U.S. President Barack Obama called Lebanon President Michel Suleiman on Monday to stress the need for the formation of a new government in Lebanon and holding the parliamentary elections on time. “The formation of a new government in Lebanon and holding elections on time would send a strong message about practicing democracy,” Obama was quoted [...]
The Robert Marsden Hope building was one of the first buildings to be erected in the Parliamentary Triangle and has now won the S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development at the 2013 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. “After years of decline, and some time slated for demolition, [...]
The failure of the lebanese politicians to agree on a new electoral law for parliamentary elections has prompted the Future Movement parliamentary bloc to make preparations to submit candidates for the upcoming elections based on the 1960 electoral law, according to a report by the An Nahar newspaper on Saturday. According to An Nahar sources [...]
Beirut, Lebanon – The Parliamentary Communications Committee adjourned on Friday its meeting until Saturday at 12:00 p.m. No consensus was reached on any electoral draft law for the upcoming elections, according to a report by LBC Earlier today the Committee resumed its meeting at 6:00 p.m. to discuss electoral draft laws under the chairmanship of [...]
Philip Hammond, one of the most able Cabinet ministers, laments the "distraction" of parliamentary time set aside for reform of the marriage laws. He says that civil partnerships are just fine. The "distraction" note is meant to imply detached regret. As Philip Collins at the Times tweeted, it's what politicians say when they don't agree [...]
"As doctors, we are missing many diagnoses of coeliac disease," warns a senior GP. Attending a parliamentary reception with policy makers to mark Coeliac Awareness Week, Dr Geraint Preest, a GP Principal in Bridgend is calling on doctors...Show More Summary
Papua New Guinea has been the beneficiary of an awful lot of love from Australia of late. Our nearest neighbor has been treated to visits from the Governor-General, new Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Matt Thistlethwaite,...Show More Summary
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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) continually interrupted ranking member Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) during a Judiciary Committee hearing today by claiming that she was lodging parliamentary objections. Committee chairman Bob...Show More Summary
Protesters have released dozens of piglets - and one huge pig - in front of Kenya's parliament to show their fury at the MPs' demands for higher salaries.Some animals munched on parliamentary flower beds, while others licked blood that...Show More Summary
It’s been talked about for years, and announced in last night’s budget. Pay parking in the parliamentary triangle is coming. This will mean the more important departments lose the perk of free parking, but at least some rationalism will come into the parking which will mean visitors can get a spot (even if they have to [...]
Several Lebanese parliamentary blocs decided to boycott the May 15 Parliament session, because the only item on the agenda will be the vote on the so-called Orthodox Gathering electoral law proposal, according to local media reports. “The Future Movement bloc, the National Struggle Front, caretaker premier Mikati and independent MPs will boycott the parliamentary [...]
The newspapers have been full of reports about Westminster MPs paying back money to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). But the real story is not what they're paying back - instead it's about the profit they're walking away with which has been accumulated through the use of public funds. Show More Summary
On Saturday, Nawaz Sharif swept to victory in Pakistan's parliamentary elections, capping a frantic election season and handing the former prime minister a sufficient number of seats to assemble what is likely to be a far more stable...Show More Summary
Nawaz Sharif scores resounding win in Pakistan Top news: With initial returns indicating Nawaz Sharif secured a resouding majority in parliamentary elections Saturday, the former prime minister, who was ousted in a coup in 1999, hasShow More Summary
The opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML- N), led by former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is leading in the country’s parliamentary elections, the local media reported on Sunday, referring to preliminary resu...
Despite widespread violence, Pakistanis came out in droves Saturday to vote in historic parliamentary elections. At one polling station in Lahore, voters contrasted sharply in their support of the two main candidates.
The former cricket star has been on the margins of Pakistani politics for close to 20 years. Despite a fall that put him in the hospital this week, his movement may win considerable support in Saturday's parliamentary election.
The essence of Westminster Parliamentary democracy is that all MPs, including the Prime Minister, are equal, all are elected to represent their constituents, and that, even though a Prime Minister with a majority government can gather up all the levers of power, the Parliament is ultimately supreme. Show More Summary