Roberta Metsola Elected as President of European Parliament

Roberta Metsola of Malta will succeed David Sassoli, an Italian politician who died last week, at a critical time for the institution.

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #european-parliament, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #roberta-metsola

Éric Zemmour, French Far-Right Candidate, Convicted for Inciting Racial Hatred

Éric Zemmour, a pundit whose presidential run has upended French politics, had called unaccompanied migrant children “assassins” and “rapists” on television.

#discrimination, #elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #zemmour-eric

Eastern Europe TestNew Forms of Media Censorship

With new, less repressive tactics, countries like Serbia, Poland and Hungary are deploying highly effective tools to skew public opinion.

#elections, #freedom-of-the-press, #hungary, #news-and-news-media, #orban-viktor, #poland, #politics-and-government, #serbia, #vucic-aleksandar

Frustrated Democrats Call for ‘Reset’ Ahead of Midterm Elections

Democrats already were expecting a rough election year. But their struggle to advance priorities has some calling for a course correction.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party

Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions

A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.

#abrams-stacey-y, #absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #georgia, #justice-department, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

How the Voting Rights Bills Miss the Target on Election Subversion

The proposed legislation and the push to reform the Electoral Count Act leave open a variety of pathways to subvert a presidential election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Jimmy Carter: I Fear for Our Democracy

Even established democracies can fall to military juntas and despots. We can’t let that happen here.

#elections, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

India’s Rising Omicron Wave Brings a Grim Sense of Déjà Vu

Just months after Delta fueled hospital failures and funeral pyres, India’s leaders again offer a mixed message: Their political rallies are packed even as they order curfews and work closures.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #elections, #hospitals, #kejriwal-arvind, #kolkata-india, #modi-narendra, #mumbai-india, #new-delhi-india, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

Leftists Are Ascendant in Latin America as Key Elections Loom

Growing inequality and sputtering economies have helped fuel a wave of leftist victories that may soon extend to Brazil and Colombia.

#arce-luis, #argentina, #bolivia, #boric-gabriel, #brazil, #castillo-pedro-1969, #castro-xiomara, #colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #honduras, #income-inequality, #mexico, #peru, #politics-and-government, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy

New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, Is Retiring

The official, Bill Gardner, a Democrat, has served as secretary of state in New Hampshire for more than four decades.

#concord-nh, #elections, #gardner-bill, #new-hampshire, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j

New Hampshire Secretary of State, Longest Serving in U.S., Is Retiring

The official, Bill Gardner, a Democrat, has served as secretary of state in New Hampshire for more than four decades.

#concord-nh, #elections, #gardner-bill, #new-hampshire, #presidential-elections-us, #trump-donald-j

Why So Many People Are Unhappy With Democracy

The most pervasive and perhaps deepest challenge facing virtually all Western democracies is the political fragmentation of democratic politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boehner-john-a, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #europe, #germany, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Iraq Confirms Election Gains for Muqtada al-Sadr

A court certified October’s parliamentary vote that gave Muqtada al-Sadr’s party a plurality of seats, clearing a path for a government to be formed.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #shiite-muslims, #united-states-international-relations, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Somalia’s President Suspends Prime Minister Over Corruption Allegations

The premier, Mohamed Hussein Roble, defied the order to step down as tensions continue over long-delayed elections.

#elections, #mogadishu-somalia, #mohamed-mohamed-abdullahi, #roble-mohamed-hussein, #somalia

Chile President-Elect Gabriel Boric Faces Challenge on Constitution

Gabriel Boric has no room for error in this constitutional moment.

#boric-gabriel, #chile, #constitutions, #elections, #kast-jose-antonio, #pinochet-ugarte-augusto, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #voting-and-voters

Who Is Gabriel Boric, Chile’s Next President?

Mr. Boric, 35, is now the most prominent face of a generation of Chileans who are calling for a break with the past.

#boric-gabriel, #chile, #elections, #pinochet-ugarte-augusto

Libya’s Long-Awaited Election Will Most Likely Be Delayed

A postponement raises the possibility that the oil-rich North African nation could again descend into the fragmentation and violence that have marked the decade since its dictator was toppled.

