Archiv: new parties


28.07.2019 - 12:12 [ JTA.org ]

New left-wing alliance including Ehud Barak aims to unseat Netanyahu in Israel’s elections

The united slate announced Thursday has the far-left Meretz party running with Barak’s new Israel Democratic Party and Stav Shaffir, who left the Labor Party, under the Democratic Camp moniker. It also hopes to bring Tzipi Livni, a former foreign minister, out of political retirement.

What it means: While Democratic Camp won’t overtake Netanyahu’s Likud and his right-wing camp, it could combine with the center-left Blue and White party to ensure that Benny Gantz, a former military chief of staff, is tapped to form the government.

27.07.2019 - 16:31 [ Haaretz ]

New Israeli Center-left Alliance Should Take a Page Out of the American Politics Playbook

An enormous and fundamental political battle is breaking out throughout the democratic world, and in Israel, too.

22.07.2019 - 19:19 [ KyivPost.com ]

A democratic first: One party wins majority in Ukraine’s parliament

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People — 42.19 percent

Opposition Platform – For Life — 12.75 percent

Petro Poroshenko’s European Solidarity — 8.71 percent

Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna — 8.15 percent

Svyatoslav Vakarchuk’s Golos — 6.39 percent

27.06.2019 - 18:16 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Gantz: September elections irreversable, Netanyahu lying

„Netanyahu pressed the button for the Knesset dissolution and there is no turning back,“ Gantz says in a statement to the media from Tel Aviv. „Netanyahu sees (election) polls and invents lies.“

27.06.2019 - 18:11 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza, Iran, or Is It Hezbollah? Netanyahu Using Intel Warnings to Justify Nixing Election

Anyone speaking to people close to the prime minister and his ministers are hearing panic that stems not just from Benjamin Netanyahu’s vigorous attempt to stop the clock on the new election. On the agenda, they whisper, is a pending security crisis. The evil will come from the Persian Gulf, the Gaza Strip or the northern border, generated by Iran and its proxies. Then the military agenda will soon overwhelm the political one, overshadowing the political parties’ petty considerations.

27.06.2019 - 18:05 [ Times of Israel ]

After comeback announcement, poll gives Barak party 6 seats

TV survey projects center-left and Arab parties would win more seats than right-wing and Orthodox factions, though path to forming government far from clear

27.06.2019 - 06:15 [ Haaretz ]

‚Netanyahu’s Regime Must Be Toppled‘: Ehud Barak Makes Comeback With New Israeli Political Party

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday the establishment of a new party, saying Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu’s regime, with its „corrupt and messianic elements,“ must be toppled.

02.06.2019 - 13:11 [ WSWS.org ]

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

Politically, the most obvious conclusion to be drawn from the interview is that Sunkara is little more than a moderate Democrat. For this he receives the praise of the Democratic and Republican commentators.

While proclaiming his support for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, Sunkara also declares that he will back Elizabeth Warren if she beats out Sanders and Joe Biden if he is eventually the Democratic Party nominee. “I think the mentality has to be to call for people to vote for Joe Biden, especially in swing states,” he states. It is necessary “to avoid a third-party candidacy”—that is, any break from the Democratic Party—on the basis of the “strategic knowledge and commitment to getting rid of Trump.”

Sunkara adds, “Even a Biden presidency would be great” because there “will be plenty of room for socialists to be opposition.” There are, in other words, positions to be acquired.

02.06.2019 - 13:01 [ New York Times ]

The United States of Socialism? A debate with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara

Why is socialism having a moment in America right now — and is it the future of the political left? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine, about his new book, “The Socialist Manifesto.” They discuss what distinguishes democratic socialists from liberals, the failures of past socialist movements and why Sunkara favors Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren in 2020.

Then, Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt join Michelle to debate socialism’s role on the political left.

02.06.2019 - 10:38 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

DAN HODGES: Is Labour about to declare itself the party of the smug metropolitan elite?

