Category: Parties

19 political parties mull ‘third force’ ahead of 2019

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and 18 other political parties ‎are discussing a merger deal to form a ‘third force’ ahead of the 2019 general elections.  National Chairman of FJP, Dr. Onwubuya Breakforth, told newsmen yesterday in Abuja that ‎the third force was necessary in order to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government, […]

Regime ‘strays from the path of reform’

Nipit Intarasombat says the government has lost its way in a maze of ennui and scandals that have effectively killed chances for the reform it promised. Deputy Democrat Party leader Nipit Intarasombat has offered his take on why Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will prefer to be an unelected prime minister after the general election. He […]

Tory and Labour MPs at odds with party views over Brexit, poll finds | Politics

Divisions may spell more disruption when any final deal is presented to parliament The prime minister Theresa May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn both face a tough task ahead. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images The official Conservative and Labour positions on Brexit are at sometimes stark odds to the views of many of the parties’ MPs, […]

Iraq’s Islamists dump religion for upcoming elections

With elections scheduled for May, political parties in Iraq are busy forming alliances and gearing up for the campaign. Of note, slogans promoting political Islam are remarkably scarce. For this election cycle, all the political parties, including Islamists parties, have chosen to focus on civic life in their effort to get voters’ attention and gain their confidence. Out of more than 200 […]

Zim: 'Politricks' dribbles gender equality

Even civic organisations lobbying for women say major political parties are likely to field less female candidates, as has been the case over the years. In the 2013 parliamentary elections, major political parties — the ruling Zanu-PF and the opposition MDC-T — fielded less women than before, at a time … Source

Top NC House Democrats endorse Terence Everitt

North Carolina House caucus leaders for the two political parties are taking different approaches to contested legislative primaries, with some Democrats opting to endorse in races that have multiple candidates from their party – while the House majority leader says he’ll stay neutral in GOP primaries. Contested primaries pose a conundrum for party leaders: Backing […]

Thai Junta Chief May Rally Allies to Keep Power, Ex-Premier Says

Thailand’s junta leader may seek to retain power after elections scheduled for later this year through support from several different political groups, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said. Prayuth Chan-Ocha could continue serving as Thailand’s prime minister even if he doesn’t stand for election, Abhisit said in an interview at his office in Bangkok. The latter […]


One million three hundred thousand  people have been vaccinated in the first round of the cholera vaccination exercise. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says this represents 109 percent achievement because the target was 1.2 million people. He has urged the public that participated in the first round of the vaccination which ended on Saturday to […]