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MEXICO POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election Grows Chaotic

MEXICO POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election Grows Chaotic

While acknowledging that their coalition is ideologically incoherent, party leaders hope that the Citizen’s Front will seem like a palatable alternative to the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI – Mexico’s oldest political party. The beleaguered PRI, which has a 20 percent approval rating and has not yet nominated its candidate for 2018, denounced the Citizen’s Front as illegal and sought an injunction against it.

Reactions across the political spectrum were equally strong. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a populist former Mexico City mayor and ex-member of both the PRI and the rival Democratic Revolutionary Party, denounced the Front as a stunt.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Elections Offers Winning Hope For Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Elections Offers Winning Hope For Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

The poll, published in the O Globo newspaper, showed center-left Lula winning 35 to 36 percent of the vote in the October 2018 race regardless of the candidates he theoretically runs against.

Ibope’s poll of 2,000 people in all of Brazil’s states was conducted between Oct. 18 and 22. It has a margin of error of two percentage points.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Leads in 2018 Vote Despite Graft Conviction: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Leads in 2018 Vote Despite Graft Conviction: Poll

Lula would beat all potential contenders in a runoff vote, the poll said, expect in an unlikely contest against Sergio Moro, the judge who convicted him of corruption in July. Moro has repeatedly denied being a candidate.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: OSUN 2018 Election: We Will SUE OSUN INEC, CP, APC and PDP IF… – HDP

NIGERIA POLITICS: OSUN 2018 Election: We Will SUE OSUN INEC, CP, APC and PDP IF… – HDP

If APC and PDP campaigns are not stopped now, we foresee a situation where other political parties would capitalize on the inability of Osun state branch of INEC, police and other security agencies to stop them to commence campaigns when the time is not ripe.

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USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

Morrisey is fresh off a successful reelection campaign in 2016, winning 52 percent to 42 percent, and his boosters are quick to point out he outperformed the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.

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CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: 2018 Trudeau to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the beginning of March.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

CHINA POLITICS: 2018 Pollution Levy Law Takes Effect

China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.

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