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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Approval Rating is Down

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Approval Rating is Down

Mr Turnbull’s approval rating is down, but because Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, has fallen much further, the Prime Minister has increased his lead over him as preferred prime minister. It’s not much at all – as we said, the glimmers are few, distant and dim. Of the states, NSW is relatively solid for the Coalition, with the two-party preferred vote split evenly between it and Labor.

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TOGO POLITICS: Opposition Plans Big Protests for Reform

TOGO POLITICS: Opposition Plans Big Protests for Reform

They want an independent investigation into the violence, the release of those arrested and an end of persecution against militants of the Pan-African National Party, which organized the demonstration.

The protests are organized by the “Combat pour l’alternance politique” (CAP 2015), bringing together twelve political parties of the opposition.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: NCA Takes Over Legislative Powers from Opposition-Led Congress

VENEZUELA POLITICS: NCA Takes Over Legislative Powers from Opposition-Led Congress

One socialist party leader said for Venezuela lawmakers to continue meeting in the congressional building, they would need to seek permission from the NCA.

“We will teach them a historic lesson,” NCA President Delcy Rodriguez, who formerly served as Maduro’s foreign minister, said as delegates broke into loud applause while voting for the measure. We will not permit any more diverting of power” by the opposition, added Rodriguez, who formerly served as Maduro’s foreign minister. “The constituent assembly is here to impose order.”

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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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Backs Aboriginal Constitutional Reform

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Backs Aboriginal Constitutional Reform

The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said: “Labor supports a voice for Aboriginal people in our constitution, we support a declaration by all parliaments, we support a truth-telling commission, we are not confronted by the notion of treaties with our first Australians.”

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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Banned, Opposition Remains Defiant Ahead of Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Protesters Banned, Opposition Remains Defiant Ahead of Vote

Venezuela’s government has banned street protests as the opposition has called for massive rallies ahead of a vote this weekend to elect a congress to rewrite the constitution.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: 2-Day Strike By Opposition Takes Center Stage

VENEZUELA POLITICS: 2-Day Strike By Opposition Takes Center Stage

The strike will start early Wednesday morning Venezuela time “to paralyze this country,” said opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Calls for New 48-Hour Nationwide Strike

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Calls for New 48-Hour Nationwide Strike

Venezuela’s opposition has called for a fresh strike following clashes between government forces and protesters in the capital, Caracas.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Plots ‘Zero Hour’ After Big Anti-Maduro Vote

“Venezuela stood up with dignity to say freedom does not go backwards, democracy is not negotiated,” Borges, who leads opposition-controlled legislature.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

Maduro says his July 30 vote for the controversial constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace to Venezuela after three months of violent anti-government protests.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition to Hold Unofficial Referendum on Maduro Plan

“The people have a right to vote and the people will vote on July 30, rain or shine!” Maduro said during a speech at an event with candidates to the new assembly.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Over 60 Students Detained in Protest: Opposition Leader

The unrest was aggravated in early April after Venezuela’s Supreme Court decided to annul the powers of the opposition-controlled parliament.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldiers Guard Chavez Statue, Opposition Activists Dream of Pulling it Down

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Soldiers Guard Chavez Statue, Opposition Activists Dream of Pulling it Down

“Chavez gave his life for his country and Maduro is continuing his work so I support him,” Frias said, wearing a red T-shirt with Chavez’s image statue.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Condemns ‘Vandalism’ in Apartment Block Raids

“These subjects were involved in violent acts in which several officials were injured by gun fire,” Reverol said, describing clashes at a barricade close to the apartments as the trigger for the raid.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are Quebecers. Our nation is the founder of the country. We will engage in dialogue with other Canadians.”

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UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Opens 17-Point Lead Over Theresa May in London: Poll

UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Opens 17-Point Lead Over Theresa May in London: Poll

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is now London’s favorite candidate for the British prime minister as his party has opened a 17-point lead over the ruling Conservatives in the capital, according to a newly released poll.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Argues: Limit Medicare Levy to High-Income Earners

“Labor cannot support making people on modest incomes give up even more of their pay packet,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Sets Election Tone, Targeting British Establishment

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Sets Election Tone, Targeting British Establishment

“It is the establishment versus the people and it is our historic duty to make sure that the people prevail,” Corbyn told party supporters in central London.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Opposition Protesters to Zuma: Quit!

Over 30,000 people marched in Pretoria calling on President Jacob Zuma to quit. Zuma, who turned 75 on Wednesday, has survived previous protests.

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