By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The Pirate Party of Iceland (Píratar) successfully introduced a bill to the Alþingi repealing Article 125 of the Penal Code—Blasphemy. The measure passed with a nearly unanimous parliamentary vote. Show More Summary
According to first deputy chief of the Russian parliamentary committee on economic policy, forecasts of international rating agency Fitch regarding Russia's investment rating were biased and made under political pressure.
Russian Foreign Ministersaid that Finland breached its international obligations by denying visas to members of the Russian delegation set to take part in a meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged Venezuela's government and opposition to find a "peaceful resolution" to their disputes before a Dec. 6 parliamentary election and said the United States wanted to improve ties.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.
A couple of months ago, not long before the parliamentary elections in the UK, my wife made an interesting observation. "Based on my Facebook feed," she pointed out, "Labour are going to win this election by a landslide." When I looked through her feed, I could see what she meant. Show More Summary
Less than six months after being voted out of office, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that he intends to run in parliamentary elections in August.
Over the years I have wondered about the placement of public art and memorials in and around the parliamentary zone. Here are three stories. A couple of months ago the winner of the Immigration Place design competition was announced. The information available online (including the above image) suggests it will be an intriguing installation. The jury did [...]
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's opposition secured its first parliamentary victory on Tuesday after the UNPR junior coalition party temporarily switched sides, raising the chances that any new no-confidence motion might topple the leftist government.
Pierre Nkurunziza claims win for his party in Monday's parliamentary poll which was boycotted by 17 opposition groups.
KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March to consider an odd remnant of Ukraine’s corrupt, pre-revolutionary government. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
A group of young men crowded around a small TV in a quiet neighborhood bar in Bujumbura as Burundi took to the polls on Monday. This parliamentary and local vote is the first in a controversial election season in the East African country,...Show More Summary
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently dissolved parliament. The election will be held on August 17; a new parliament will gather on September 1. Yet what happens next is still far from clear. To complicate matters, Mahinda Rajapaksa could contest in the country's upcoming parliamentary election. Show More Summary
BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's authorities were counting votes on Tuesday, a day after holding a parliamentary election that was boycotted by the opposition and marred by sporadic gunfire and blasts.
Draft ALP constitution says parliamentary leader chosen by even ballot split between caucus, grass-roots members.
By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots, and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek...Show More Summary
Despite international calls for the postponement of parliamentary and local balloting, the government pressed ahead, saying that a delay would only add to instability.
Despite the ongoing internal political standoff, Burundi opened polling stations for 3.8 million people.