Bangkok governor’s election seen as a national harbinger

Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok will vote for the city’s leader on Sunday in a vote seen as a barometer of the public vote ahead of an impending general election Through JERRY HARMER Associated Press May 19, 2022, 5:20 am † 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BANGKOK — Residents … Read more

Trump-Backed Rep Madison Cawthorn Admits North Carolina Primary GOP

Rep. Madison Cawthorn speaks before a rally for former US President Donald Trump at The Farm at 95 on April 9, 2022 in Selma, North Carolina. Allison Joyce | Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the scandal-prone freshman legislator backed by former President Donald Trump, admitted defeat in his Republican primary, Cawthorn’s spokesman told reporters Tuesday … Read more

Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France’s new prime minister

Elisabeth Borne has been named France’s new prime minister Through SYLVIE CORBET and THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press May 16, 2022, 19:10 † 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PARIS — Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was named France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold … Read more

Italy slowly erodes access to abortion, on US wave – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Italy is quietly throttling access to abortion in an accelerating campaign fueled by America’s bombastic culture war over reproductive rights. Regional authorities responsible for health care in Italy are increasingly funding and providing space for anti-abortion organizations in hospitals and family planning clinics. Officials are refusing … Read more

Early results: Hezbollah in Lebanon suffers election losses

Early results from the weekend’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon show that the militant Hezbollah group and its allies have apparently suffered losses ThroughThe Associated Press May 16, 2022, 06:40 † 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies appear to have suffered some losses … Read more

Hezbollah Allies Lose in Lebanon Legislative Elections, According to Initial Results

Issued on: 16/05/2022 – 04:14 Iran-backed Hezbollah has taken a hit in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, with preliminary results showing some of its oldest allies have suffered losses and the Saudi Arabia-affiliated Lebanese Armed Forces party says it has won seats. While the votes are still being counted, the final composition of the 128-member parliament has … Read more

Somali lawmakers elected president voted out 5 years ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A former Somali president who was voted out of power in 2017 has returned to the country’s highest office after defeating the incumbent leader in a protracted battle decided by lawmakers in a third ballot late on Sunday. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president from 2012 to 2017, won the … Read more

‘Revolution ballot box’: Lebanon holds parliamentary elections | Election news

Voter participation is expected to be higher this year, following an increase in voting in the diaspora last week. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday as it recovers from an economic crisis that has left more than three quarters of the population in poverty. About 3.9 million eligible voters choose their … Read more

Entangled in crises, Lebanese start voting for new parliament

In Lebanon, polling stations have been opened for the election of a new parliament Through BASSEM MROUE Associated Press May 15, 2022, 4:47 am † 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Lebanese went to polls early Sunday to elect a new parliament amid an economic collapse that is transforming … Read more