Thursday, 27 January 2022

Tag Archives: Democracy

Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after Hong Kong election rout

HONG KONG’s leader Carrie Lam has said the government will “seriously reflect” after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media. The election, the first since the wave of anti-Beijing protests began, saw an ...

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Hand-picked successor sweeps Kazakh vote criticised by monitors

NUR-SULTAN: The hand-picked successor of Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler won a sweeping victory in presidential elections that monitors said had shown “scant respect” for democracy. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took 70.8 percent, the Central Election Commission said, in elections Sunday marred by a police crackdown. His nearest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov took ...

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Major protest held in Hungary

Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on April 14 in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s crushing re-election victory. The crowd, around 100,000 strong according to organizers and AFP reporters, marched through the city center in sunshine to parliament for a rally under the motto “We are the ...

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Catalan leader’s party shelves independence push

MADRID: The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position. Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont’s PdeCat party and its former government ...

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Britain says Zimbabwe’s new rulers must show resolve for democracy

LONDON: Britain wants Zimbabwe’s new rulers to show clear resolve to place the country on a more democratic and prosperous path after the fall of Robert Mugabe. “Zimbabweans suffered for too long as a result of Mugabe’s ruinous rule,” Britain’s minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, said on arriving in Harare. ...

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Obama Warns Of Threats To Democracy In Farewell Address

WASHINGTON: “Tonight it’s my turn to say thanks,” President Obama said at the opening of his speech. He said he was addressing all Americans and thanking them for making him a “better president and a better man.” He teared up later in his farewell address while thanking his wife for being ...

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