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Egyptian President Signs Laws, Allowing to Schedule Parliamentary Elections

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed the electoral laws that allow setting up the parliamentary election date.

Canada's Harper Sets October 19 Election

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for October 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Polls...Show More Summary

Parliamentary Expenses Reviewer Well Placed To Cut Through Scandal

One of the men chosen by the Prime Minister to review the parliamentary expenses scandal knows a thing or two about controversy. Chris Graham explains.

Plans to Destroy a Palestinian Village

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is holding together his fragile parliamentary coalition by backing the demands of the aggressive settlers encroaching on Palestinian lands, with one dramatic case the plan to demolish the Palestinian village of Susiya, writes Alon Ben-Meir. By Alon Ben-Meir The pending order to demolish the small Palestinian village of Susiya in the…

Erdogan Is Pursuing Turkish Self-Interests, Under the Guise of Fighting ISIS

Last month, only after losing his party's parliamentary majority, President Erdogan realized that there are dangerous terrorists in neighboring Syria who are a threat to Turkey's security. Ironically, these are the same terrorists that Ankara has been arming, assisting their infiltration into Syria, and having them treated in Turkish hospitals. Show More Summary

India’s Faltering Economic Revolution: Lost Opportunity, Lost Future

Last year Narendra Modi won an unusually strong majority in India’s parliamentary election. Modi subsequently visited the U.S. and was warmly welcomed by both the Obama administration and Indian-Americans. Although ethnic Indians circled the globe as entrepreneurs and traders, the Delhi government turned dirigiste economics into a state religion. Show More Summary

Tsipras to Call Snap Election if Parliament Majority Denied

Alexis Tsipras, Greek PM, stated that he would call a snap election if he did not receive a parliamentary majority.

Greece's Tsipras: Party rebels could force an early election

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says he does not want early elections, but rebels within his radical left Syriza party could force his hand. Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday that if he loses his parliamentary majority, which...Show More Summary

Malaysian parliament investigation of state fund on hold

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian parliamentary investigation into a graft scandal at debt-laden state investment fund 1MDB has been put on hold as cracks in the long-ruling party appeared to widen on Wednesday.

France Plans to Quadruple Carbon Tax

After a year of parliamentary debates the French Parliament adopted an Energy Transition for Green Growth plan on Wednesday the 22nd of July. As part of this plan the carbon tax will almost quadruple for the current rate of €14.5/tCO2 to €56 by 2020 and increase to €100/tCO2 by 2030. Show More Summary

US Watchdog: By-Election in Ukraine Shows Corrupt Politics 'Alive and Well'

US watchdog Freedom House says Sunday’s parliamentary by-election in Ukraine’s city of Chernigov has demonstrated that corrupt politics continues to permeate the country.

Lord Sewel takes leave of absence from Lords

Lord Sewel has announced he is taking a ‘leave of absence’ from the House of Lords. In a statement sent to the Parliamentary authorities this evening, Sewel says he will… Continue reading The post Lord Sewel takes leave of absence from Lords appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

BRITAIN: House Of Lords Deputy Speaker Resigns In Drugs And Prostitution Scandal

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The Telegraph reports: Parliamentary authorities have called in Scotland Yard after a peer who oversees standards in the House of Lords was pictured allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes. Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun, a Deputy Speaker of the Lords, resigned amid claims he took the Class A drug at a sex party. Show More Summary

Poroshenko Ally 'Wins' Rada Election After Fraud Accusations

A member of Petro Poroshenko's party won a parliamentary by-election on Sunday after a campaign marred by fraud, violence and vote-buying.

Spain's Podemos losing support amongst voters: poll

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos slipped further behind two mainstream parties in a poll published by the El Pais daily on Saturday, less than six months before a parliamentary election expected in November.

An Argentinian Politician Breastfed In Parliament. The Rest Is Viral History.

Argentinian legislator and human rights activist Victoria Donda Pérez attracted a lot of online attention after she breastfed her 8-month-old daughter Trilce during a parliamentary session earlier this month. Infobae, an ArgentinianShow More Summary

Argentinian politician breastfeeds baby in parliament like any regular mom

A mother's work never ends That adage couldn't be truer for Victoria Donda Perez, an Argentinian politician who recently sat through a parliamentary session — and breastfed her infant daughter Trilce See also: 'Breastfeeding Goddesses'...Show More Summary

Academics, activists eye seats in parliament to curb Myanmar military

YANGON (Reuters) - Leading activists and academics in Myanmar are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.

Victoria Donda Perez, Glamorous Argentinian MP, Breastfeeds Baby During Parliamentary Session

A photo showing glamorous Victoria Donda Perez, 37, an Argentinian MP, breastfeeding her eight-month-old baby girl during a parliamentary session in Argentina has gone viral on social media. The photo, captured earlier in the month,Show More Summary

Ten Brave Men: Russian Official Praises French Lawmakers' Visit to Crimea

The ten French lawmakers' decision to visit Crimea defends the values and ideals of democracy, Russian parliamentary speaker Sergei Naryshkin said.

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