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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Malfunctioning Democracy Feeds Enduring Crisis

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Malfunctioning Democracy Feeds Enduring Crisis

Henceforth the Bolivarian or Chavista regime is responsible for absolutely everything happening in Venezuela. Appalling conditions will deteriorate even further as the model chosen grows more dysfunctional and a humanitarian crisis gets deeper by the day in a country once dripping with wealth.

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CAMBODIA POLITICS: Fight for Grassroots Democracy in Cambodia Sidelines US

CAMBODIA POLITICS: Fight for Grassroots Democracy in Cambodia Sidelines US

Sin Rozeth believes the strategy of promising change locally as well as nationally helped explain her party’s success.

Facebook Live videos show the diminutive and energetic figure getting drains built through muddy streets of Battambang, famed for Cambodia’s finest jasmine rice and its French colonial architecture, winning her followers far beyond the city.

“I went out to meet people and get to know their problems. I went to funerals to pay condolences even if I didn’t know the people,” said Sin Rozeth.

“We just have to show what we can deliver day by day,” she said. “We’re a new generation and we want to show that administration can be effective and clean and free of charge.”

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LIBERIA POLITICS: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says Democracy Strong in ECOWAS

LIBERIA POLITICS: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says Democracy Strong in ECOWAS

“If you look … overall, that path toward democracy is strong. There are many [countries] that have already had their political maturity tested over two or three periods, like Ghana. So, there’s no turning back on democracy in West Africa,” president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said.

Johnson Sirleaf took office at the end of a transitional government in 2006, following decades of civil war and political fighting in the country. She said that she is proud of having helped her country maintain peace since then.

“My message to all Liberian people is to please maintain the peace, this peace that we have all made such great sacrifice for,” Sirleaf said.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

“When Xi Jinping comes, he’ll know the people of Hong Kong have not forgotten,” said Lee Cheuk-yan, a veteran democracy activist and an organiser of the annual candlight vigil.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

MEXICO POLITICS: Venezuela No Longer Functional Democracy: Luis Videgaray Mexico’s Diplomat

The comments mark one of the most aggressive critiques of the government of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro to date from Videgaray.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

“It is the pre-eminent global strategic power in Asia and the world by some margin,” Ms Bishop told the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

MYANMAR POLITICS: Ko Ni Dies By Assassin Bullets

Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

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THAILAND POLITICS: Bestseller Book: A Kingdom in Crisis Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Asian Arguments) By Andrew MacGregor Marshall

THAILAND POLITICS: Bestseller Book: A Kingdom in Crisis Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Asian Arguments) By Andrew MacGregor Marshall

Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history. Scores killed. Freedom of speech is routinely denied. Buy bestseller by Andrew MacGregor Marshall.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: President Tsai Ing-wen Congratulates US President Donald Trump

TAIWAN POLITICS: President Tsai Ing-wen Congratulates US President Donald Trump

“Congratulations @realDonaldTrump. Democracy is what ties Taiwan and the US together. Look forward to advancing our friendship & partnership,” Tsai tweeted just minutes after Trump took his oath of office.

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POLAND POLITICS: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Slams EU Democracy Inquiry As ‘Absolute Comedy’

POLAND POLITICS: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Slams EU Democracy Inquiry As ‘Absolute Comedy’

“It’s an absolute comedy, because there is nothing going on in Poland that contravenes the rule of law,” Jaroslaw Kaczynski said in an interview.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Fayose At 56: Celebrating the Rock of Nigeria’s Heartbeat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Fayose At 56: Celebrating the Rock of Nigeria’s Heartbeat

Congratulations to the titan of our time.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Election: A Forbidden Recipe Of American Democracy

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Election: A Forbidden Recipe Of American Democracy

Trump called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

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BRAZIL: Conservative Opponents Trampling On Brazil’s Democracy – Rousseff Warns

BRAZIL: Conservative Opponents Trampling On Brazil’s Democracy – Rousseff Warns

Rousseff said, “I did not commit the crimes that I am arbitrarily and unjustly accused of. We are one step away from a real coup d’état.”

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Gain Their Freedom

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Gain Their Freedom

“The formalities will be taken care of starting today, and they should be able to leave Makala prison in the next two or three days,” Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said.

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AFRICA: The People Of Africa Deserve Better Democracy

AFRICA: The People Of Africa Deserve Better Democracy

For Africa to fulfil its promise, the young, dynamic continent must rediscover its zeal for democracy. The best way to flourish would be to strengthen Africa’s emerging middle class.

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MYANMAR: Over 600 People Removed From Official Blacklist

MYANMAR: Over 600 People Removed From Official Blacklist

“According to the 100-day project, we are going to reduce the numbers on the blacklist,” Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population said.

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AFRICA: Election Rigging Always Hinder Democracy

AFRICA: Election Rigging Always Hinder Democracy

Across Africa, military coups and election violence are becoming rarer but poll rigging and manipulation remain rife.

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BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc

BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc

Brazilian Foreign Minister, José Serra, has also criticized the government Nicolas Maduro, stating that there is no democracy in the country.

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NIGERIA: Anambra’s Gift To Nigeria’s Fledging Democracy

The point is Anambra has paid a tremendous price, in fact undergone several baptisms of fire, since Nigerians began their latest, shaky democratic journey.

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NIGERIA: Questions For Bukola Mesujamba Saraki An Error Of Our Democracy And His Dumb Followers

Now, to the dumb followers of Mr. Saraki. What do you see in Mr. Saraki as a leader that make you follow him blindly?

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