Google Blocks More Anti-Kremlin Content as Vote in Russia Winds Down

The search giant agreed to Moscow’s requests to restrict access to online videos and documents being used by allies of the imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, activists said.

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Germany’s Election Is Armin Laschet’s to Lose, but Will He Succeed?

Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party’s candidate for chancellor, is flagging in the polls, and he seems to be dragging the party down with him.

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Lebanon Gets New Prime Minister Amid Economic Meltdown

The billionaire Najib Mikati’s new cabinet is Lebanon’s first empowered government in more than a year. It faces the immediate challenge of a collapsing economy.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #lebanon, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mikati-najib, #politics-and-government

Germany Investigates Russia Over Pre-Election Hacking

Berlin has protested to Moscow after identifying repeated attempts to steal politicians’ private information before the election this month that will decide Angela Merkel’s successor.

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Johnson, Inviting Battle, Prepares to Break Vow on Raising Taxes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to propose increasing the National Insurance tax to bolster social care services.

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It’s Election Season in Germany. No Charisma, Please!

The race to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office is the tightest in years. But the two leading candidates are anything but exciting, and that’s how Germans like it.

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Larry Householder, a Former Speaker, Is Expelled from the Ohio House

The 75-to-21 vote to expel Representative Larry Householder came nearly a year after he was charged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to bail out a foundering energy company.

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Netanyahu Ousted as Israeli Parliament Votes in New Government

An unlikely coalition prevailed against the country’s longest-serving leader. Now it must get its disparate factions to work together.

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German Parliament Backs ‘Milestone’ Gender Quota for Company Boards

The legislation requires many public companies in Germany to have at least one woman on the supervisory board.

#boards-of-directors, #germany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #women-and-girls

A Fragile Israeli Coalition, With Some Underlying Glue

An agreement to return to democratic norms might be the one thing that holds together the disparate coalition facing a confidence vote on Sunday.

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Israel’s Parliament to Vote on New Government on Sunday

If lawmakers approve a fragile new coalition government, Israel will be led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in 12 years.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

In Mexico Election, López Obrador’s Grip on Congress Slips

Early results of midterm elections suggested that Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s coalition would not keep the supermajority needed to push through his ambitious agenda.

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A Historic Moment for Israeli Arabs, but With a Question Mark

An Arab party’s decision to join a right-leaning Israeli government would be an important, if uncertain, step toward inclusion rather than perpetual opposition.

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Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Would-Be Prime Minister?

A former chief of staff to the prime minister he may replace, he is considered by some to be more right-wing than his old boss.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #west-bank

Can a New ‘Change Government’ Change Israel?

The main players in the latest twist in Israeli politics have very different agendas, but one common goal: unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

#bennett-naftali, #gaza-strip, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

Israel Moves Toward Coalition Deal That Could Sideline Netanyahu

Naftali Bennett, an ultranationalist, and Yair Lapid, a centrist, have moved closer to forming a fragile coalition government that would oust the longtime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government

Canadian Lawmaker, Will Amos, Is Exposed Again on Camera

After appearing naked during a virtual House of Commons session in April, a member of Parliament said that he urinated while on video this week.

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Youngest U.K. Lawmaker Takes a Break, Citing PTSD

Nadia Whittome said that it was important to be honest about her mental health struggles in the hope that it would normalize talking about the issue.

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She Was Supposed to Become Prime Minister but Was Locked Out of Parliament

A constitutional crisis deepened in the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, which now has two competing governments and two claimants to the prime ministership.

#elections, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mataafa-naomi-1957, #politics-and-government, #samoa

Nepal’s Parliament Is Dissolved, Deepening a Political Crisis as Covid Rages

Opposition politicians seemed daunted by the prospect of planning for a new election while the coronavirus is wreaking havoc.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deuba-sher-bahadur, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #nepal, #oli-k-p-sharma, #politics-and-government

Nepal’s Parliament Is Dissolved as Covid-19 Rages

Opposition politicians seemed daunted by the prospect of planning for a new election while the coronavirus is wreaking havoc.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deuba-sher-bahadur, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #nepal, #oli-k-p-sharma, #politics-and-government

Samoa Is Set to Have Its First Female Leader

A dead-heat election was followed by uncertainty and intrigue. But barring further surprises, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa will become prime minister on Monday.

#legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #samoa, #women-and-girls

Queen’s Speech: Johnson Presses Advantage in U.K. Government Program

The government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech suggest that Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to make full use of favorable political conditions.

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Scotland Election Results Complicate Hopes for Independence Referendum

The Scottish National Party appeared likely to fall short of an outright majority, though pro-independence parties were on track to retain control of Scotland’s Parliament.

