Posts Tagged ‘elected’

UAE Official Elected President Of Interpol Spits In Face Of Combating International Crime

The election of UAE official, Inspector General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, to the position of President of Interpol signifies Abu Dhabi’s international rise to power and serves as a reminder that violating the crimes the agency claims to police, does not exempt you from running it. “To again choose a top official of an abusive state […]

UAE general accused of torture elected as Interpol president

Ahmed Al-Raisi, an Emirati general accused of overseeing torture, has been elected as Interpol’s president, the international police organisation said on Thursday. Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, inspector general at the United Arab Emirates interior ministry, was already a member of Interpol’s executive committee. Al-Raisi has been linked to the torture of high-profile political prisoners […]

How do France and Italy protect their elected officials from attacks?

The murder of Sir David Amess in the UK has raised questions over the protection of MPs and other high-ranking civil servants. Euronews journalists Alessio Dell’Anna and Heloise Urvoy looked at how France and Italy guarantee the safety of their elected officials. French MPs do not have bodyguards except if there are repeated and serious […]

Dead woman elected to Iraq parliament

A candidate in the Iraqi parliamentary elections has won a seat in Baghdad’s parliament, despite having passed away in August. The independent candidate, Ansam Manuel Iskandar, was amongst the list of winners in the elections this week, obtaining 2,397 votes and winning one of the five seats allocated for the country’s Christian community under the […]

Fumio Kishida is Now an Elected Head of Japan’s Ruling Party

On September 29, Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which has led the country almost continuously (with two short breaks) since the mid 1950s of the last century, held party elections to its leader. In the last 10 years, the LDP, in coalition with the minority Komeito Party, whose ideology is essentially based on Buddhism, has […]

Join CHD’s “Click to Action” Campaign to Inform Our Elected Officials about the DC Circuit Decision and Ask Them to Take Action!

The Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD’s) historic win against the FCC presents the first real opportunity to create change surrounding 5G technology and harmful wireless radiation. We must capitalize on this win to maximize its impact. Our elected officials must be informed of the decision!Send the Letter to Your Representatives The DC Circuit decision from August […]

Jewish Atheist ‘Unanimously’ Elected ‘Chief Chaplain’ To ‘Unite All Faiths’ At Harvard University

Harvard University’s organization of chaplains have unanimously elected Greg Epstein — a Jewish atheist — as Chief Chaplain in an effort to allegedly unite members of Harvard’s large and diverse “faith” communities: Harvard has long been a place where people and ideas come together, where beliefs, world views, and traditions are valued and debated. The […]

Zakani elected as Tehran mayor

TEHRAN — In the afternoon meeting of the Tehran City Council, Alireza Zakani was elected as the mayor of Tehran, winning the highest number of votes in the 21-member council. In the open session of the City Council on Sunday, Zakani gathered 18 votes.  Zakani was a candidate for the presidential post but he withdrew […]

Josh Mandel Vows to ‘Blow Up the System’ if Elected to US Senate, Says ‘The Time for Civility Has Passed’

Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel appeared on “The Pete Santilli Show” last month, where he declared that if elected to office, his mission will be to “blow up the system” because “the time for civility has passed,” bragging that “evil will find no worse nightmare than having me, Josh Mandel, in the U.S. […]

Pedro Castillo Has Been Elected President Of Peru

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has been formally declared as President-elect of Peru, by the country’s National Electoral Court (JNE), after a month of delays due to baseless claims of ‘fraud’ by far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori. Hours before the official announcement, the JNE stated that they had rejected appeals by Fujimori to annul the results of […]

Write-In Candidate Seth Moore Elected As President Of The Southern Baptist Convention

Write-In Candidate Seth Moore Elected As President Of The Southern Baptist Convention NASHVILLE, TN—In an intense runoff vote this week, the Southern Baptist Convention has elected a new, relatively unheard-of write-in candidate, Seth Moore, to be their new president.  “Oh, what’s this? It seems, um, it seems that a last-minute, write-in candidate is our winner. […]

UAE elected to UN Security Council

The UAE has been elected to the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2022-2023 term by winning 179 votes out of the total 190 cast by the General Assembly members, UN news reports. According to the report, the Emirates will replace Tunisia in the Asia-Pacific slot when the mandate begins on 1 January 2022. UAE […]

Syria: Bashar Assad re-elected for fourth term as president following a predictable landslide

Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected for a fourth seven-year term, officials have said, having won a landslide in an election described as illegitimate and a sham by the West and his opposition. Assad’s win was not in doubt, in an election where officials said 18 million were eligible to vote. But in the […]

Assad Elected Through 2028 After Predictable Landslide Syria Election, Denounced By West

This week war-torn Syria took to the voting polls and as expected the result was a landslide victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad, ushering in a fourth seven-year term after he came to power in the year 2000 after the death of his father Hafez, who had been the Syrian Arab Republic’s first strongman Baath […]

