Tag: Election

Leak exposes anti-EU feeling in UK’s Tory party

EUObserver Today @ 09:25 CET A confidential memo drafted by the British foreign ministry has indicated the depth of anti-EU feeling in the British Conservative party. The paper was written last week by UK officials in the form of a letter…

Uribe will not run again

Election Date: May 30, 2010 At stake: Congress, President of Colombia Background Before 1964, two parties literally fought to the death for power in Colombia, starting what is now an embedded culture of violence in the South American country. The…

Communists Gain Momentum in Czech Republic

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) has increased its standing in the Czech Republic as a legislative ballot nears, according to a poll by Median. 16.8 per cent of respondents would vote for…

Former Nigerian military ruler to run for president

Babangida, 68, seized power in the OPEC member state in August 1985 and went on to rule Africa’s most populous nation for nearly eight years. He was forced to step down in 1993 after he canceled an election that was…

Georgian Police Briefly Arrest Opposition Leader

UPDATE: Opposition political rally is scheduled for tomorrow, April 9, 2010 in downtown Tbilisi. TBILISI — Georgian police briefly arrested opposition leader Aleksandr Shalamberidze in Tbilisi today, RFE/RL’s Georgian Service reports.

Sudan politics: Trade-off?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The decision of the ruling party of Southern Sudan to pull its candidate out of the national presidential election, while continuing to campaign for seats in the National Assembly, seems to have been taken with…

Iraq politics: Coalition-courting

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Iraqi general election has thrown up an inconclusive result. The final outcome will depend on a secondary contest between the two leading parties to form a majority bloc in parliament. If neither party can…

UK: First election since allowance scandal

Angus Reid Election Date: May 6, 2010 At stake: House of Commons Note: This election date is tentative. Background The United Kingdom of Great Britain encompasses England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Britain was one of only three European Union…

Kyrgyzstan: New Junta in Formation

Jamestown Foundation Kyrgyzstan is teetering on the brink of becoming yet another state ruled by military officials. To date, several military officers have been granted unprecedented political power, which they have used against the regime’s opponents. There are signs that…