Archiv: elections


17:39 [ Information Clearing House ]

Why Aren’t Americans Rising Up Like We Are Seeing Across the Planet?

So we are subject to many of the same abuses that have fueled mass protest movements in other countries, including high rents, stagnant wages, cradle-to-grave debt, ever-rising economic inequality, privatized health care, a shredded social safety net, abysmal public transportation, systemic political corruption and endless war.

16.11.2019 - 02:54 [ CEPR ]

What Happened in Bolivia’s 2019 Vote Count?

This paper presents results from statistical analysis of election returns and tally sheets from Bolivia’s October 20 elections. This analysis finds no evidence that irregularities or fraud affected the official result that gave President Evo Morales a first-round victory.

13.11.2019 - 01:24 [ Truthout ]

Biden’s Support of Iraq War Shows How He Would Run the White House

Biden’s support for the invasion seems to demonstrate a belief that the United States need not abide by its international legal obligations, including those prohibiting wars of aggression. As a result, his support for the invasion of Iraq is not simply a “mistake.” It is very relevant and says a lot about what kind of president he would be.

12.11.2019 - 03:12 [ Reuters ]

Bolivia’s Evo Morales boards plane en route to Mexico

Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales has boarded a plane to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico’s top diplomat said on Monday night

11.11.2019 - 15:45 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

There’s a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup. We must unequivocally oppose political violence in Bolivia. Bolivians deserve free and fair elections.

11.11.2019 - 15:25 [ en24.news ]

From Argentina, repudiate coup in Bolivia

With the tag #EvoPresidenteLegitimo, become a trend in this southern nation, the Bolivian community here and Argentines in general express their repudiation of the siege lived by the Government of the president.

The president of the Front for Victory bloc in the Chamber of Deputies, Agustin Rossi, said that in Bolivia there was a classic coup d’etat. The armed forces ordered Evo to resign. ‚

11.11.2019 - 15:02 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

Bolivia’s military, with the support of the US, has forced the country’s President, Evo Morales, to resign. Now, on live TV, they announced that the President & Vice President of the Election Court have been imprisoned. They were led into the room by masked soldiers. Watch:

11.11.2019 - 14:41 [ telesur ]

Bolivia: President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Right-Wing Coup

(10.11.2019)

His resignation came after senior army heads asked them to resign amid right-wing violence and coup attempt for weeks since the Oct. 20 elections.

30.10.2019 - 06:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit Party aims to wipe out Labour heartlands as it opens door to electoral pact with Tories

The Brexit Party hopes to wipe out Labour’s heartlands in the north east of England and Wales as it prepares to campaign for a ‚clean break Brexit‘ – but has left the door open to a pact with the Tories.

Senior sources in the Brexit Party said the mood in Labour’s pro-Leave seats was “absolutely febrile” and that they would be ripe for the taking due to Jeremy Corbyn’s vague policy on Europe.

30.10.2019 - 05:44 [ Politicshome.com ]

UK to go to the polls on 12 December after MPs back Boris Johnson’s general election plan

Voters will go to the polls on 12 December after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a pre-Christmas election.

27.10.2019 - 09:39 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Recordings Reveal Threats to Publisher: ‚I’ll Come After You With Everything I’ve Got‘

The meetings were recorded by Ari Harow, Netanyahu’s bureau chief who turned state’s evidence. Netanyahu knew he was being recorded. Mozes did not.

In one recording, Netanyahu tells Mozes: “…the law itself [to regulate Israel Hayom] is correct and I’ll support it. But if you take me down, I’ll come after you with everything I’ve got… It will become my life’s mission.“

26.10.2019 - 11:44 [ Express.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson could back no confidence vote in own administration to get general election

However the Government could table a vote of no confidence against itself, which only requires a plurality to pass.

If this passes Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, or any other party leader, would have 14 days to form an alternative Government.

Only if these efforts failed would there be a general election.

26.10.2019 - 11:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Labour opens the door to indefinite Brexit delay as Jeremy Corbyn rules out an election until no deal is ‚off the table‘

The Labour leader signalled he will order his MPs to vote down Boris Johnson’s request next week for a poll on 12 December, describing the proposal as “really odd so near Christmas”.

25.10.2019 - 17:47 [ Telesur ]

Bolivia: Morales Officially Wins Presidency

With 99.99 percent of the votes counted in Bolivia, Evo Morales is once again president of the Andean country with 47.07 percent of the votes.

The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) published Thursday night that it only has 0.01 percent of ballots left to officially count.

23.10.2019 - 15:31 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia Invites OAS to Audit Electoral Results, Almagro Accepts

However, a number of international observers that are in La Paz monitoring Bolivia’s general elections praised the legitimacy and transparency of the process which comes in contrast to proclamations by opposition leaders who have already made declarations questioning the results.