#elections, #johnson-boris, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sturgeon-nicola

U.K. Conservatives Win Hartlepool Parliament Seat

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent troubles didn’t seem to bother voters in Hartlepool, a struggling town in the northeast of England.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #hartlepool-england, #johnson-boris, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Israeli President Taps the Opposition Leader Lapid to Form Government

Yair Lapid has four weeks to cobble together a coalition, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his attempt. But the process could end in another election.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #yesh-atid

Netanyahu Fails to Form New Israeli Government, Prolonging Deadlock

The prime minister’s opponents may now get a chance to oust him from power. But it is too soon to write off Benjamin Netanyahu, a political survivor.

#corruption-institutional, #elections, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #yesh-atid

Ioannis Lagos, Greek Neo-Nazi Lawmaker, Stripped of Immunity by European Parliament

Ioannis Lagos, sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Greek court for his part in running the fascist Golden Dawn party, had been immune from extradition as an elected member of the European Union’s legislature.

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Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Taking Nude Photo of Colleague

It was not immediately clear what sanctions, if any, Sébastien Lemire would face after he acknowledged taking a nude photo of William Amos during a Zoom call.

#bloc-quebecois, #canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservative-party-canada, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #quebec-province-canada, #social-media, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French Ambassador

Just a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist group. But after violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

Who Leaked a Nude Image of a Canadian Lawmaker? His Colleagues Want to Know.

After a photo of William Amos, a legislator from Quebec, circulated on social media, some lawmakers called for an investigation into what they described as a “potentially criminal act.”

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Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.

#communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

Amid Sexual Harassment Scandals, Australia Plots a ‘Road Map for Respect’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would accept 55 suggestions from the country’s human rights commissioner to tackle a problem that has been festering for years in politics.

#metoo-movement, #australia, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

Netanyahu Gets First Crack at Forming New Government in Israel

After a fourth inconclusive election in two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still has no easy path back into office. But he has more of a chance than his opponents.

#corruption-institutional, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say

More and more women are describing Parliament House as a sexist backwater. A staff member’s accusation of rape — in a minister’s office, no less — was the catalyst.

#metoo-movement, #australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny

The attorney general and the defense minister, tied to separate scandals, will stay in the government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

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What Are the ‘Kill the Bill’ Protests in Britain All About?

Britain’s policing and crime bill has set off a string of demonstrations in cities around the country. So what is the proposed legislation and why are people protesting against it?

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Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon Did Not Break Rules, Inquiry Says

After a bitter feud with her predecessor, Ms. Sturgeon has been cleared by one inquiry into claims that led to calls for her resignation.

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Japan Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage. Laws Still Block It.

A court found that it was unconstitutional for the country not to recognize the unions. But change would come only if Parliament passes legislation.

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‘March 4 Justice’: Thousands Turn Out in Australia

The protests in at least 40 cities represented an outpouring of anger over the treatment of women at the highest levels of power, organizers said.

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Election Year in Germany Kicks Off With Voting in Two States

Regional governments will be chosen in two southwestern states months before a national vote that is considered wide open after 16 years under Chancellor Angela Merkel

#christian-democratic-union-germany, #christian-social-union-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-governors, #germany, #green-party-germany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #merkel-angela, #voting-and-voters

Linda Reynolds, Australian Minister, Settles ‘Lying Cow’ Defamation Case

The fallout from the Brittany Higgins rape case and other sexual assault allegations continues to reverberate in the government.

#apologies, #australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #linda-reynolds, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes

In a Land Dominated by Ex-Rebels, Kosovo Women Find Power at the Ballot Box

Women are winning greater political representation in Kosovo, raising hopes of more equality in a country still living with the scars of the war against Serbian rule in the 1990s.

#kosovo, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #women-and-girls

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.

#braverman-suella, #family-leaves, #government-employees, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government

Viktor Orban Pulls Hungary’s Ruling Party From Conservative E.U. Alliance

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary withdrew his party from the center-right grouping in the European Parliament, heading off a move to expel them over democratic backsliding at home.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-peoples-party, #european-union, #fidesz-party, #hungary, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government

In Israeli Election, a Chance for Arabs to Gain Influence, or Lose It

Jewish politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are courting Arab Israeli voters, and some Arab politicians are prepared to work with them.

#arabs, #elections, #israel, #joint-list-israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

Mario Draghi Wins Support to Form Government in Italy

The former European Central Bank chief, picked as a consensus prime minister, will look to lead the country out of the coronavirus crisis and repair the economic damage left by the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party-italy, #draghi-mario, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue.

Murray Sinclair, who just retired from Canada’s Senate, led a truth and reconciliation commission that still shapes the national conversation.

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Mario Draghi Saved the Euro. Can He Now Save Italy?

Mario Draghi has broad support as he tries to form a new government and restore Italy’s credibility and clout in Brussels. But Italian politics is a dangerous place for an enigmatic technocrat.

#bank-of-italy, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #conte-giuseppe, #credit-and-debt, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #euro-currency, #european-central-bank, #european-union, #eurozone, #italy, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

The Senate Has Become a Dadaist Nightmare

No one would ever design a legislative body that worked this way.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #federal-budget-us, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government