Posts Tagged ‘kingmaker’

South Africa: Potential Election Kingmaker Leads Stadium in White Genocide Chant

Julius Malema, the left-wing radical leader of the third-largest South African political party, led a massive stadium crowd on Saturday in a vicious “liberation” chant of “Kill the Boer! Kill the farmer!” — in other words, an explicitly racist call for massive violence against the white population of South Africa. Source

A surprise: the ‘NYTimes’ finally profiles Itamar Ben-Gvir, the racist kingmaker in Israel’s election

The New York Times just surprised us. This site has regularly showed how the paper hides the growth of the vicious far right in Israel, and just a week ago we pointed out that it had so far said nothing about the rise of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the violent extremist who is the most significant figure […]

Turkiye kingmaker party keeps options open ahead of Erdogan’s election test

A pro-Kurdish party set to play a key role in Turkish elections next year said it is open to talks with other opposition parties on finding a joint candidate who could end President Tayyip Erdogan’s two decades in power, Reuters reports. But senior deputy, Saruhan Oluc, told Reuters that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which […]

Trump’s kingmaker status faces test in Ohio special election

As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election, the former president’s allies quickly shifted their attention to Ohio to ward off another embarrassing loss. Make America Great Again, a super PAC chaired by Trump’s former campaign manager, quietly purchased […]

The Triumphs of Tonyukuk the Wise, Supreme Commander and Kingmaker

Today the steles of Tonyukuk the Wise are situated at an immensely popular and historical 1300-year-old memorial site. It is located northwest of Bayantsogt Mountain in Erdene Soum, Mongolia. Tonyukuk the Wise was an advisor for three successive Khans in the Turkic Khaganate and for this he has been described as a kingmaker by some […]

The Illusion of a Palestinian Kingmaker in Israel

As we look forward, we shall see yet another Israeli government dedicated to destroying Palestine and its people led once again by Benjamin Netanyahu. Source April 14, 2021 MARCH 3: Head of the Joint List Ayman Odeh (2nd L), the members Heba Yazbak (R), Mansour Abbas (L), Mtanes Shehadeh (3rd L), Aida Touma (4th R), […]

Talk show host becomes kingmaker in Bulgaria’s election: who is SLAVI?

It may prove difficult to build a working coalition in Bulgaria after a surprise kingmaker is set to take the political scene in Sofia by storm. Known simply as ‘SLAVI’ to most Bulgarians, Slavi Trifonov now leads the new anti-establishment party called ‘There Is Such A People.’ Created last year during the anti-corruption protests, he […]

Kingmaker Bennett says Israel is overwhelmingly rightwing — so don’t worry about Lapid

On Tuesday next week, Israel will be going to its fourth elections in two years. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed certainty that there will not need to be a fifth election – but such confidence appears premature. Center-right blocs could well be deadlocked again. Here is an overview of who’s in the race, who […]

Iowa as kingmaker

It is the place where thick stalks of corn blanket the landscape, simultaneously standing proud and swaying with the wind; where city centers resemble a different time; and those who live here say they are the true embodiment of Main Street America. If you ask Dena Recter, one voter from Iowa, she says that residents […]

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