20.10.2019 - 20:51 [ teleSUR ]

Live Updates: Bolivians Head to Polls in Key Election

Bolivians will vote in an election on Sunday to decide whether to extend the rule of President Evo Morales to nearly two decades amid a rise in right-wing governments in the region who have been facing major protests in neighboring Chile, Ecuador and Argentina over harsh austerity measures.

19.10.2019 - 11:39 [ Donna Brazile / Politico.com ]

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(02.11.2017)

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

28.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Spiked ]

In defence of the people: The only problem with democracy is that there is not enough of it.

The very word possessed such talismanic power that you could even get away with attacking whole countries and killing all kinds of people just so the ones who survived could have democracy.

Then these gatekeepers of good manners lost a referendum (Brexit) and an election (Trump) and decided that democracy was totally passé. The volte-face they performed was rather breathtaking in its coordination, like a little shoal of well-disciplined fish avoiding troubled waters with mindless accuracy.

28.09.2019 - 04:36 [ United Nation ]

„No place for violence, intimidation or fraud“’ in Afghan elections: UN chief

The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), published a tweet on Friday noting the announced closure of 445 more polling stations on election day: “Transparency key to credibility”, the mission said. “Imperative to clarify where these Polling Centres are located – voters have a right to vote and need to know”.

21.09.2019 - 17:39 [ telesur ]

Italy’s 5-Star Backs Local Pact with Center-Left PD

By joining forces in Umbria, traditionally a PD stronghold, 5-Star and the PD hope to halt a long streak of victories by the center-right, which has triumphed in seven regional ballots since the national election in March 2018.

Success at the Oct. 27 Umbria vote would probably pave the way for similar alliances in the next few months in the regions of Emilia-Romagna in the industrial north, and Calabria in the poorer south.

13.09.2019 - 12:18 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Brexit Party Take Over Hartlepool Council

The defecting 10 met with the Brexit Party at Nigel Farage’s rally in Sedgefield two days ago, where they informed Richard Tice of their decision. Guido suspects this will be far from the last council taken over by the Brexit Party if we don’t leave on the 31st…

10.09.2019 - 16:17 [ Spiked ]

The silencing of the people: This parliament feels increasingly illegitimate. It must go.

As prorogation began, with the arrival of Black Rod late in the evening, Remainer MPs booed, chanted ‘shame’, tried to prevent Bercow – the hero of their anti-Brexit, anti-democratic efforts – from leaving his chair, and held up signs saying ‘SILENCED’.

Silenced? Is this some kind of joke? Just a couple of hours before this ridiculous orgy of self-pity these same MPs had actually, legally silenced us, the people, by once again voting against the holding of a General Election.

08.09.2019 - 12:59 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Speaker John Bercow tells aides he will quit at next election after Tories launch campaign to oust him

In 2009, he said he would only serve nine years as Speaker but has recently refused to step down.

A Commons source said Mr Bercow has privately told staff he is will step down as Speaker at the next election.

08.09.2019 - 12:53 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson tells John Bercow, ‚You’re out!‘: Tories will oust ‚biased‘ Commons Speaker after he ripped up the rulebook and helped block Brexit

In an article for today’s MoS – printed below – Ms Leadsom says that, by allowing MPs to take over the Parliamentary timetable, the Speaker ‚hasn’t just bent the rules, he has broken them‘.

The Cabinet Minister – who clashed repeatedly with Mr Bercow when she was Commons Leader – describes last Tuesday’s vote as ‚a flagrant abuse‘, adding: ‚It is right that the Conservatives will recognise this fact at the next General Election by standing our candidate in Buckingham.‘

08.09.2019 - 11:56 [ Daily Mail ]

Theresa May leads fight to reinstate Remainer rebels as she emerges as the leading critic of Boris Johnson’s ‚brutal‘ decision to purge 21 Tories

Mrs May has raised the issue directly with Party chairman James Cleverly and Chief Whip Mark Spencer on behalf of the group that includes former Chancellor Philip Hammond, ex-Justice Secretary David Gauke and Tory grandee Ken Clarke.

She approached Mr Cleverly behind the Speaker’s Chair in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening to raise concerns about the legality of blocking any of the rebels from being candidates at the next Election.

08.09.2019 - 11:46 [ Daily Mail ]

Rogue Tories plot with Liberal Democrats: Rebel MPs stripped of the whip for voting against Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy on verge of agreeing Election pact with Jo Swinson’s party

Under the plan, if the rebels are not allowed back into the party, the Liberals and the Greens would not put up a candidate against MPs Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Margot James and Dominic Grieve.

