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Finland's Opposition Party 'Center' Wins Parliament Election

Finland's Center Party wins the parliamentary elections with 21.1 percent of votes gaining 49 seats in parliament after all votes were counted on Sunday.

General Election dates and deadlines #ge2015

14 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

If you’re not already on the Electoral Register, the deadline to register to vote in the UK Parliamentary General Election is Monday 20 April. The deadline for run-of-the-mill postal and proxy vote applications has already passed – 5pm on Thursday 16 April. However, it you will be unable to vote at your polling station on more...

South Africa's main opposition party may get first black leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The charismatic black parliamentary leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) on Saturday announced he would campaign for the leadership of the historically white opposition party.

Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian opposition parties agreed on Friday to run on a joint platform in 2016 parliamentary elections, aiming to make a first step in uniting fractious Kremlin adversaries after the killing of party leader Boris Nemtsov.

Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol – Who are they and what do they want?

3 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

I met 3 of the Northern Irish parliamentary candidates for the Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol party to discuss their campaign, their goals and ambitions. Barry Brown (West Tyrone), Glenn Donnelly (North Down) & Neil Paine (East Londonderry) are all standing for the single-issue party in the 2015 general election but they admit that they more...

British politician suggests mentally ill wear wristband IDs

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Chamali Fernando, a conservative party member and parliamentary candidate for Cambridge, suggested the controversial tactic during a Monday campaign event in Cambridge.

Ex-leader Gul says Turkey needs stronger parliament, not presidency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey needs a better parliamentary system, not a more powerful presidency, former President Abdullah Gul said, in clear disagreement with his successor's drive to change the constitution and give the head of state executive powers.

Welsh Nationalists Out to Swing UK Elections

Even though they may only win a handful of parliamentary seats at next month's general election, the Welsh nationalists still have a chance to gain a degree of political influence across the UK.

Election strains Finland's diplomatic balancing act with Russia

HELSINKI (Reuters) - From closer NATO ties to rumors of Kremlin-backed land deals on its border, Finland's diplomatic balancing act with Russia has come under the spotlight before Sunday's parliamentary election as politicians debate how far to challenge the Kremlin.

Italy PM Renzi faces party revolt over electoral law

ROME (Reuters) - A senior parliamentary figure in Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD) resigned on Wednesday in protest over his proposed new electoral law, underlining unrest among government backbenchers.

Puppet Party Aims to Pull Strings in Denmark's Election

The Danish Puppet Party has tossed its hat into the political arena for September's parliamentary elections in Denmark; the party slams Danish policy makers for their lies and hypocrisy and pledges to "force politicians to change their behavior."

Must try harder

A parliamentary inquiry report card on the last federal election considers voter identification, automatic enrolment, the broadcast media blackout and pens rather than pencils in polling booths.

The British election is the most unpredictable in a generation. Here’s why.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Nearly 50 million Brits are eligible to vote in the nation's first general election in five years, on May 7. But under Britain’s system of parliamentary democracy, it’s not one big election. It’s 650 little elections, with residentsShow More Summary

Ghana: Eurobond issue on the cards

Ghana would aim to issue a Eurobond of as much as $1 billion (R12bn) by the end of June, bringing forward the timing of the issuance which had been scheduled for the second half of the year, the head of the parliamentary finance committee, said yesterday. Show More Summary

‘Illegitimate’ Sudan Elections Could Escalate Conflict

Sudan citizens go to the polls today in an election which has already been discredited by the European Union. Voting takes place in presidential and parliamentary elections from today until Wednesday as president Omar al-Bashir looks...Show More Summary

Hungarian far-right leader rejects anti-Semitism charge

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's Jobbik party on Monday denied it was racist or anti-Semitic, after softening its far-right rhetoric and seizing a parliamentary seat from the ruling party in a weekend by-election amid a surge in suppo...

With focus on re-election, Polish PM puts reforms on hold

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's center government will put major economic reforms on hold until after a parliamentary election at the end of the year, focusing instead on voter-friendly social and welfare issues, sources told Reuters.

Finnish Parliamentary Candidates Do Not See Russia as Threat

The survey results show that majority of Finnish parliamentary candidates do not see Russia as a threat to the Finns.

Saturday Interview: Andy Newman

Andy Newman is a GMB activist who's recently moved to Corsham from Swindon. He will be best known to long-time readers as the proprietor and main contributor to Socialist Unity. Andy is also Labour's parliamentary candidate for Chippenham, for which he has a campaign blog. Show More Summary

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