Uganda ‘s incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of the presidential elections held last Thursday with 58.64% of the votes, according to the results announced this Saturday by the local Electoral Commission. The election was marked with violence and accusations of fraud.
The Senate rejected, by overwhelming majority, the objection of some Republican senators to the victory of Joe Biden in the state of Arizona. The objection to the results in Arizona– led by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)— was dismissed by 93-6 on Wednesday night, local time.
We are beginning a new year. 2020 was a difficult and dangerous year for most of us. Many of us became ill, Some of us died unnecessarily. It was a year that has changed us in many ways that we have yet to understand. For some of us it has made us even stronger, For others it will make us look more closely at who we are and how we cope with life. We will not be sad to see 2020 go, and we are all looking forward to 2021 with hope and the expectation of a better, happier year ahead.
Central Africans are being called to the polls this Sunday, December 27, 2020 to elect their new President of the Republic as well as their deputies. The voters will have to choose among 16 candidates for the presidential election, and more than a thousand for the legislative.
A final attempt in the Israeli Knesset to stop new elections failed Monday night. The bill to avoid dissolution failed to pass. After three elections, the Israeli coalition government reached a compromise between the two major parties, Likud and Blue and White, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
These are the last two lines of the song America the Beautiful: “And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” Americans have spoken in this election and chosen a new path for America. They have chosen the path to more rationality, more justice, more inclusion and more compassion. That is what our democracy has always taught us to value. Now our new President elect Joe Biden and all of our citizens must be prepared to implement this shining vision in the coming years. We all have a lot of work ahead of us to live up to our unique place in the world as democracy’s world leader.
The BJP has won seven seats in the Gujarat by-elections, while it is leading in the remaining one. The Election Commission has released these figures. Congress took the lead in one of the Morbi seats in the initial trends of the vote count held on Monday. However, the BJP later took the lead here as well.
We are rapidly a approaching our last chance to determine what the direction this country that we all love will take in the future. This election will ultimately determine whether we will take a path that leads back to the mistakes and inequities of the past or whether we will take a path that will open up the future for the well being and inclusion of all of our citizens.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement on Friday evening (October 30th) accusing Iranian hackers of sending threatening emails to thousands of American voters. The emails were apparently sent to a pro-Donald Trump far-right group.
Local elections in Ukraine showed the dwindling support for the Servant of the People, the political party of President Volodymyr Zelensky. The campaign was flawed. Zelensky was hoping that the announcement of the Ukraine Coronavirus vaccine would aid the party.
Polling stations across Guinea started at 7:30 local time on the 18th and were scheduled to end at 18:00 that day. According to the data provided by the Independent National Election Commission of Guinea, there are more than 5 million registered voters in this election, and about 15,000 polling stations have been set up.
New Zealand incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s center-left Labor Party on Saturday won with a landslide in the country’s general election in what appears to be the NewZealander’s award to their leader thanks to her Government’s superb response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has since earned her fame and admiration worldwide.
Kyrgyzstan’s controversial parliamentary elections triggered protests, with demonstrators breaking into government buildings. The detained former President, Almazbek Atambayev, has been released from prison. According to the latest news, the Election Commission has now declared the election results invalid.
The Tanzania National Electoral Commission (NEC) has ruled on 55 appeals for parliamentary candidates, returning 15 candidates to proceed with the election process. During the reinstatement, the commission rejected the appeals of 15 other candidates who were not nominated, while rejecting 25 appeals against the nominees.
Russia will hold gubernatorial elections in September. It is highly likely that there will be unrest in Russia leading into and shortly after the elections. The poisoning of Alexey Navalny will be used as a tool to push his agenda. Navalny has been on the news around the world, and many are pressuring Russia to investigate.
On Saturday, August 15, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that the current government has resigned its powers to the elected President. Lukashenko also clarified that the updated government structure is “mostly formed,” but minor adjustments are possible.
Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tijanovskaya, the new main opponent of President Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s presidential elections, canceled her last campaign rally Thursday in the face of obstacles placed to frustrate the rally by the country’s authorities.
US President Donald Trump has raised the idea of delaying the November 3 presidential election, which has met with immediate opposition from Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress. Under US law, only they have the sole authority to make such a decision.
The Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), under the leadership of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, carried the day in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections in North Macedonia. The SDSM won 46 deputies, two more seats ahead of the conservative opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE.
