Elections & Election Results
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election, strengthening her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging setbacks.
Conservatives captured the northwestern seat of Copeland that Labour have held since 1935, the first by-election gain for a governing party for 35 years and a result that piles pressure on the opposition’s under-fire socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour Party won by a comfortable margin over UKIP, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in third.
“I have decided to offer Emmanuel Macron an alliance. The danger is too big we must change things,” Francois Bayrou told a news conference, describing his decision as a “sacrifice”.
Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their affirmed gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.
With eight candidates, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid an April runoff and continue a decade-long period of leftist rule, just as South America is moving to the right.
“There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” Wilders said. “If you want to regain your country, make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands again, then you can only vote for one party.”
Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso is the opposition’s frontrunner in Sunday’s presidential election.
Venezuela’s government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country’s collapsing economy.
Wilders, a eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump, has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary election the start of a “Patriotic Spring” in Europe, where French and German voters go to the polls in May and September.
Candidates running to replace Tristram Hunt are: Labour: Gareth Snell, Ukip: Paul Nuttall, Conservative: Jack Brereton, Liberal Democrat: Zulfiqar Ali.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken power with ambitious plans to revive economic growth, only to discover a $1.6 billion hole in the budget and a deficit twice as high as expected.
SWITZERLAND POLITICS: Voters Approve Making it Easier For Third-Generation Immigrants to Get Citizenship
Around a quarter of neutral Switzerland’s population is foreign, a relatively high rate in comparison with other countries that make it easier for the children and grandchildren of immigrants to be naturalised.
Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.
The success of the Liberal Party’s preference deal with One Nation in WA could be determined by how many support staff are available to hand out how-to-vote cards on the day, according to a political analyst.
“The results will tell us whether Modi continues to enjoy unquestioned support or if it has started to erode,” said R.K. Mishra, an independent political analyst based in the state capital, Lucknow.
“Jakarta will be led by a Muslim leader who submits to the will of Allah,” he added, urging his listeners to choose Yudhoyono or Baswedan. “Jakarta will be a religious city.”