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People struggling to make ends meet

FIJI needs to be innovative to address social ills such as poverty, some political parties say. The National Federation Party (NFP), Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), Unity Fiji party and the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) believe that the country’s poverty rate has gone up, a strong indication of people struggling to make ends meet. As […]

Turkey’s early elections: Dynamics and possible outcomes

Regardless of what anyone says, every election that has brought Turkish voters to the polls has been very important and critical. One may use the same words to describe the upcoming snap elections scheduled for June 24. But the snap elections this time seem somehow “different.” That is because we have come face to face […]

Can the California GOP Stop Its ‘Death Spiral’?

California Republicans haven’t had a good year since 1994. They’ve been shut out of power in the legislature and lost nearly all statewide races. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the last Republicans to win statewide election, once described the state party as “dying at the box office.” This year could be even worse. Thanks […]

Publix suspends political donations amid of anti-gun protest

USA Today NetworkWayne T. Price, Florida Today Published 7:46 p.m. ET May 25, 2018 | Updated 8:08 p.m. ET May 25, 2018 CLOSE Gun activist David Hogg taking aim at Publix for its support of Adam Putnam Wayne T. Price, FLORIDA TODAY Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg speaks as demonstrators lie on […]

Political parties sign code of conduct – Punch Newspapers

Niyi  Odebode and John Alechenu Political parties on Friday adopted a  code of conduct that will  guide their operations before, during and after the 2019  general elections. The adoption and signing of the code of  conduct was witnessed by the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of Election and Party Monitoring, […]

Ireland Abortion Laws Repealed Acorrding to Exit Polls

Ireland’s abortion laws are among the most restrictive in the developed world, but that appears soon to change according to exit polls conducted by The Irish Times. If the final vote tally mirrors the exit polls, it will be a major win for women’s rights, repealing a constitutional amendment that forbade abortions in almost all circumstances, including […]