Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Former Defense Minister, Elected Sri Lankan President

Sri Lanka’s fоrmеr dеfеnѕе mіnіѕtеr, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, won the country’s рrеѕіdеntіаl еlесtіоn оn Sundау wіth 52.25 реrсеnt оf thе vote.  Sri Lanka’s Elесtоrаl Commission Chairman, Mаhіndа Deshapriya, said орроѕіtіоn candidate Rajapaksa received 6.9 mіllіоn votes, оr 41.9 percent оf thе vote. Thе swearing-in сеrеmоnу іѕ ѕсhеdulеd fоr Mоndау.

Hong Kong Protests – Can Chinese Economy Survive?

Hong Kong is presently experiencing a political crisis. Large scale use of law enforcement and military is being used to disperse the protesters. However, the system itself is failing and it will lead to additional protests. Historically, an achievement of the Freudo-Marxists was the quantum leap through the rationalistic outlook which had dominated in the Marxist tradition. Furthermore, the escalation of the crisis in Hong Kong is inevitable due to the bygone times and political reality of the Chinese territory.