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The Brexit Election: Not all outcomes are equally bad

by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust 27th November 2019 – Jeremy Corbyn has rarely in recent decades feared political controversy. On issues such as Ireland, the Middle East, NATO, income redistribution and renationalisation, he has advocated with candour and persistence views that have been unattractive, even shocking to many electors. Many of his supporters thereby hail him as a ... Read More »

The UK election should be about ideas, not polls

by Lea Ypi on 13th November 2019 With the UK facing one of the most important elections in decades, the focus should be on the clear programmatic differences between the main parties, rather than weekly polling outcomes. If I were to give unsolicited advice to media pundits preparing to comment on the upcoming general election it would be the following: ... Read More »

Labour deputy Tom Watson for Brexit re-poll before election

Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum, over winning power in a general election, its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will say there is “no such thing as a ... Read More »

Shujan demands Supreme Judicial Council probe 100pc voting

Dhaka, July 09 – Terming the 100 percent vote cast in 213 centres in the 11th parliamentary polls as ‘illogical and unusual’, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Tuesday demanded the Judicial Supreme Council (JSC) to investigate the irregularities and to bring the responsible person to justice. The cast of 100 percent votes in any centre is not logical and not at ... Read More »

100 pc voter turnout in 69 centres not ‘normal’: CEC

Dhaka, June 30 – The 100 percent voters’ turnout in 213 polling centers in the 11th parliamentary polls has raised questions among political parties, experts and even the Election Commission. Even Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Sunday termed the casting of 100 percent votes in election centres ‘abnormal’. Election Commission (EC) on Saturday published the full results ... Read More »

বগুড়া-৬ আসনে মুসলিম লীগ প্রার্থীর পক্ষে গণসংযোগ

বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতৃবৃন্দের একটি প্রতিনিধি দল গত ১৮ জুন সকাল ১১.০০টায় বগুড়া উপস্থিত হন এবং সারাদিন ব্যাপী সংসদ উপ-নির্বাচনে বগুড়া-৬ আসনের বিভিন্ন অঞ্চলে দলীয় প্রার্থী মাওলানা রফিকুল ইসলামের পক্ষে গণসংযোগ করেন। এলাকার সাতপাতা, ইসলামপুর, সেরুয়া বটতলা প্রভৃতি অঞ্চলে ভোটারদের সাথে গণসংযোগের পর সেরুয়া বটতলা এলাকায় জনাকীর্ণ এক উঠান বৈঠকে দলীয় মহাসচিব কাজী আবুল খায়ের বলেন, ভারতবর্ষের মুসলমানদের এক ... Read More »

The world has lost its compass

By Roberto Savio Rome, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) – The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in history, quarrelling on everything every single day ... Read More »

Modernity triumphs over Feudal attitude in India

By Ranjit Devraj New Delhi, May 25 2019 (IPS) – “We worked for the poor and they voted us back to power,” was the explanation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made to newly-elected legislators on Saturday, May 25, on the spectacular win scored by his nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s just concluded general elections. Modi’s statement appeared refreshingly ... Read More »

Learn from India how to hold unquestionable election: BNP

Dhaka, May 25 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday urged the government, the Election Commission and the ruling Awami League to take lessons from India’s Lok Sabha elections. “People in India could cast their ballots in favour of the party of their choice in the Lok Sabha elections. I would like to urge the Bangladesh government, ... Read More »

Don’t want to continue as CM, Mamata of West Bengal tells party

Kolkata, May 25(UNB) – Mamata Banerjee, addressing her first press conference after her party’s national election setback in Bengal, said she did not want to continue as Chief Minister and had told her Trinamool Congress that, acoording to NDTV. “I have told my party, for six months I have been unable to work. I was a powerless Chief Minister. I ... Read More »

Rumeen set to be elected BNP MP from reserved seat

Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) – BNP assistant international affairs secretary barrister Rumeen Farhana is going to be elected MP from a seat reserved for women in parliament. BNP got one reserved seat for women in proportionate to its five elected parliament members. Rumeen, also daughter of late Language Movement hero Oli Ahad, submitted her nomination form to the Election Commission ... Read More »

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

India, May 17 (AP/UNB) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party’s fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week. The battle pits Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive Hindu nationalism against the Trinamool Congress Party, headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the top elected ... Read More »

BD minorities say attacks on them went up following election

Dhaka, May 10 — Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad (BHBCOP) on Friday expressed deep concern over the increased violence and oppression of minorities in the last four months after the national election. The BHBCOP, a non-profit aiming to protect rights of the religious and ethnic minorities, voiced its worries during its extended meeting at Moni Singh-Farhad Trust Bhaban in Dhaka’s Purana ... Read More »

Journalism for democracy election in times of disinformation

By IPS World Desk Rome, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) – Journalists and media outlets worldwide have recently been subject to a subtle wave of vilification. Populist rhetoric and public indifference have begun to threaten the very foundation of our freedom. Journalists provide the checks and balances fundamental to all democracies, by highlighting government failures or reporting on societal injustice. But ... Read More »

Algeria: The long goodbye

By Rene Wadlow Street demonstrations began in Algiers on 22 February 2019 and quickly spread to other cities in Algeria. The demonstrations, often led by young people, are massive on Fridays, the chief day of rest. The first demands were that President Abdelaziz Boutefika not stand for a fifth term as president has already been president for 20 years since ... Read More »