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Macedonia govt to emerge next week: Assembly head

A new Macedonian coalition government comprising Social Democrats and Albanian minority parties will emerge next week, putting an end to a protracted standoff, according to parliamentary speaker Talat Xhaferi. "I expect to receive in...Show More Summary

Turkish committee: US-based cleric was behind failed coup

The head of a Turkish parliamentary committee says there is no doubt that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind last year's failed military coup. Resat Petek made the statement … Click to Continue »

LibDem leader Farron calls for MPs for Brit expats in Europe

The leader of the Liberal Democrat political party is urging increased parliamentary representation for the 1.2 million British expatriates living in EU member states. LibDem leader Tim Farron is suggesting new constituencies with their own members of parliament should be drawn up in order to represent British expat communities across... Expats Blog -

Algeria's president names new prime minister after poll win

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named a new prime minister following the ruling coalition's victory in parliamentary elections earlier this month in the oil-rich North African country. A statement from … Click to Contin...

Lebanon polls under 1960 law in September if no deal on a new law, says Mashnouq

Lebanon Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced on Wednesday that the parliamentary elections will be held in September under the controversial 1960 electoral law should the parties fail to reach a deal on a new law. “There are efforts to open an extraordinary legislative session in an attempt to help find an electoral law and should we fail in […]

German parliament group scraps Turkey trip at last minute

A deputy speaker of Germany's parliament says a parliamentary delegation scrapped long-standing plans to visit Turkey after finding out at the last minute it couldn't hold talks with officials or … Click to Continue »

Russia to cut Euro council fees over ongoing spat - report

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Moscow will cut its membership fees to the Council of Europe because of the ban on participation at sessions of its parliamentary council, PACE, a popular Russian daily reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Read Full Article at RT.c...

Albania president decrees new reshuffled Cabinet

Albania's president has decreed a government reshuffle as part of the compromise worked out between political parties before next month's parliamentary election. Bujar Nishani has named the choices for deputy … Click to Continue »

Lebanon elections will most likely be held under the 1960 due to failure to agree on a new one

It appears that the upcoming parliamentary elections will most likely be held under controversial 1960 electoral law due to failure of the politicians to agree on a new law, media reports said. “Failure to reach a new electoral law will allow a return to the 1960 law, which enjoys the support of most political forces, […]

Albania president sets June 25 for parliamentary election

Albania's president has decreed that a parliamentary election that was postponed as part of compromise among political parties will be held on June 25. The election had been scheduled for … Click to Continue »

Albania's Muslims call for peaceful electoral campaign

The Albanian Muslim Community is calling on political parties to hold a peaceful election campaign that coincides with the holy month of Ramadan. Albania holds its parliamentary election June 25. … Click to Continue »

Turkey's pro-Kurd party elects new co-leader to replace jailed predecessor

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's pro-Kurdish party elected a new co-leader on Saturday to replace Figen Yuksekdag, who has been in jail on terrorism charges since November and was stripped of her parliamentary status three months ago.

UK Shipping Chambers Lobbies for SMarT Plus

The UK Chamber of Shipping has contacted over 800 parliamentary candidates from around the country, asking them to back its campaign for enhanced support for maritime training. The proposal, called SMarT Plus, would see a doubling in government support to GBP 30 million a year.

Le Pen to run for a seat in parliament in June election

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Paris (dpa) – National Front leader Marine Le Pen confirmed Thursday that she will run for a seat in the upcoming French parliamentary elections, due to be held on June 11. Le Pen, who lost in the second round of the French presidential election on May 7, told broadcaster TF1 that she plans...

EU calls for peaceful campaign in Kosovo parliamentary polls

The European Union is calling on Kosovo's political parties to campaign calmly and to support suitable candidates in the country's early parliamentary election next month. A statement Friday from the … Click to Continue »

Russian lawmaker: US media try to influence our politics

The head of a Russian parliamentary committee is accusing some American news outlets of being part of "a massive system" to affect Russia's politics. In the wake of widespread claims … Click to Continue »

State Duma blasts foreign media for interfering in Russian elections

After hearing a report describing the coverage of the recent Russian parliamentary elections by foreign media outlets as extremely biased, the Russian Lower House has decided to discuss the issue with the Federal Security Service (FSB). Read Full Article at

Le Pen says FN to debate euro after French parliamentary elections

PARIS (Reuters) - France's National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday the far-right party would start debating its trademark anti-euro stance after next month's parliamentary elections, fuelling disagreement among her closest aides and allies.

Le Pen seeks to rally split French far-right

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to rally her divided National Front on Friday ahead of parliamentary elections next month as debate raged internally about the party's direction. Le Pen confirmed on Thursday night that she...Show More Summary

France's Le Pen to run for parliament

Emerging from her crushing defeat in France's presidential contest, Marine Le Pen said Thursday she will run for a parliamentary seat in June elections and that her National Front party has "an essential role" in a new political landscape.

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