Times of Malta ‒ ‘Political parties should cooperate on reform’

Reform would require bipartisan cooperation, the Think Tank said. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina A local think tank has warned that the “precarious” state of Malta’s governance posed a significant threat to the nation’s social and economic well-being. In a paper highlighting areas of potential bi-partisan collaboration in a number of policy areas, the Today Public […]

NLA debates seed funding for political parties

Gen Somjet is chair of the committee vetting the Political Parties Bill, one of the four organic laws required for the coming election. The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has proposed that Bt1 million in seed funding is required for the formation of a political party.  The bill, which passed a first reading in the NLA, […]

Rights groups urge political parties to rein in on violent members

HUMAN rights watchdogs have urged political parties to rein in their supporters and ensure peaceful proceedings of their meetings, saying intolerance poses a threat to peace as the country heads for the 2018 elections. By NQOBANI NDLOVU This follows the violence that marred Zanu PF’s provincial co-ordinating committee meeting in Bulawayo, resulting in the arrest […]

B.C. political parties very close to reaching deal, Green leader says

May 26, 2017 – 5:30pm VICTORIA — Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he’s very close to making a deal with either the Liberals and the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in British Columbia. He says negotiations between the parties have intensified since Elections BC confirmed the province’s election results earlier this week with the Liberals holding 43 seats […]

EVM Challenge is on, but CPI(M), NCP the Only Parties to Participate

AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers. The Election Commission has invited an EVM challenge to test if the machines can be tampered with. Credit: Reuters/Files New Delhi: The electronic voting machine challenge, which was announced by chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi on May 20 […]

Iraqi militia registers as political party ahead of elections

Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a Shia militia, has been awarded a licence to form an authorised political party in order to take part in Iraq’s upcoming elections, the country’s Independent High Electoral Commission announced on Wednesday. The paramilitary group “has met all the legal requirements of the Commission necessary for the registration of political parties – and […]

Political parties slam govt for presenting ‘anti-poor’ budget  

KARACHI: Political parties criticised the Federal Budget 2017-18 presented by Senator Ishaq Dar on Friday and termed it an “anti-poor budget”. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar, criticising the budget, said that the government of PML-N was not farmer-friendly but the enemy of farmers. “The country buried under debt cannot be called free,” he added. “The […]

Letter: Political parties are crippling our nation | The Berkshire Eagle

Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 5:39 pm To the editor: Anyone didn’t know before, now knows that the U.S. government is largely dysfunctional. The major problems center around affordable health care and political parties that won’t work with each other. Almost all Western nations have single-payer health care. National political parties are not even mentioned […]