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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

The UK’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system prevented Labour from getting 35 seats in the House of Commons in the recent general election, where Theresa May saved her position despite losing seats to the opposition, according to the study by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) published Monday.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

“This government thinks it is there for some time to come,” Corbyn, 68, told hundreds of people at a rally this month in Pool, a village outside Redruth, a former mining town in a deprived area of southwestern England.

“I’ve got news for them: we are touring the whole country this summer,” he said at the site of a former mine.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

New Zealand’s opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern said, “I will always maintain that a successful economy is one that serves its people. Not the other way around. And that means judging success differently. For me it’s simple: I want to build a country where every child grows up free from poverty and is filled with hope and opportunity This is my generation’s nuclear-free moment, and I am determined that we will tackle it head on.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

Senior Liberal Josh Frydenberg says, ‘But when it comes to my broader position in terms of campaigning on this issue, I have bigger fish to fry and that is energy policy and that will be my priority in the weeks and the months ahea. We have an awful lot of things on our plate, I think that what we campaigned on was an opportunity to give all Australian’s a say in a plebiscite. That’s exactly what we’re delivering on now it’s up to the good people of Australia to have their say.’

‘The more people who enrol the better,’ Josh Frydenburg.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Kenya Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue. The men were killed during police anti-looting operations, the official added. Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said.

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KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State heading the Carter Center observer mission said: “The process that was put in place is proving its value thus far. Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Don’t let anybody besmirch that.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said: “The ANC may have won in the no-confidence motion in parliament yesterday, but it has lost the confidence of the country.”

“We believe the voters should now have the chance to express their opinion about the conduct of the ANC in defending Jacob Zuma. In short, we believe that parliament should be dissolved now so that the country can hold an early election.”

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KENYA POLITICS: ‘Massive Fraud’ in General Elections: Raila Odinga Claims

KENYA POLITICS: ‘Massive Fraud’ in General Elections: Raila Odinga Claims

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga claims, “Hackers gained entry into our election database” and “created errors.” “You can only cheat the people for so long. The 2017 general election was a fraud.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

“They have called me a traitor and a prostitute,” Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere, 40-year-old said with a grin. “When elders cursed me, my mother cried for a week and begged me to leave politics.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Rejects Vote Rigging Charge

“Nothing can stain this process, because it’s transparent,” said the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a meeting with the delegates elected to the new Constituent Assembly on Wednesday.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Referendum ‘Tampered With’: Smartmatic

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Referendum ‘Tampered With’: Smartmatic

Turn-out numbers for Sunday’s controversial referendum in Venezuela have been “tampered with”, the company running the voting has alleged. The CEO of Smartmatic, Antonio Mugica, made the comments at a press conference in London.

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KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

Chris Msando, the election board’s head of information, communication and technology, was found murdered on Monday. He had been tortured before he was killed. “This is not the time to allow a tragedy such as this to divide us, to turn brother against brother.” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: SEBIN Arrests Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma

VENEZUELA POLITICS: SEBIN Arrests Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma

“We heard the news today and we believe it’s clearly a step in the wrong direction. We expect more information from the Venezuelan authorities on their situation which is still unclear,” Catherine Ray, a spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told a daily briefing.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Takes Center Stage as New Prime Minister of Pakistan

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Takes Center Stage as New Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said: “I am thankful to all those who took part in this democratic process. Those who were in favour, those who opposed me. This is the procedure in democracy. And I am also thankful to PML-N who nominated me for this post. Of all these, I am most thankful to Nawaz Sharif.”

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USA POLITICS: Court Battle Draw Huge Money into Attorney General Races

USA POLITICS: Court Battle Draw Huge Money into Attorney General Races

Attorneys general, who as the top elected legal officers in each state are charged with defending state agencies from lawsuits as well as initiating litigation on their own, have always helped shape national politics.

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all except three of the country’s 45 electoral departments, said Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, speaking to the public Senegalese press agency APS ahead of the official release of results.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Mocks US After New Legislative Superbody

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Mocks US After New Legislative Superbody

“A spokesperson for emperor Donald Trump said they would not recognise the results of Venezuela’s constituent assembly election,” Maduro told supporters.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro, Venezuelans Vote on All-Powerful Assembly

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro, Venezuelans Vote on All-Powerful Assembly

President Nicolas Maduro cast his vote around 6 a.m. on Sunday with little fanfare. Opposition parties are boycotting what they call a rigged election.

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

SENEGAL POLITICS: Senegalese Vote to Elect New Parliament

Wade has accused Sall of “destroying” Senegal, while the president’s side say Wade did not do enough to develop the nation while in power, boasting of their achievements in building a new airport and other infrastructure projects.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: Venezuela Assembly Vote Result Unacceptable: Juan Manuel Santos

COLOMBIA POLITICS: Venezuela Assembly Vote Result Unacceptable: Juan Manuel Santos

“This constituent assembly has an illegitimate origin, and because of that, we cannot recognise its result,” said Santos, speaking at an education event and repeating a call for a peaceful solution to unrest in Venezuela.

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