Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

In Iraq, apathy and pessimism as millions vote in early elections

Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets of Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces in late 2019. Tens of […]

Iraq: What Will the Elections Show

The upcoming October 10 parliamentary elections in Iraq can lead to real changes in the country only if there is a high voter turnout, especially among young people. This opinion is expressed by many international analysts and political scientists. If the apathy observed in society and calls for a boycott of the electoral process persist, […]

Holding and taking part in elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is a duty

Hamas, the other Palestinian factions, civil society, public figures and writers who oppose the idea of having partial local elections are right to do so, because such polls seek to evade a comprehensive approach. They would also break the law, which requires elections for all municipal and village councils to be held on the same […]

Millions go to polls in Italian local elections with key battles in major cities

Italy is staging local elections that are being seen as a gauge of the people’s views when it comes to the national picture. After the polls close on Monday afternoon observers say a clearer picture should emerge of which way the country is swinging. Almost 1,200 municipalities are involved and there is also the regional […]

Auto Workers To Vote On Direct Elections For Officers

Above Photo: Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike against GM and two-tier wages in 2019. Now members are voting for control over their union through an upcoming one-member, one-vote referendum. Jim West / jimwestphoto.com. United Auto Workers members will soon vote in an unprecedented referendum to decide whether the union’s 400,000 working members and nearly […]

Will critical race theory be the new debate issue for 2022 elections?

As the Covid-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd rocked the nation in 2020, equitable recovery became a priority. Businesses across the nation showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and several employers enacted policies to promote diversity and inclusion. Still, reactions to the racial reckoning are divided. On Sept. 24, 2020, then-President […]

German elections 2021: Armin Laschet tries to regain public trust

Even before the Bundestag elections, Armin Laschet’s campaign to become the CDU/CSU’s candidate for chancellor was a battle much like boxing, which was coincidently one of the activities he staged as part of his electoral campaign. However, this battle to represent the CDU/CSU as candidate for chancellor was ultimately won by Laschet after a weeks-long […]

German elections: ‘One week to go but still no clear winner’

Germany will decide in a week’s time who will take over the seat from Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office. The outcome will also mark the start of a new era in Europe’s biggest economy. The three leading candidates in a race to replace Merkel put their arguments across in a televised debate […]

United States Struggles To Pick A Side In Upcoming Honduran Elections

Above photo: A banner promoting Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez burns after being set on fire. Rodrigo Abd/AP. For Biden, backing a candidate for the November elections in Honduras is a choice between protecting U.S. business interests and condemning the corruption, drug trafficking, and violence that increase migration. Of the countries in Central America’s “northern […]

Veteran opposition leader wins Zambia tense elections

Zambia’s veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the southern African country’s presidency after taking more than 50% of the vote. Hichilema was declared president–elect by Esau Chulu, chairman of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, early Monday after results for 155 of the country’s 156 constituencies were announced. Hichilema, a 59-year old businessman contesting the […]

Release of Detailed 2020 Census Data Sets the Stage for 2022 Midterm Congressional Elections

The final report of the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw lines for congressional districts within 44 states was released by the Census Bureau on Thursday, setting the stage for redistricting battles in state legislatures around the country. The process of redrawing congressional district boundaries has the potential of changing the majority control […]

The troubling role of ‘dark money’ in elections

This past week, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner lost her bid to fill the open congressional seat in Ohio’s 11th district. The winner was Shontel Brown, the chair of the Democratic Party in the district’s largest county. What was troubling about this election was the role played by a “dark money” pro-Israel political group […]

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 […]

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