Samoa in crisis as elected leader locked out of Parliament

Samoa was plunged into a constitutional crisis Monday when the woman who won an election last month was locked out of Parliament and the previous leader claimed he remained in charge. The fast-moving events marked the latest twist in a bitter power struggle that has been playing out in the small Pacific nation since it […]

Newly Elected Representative Pledges To Spend Every Minute Fighting To Get Reelected

Newly Elected Representative Pledges To Spend Every Minute Fighting To Get Reelected TOWNSVILLEBURG, U.S.—Speaking before a group of loyal supporters who seriously believe an individual politician can really make a difference for their small town, a newly elected representative pledged that he would spend every minute fighting to get reelected. Voice wavering, the candidate vowed, […]

Chadian president dies from frontline injures just after being re-elected to 6th term – army

President Idriss Deby was killed during a fight against rebels on the frontline, an army spokesman told the media. This happened one day after his sixth re-election was confirmed. Deby, 68, sustained multiple injuries during a fight against the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) rebel group, the Chadian Army said on Tuesday. […]

British barrister Karim Khan elected next International Criminal Court prosecutor

Member states of the International Criminal Court elected British barrister Karim Khan the next prosecutor of the war crimes tribunal on Friday, ending a drawn-out and divisive process to replace Fatou Bensouda when her 9-year term expires later this year. Khan, an assistant U.N. secretary-general, was widely seen as the favorite to get the job. […]

Britain’s Karim Khan elected International Criminal Court prosecutor

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Myanmar Military Seizes Power, Detains Elected Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids. The army said it had carried out the detentions in response […]

Merav Michaeli Elected New Labor Leader, Vows To Rebuild Beleaguered Party

MK Merav Michaeli on Sunday won the Labor leadership primaries, taking over the storied centre-left party as it faces possible extinction in the March 23 general elections. Michaeli, the only current Labor lawmaker in the race, finished first with 77 percent of the 9,651 votes cast, out of over 37,000 registered party members. The runner […]

Hirono: Goal of Impeachment to Hold Trump Accountable, Stop Him from Ever Seeking Elected Office Again

During Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, argued Congress should attempt to multitask with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment and pass COVID-19 relief. According to Hirono, the aim of impeachment was to hold Trump accountable for the “violent insurrection” and prevent him from […]

In a first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party

Browse > Home / News / In a first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party January 22, 2021 Agencies Read on for article For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe emerged victorious in […]

Chuck Schumer is now the highest-ranking elected Jewish official ever

Chuck Schumer could not let the moment pass without mentioning its Jewish history. Georgia’s new senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, were sworn in on Wednesday, making Schumer the new Senate majority leader — the first-ever Jew in that powerful role. Never afraid to reference his Yiddishkeit, Schumer recalled his roots in an address in […]

DOJ Now Says There Was No Plot To Kill Elected Officials

Above photo: Riot police at Capitol, Jan. 21, 2017 for Trump’s inauguration. Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons. Fevered reporting about efforts to abduct and even kill members of Congress and the vice president are without foundation, the Justice Department admitted, after prosecutors falsely asserted such a plot in court. The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an earlier […]

Armin Laschet elected new leader of Germany’s CDU party

Armin Laschet has been chosen as the new leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union party. The decision as to who would take up the mantle of leadership of the CDU – the party of current chancellor Angela Merkel’s – comes months before an election to see who will be the country’s new chancellor. Seen […]

Newly Elected GOP Rep Apologizes for Hitler Remark

Representative Mary Miller (R-Ill.), who was recently elected to Congress, apologized on January 8 for saying earlier in the week that “Hitler was right about one thing.” On January 6, Miller said during a rally organized by the nonprofit organization Moms for America, “[Adolf] Hitler was right on one thing. He said, ‘Whoever has the […]

Actor Zach Braff Offers to Play Newly Elected Jewish Senator Jon Ossoff on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Zach Braff at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Former “Scrubs” star Zach Braff wants to play fellow Jew and newly elected Georgia senator Jon Ossoff on “Saturday Night Live,” he tweeted on Tuesday evening. “Lorne. I got this,” Braff wrote, referring to  “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, as election results rolled […]

Court rules Orthodox-dominated school board wasn’t elected properly

A federal appeals court in New York affirmed that a voting method that elected a majority Orthodox Jewish school board in upstate East Ramapo violates the Voting Rights Act, Lohud.com reported. Most of the Rockland County district’s public school students are minorities and most of the Orthodox children attend private schools. A three-judge panel of […]

Newly Elected GOP Rep Says “Hitler Was Right About One Thing”

A newly elected member of Congress is under fire for saying “Hitler was right about one thing!” during the protests against the Electoral College certification in Washington, D.C., on January 6. WCIA reported Representative Mary Miller (R-Ill.) was a speaking at a rally organized by the nonprofit group Moms for America. Miller said from prepared […]

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