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PP and Podemos do well in local elections

Local elections were held in Galicia and the Basque Country for the 75 seat parliament of Galicia and the 75 seat Basque Parliament yesterday (25th September 2016). The main losers […]

Sint Maarten votes

The Dutch constituent country of Sint Maarten goes to polls today to elect the 15 members of the Estates (parliament). There are 22,302 eligible voters and they will be choosing […]

Isle of Man votes in general election

Voters are going to the polls today to vote for the 24 members to the House of Keys (parliament) in the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is a […]

FinMin dismissed by Parliament

Iraq’s Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, has been voted out of office by the country’s parliament. Out of 249 parliamentarians present 158 voted to remove the finance minister for alleged corruption […]

President Hadi makes changes to Central Bank and Cabinet

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. He has also reorganised the Central Bank, including moving its headquarters from Sana’a to Aden where some […]

United Nations General Assembly 71st Session debates start today

The United Nations begins its general debate of the 71st Session of the General Assembly from today (20th September) until 26th September. During the next few days most heads of […]

Momodou Alieu Bah is named as new Minister of Interior

President Yahya Jammeh has appointed Momodou Alieu Bah as his new Minister of Interior. He replaces Ousman Sonko who had survived in the job for ten years. Momodou Alieu Bah […]

United Russia increases its hold on the State Duma

As expected President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia has substantially increased its majority in the State Duma and across local and regional elections in Sunday’s general election. In the State Duma […]

Jordan votes for new Chamber of Deputies

Jordan is voting today in its general election to elect 130 members of the lower house or Chamber of Deputies. Of the 130 seats 15 are reserved for women, nine […]

AfD give Merkel a headache

Chancellor Angela Merkel has had a pretty torrid September with three sets of elections showing that support for her and her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is declining. Even worse […]

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