Category: Parties

Cambodia’s election committee says 20 political parties to contest in July national poll – Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, May 24 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) had officially recognized all of the 20 political parties that registered to contest the July national election, according to local media’s report on Thursday. “In total, 20 political parties have been officially recognized by the NEC,” said a NEC’s statement. Among the recognized parties […]

When politicians hijack the pro-truth ‘fact check’

LAURA WALTERS Last updated 15:22, May 24 2018 KEVIN STENT/STUFF When the Government released its Budget 2018, the National Party was quick to release a raft of fact checks of Labour’s claims. Then Labour fact checked National’s fact checking. So who is right? It’s hard to say. ANALYSIS: In the fake news era, fact checking is […]

A Party for Women. A Party for (White) Men.

The much bigger story, though, is the gender gap between the two parties overall, which is the result of divergent policies on social issues. This persistent, widening gap illustrates the social science concept of “path dependence”: that the decisions you make in the past foreclose the range of future choices. If a city continues to […]

The Myth of the Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaire

“I guess the trouble was that we didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians,” wrote John Steinbeck of his fellow Americans. “Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.” There’s a grain of truth in this. Americans have more faith in upward economic mobility than nearly anyone. We have a special — which isn’t to say totalizing — attachment […]

Columnist Don Robinson: Why political parties are important

“No America without democracy, no democracy without politics, no politics without parties, no parties without compromise and moderation.” So runs the string of assumptions on which the politics of American democracy hangs, according to the late political scientist, Clinton Rossiter. Political parties are essential instruments of constitutional democracy. They organize inchoate impulses into governing principles […]

Clinton, Biden and Cuomo Star in Democratic Convention. But Where’s de Blasio?

As many of New York’s top Democrats gathered on Long Island on Wednesday for the party’s state convention, one prominent Democrat was noticeably absent: Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mr. de Blasio, who holds one of the most recognizable political offices in the country, and who has traveled to Iowa and other cities and states around […]

All political parties on one page on CPEC: Miftah | Pakistan |

All political parties on one page on CPEC: Miftah ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Dr Miftah Ismail said that there was consensus among all political parties on Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) and whatever government would come into power after completion of a political transition would continue supporting this initiative. “There is consensus among political […]

Why Pakistan’s Ruling Elite Are Losing the Narrative War Against Radical Islamists

Pakistan’s government has lost the brief momentum it had to fight radical Islamist groups. The electoral significance of Islamist groups in Pakistan has always remained fundamental when it comes to elections in the country. Regardless of these groups’ small presence in the Parliament, their street power and ability to influence public opinion have always acted […]