Someone needs to wake up and recognise that fact. Labour is preparing to abandon the North. It’s preparing to abandon millions of supporters who have helped sustain the party over generations.

And it’s about to create a political vacuum that will see what’s left of a once-proud party implode.

20.04.2019 - 15:24 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

To leave the peoples with no choice other than right-wingers and / or the second US on the planet is part of the paneuropean dialectic tactics. @UKLabour, @TheGreenParty THEY are the traitors. So let THEM sneer, keep your values and make it better! @labourleave @GreenLeavesorg

20.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Do we have to carry the British Left up the stairs, too? You have no party! So do one! That’s ok in a democracy once in a century, you know!? Don’t copy the utterly fatalist Left in Germany, blindly following their paneuropean ideologues. @PaulEmbery @BrendanChilton @LeftBrexit

07.04.2019 - 16:05 [ Spectator ]

Are both May and Corbyn prepared to risk splitting their parties?

The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that far apart on the issue, as I say in The Sun this morning. They might use different language, but what they want is really quite similar.

But while they may not be that far apart, their parties are. A deal would require not one of them, but both of them to be prepared to split their parties.

07.04.2019 - 15:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour chairman attacks Corbyn over ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn was warned by Labour party chairman Ian Lavery that he risked going down in history as the leader who split his party if he backed another referendum on Brexit, in an extraordinary outburst during a meeting of the shadow cabinet last week, according to senior party sources.

02.04.2019 - 14:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

More than half of voters want a brand new party as just one in six trust Labour…and it’s almost as bad for the Tories

– Survey conducted by former Conservative Deputy Chairman Lord Ashcroft
– Fewer that one in five voters now identify with the Conservative Party
– Barely one in six feel represented by the Labour Party
– A whopping 54 per cent said they did not feel an ‚affinity‘ with any party

22.02.2019 - 19:54 [ Washington Post ]

Netanyahu’s election rivals merge as Israeli leader makes pact with extreme right

One of those factions is Otzma Yehudit, or Jewish Power, made up of followers of the late Meir Kahane, an ultranationalist American Israeli rabbi. Israeli commentators and U.S. Jewish groups immediately decried the move, saying the faction was clearly an offshoot of Kahane’s Kach party, a group that is designated a terrorist organization by the State Department and banned in Israel.

22.02.2019 - 19:42 [ CBN.com ]

New Blue and White Party Projected to Beat Netanyahu in Upcoming Election

Also part of the Blue and White party alliance is Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem, which made an alliance with Israel Resilience last month.

If the new faction wins the election, Gantz and Lapid would both serve as Israel’s Prime Minister. Gantz will serve for the first two and a half years while Lapid will be foreign minister and Ya’alon will lead the Defense Ministry.

23.01.2019 - 08:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

My new Brexit Party, supported by Nigel Farage, will fight for our democracy

When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.

23.01.2019 - 07:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March

19.01.2019 - 19:59 [ ITV.com ]

Will Brexit break up Labour or Tories first?

Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite to say which party will break up first, since the gravitational force of competing visions of the UK’s future relationship with the EU are threatening to fracture each of them.

10.12.2018 - 13:16 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit: What happens next? Here’s how this incredible week could unfold

The Prime Minister is facing a vote that could topple her government. Here is your day-by-day guide to what could lie ahead – though of course, it could all change dramatically

10.12.2018 - 12:59 [ Sky News ]

Sky Views: Election call, Mars attacks? Possible outcomes of Brexit vote

Even more than with the other upsets in world politics in recent years, nobody knows what is going to happen as a result of the meaningful vote in the Commons next week on the deal the prime minister has agreed to take Britain out of the EU.

10.12.2018 - 12:49 [ Joe Doyle ‏/ Twitter ]

Not UKIP, but a new party will evolve from the ineffectual dithering of this government, Labour will also feel the brunt of this.