#elections, #hifter-khalifa, #libya, #politics-and-government, #qaddafi-seif-al-islam-el

Voting for President, Chile Faces Stark Choice, With Constitution at Stake

The presidential race is being contested by a millennial leftist who would be the nation’s youngest leader and a far-right politician who has promised to restore order and security.

#boric-gabriel, #chile, #constitutions, #elections, #kast-jose-antonio, #pinera-sebastian, #politics-and-government

As U.S. Navigates Crisis in Haiti, a Bloody History Looms Large

American policy decisions are vital to understanding Haiti’s political instability, and why it remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #caribbean-area, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #duvalier-francois, #elections, #haiti, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #martelly-michel, #port-au-prince-haiti, #united-states-international-relations

Hong Kong’s Election Is Really a Selection

I know firsthand what a meaningful and contested campaign looks like.

#beijing-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong

How Hong Kong’s ‘Patriots Only’ Elections Bolster Beijing’s Grip

China’s crackdown has driven most of the city’s popular pro-democracy candidates either into police custody or exile. Officials are urging the public to vote, but turnout is expected to be low.

#beijing-china, #democratic-party-hong-kong, #elections, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #politics-and-government

For Johnson, a Political Rebuke as Omicron Variant Engulfs Britain

The prime minister’s Conservative Party lost a seat it had held for more than a century, a loss that could hamper his efforts to address the Omicron variant now sweeping Britain.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Britain’s Conservatives Lose ‘Safe’ Seat, Dealing Blow to Boris Johnson

The governing party lost a district it had represented for more than a century.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #paterson-owen-william, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

After Months, a ‘New’ Dutch Coalition With the Same Leader and Parties

Mark Rutte, who has weathered a scandal and criticism for overstaying his welcome, will be prime minister for a fourth term.

#elections, #european-union, #merkel-angela, #netherlands, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #rutte-mark

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Won’t Run for Senate

The populist president also promised a peaceful transition of power when his term ends next year.

#duterte-rodrigo, #elections, #international-criminal-court, #philippines, #politics-and-government

Belarus Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

The activist Sergei Tikhanovsky planned to challenge the country’s authoritarian leader, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, in a presidential election last year. But he was arrested before the vote.

#belarus, #elections, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #political-prisoners, #tikhanovskaya-svetlana, #tikhanovsky-sergei

Inflationary Wave Changes Political Terrain for Right-Wing Populists

The leaders of Turkey, Hungary and Brazil are all grappling with problems posed by the global rise in prices ahead of national elections.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hungary, #inflation-economics, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #turkey

New Caledonia Says ‘Non’ to Independence

The vote on the Pacific island territory comes as France’s president has prioritized shoring up the country’s international profile, seeing its military as a bulwark against China.

#elections, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #new-caledonia, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #secession-and-independence-movements

Echoes of Trump at Zemmour’s Rally in France

Éric Zemmour, the polarizing far-right polemicist, launched his presidential campaign last week with a frenzied rally that was disrupted by a violent brawl.

#elections, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #zemmour-eric

Macron and Scholz Meet and Call for More ‘European Sovereignty’

The new German chancellor made his first foreign stop in Paris, where the two leaders discussed a more independent, bolder Europe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

North Carolina Supreme Court Delays 2022 Primary Elections

In response to lawsuits over North Carolina’s political maps, the justices issued an order on Wednesday pushing back the state’s primaries from March to May.

#elections, #north-carolina, #redistricting-and-reapportionment

Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #harris-kamala-d, #kemp-brian-p, #mcauliffe-terry, #news-and-news-media, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veep-tv-program

Ahead of Biden’s Democracy Summit, China Says: We’re Also a Democracy

Beijing argues that its system represents a distinctive form of democracy, one that has dealt better than the West with challenges like the pandemic.

#china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

France’s Éric Zemmour Tries Channeling De Gaulle to Win Votes

Éric Zemmour has adopted imagery reminiscent of Charles de Gaulle, the wartime leader. But his call for reborn glory for France is sharply at odds with the realities of the country today.

#elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #zemmour-eric

As French Election Looms, Candidates Stake Out Tough Positions on Migrants

With a presidential election looming, French presidential hopefuls are hardening their positions against immigration even as other countries compete for migrant workers.

#elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #zemmour-eric

Xiomara Castro Edges Closer to Honduran Presidency as Opponent Concedes

The outcome appeared to be a repudiation of the National Party’s 12-year rule, marked by corruption and the dismantling of democratic institutions.

#asfura-nasry, #castro-xiomara, #elections, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Éric Zemmour, Far-Right Pundit, Makes French Presidential Run Official

An anti-immigrant writer and right-wing television star, Mr. Zemmour said he was running in the country’s presidential elections next year, ending months of speculation.

#cnews-canal-plus-sa, #elections, #france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zemmour-eric

Xiomara Castro Vows New Era for Hondurus but Is Tied to Past

Xiomara Castro, headed toward becoming her country’s next president, promises to expunge its legacy of corruption, but change may be tempered by her establishment ties and conservative opposition.

#central-america, #corruption-institutional, #elections, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #zelaya-rosales-jose-manuel

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Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday, but widespread political violence during the campaign and questionable results from 2017 are looming large.

#asfura-nasry, #castro-xiomara, #central-america, #corruption-institutional, #elections, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #honduras, #latin-america, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #zelaya-rosales-jose-manuel

Brazil’s President Lula Is Staging a Comeback. Can He Bring the Country Along?

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president, has beat back a flurry of corruption cases and climbed to the front of next year’s presidential race.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazilian-development-bank, #corruption-institutional, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #elections

Sweden Chose Its First Female Prime Minister. She Lasted About 7 Hours.

Magdalena Andersson, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, quit after her new government’s budget was defeated on her first day in office and her coalition partners bolted.

#elections, #europe, #lofven-stefan-1957, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #sweden-democrats, #swedish-social-democratic-party

In Venezuela’s Flawed Vote, Maduro Shows One Way to Retain Power

European observers said the elections were neither free nor fair. They showed how President Nicolás Maduro’s government, however unpopular, can win by excluding and splitting opponents.

#elections, #maduro-nicolas, #venezuela

Chileans Will Vote For President on Sunday

The top contenders to lead Chile out of a turbulent era are a leftist 35-year-old former student activist and a 55-year-old far-right former congressman, presenting voters a stark choice.

#chile, #constitutions, #elections, #pinera-sebastian, #politics-and-government

Teamsters Vote for Sean O’Brien, a Hoffa Critic, as President

Sean O’Brien scored a decisive victory among union members after criticizing the current leadership as too timid in UPS talks and Amazon organizing.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #delivery-services, #elections, #hoffa-james-p, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #organized-labor, #sean-obrien

Venezuelan Opposition Risks an Election Challenge to Maduro

With little hope of a fair vote, opposition candidates take a desperate risk to gain any edge against Venezuela’s entrenched autocrat, Nicolás Maduro.

#chavez-hugo, #content-type-personal-profile, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #guaido-juan, #maduro-nicolas, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #venezuela, #voting-and-voters

After Time in U.S. Prisons, Maria Butina Now Sits in Russia’s Parliament

Maria Butina, convicted of serving as an unregistered foreign agent before and after the 2016 election, insists she “wasn’t a spy” and that her Duma seat is “not a reward.” Her critics call her a Kremlin “trophy.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #elections, #maria-v-butina, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #prisons-and-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Wisconsin Republicans Push to Take Over the State’s Elections

Led by Senator Ron Johnson, G.O.P. officials want to eliminate a bipartisan elections agency — and maybe send its members to jail.

#elections, #evers-tony-1951, #gableman-michael-j, #johnson-ron-1955, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #wisconsin

Rodrigo Duterte to Run for Senate in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte entered the race days after his daughter announced her bid for vice president. He had previously said he would leave politics at the end of his term.

#duterte-rodrigo, #duterte-sara, #elections, #philippines, #politics-and-government

Trump Allies Help Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil’s Elections

With his poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.

#bannon-stephen-k, #bolsonaro-eduardo, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #elections, #miller-jason-1975, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

In Nicaragua Election, Ortega Crushes Dissent

President Daniel Ortega quashed the opposition and struck fear in voters, all but guaranteeing his victory in a presidential contest on Sunday.

#elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #nicaragua, #ortega-daniel