Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Ethiopia after its Parliamentary Elections that Failed to Resolve Anything

In the midst of an extremely tense political situation, both inside Ethiopia and in terms of tension with its neighbors Sudan and Egypt over its controversial project to build the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, parliamentary elections were held in the country.  This was the sixth general election since the current regime came to power more […]

Compelling Need for Comprehensive Inquiry Into U.P. Panchayati  Raj Elections

While violence, intimidation and other more obvious aspects of irregularities which marred the recently held three-month long Panchayati Raj (PR) elections in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are now widely known, there is still urgent need for a more formal and detailed inquiry into various worrying aspects of these elections. There are […]

How did the ‘Green Wave’ suddenly lose momentum for the upcoming German elections?

When Angela Merkel announced she would be stepping away from politics at the next federal elections in Germany, it was clear that space for political change was opening up. Federal elections have taken a relatively predictable course since she became chancellor in 2005, but this year things are different. The Green Party raced to a […]

French Far-Right Party Loses In Country’s Regional Elections

PARIS (AP) — Mainstream candidates delivered a stinging setback to France’s far right in regional elections on Sunday, thwarting its hopes of winning control of a region for the first time and slowing its momentum ahead of the presidential contest next year. The Ifop polling agency estimated that the far right National Rally accrued no […]

Upping The Ante: Trump Announces He Also Won Elections Of 1860, 1972, 2008

PALM BEACH, FL—Having proved beyond a shadow of doubt that he is the rightful President, Donald Trump has declared that he will at last do what so many pundits and politicians have called for – move on from the terrible, rigged, sad 2020 election. Today, he announced that from now on he will be laser-focused on proving […]

Mitch McConnell: Democrats Want to ‘Rig the Rules of American Elections Permanently’ in Their Favor

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday torched the Democrats’ election takeover bill on the Senate floor as a purely “partisan power grab” by the left “to rig the rules of American elections permanently” in their favor. As the Senate looks to vote on the Democrats’ election bill this week, McConnell took to the Senate floor to […]

The US Stake In Nicaragua And Honduras’s 2021 Elections

Both Honduras and Nicaragua hold presidential elections in November 2021 and the US government has a strong interest in both, although for rather different reasons. Both have incumbent presidents who will either stand again or, in the case of Honduras, more likely be replaced as candidate by a successor seen as reliably committed to the […]

MPs representing religious minorities call for massive turnout in elections

TEHRAN – Legislators representing the religious minorities in the Iranian parliament issued a statement on Wednesday calling on the people to participate massively in the June 18 presidential and council elections. The statement was read out by MP Mohsen Dehnavi, a member of the Majlis presiding board. They said the Iranian nation have been viewing […]

Local Elections Turn the UK into Uruguay

When the Brexit Referendum (remember that? – it was five years ago, and seems like half a lifetime) was won by the Leave campaign there was much talk about which other countries might follow the UK’s lead and try and leave the EU. Italy and France, with their successful populist movements, were suggested alongside newer […]

Government says is impartial in presidential elections

Government says is impartial in presidential elections – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The presidential chief of staff on Wednesday said the government is “quite impartial” toward the presidential elections. “If some want to attribute a candidate to the government and say that the government backs one candidate is not true,” Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters after a […]

Syria Elections Held Despite US Opposition

On May 26 presidential elections were held in Syria. Bashar al-Assad, who has been president since 2000, was elected to another seven-year term with 95.1% of the vote. An important achievement of Bashar al-Assad is that his level of support from the population, based on the results of the election, has increased compared to 2014: […]

Talking Syria’s Presidential Elections, With Laith Marouf & Myself (in Damascus)

May 28, 2021  Eva Bartlett Brief conversation I had last night with geopolitical analyst Laith Marouf about yesterday’s Syrian presidential elections. I visited eastern Ghouta towns yesterday and saw jubilation among Syrians on the streets, including in Douma, singing and dancing. [embedded content] No matter what the lame corporate media is saying about the elections, […]

Sen. Tom Cotton: The Democrats’ H.R.1 Would Permanently Rig Our Elections

The Democrats’ “For the People Act” (H.R.1) bill will completely shred safeguards on U.S. elections and allow people to vote without providing any proof of who they are or even whether they are legally allowed to be in the USA. According to Senator Tom Cotton, the Democrats are deliberately ignoring the Biden border crisis while […]

Ethiopia delays national elections for second time amid deadly tensions in Tigray region

Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there, further complicating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to centralise power. The head of the national elections board, Birtukan Mideksa, in a meeting with political […]

Maricopa County Elections Officials DELETED ENTIRE DATABASE from Voting Machines – Including ‘All Election Information’