10.12.2018 - 12:42 [ Express.co.uk ]

‘I will not LIE DOWN!’ Farage lines up SENSATIONAL return to politics with NEW party

Nigel Farage told the Sunday Telegraph: „I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet – that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny.

„I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn’t do that, and I won’t do that.

09.12.2018 - 13:37 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Nigel Farage unveils plan to form new party to fight ‚biggest battle yet‘ for independence from EU

Nigel Farage has said it is his „destiny“ to fight for Brexit as he unveils his plans to launch a new political party to fight next year’s European Parliament elections if the Government delays Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The former leader of the UK Independence Party told The Sunday Telegraph that he believed he had „not fought my biggest battle yet“ and would relish the battle at May’s Euro elections, which he expects to be held if Brexit is delayed.

23.09.2018 - 12:34 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Tory donor threatens to fund new Brexit party after Chequers ‘fiasco’

Jeremy Hosking, a co-owner of Crystal Palace football club, suggested that the “fiasco” of Theresa May’s Chequers plan was a conspiracy to prevent the UK leaving the European Union.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that he had carried out private polling which showed “clear support for a Brexit party that will deliver what the electorate thought it would be getting”.

23.08.2018 - 10:06 [ Politico.com ]

DNC: Alleged hacking attempt was only a ‘test’

08/22/2018 01:50 PM EDT

Updated 08/23/2018 12:48 AM EDT

DNC chief security officer Bob Lord said just before midnight Wednesday that the phony website that created fears of a new cyberattack was in fact just part of a „simulated … test,“ and was created by an unnamed „third party.“

19.08.2018 - 09:40 [ comresglobal.com ]

BREXIT EXPRESS – BREXIT POLL AUGUST 2018

Q13: Please imagine for a moment that a new political party has been created with one single aim – to put pressure on the main political parties to conclude Brexit as quickly and as fully as possible. To what extent, if at all, might you consider voting for such a party?
Base: all respondents

Would consider: 52 %
Would not consider: 29 %
Don’t know: 19 %

19.08.2018 - 09:32 [ Express.co.uk ]

Hard Brexit SHOCK: Labour Leave voters back NEW PARTY forcing clean break from EU – poll

MOST voters in Labour-held constituencies which backed Brexit in 2016 would consider backing a single-issue political party pushing to leave the EU “as quickly and as fully as possible”, a new poll has found.

20.06.2018 - 10:13 [ Movement for a People's Party ]

Movement for a People’s Party: Our Plan

The large majority of Americans are progressive. They want single payer health care, free public college, money out of politics, financial regulations, a $15 minimum wage, an infrastructure jobs program, and more. A large majority and record number of Americans are also calling for a major new party.

The country is beyond ready for a new nationally viable progressive party. But our movement is divided into thousands of smaller organizations working independently of one another. …

13.06.2018 - 14:41 [ Newsweek ]

Most Americans Desperate for Third Major Political Party in Trump Era

(27.9.2017) More Americans than ever—61 percent—say the Democratic and Republican parties are inadequate and the U.S. should have a third major political party, a new poll from Gallup shows. The desire among Americans for a competitive third party has been above 57 percent over the last five years, but Gallup’s latest poll marks a record high level of support.

13.06.2018 - 14:39 [ Movement for a People's Party ]

DNC Gives Itself the Power to Veto Presidential Candidates

Washington, D.C. — The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met in Providence, R.I. on Friday, June 8 and declared a new rule that allows the party to block presidential candidates from running on the Democratic ballot.

The rule states that in order to be accepted as a candidate by the DNC, the applicants’ “public writings and/or statements” must “affirmatively demonstrate that they are faithful to the interests, welfare and success of the Democratic Party of the United States.”

The new rule means that a committee of corporate lobbyists, consultants, and people who participated in rigging the 2016 primary election will decide if a progressive is eligible to run for president in the Democratic Party in 2020. When Bernie Sanders or another progressive files to run as a Democrat, the DNC can reject them before a single vote is cast.