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Greece Paralyzed by Public Sector Strikes Over 'Parliamentary Coup'

The largest trade unions in Greece announced a 48 hour strike Friday (May 6) over the decision by the Greek parliament to fast-track a draft bill on pension and tax reforms that is to be voted on over the weekend.

Greek PM urges Syriza lawmakers to approve pension reform bill

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged his Syriza party lawmakers on Friday to approve a bill on pension reforms in a parliamentary vote on Sunday to make the country's ailing social security system viable.

Scottish Nationalists Head Toward Victory in Parliamentary Elections

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon claimed to have won a “historic third term as Scotland’s government” as votes were counted in contests across Britain.

Iranian Journalists Face Growing Threats and Intimidation by Authorities

Tactics Meant to Sow Fear among Independent Journalists in Wake of Reformists’ Parliamentary Election Gains Iran’s Intelligence Ministry officials are increasingly harassing and threatening independent journalists in an apparent move...Show More Summary

Will Iran's New Parliament Be Better for Rouhani?

J. Matthew McInnis Politics, Iran A budget battle as the old hardline parliament heads out. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is hoping results from Iran’s second round of parliamentary elections on April 29 produce a better political landscape as he looks toward his re-election campaign a year from now. He needs the good news. Show More Summary

Putin Takes Action Against Slacker Members of Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which allows parties and committees to suspend lawmakers for non-attendance to parliamentary sessions, according to Russia’s official law archive website. The new regulation meansShow More Summary

Today’s forgotten Westminster by-elections – Ogmore and Sheffield?

Two heartland seats: two more Oldhams? There are two parliamentary by-elections tomorrow. Normally, this would be cause for a good deal of media interest: it’s rare for two or more by-elections to take place on the same day (only the tenth occasion since 1997). However, the sheer quantity of other contests occurring has relegated what […]

Library of Parliament Legislative Summaries

Library of Parliament legislative summaries for some of the federal bills of the current session have started to appear on the parliamentary website.The summaries contain background and analysis of bills in front of the House of Commons and the Senate.It is possible to follow the progress of all bills in Parliament on the LEGISinfo website.

Resolved: Ted Cruz Was His Worst Self as a Presidential Candidate

Yes. It’s true. I was on the college debate circuit with Ted Cruz. I spent four years debating for Yale College on the American Parliamentary Debate Association merry-go-round of yellow legal pads, painfully awkward Friday-night keggers, and the infinite silliness that came with fighting for tiny silver-plated trophies each weekend. Show More Summary

Orthodox electoral law referred to Lebanon Parliament

Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan revealed that  the Orthodox Gathering electoral law has been referred to the parliament bureau for discussion, after the joint parliamentary committees convened on Tuesday to study various electoral draft-laws. Show More Summary

UK Parliament Committee Finds Brexit Could be 'Complex and Daunting'

Britain's exit from the European Union would be "complex and daunting" for the country, a UK parliamentary committee found on Wednesday.

UK Gov't Ignores Breaches of Int'l Humanitarian Law in Yemen - Committee

The claim by UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond that Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen was not a breach of international humanitarian law was "deeply disappointing," a parliamentary committee said in a report on Wednesday.

Turkish Parliament Members Brawl Over Potential Constitutional Amendment

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Members of Turkey’s parliament fighting earlier this week (Screenshot via YouTube) The next time you get fed up with the partisan politics of the United States Congress, take a look back at the Turkish parliamentary session on Monday...Show More Summary

Video: Parliamentary debate, Turkish style

Ankara, today. The frontline of European democracy.

Will Scotland Vote for Independence in First Post-Referendum Election?

Thursday (May 5) will see the first Parliamentary election in Scotland since the independence referendum of 2014, where Scots voted to remain a member of the United Kingdom by a narrow 55 percent.

Spain's King Felipe calls national election for June 26

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe on Tuesday dissolved parliament and formally called a parliamentary election for June 26.

After brawl, Turkish parliament committee votes to lift lawmakers' immunity

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish parliamentary committee approved late on Monday a bill that strips deputies of immunity from prosecution, paving the way for legislation that members of the pro-Kurdish opposition say is designed to target them and suppress dissent.

Where’s the money coming from, Mr Shorten?

Labor can protest that the Parliamentary Budget Office is to blame for its costing hole, but the fact remains -

Iran’s Historical Parliamentary Elections Bring More Women than Clergy

Voting results published on May 1st show the new Iranian parliament has more women than clerics, with 17 of the former and only 16 of the latter – a dramatic contrast to 1980s.

Germany’s AfD Adopts Anti-Islam Stance at Party Conference

Germany’s upstart Alternative for Germany party on Sunday adopted a clear anti-Islam stance in a platform that lays the foundation for the populist party’s bid to win parliamentary seats in federal elections next year. The manifesto adopted by members gathered in Stuttgart for a party conference states that “Islam is not a part of Germany” […]

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