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Macedonia's Main Political Parties Agree to Hold Snap Elections

Macedonia will hold early parliamentary elections in December. The move has been agreed upon by the country’s four main parties as a means of ending the country’s protracted political crisis.

UN Security Council calls for urgent presidential and parliamentary polls in Lebanon

Expressing deep concern over the two-year-long vacancy in the presidency of Lebanon, the United Nations Security Council today urged Lebanese leaders to urgently convene a parliamentary session and called on all parties to negotiate a compromise agreement in order to end the country’s political and institutional crisis. “The Security Council stresses that the election of […]

UK doctors risk losing jobs and promotions for refusing to perform abortion, parliamentary inquiry finds

A Parliamentary inquiry is underway in Great Britain after doctors and nurses said they are being denied their rights to conscientiously object to participating in abortions.

Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Turkey will be able to extend detention times and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a state of emergency.

Pakistan Approves Bill Against 'Honor Killings'

A Pakistani parliamentary committee approved on Thursday a long-delayed draft legislation against so-called honor killings.

Nuclear Nuance

A guest post from my friend and comrade, Trudie McGuinness. She is a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum and sits on the International Policy Commission. In 2015, Trudie stood as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Staffordshire Moorlands. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump provides the GOP convention with one of its only exciting TV moments

For some time now, the two national political conventions that nominate a new presidential candidate every four years, have been, as television events, little more than days-long infomercials. Wrapped around some parliamentary procedure, they lead to a big speech to as big an audience as the speaker...

Video: New British Leader Crushes Socialist Opponent in First 'PMQ' Debate

Let's take a brief detour away from America's election cycle to check in on our friends across the pond. In the first parliamentary exchange...

French MP Proposes So-Called 'Simple Solution': Gitmo 'a La Francaise'

A prison which could be the equivalent of the US Guantanamo Bay detention camp should be built in France, according to Georges Fenech, the head of the French parliamentary investigative commission on terrorism.

Corbyn Likely to Win Labour Leadership Without Parliamentary Support

Brendan Chilton, general secretary of Labour Leave campaign group and a local party leader, said that UK Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn has got enormous support among Labour party members, but the Labour MPs do not support Corbyn.

Trump: Self-worship over sound judgment

] CLEVELAND — The Trump campaign has lately alternated between disaster and farce: the awkward rollout of Mike Pence, the botched logo, two parliamentary disputes on the convention floor, a muddled message, a plagiarized speech by the would-be first lady. But in one respect, the Republican National Convention of 2016 has been a yuge success. [...]Show More Summary

In first parliamentary joust, British Prime Minister Theresa May lets the zingers fly

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, has again confounded expectations. When she stood up at the dispatch box for her first Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, not many expected May — often described as a cautious, pragmatic politician — to let it rip during the high-profile weekly contest in the House of Commons. […]

UK Labour Party Set for Crucial Leadership Race Amid Deep Divisions

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn - who suffered a vote of no-confidence from his parliamentary colleagues - is set for a leadership challenge that has set many of his MPs against the grassroots of the party and which could tear the center-left party apart.

Theresa May takes center stage in British parliament's box-office show

LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May used her first parliamentary grilling as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday to taunt the opposition over women's rights, pointing out that it was her party that had made her the country's second female leader after Margaret Thatcher.

British MPs back new PM and vote to update nuclear deterrent

New British Prime Minster Theresa May on Monday won her first parliamentary battle when MPs overwhelmingly voted to replace the ageing submarines that carry Britain’s nuclear arsenal. In her first address to the House of Commons since taking office last week following the EU referendum, May warned that the threat from nuclear weapons was increasing

Never Trump will make a last stand using secret pass phrase

Yesterday’s convention floor chaos may have seemed like the Twilight of the Never Trumps, but if you loose enough monkeys in a mechanism that is run by complex parliamentary rules, a few of them are bound to keep finding wrenches. After...Show More Summary

U.K. Government Facing First Legal Challenge Over Brexit

Britain’s high court on Tuesday hears a case from a U.K. citizen that seeks to guarantee parliamentary approval for Britain’s departure from the EU. The claim, brought by the hairdresser Deir Dos Santos, argues that, contrary to theShow More Summary

Can These Rising Stars Save The Labour Party?

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.   It would be an understatement to say that the Parliamentary Labour Party has been guilty of oversharing in recent weeks. While the Conservatives do much of their backstabbing in private, the Labour Party prefer to do it live on the BBC. Show More Summary

French Key Opposition Party Demands Parliamentary Inquiry Into Nice Attack

France’s main opposition party, the Republicans, demanded on Monday that the Socialist government set up a parliamentary commission to inquire into events leading up to the Nice tragedy.

Chaos in Cleveland: RNC Shuts Down Never Trump Requests for Roll Call Vote – LIVE VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Republican convention in Cleveland devolved into chaos on Monday as the chair shut down a parliamentary request for a roll call vote on adopting the rules of the convention. The request for a roll call vote came from Never TrumpShow More Summary

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