Thursday, September 24, 2020

#ITALY: 70% Back Referendum To Cut Size Of Parliament By A Third

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Italians have voted in a referendum to cut the size of the country's parliament by more than a third. Almost 70% of people voted to support he change, with almost all votes counted.

The number of MPs in the lower house will be reduced from 634 to 400. The senate will also be downsized.

The referendum was pushed by the Five Star Movement, part of the governing coalition, which argued that the move would reduce costs.

[FULL STORY HERE
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

#ROMANIA: Parliament Votes To Increase Pensions By 40% Ahead Of Local, Parliamentary Elections

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Romania’s Parliament voted for a bill that forces an immediate 40% hike in public pensions, as opposed to a milder 14% increase proposed by the Government. Critics warn that the increase could seriously hike the nation's budget deficit in the near future.

The decision, which comes just five days ahead of the local elections on September 27 and two months ahead of the December 6 parliamentary elections, highlights the fierce battle for votes between the Social Democrats (PSD), who occasionally hold the majority in the Parliament, and the Liberals (PNL), who run the Government.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

#BELARUS: Amid Talk Of Sanctions, Controversial President Closes Borders With Three Neighboring Nations

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Belarus is beefing up securing on the border with Ukraine and will close access to its border with neighboring Poland and Lithuania. 

All three nations say they are supporting sanctions against Belarus after European observers say the nation's recent election was unfair.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

#NORTHERNIRELAND: Trash Collection In Danger Due To Funding Crisis

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A funding crisis could force councils to cut trash collection services and community events, Northern Ireland's government has been warned.

Northern Ireland's 11 councils are to meet with ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly this week to demand an urgent rescue package.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

#CANADA: Progressive Conservatives Win Majority In New Brunswick Legislature

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New Brunswick's governing party, the Progressive Conservatives, won a majority in the province's legislature Monday night.

Party leader Blaine Higgs won the coveted majority after two years of leading the province's first minority government since 1920. The victory ends a streak of four consecutive single-term governments. 

The PCs have been elected in 27 ridings, two more than the 25 needed for a majority.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

#JAPAN: Yoshihide Suga Elected LDP Party Ldr. Will Become Prime Minister

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Yoshihide Suga

Yoshihide Suga was elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday, making him all but certain to become prime minister of the world's third-largest economy later this week.

As widely expected, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's chief cabinet secretary defeated former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba and former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Suga took 377 of 534 votes, with Kishida way back in second on 89. Ishiba came last with 68 votes.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Monday, September 14, 2020

#IRELAND: Mass March In Dublin Against Mask Mandate

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Up to 2,000 people marched through Dublin City Centre on Saturday in protest at the wearing of face masks.

The march was organised by a group called Yellow Vest Ireland, which describes itself as a “people’s movement” that is “not aligned to any political group, organisation or politician”.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

#ALGERIA: Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments; Sends To Popular Referendum

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The National People's Assembly, the lower house of parliament, has unanimously voted in favor of several constitutional amendments, amid a boycott of the opposition blocs.

The draft amendments, which will go to a referendum on November 1st, oblige the president to appoint a prime minister from the party that has the majority in parliament.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

#LEBANON: Parliamentary By-Elections Postponed Due To Instability, Covid-19

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Parliamentary by-elections to replace 8 resigned MPs were postponed until after Jan. 2021, in accordance with a decree issued by the caretaker prime minister’s office, the state-run National News Agency reported Wednesday.

The by-elections were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, with at least 400 cases registered daily, and due to the “current conditions,” the NNA said.

The decision was made by caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and President Michel Aoun.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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