candidates for public office in Hong Kong will have their entire history vetted, its top justice official said Saturday, after China announced a radical overhaul to ensure only “patriots” run the city. Beijing imposed sweeping changes on Hong Kong’s electoral system on Tuesday, the latest step in an ongoing crackdown on the […]

Nine Fatah Candidates Withdraw from Electoral List

Posted on April 2, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians April 2, 2021 The Central Elections Commissions (CEC) announced that 28 electoral lists have submitted nomination applications. (Photo: Central Elections Commission website) Nine members of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – withdrew on Thursday from the movement’s electoral list for parliamentary elections just as the Central […]

Trump’s secret sit-down with Ohio candidates turns into ‘Hunger Games’

What ensued was a 15-minute backroom backbiting session reminiscent of Trump’s reality TV show. Mandel said he was “crushing” Timken in polling. Timken touted her support on the ground thanks to her time as state party chair. Gibbons mentioned how he’d helped Trump’s campaign financially. Moreno noted that his daughter had worked on Trump’s 2020 […]

New York City’s mayoral candidates court the Jewish vote

 NEW YORK – With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepping down next year due to term limits, a crowded field of candidates has emerged to replace him. Gearing up for the June 23 primaries, the city’s next chief executive will face the daunting task of repairing a city smacked down financially and emotionally […]

These are the candidates for next head of Shin Bet

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Field of candidates widens in heated race for top ICC prosecutor job

A British lawyer looking into alleged atrocities committed by Islamic State, and a Canadian who helped bring to justice perpetrators of Cambodia’s genocide are among five new candidates to lead the International Criminal Court.A process to fill the most important post in the field of international criminal justice has been deadlocked for several months.The five […]

Homosexual Candidates, Including Son of a Preacher, Garner Seats in Fla. House, Senate

Various outlets are touting the number of homosexual and transgender candidates who won their races on election night and in the primaries. Some are also honing in on firsts for African Americans who identify as homosexual. Among those firsts are two seats in the Florida legislature, where the House of Representatives will add an openly […]

Contrasting speeches from candidates as vote looks too close to call

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he is confident he will win the US presidential election, but is cautioning his supporters to wait until every vote is counted. “We knew this was going to go long,” he told an outdoor rally in Wilmington, Delaware. “We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work […]

3 House races, 6 Jewish candidates: What we’re watching in the Massachusetts primaries today

(JTA) — Primary day is here for Massachusetts, and most eyes have been focused on the race for a Democratic nod between the longtime progressive Sen. Ed Markey and the younger, more moderate Joe Kennedy III. But there are multiple consequential clashes with Jewish significance going on Tuesday as well — including in the race […]

Iraq’s first post-ISIS election: Nation votes as US closely watches pro-Iran candidates

Roughly 24.5 million voters in the war-scarred country will choose among candidates for 329 parliamentary seats this Saturday, with almost 7,000 people running for election. Incumbent Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who took over in 2014, faces stiff competition from candidates with closer ties to Iran, including his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki and former transport minister Hadi […]

Bernie Sanders Rouses Progressive Candidates With Call to Fight Democratic and Republican Establishment

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., roused a crowd of hundreds of progressives running for political office—from county board to Congress—with a call to fight back against the political establishments of both parties. “When we have the least-qualified president in our history and right-wing extremists in governors chairs, our job is to stand up, to fight […]

Deep Blue State: Why are Democrats Fielding So Many ‘ex-CIA’ Candidates?

A new analytical study has reveled how the upcoming US mid-term elections will be dominated by Democratic candidates with clandestine, military-intelligence and national security apparatus backgrounds, making up the largest single occupational group running in the Democratic primaries – and potentially 10% of the membership of the House of Representatives. Back in 2016, 21WIRE reported […]

Democrats Become The Party Of Military & Intelligence Candidates

Democrats Become The Party Of Military & Intelligence Candidates Above Photo: Elissa Slotkin Note: While some are trying to re-make the Democrats into a populist progressive party of the people, the Democratic leadership is creating a party made up of candidates who are retired military and intelligence officials. The party seems to be going in a […]

Colombia’s police intervenes to stop lying election candidates, ELN benefits from initiative

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : For better or for worse, the National Police of Colombia has actively begun countering false claims made by candidates in […]

Nobody wants on Team McConnell 2018: GOP candidates distance themselves from the Senate leader

     Nobody wants to be on Team McConnell. Heading into the 2018 elections, only one Republican Senate candidate nationwide has pledged unequivocally to back Mitch McConnell as majority leader. Most Republicans facing competitive primaries are hemming and hawing, admiring McConnell’s political savvy and fundraising apparatus – but also looking warily at his sinking approval ratings […]

Company introduces ‘snowflake test’ to weed out ‘whiny, entitled’ millenial candidates

A US company has introduced a “snowflake test” to weed out overly sensitive, liberal candidates who are too easily offended. The test includes questions such as “What does America mean to you?” and “When was the last time you cried and why?”. Many questions are designed to assess a candidate’s stance on America, police, and […]

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