The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) won 83 of the 93 seats in Friday’s parliamentary elections in Singapore. However, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s party only took 61.2% of the vote— far less than the 70% it won five years ago. Meanwhile, the opposition Workers’ Party achieved its best result in history.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, it is all systems go in Malawi as the country is scheduled to hold a new presidential election tomorrow. The European Union has released a statement imploring the nation’s electoral body, political parties, candidates, and Malawians in general to create conditions for a credible, inclusive, transparent and peaceful election.
Presidential elections are scheduled to be held in Belarus in August of this year. Alexander Lukashenko has been the nation’s only President since the office was established in 1994. Currently, there are 15 registered candidates scheduled to run in the election.
A representative democracy is a form of government in which representatives are elected to make policy and enforce laws while representing the citizens. There is a plurality of virtues here, including first the intrinsic importance of political participation and freedom in human life; second, the instrumental importance of political incentives in keeping governments responsible and accountable; and third, the constructive role of democracy in the formation of values and in the understanding of needs, rights, and duties. All this is present in American political life. But the last time the Democratic party acquired an inclination toward socialism, that doesn’t blend with democracy.
Despite the global coronavirus outbreak, millions of people turned up at polling stations across South Korea, wearing masks and protective gloves, to vote in Wednesday’s elections. South Korea’s efforts to cope with the Coronavirus epidemic have been hailed, where authorities conducted extensive tests and citizens followed government guidelines on social distancing.
The opposition won a clear victory in parliamentary elections in Slovakia Saturday. Entrepreneur Igor Matovic’s center-right Ordinary People party (OLaNO) obtained more than 25% of the votes, more than double his party’s 2016 figure (11%). Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini’s Direction-Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party suffered heavy losses, eventually accounting for 18.3% (2016: 28.3%).
In Armenia, the campaign began yesterday for a referendum to change the Constitution on April 5. Vоtеrѕ will hаvе tо vоtе for оr аgаіnѕt thе dismissal of mеmbеrѕ оf thе Cоnѕtіtutіоnаl Cоurt (CC), appointed bеfоrе 2015. Thе аmеndmеntѕ were іnіtіаtеd by Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr Nіkоl Pаѕhіnуаn.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions left President Trump’s cabinet with a strained relationship between him and the President. Trump often berated Sessions for not putting a stop to the Mueller investigation. Sessions is now running for one of Alabama’s senate seats and used his first campaign ad to quell some of the bad blood between him and the president.
Hillary Clinton, who has stated on multiple occasions that she won the 2016 presidential election, has recently made hints at the possibility of a 2020 run. The two time presidential candidate is hesitant to make any direct statements one way or the other, but now seems to be leaning towards throwing her hat in the ring.
This week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudueau has been re-elected for a second term. Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party which was only able to form a minority government this term. Trudeau is disliked in Western Canada. After the election the new movement #Wexit (Western Exit) is gaining popularity on social media. Within 24 hours a Facebook page for VoteWexit.com gained over 200,000 members.
More than 7 million voters were called back to the polls on Sunday for the third time in less than a month to elect a new president who faces the challenge of taking the country out of its economic crisis. Independent constitutional law professor Kais Saied and his rival, businessman and media magnate Nabil Karoui, a candidate for the “Heart of Tunisia” party, competed Sunday in the second round of the presidential elections.
After cancellation of the Istanbul election, citizens vote a second time Sunday. Polls see opposition leader Ekrem Imamoglu in front. Does President Recep Erdoğan face a double disgrace?
However, before this new election in Istanbul, everyone is strangely silent about the Turkish president. On the campaign posters only Binali Yildirim, the leading candidate of the governing party AKP for Istanbul, can be seen. Erdogan has reduced his performances. Only in the past few days he interfered again in the debate.
A Snyder Texas LGBT activist, actress, and transgender small business owner has put her bid in for election in 2020. Addison “Addy” Perry-Franks has announced that she is running for District 83 of the Texas House of Representatives. She wants to make a difference for her district, the State of Texas and for the USA. Her slogan “Let’s put the US back in the USA,” stand for equality, and people standing together to support equal rights for LGBT, minorities, people from all religions and nationalities.
Trump has proved to be one of the most effective campaigners the country has seen in a while. Trump’s aggressive and slightly unorthodox campaign strategy netted him the election in 2016, and as candidates begin collecting donations and holding rallies for their 2020 run against him, Trump’s proving he is as effective as ever.
The Trump campaign has raised more money than any other candidate (over $30 million), dominated the news cycle, and energized hundreds of thousands of voters at rallies.