Elections

10.02.2014

Anti nuclear camp lose out in Tokyo elections

Anti nuclear camp lose out in Tokyo elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s man won February 9 2014 election for governor of Tokyo, denying the post to the anti-nuclear camp, which should have teamed up for this important election battle. According to media exit polls, the 65-year-old Masuzoe, backed by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, was the winner by a… »

19.11.2013

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

By Brittany Peterson for The Voice of Russia Chileans took to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and Congress, but only came away with the latter. Brittany: Michelle Bachelet is a former president to Chile and for the last three years, was the head of UN Women in New… »

26.03.2013

Netanyahu’s new Israeli government: Here we go again

Netanyahu’s new Israeli government: Here we go again

By Alon Ben-Meir, Professor of International Relations, Center for Global Affairs at NYU. At the eleventh hour, Prime Minister Netanyahu hustled to put his coalition government together only two days before President Obama’s visit to Israel. Undoubtedly, Netanyahu’s last-ditch effort was prompted by his incontrovertible desire to be the… »

26.03.2013

Maduro warns of sabotage plans in Venezuela

Maduro warns of sabotage plans in Venezuela

Venezuela’s acting president has accused political opponents of drawing up plans to sabotage the Latin American country’s electricity grid and disrupt food distribution ahead of the April 14 presidential election. Nicolas Maduro made the remarks during a televised speech on Monday, The Associated Press reported. He did not provide further… »

23.02.2013

Italy Before (and After) the Elections

Italy Before (and After) the Elections

By Peter Schwarz Italian parliamentary elections will be held on Sunday and Monday [24 and 25 February] with the country facing social disintegration. Italy’s economic output has shrunk by 7 percent since 2008. The unemployment rate has risen over the same period from 6.5 percent to 11.2 percent. The rate… »

21.02.2013

Italy: How will the elections be? We speak to the Secretary of the Italian Humanist Party

Italy: How will the elections be?  We speak to the Secretary of the Italian Humanist Party

We’d like to try to explain to the international public about the elections that are taking place in Italy on the 24th and 25th of February: elections looked at from abroad with a mixture of irony and amazement.  We do this with a special commentator: the General Secretary of the… »

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