Last week, the Gateway Pundit reported about the emergency meeting that was called by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, after the County was reportedly unable to provide passwords to the auditors performing an audit of the county’s 2020 Election results. They also did not provide access to the routers which were requested in the […]

Maricopa County Elections Officials DELETED ENTIRE DATABASE from Voting Machines

Maricopa County Elections Officials DELETED ENTIRE DATABASE from Voting Machines – Including “All Election Information” from Main Database — With Copy of Senate LetterDate: May 13, 2021Author: Nwo Report   Last week, the Gateway Pundit reported about the emergency meeting that was called by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, after the County was reportedly unable […]

Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘rigging’ elections as divided Senate to consider voting rights bill

A sweeping voting rights and campaign finance reform bill is headed for a vote in the Senate, after Republicans filed several amendments to try to strip critical elements from the For The People Act during a contentious, day-long committee hearing that underscored the GOP’s acutely partisan barricade. Senators cast a series of party-line votes on […]

Palestinian Elections Officially Postponed As Jerusalem Violence Continues

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has officially “postponed”, what was to be, the first Palestinian election in 15 years, blaming Israel for not allowing it to take place inside of Jerusalem, but it is clear that the real issue was his fear of losing. The first Palestinian legislative elections were scheduled to take place […]

Abbas delays first Palestinian elections in 15 years, blaming Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday night announced that the first Palestinian national elections in 15 years would be indefinitely delayed. The vote would be postponed until Israel agreed to allow East Jerusalem Palestinians to participate, Abbas told a conference of senior Palestinian officials. The decision was widely interpreted to mean the elections will […]

Abbas delays Palestinian elections, citing Israel’s refusal to allow Jerusalem vote

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Canceling the Palestinian elections is patronizing, unjust – and dangerous

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Armenia PM steps down to clear way for early elections

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stepped down on Sunday ahead of an early general election he called following criticism over his handling of last year’s conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.Pashinyan, who was swept to power in pro-democracy protests in 2018, had been under pressure to resign since ethnic Armenians lost territory in fighting in and around the […]

Will Conservatives Succeed or Fail After April Elections?

On 8 April, Moon Jae-in said the ruling party’s defeat was a “rebuke from the people” and pledged to discharge his duties “with an even greater sense of responsibility, focusing on meeting the desperate demands of the people”. As presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok said, “The president has pledged to spare no effort to realize the […]

Neither the Israeli Elections nor the Palestinian Elections are about Democracy

At a 2018 rally in Washington DC [Rima Najjar] In Israel, they are all about entrenching the Zionist regime in Palestine from the river to the sea; in the occupied territories, they are all about liberation and de-Zionization. Chances are, you are unaware that Palestinian elections are in the offing. But if you are following them, […]

Fatah, PLO: No Elections without Jerusalem

Posted on April 19, 2021 by martyrashrakat April 19, 2021 East Jerusalem. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Member of Fatah’s Central Committee and the PLO’s Executive Committee Azzam Al-Ahmad yesterday reiterated that the PLO and Fatah will not accept carrying out elections without Jerusalem. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Al-Ahmad said: “Israel continues its aggressive policies […]

Israel detains Jerusalem activists ahead of Palestinian elections

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

The Future of Korea’s Domestic Policy Following the April 2021 Elections

On April 7, early elections were held in the Republic of Korea for the heads of four administrative units, including the mayors of the country’s two largest cities: Seoul and Busan, as well as 17 deputies of local legislative assemblies. According to the results of the vote count, the opposition Power of the People party […]

Mayoral Elections is Seoul and Busan

On April 7, 2021, early elections were held for the heads of four administrative units, including the mayors of the country’s two largest cities of Seoul and Busan, as well as 17 deputies of local legislative assemblies in the Republic of Korea. Their result is an indicator of public sentiment before the presidential elections of […]

More suicidal GOP gaffes as McConnell scolds corporations: Forget fair elections but keep paying off

What a joke: the billionaire party attacks big business for getting “involved in politics” Trumpist stupidity is washing over the party, transforming alleged wizard Mitch McConnell into a world-class bumbler – contrary to his shrewd Machiavellian image. The void of irony is as conspicuous as is the predictable, boomerang outcome. Since when do paid, upstart […]

Democrats Warn That If HR 1 Isn’t Passed, Republicans Could Win Some Elections

WASHINGTON D.C.—As states like Georgia move to change voting laws, Democrats are pushing a federal voting law, HR 1, to take over voting in all states and counteract such moves. And as they promote the law, Democrats have a dire warning: If HR 1 isn’t passed, Republicans could sometimes win elections. “If we don’t radically […]

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