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Government changes and electoral crises


Get ready for the nastiest, most unpredictable campaign you can imagine

McClatchy Washington Bureau - ‎vor 14 Stunden‎
The leaders in the first polls conducted after Labor Day, which in most recent election cycles is the first after both conventions end, has won the White House every election year since 1952. “That's when the dust .... Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who ...

Why Did Putin Order a Mass Reshuffle of Government?

Newsweek - ‎vor 11 Stunden‎
Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled the Russian government with 15 staff changes at senior positions across the country announced by the Kremlin on Thursday.

Spain election: Rajoy asked to form government by King Felipe

BBC News - ‎28.07.2016‎
Mr Rajoy needs to form a minority or coalition government which must pass a vote of confidence in parliament. Spain's political turmoil began after the election on 20 December when voters, frustrated with economic crisis and austerity measures, broke ...

PETER OBORNE: Lefties loathe him but the truth is this man changed history

Daily Mail - ‎vor 3 Stunden‎
Indeed, it looks as if he will entrench his position as Labour leader and score an even more decisive victory in the forthcoming leadership election than he did last year when he won by a landslide with 59 per cent of the votes. This will pose a ...

A snap moment for Macri

Buenos Aires Herald - ‎vor 1 Stunde‎
De la Rúa resigned after almost three years of recession (engulfing his entire government), a debt crisis, a run on the peso and another on the banks.

Vuwani residents vow to stay away from polls | IOL

Independent Online - ‎vor 11 Stunden‎
Vuwani residents insist that they will boycott the upcoming elections after rejecting a peace deal signed earlier this week.

Venezuela's President Maduro: 'dead man walking'

American Enterprise Institute - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
When I revealed in 2011 that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez's cancer was terminal, my purpose was to alert the country to prepare for momentous change. So, I do that ... With no hope for the future and no faith in the country's leadership, many fear ...

There'll be no 'saving Malaysia' without the Malays

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎vor 2 Stunden‎
The rally cry should be "we told Malaysians so in Bersih 1, 2, 3 and 4" that the election machinery is state-managed and unfair to all Malaysians.

The complex life & death of Ken Saro-Wiwa

Washington Post - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
TF & RD: It is true that Saro-Wiwa's most lasting legacy came about because of how and why he died, a victim of his success in bringing the Ogoni crisis to the world stage. However, he would ... When the Nigerians captured the southern oil city of ...

Rogue leaders' power struggle

The Kingston Whig-Standard - ‎vor 8 Stunden‎
Mugabe's time in office follows a pattern admirably described by the Ghanaian-American author George Ayittey in these terms: "Each crisis begins when an 'educated' buffoon, civilian or military, assumes power through an election or a coup d'état. He ...

Prosecutor, sheriff among Kalamazoo County elections in Aug. 2 primary - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County's sheriff, prosecutor and treasurer are among office holders facing competition in the Aug. 2 primary election. Other county office holders don't face challenges within their own political parties and aren't on the ...

Oli stresses fed parliament polls

Kathmandu Post - ‎vor 20 Minuten‎
Jul 30, 2016- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday urged the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre), which are in the process to form a new government, to attach high priority to holding the election for federal parliament, warning that the ...

Weekend Roundup: This Election Is About Defining America

Huffington Post - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
And for the Democrats, in the end it is the chastised establishment insiders, not disenchanted outsiders, who are the most competent to implement incremental change that will reduce inequality and curb the inordinate influence of the one percent ...

Presidential system promotes tribal political thinking in which winner takes all — and we all lose

The Star, Kenya - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
Much further into the article, Yash Ghai observed that this is perhaps the predicament all Kenyan communities given the presidential system of government, and the “winner take all” electoral system we have adopted to manufacture a president every five ...

BETWEEN THE LINES - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
They believe it's immoral to require voters in U.S. elections to produce proof of identification. Why? Because if no one is required to produce ... 1 crisis facing the world is “catastrophic, man-made climate change.” Why? It's just a convenient way to ...

"Americans worried about Russia interfering in Serbia"

B92 - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
The leader of the Democratic Party (DS), who attended the convention in the Democratic convention in the U.S., said there was "special concern over the interference of Russia in the formation of a new government, that is, Moscow's meddling in our ...

Kings businessman calling for municipal management change ...

Kings County Register/Advertiser - ‎vor 14 Stunden‎
Gates Insurance Agency Ltd. president Mark Vardy has authored an open letter calling for change at the County of Kings. He said a major catalyst was the ...

now reading: Two Conventions, Two Starkly Different Views of Nation

RealClearPolitics - ‎vor 16 Stunden‎
PHILADELPHIA -- The nation is in a state of crisis, or its mood is hopeful. Things are as bad as ... It is difficult for the party in power to argue for changing course -- particularly one asking for a third term -- while the insurgency campaigns for a ...

Signs at a London rally protesting the Brexit vote, July 2, 2016. (Paul Hackett/Reuters)

National Review Online - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
It seems to have widespread support. Its weakness is that it evokes the story of a middle-class lady who, in reply to a bus conductor inquiring about the result of the 1945 election, said: “They've elected a Labour government; the people will never ...