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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Push Pacifist Constitution Reform After Strong Election Win

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe to Push Pacifist Constitution Reform After Strong Election Win

“We won a two-thirds majority as the ruling bloc, but it is necessary to strive to form a wide-ranging agreement among the ruling bloc and opposition (to revise the constitution),” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a news conference on Monday.

“And then we aim to win the understanding of the people, so that we can gain a majority in a referendum,” Abe said. He stopped short of claiming to have won a mandate for amending the constitution in Sunday’s election.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Supreme Court Staged Effective Coup: ICJ

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Supreme Court Staged Effective Coup: ICJ

Supreme Court of Justice “effectively claimed legislative powers for itself, depriving the National Assembly of its Constitutional powers and granting sweeping arbitrary powers to the executive,” it said.

“These decisions amount to a coup d’état against the Constitutional order and have ushered in a new reign of arbitrary rule,” Sam Zarifi, ICJ Secretary General, said in a statement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 1999 Constitution Should Be Abolished and Replaced: Ben Nwabueze Elder Statesman

NIGERIA POLITICS: 1999 Constitution Should Be Abolished and Replaced: Ben Nwabueze Elder Statesman

The southern leaders of thought, led by Ben Nwabueze, elder statesman, says:

“It is sad that, while a clamour for restructuring is reaching a crescendo and is sweeping across the country, the National Assembly is still regaling us with talks about constitution amendment, and is buttressing its position by the erroneous assertion that the 1999 Constitution can only be amended or altered (sections 8 and 9), but cannot be abolished and replaced by a new constitution. The view that the 1999 constitution cannot be completely abolished and replaced by a new constitution is erroneous because the National Assembly fails to take into account the fact that the 1999 constitution is only a schedule to Decree 24 of 1999.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura told Russia’s RIA news agency in an interview published on Tuesday that the Kurds should not be ignored and their representatives must be allowed to take part in producing the initial version of such a document.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

“I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision,” said Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows Plebiscite on New Constitution

“I shall propose it explicitly: the new constitution will go to a consultative referendum so it is the people who say whether they are in agreement or not with the new, strengthened constitution,” Nicolas Maduro said.

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THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs Constitution in Step Toward Poll

THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs Constitution in Step Toward Poll

King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s power was also reinforced by recent changes made at the palace’s request to the draft constitution approved in a referendum last August, analysts said.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hails Trump Trademarks for Hotels, Tourism-Related Ventures

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Hails Trump Trademarks for Hotels, Tourism-Related Ventures

The Trump trademarks have now been granted by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, or IMPI for its initials in Spanish.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Says ANC ‘Urinating On Constitution’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Says ANC ‘Urinating On Constitution’

“The ANC is using apartheid tactics to jail people without trial‚” said Malema. “When they disagree with you politically and they can’t persuade you politically‚ they will lock you up. That is a crime against humanity.

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MALAWI POLITICS: Parliament Passed Bill On Marriage Age

MALAWI POLITICS: Parliament Passed Bill On Marriage Age

Malawi Parliament passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

USA POLITICS: Trump Administration Pressed By Court On Travel Ban

Trump’s Jan. 27 order barred travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Trump Urges ‘Nuclear Option’ For Gorsuch Confirmation

“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, ‘If you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said at a White House meeting with conservative activists.

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USA POLITICS: CREW Sues President Trump Over Emoluments

USA POLITICS: CREW Sues President Trump Over Emoluments

“We did not want to get to this point. It was our hope President Trump would take avoid violating the Constitution before he took office,” CREW said.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Donald John Trump Inauguration Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Official: Donald John Trump Inauguration Takes Center Stage

“From this day forward a new vision will govern our land, “President Donald Trump said. “From this day forward it’s going to be only America First.”

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THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Seeks Changes to Draft Constitution

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

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USA POLITICS: James Madison Biography And Profile

USA POLITICS: James Madison Biography And Profile

USA Politics News: James Madison was born in 1751 and he grew up in Orange County, Virginia. Read James Madison Biography and Profile.

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IVORY COAST POLITICS: Alassane Ouattara Enacts New Constitution

IVORY COAST POLITICS: Alassane Ouattara Enacts New Constitution

“The promises of the Third Republic are the promises of peace, stability, equality and modernity,” President Alassane Ouattara said after signing the text.

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IVORY COAST: Voters Cast Votes On New Constitution

IVORY COAST: Voters Cast Votes On New Constitution

Critics speculated that Ouattara is trying to line up a successor for when his term ends in 2020. The opposition sees the change as a “monarchistic tactic”.

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AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

AUSTRALIA: Terrorists To Be Jailed Indefinitely

The changes are almost certain to be enacted. Both major political parties at the state and federal level have already agreed.

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NIGERIA: Senator Saraki Files New Suit To Stop CCT Trial

NIGERIA: Senator Saraki Files New Suit To Stop CCT Trial

Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki is standing trial before the tribunal over alleged false assets declaration.

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