Archiv: elections


16.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Reuters ]

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election.

12.06.2019 - 12:15 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics ‚Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor‘

Twenty-one presidents from the linguistically and historically connected nations, who sometimes associate as the Ibero-American countries, signed a letter Monday condemning the Bolivian president’s campaign for reelection, calling on the Organization of American States to intervene.

12.06.2019 - 01:23 [ teleSUR ]

Argentina: Macri’s Allies Lose 9 Out of 10 Local Election Seats

Voters in these provinces scattered across the country chose Peronist-allied parties like Sergio Uñac, Oscar Herrera, Gustavo Bordet, Arabela Carreras, Sergio Ziliotto, Mariano Arcioni and Omar Gutierrez, who won in Neuquen. Socialist Juan Manzur, former health minister to CFK, was also elected as governor to the north’s Tucuman province.​​​​​​​

12.06.2019 - 00:46 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil Bar Association Demands Removal of Justice Minister

Moro ruled against Lula and rendered him ineligible to run in the 2018 presidential election at a time when all polls showed that the former president was the clear frontrunner. This gave far-right Jair Bolsonaro a strong lead that resulted in his presidency win.

Bolsonaro then, according to many, “rewarded” Moro by creating an unprecedented powerful position now called the “super justice minister,” which has complete control over all the judicial branch, policing and social control in Brazilian society.

10.06.2019 - 13:37 [ Nikhil Goyal / The Nation ]

Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools

The Sanders education agenda is an embodiment of the demands of the thousands of teachers who have gone on strike and youth, particularly of color, in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Newark, and Providence who in recent years have walked out and railed against privatization, high-stakes standardized testing, budget cuts, and school closures. As Sanders has repeatedly said, if we can give tax breaks to billionaires and corporations, there is no excuse for not guaranteeing a dignified public education for all. This sets Sanders apart in a crowded primary field.

09.06.2019 - 14:41 [ Afghan Voice Agency ]

Voter Registration Begins Countrywide: Nuristani

The IEC’s decision on removing the use of biometric system in voter registration was faced with criticism by members of electoral monitoring organizations who said that the decision will affect the transparency of the upcoming polls.

08.06.2019 - 11:55 [ spiked / Twitter ]

Labour lost 10,000 votes in Peterborough. It has lost Scotland. It is losing in its old industrial heartlands. This is a party in serious crisis. It is becoming little more than the plaything of the London-based woke bourgeoisie, says Brendan O’Neill

07.06.2019 - 04:54 [ theGuardian.com ]

Peterborough byelection result: Labour scrapes past Brexit party to hold seat

Forbes won 10,484 votes, beating the Brexit party’s Mike Greene, who took 9,801 votes, a margin of just 683. The Conservatives were beaten into third place with 7,243 votes. Turnout was 48%.

Nigel Farage, the Brexit party leader, left the count through a backdoor just minutes before the result was announced.

07.06.2019 - 04:50 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Shock as Labour squeak by in Peterborough by-election – but with less than a third of a vote – giving a chilling glimpse of Corbyn at No10 if Tories flunk Brexit and have to fight Farage in election

In a result that will alarm Tory headquarters Lisa Forbes took the seat despite winning less that a third of the vote – showing how Jeremy Corbyn could sneak a general election victory.

The narrow result saw the Brexiteer vote split between the Brexit Party and the Tories – combined they would have been enough to easily win the seat in an area what voted Leave in 2016.

The upstart eurosceptic party candidate Mike Greene lost the marginal by less than 700 votes to Corbynite Ms Forbes.

07.06.2019 - 04:43 [ Spectator ]

Labour win the Peterborough by-election

After a long night of counting, and an even longer campaign, the Labour party have been declared the winners of the Peterborough by-election. Lisa Forbes, the Labour party candidate, will replace Fiona Onasanya who was ousted from the seat earlier this year after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice. Forbes won 10,483 votes in the election, ahead of the Brexit party on 9,801, and the Conservatives on 7,243.

05.06.2019 - 18:57 [ Huffington Post ]

Brexit Party Storms Ahead In Peterborough By-Election As Voters Tire Of Two-Party Rule

Estimating around 70% of his support is coming from Conservative voters angry at Theresa May’s failure to deliver Brexit, however, Greene says: “They are standing up and saying ‘I support Brexit’ and it’s a bit of an ‘I Am Spartacus’ moment. The fears that have been pushed on them by the media and institutions are dropping away and it’s like ‘I Am Spartacus, I vote Brexit’.”