Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico’s modern history, and it’s only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: „The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.“
Opposition leaders have also cited encouraging poll numbers that they say reflect voter fatigue with the president after a tumultuous few years in Turkey marked by growing tensions with some of the country’s NATO allies and intensifying social polarization at home. The results suggest a possible opposition victory — if not in the presidential race, then in the parliament, where they hope to roll back the majority held by Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, or AKP.
The fall of the current party leaders, including Chairman Hong Joon-pyo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), is inevitable and some parties may seek mergers.
But most of the attention on Tuesday night was on a printing error that led 118,000 voters to be left off the roster in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the state.
Polls have closed in the pivotal primaries in California, the liberal stronghold where Democrats‘ hopes of retaking Congress in November and mounting a national challenge to President Trump’s agenda hang in the balance.
„The next elections could become a de facto referendum on Italy remaining in the eurozone,“ one economist said.
Some 36 million Colombians are eligible to vote, according to a March 2018 electoral census.
“President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the date for the elections,” a spokesman for Election Commission of Pakistan, Altaf Khan told Reuters. “We haven’t yet received the summary signed by the president, but we hope to get it anytime,” he said. “We had suggested the president to pick any day from July 25 to July 27.”
Electoral campaigns in Mexico suffered another casualty on Friday with the murder of Jose Remedios Aguirre Sanchez, a mayoral candidate from the same coalition as presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has promised voters that if elected, his agenda would not include policies promoting the privatization of water, healthcare, and other essential public services. The commitment was given during a tour of the municipalities of Pánuco, Tantoyuca, and Tuxpan Thursday.
There are fears Italy will have its second election after the inconclusive March 4 vote as early as July 22.
(3.4.2018) The House of Lords Communications Committee has opened an inquiry exploring the possibility of internet regulation in the UK, seeking input around issues such as the legal liability of online platforms for the content they host and how they moderate it, and how user data is protected.
The inquiry comes as platforms such as Facebook continue to draw public hostility for its role in enabling the activities of Cambridge Analytica, the data science firm at the heart of ongoing allegations of exploiting the data of Facebook users to influence the EU referendum campaign and the 2016 US presidential election.
Iraqi parliamentary elections will be held on May 12. Election campaigns will start on April 14 across Iraq, but will be delayed by one day in the Kurdistan Region, as the Region is going to commemorate the Anfal Campaign on April 14.
Iraqi and Kurdish entities will compete for 325 seats in parliament. Of this number, 43 seats are entitled to the Kurdistan Region and 13 for Kirkuk.