In return, if they were to beat the official Tory candidates and win election to the Commons, they would agree to take a ’soft whip‘ from the Liberals, meaning they would vote with Ms Swinson’s party on selected issues.

07.09.2019 - 10:22 [ Spectator ]

Remainers may regret not backing an October general election

There is another EU leader who is known to be not so keen on the idea of an extension, either – one Boris Johnson. Ultimately, the Prime Minister has it in his power to make sure that the UK does not get an extension (even while fulfilling his legal duty to request one) by making certain demands that the EU is bound to refuse.

07.09.2019 - 09:47 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour nearly came to power with a policy of respecting the referendum despite best efforts to sabotage electoral success by the hard remain obsessed right. Now Labour has adopted their insane policy it has become a national joke. They don’t want Corbyn in power they want Remain.

07.09.2019 - 09:33 [ Telegraph ]

Tory MPs say Labour’s election delay will lead to a ‚zombie Parliament‘

Jeremy Corbyn is paving the way for a “zombie Parliament”, senior Conservatives have said as Leave voters accused MPs of “squabbling like children”.

07.09.2019 - 09:25 [ Spiked ]

From ‘Stop the Coup’ to ‘Stop the Election’

We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong.

06.09.2019 - 14:47 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Opposition parties to reject PM election move

Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru say they will vote against the government or abstain in Monday’s vote on whether to hold a snap poll.

06.09.2019 - 14:15 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Labour’s Galactic One Day U Turn

Just yesterday, Ian Lavery demanded the Prime Minister “call a General Election without delay” in his local paper The News Post Leader, a day after refused to vote for one in Parliament and the same day the party announced it would again vote against an October election on Monday.

05.09.2019 - 14:22 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Labour MP’s 80-Minute U-Turn

As Labour MPs chickened out of voting for an election, some of their ranks were less subtle in their u-turning, from having called for an election for years.

Marr Rodda – MP for Reading East – embarrassingly called for Boris to hold a general election, only to vote against an election 80 minutes later.

05.09.2019 - 14:18 [ Express.co.uk ]

Tory Brexiteers mock Corbyn’s embarrassing election U-turn – Commons erupts in laughter

Bernard Jenkins said: “Is there some way of tabling a motion that this house has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Opposition?”

This prompted the Commons to erupt in laughter, even making Commons Speaker John Bercow smile.

Boris Johnson added: “It’s the first time in history the Opposition has shown confidence in the Government.“

05.09.2019 - 14:05 [ Guido Fawkes ]

MPs Standing Down at the Next Election

So as anticipation builds up over the coming weeks, Guido brings you the comprehensive and continually updating list of MPs who have announced they will be stepping down at the next election. Get in touch with any updates…

05.09.2019 - 14:03 [ theGuardian.com ]

Senior Labour MPs urge Corbyn to resist PM’s snap election call

Thornberry said she would prefer a later date than 15 October. “I personally think that we need to have a general election when we’re going to win it. I’ll wait a couple of weeks. If we can give them a little bit of extra rope … just let them be in power for a few more weeks then people can really see how bad they are,” she told Sky News.

05.09.2019 - 07:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Ignore the Remainer triumphalism – Boris is still on course for victory

Despite tonight’s defeat, the PM will eventually 
get his election

The Tory party is dead; long live the Tory party. The seismic realignment that was supposed to take place in 2016 is finally upon us, and a tougher, rougher, non-deferential conservatism is making its explosive debut.

05.09.2019 - 06:34 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson ’set to try again with new General Election bid on MONDAY‘: Government pledges to allow No Deal bill to pass through Lords by tomorrow night removing key barrier to Labour support

Downing Street sources said a new motion to call an early General Election could now be tabled on Monday, and be debated on Tuesday in the Commons after the No Deal bill becomes law.

Lord Ashton of Hyde, Conservative chief whip in the Lords, announced the breakthrough following talks with Labour after a lengthy procedural battle threatened to run through the night.

04.09.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Voters will take ballot box revenge on Remainers trying to stop Brexit being enacted

When MPs who once vowed to honour the referendum result vote instead to proceed with a dodgy Bill, enabled by their puppet Speaker, surrendering power to the EU to determine a delay of its choosing — to be rubber-stamped by our Remainer-dominated Parliament.

Will three months suit Brussels? Six, maybe? How about ten years?

Remainers will, have no doubt, sign off whatever the EU decides.

04.09.2019 - 06:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tories tear up convention with plan to contest John Bercow’s seat in general election

The Conservatives are set to break with convention and stand against John Bercow in the next general election, the Telegraph understands.

In what would be a dramatic move, the Tories are lining up a Brexiteer to take on the Commons Speaker in the constituency of Buckingham, in Buckinghamshire.