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Gulf News
How Spain could suspend Catalonia’s autonomyThis would involve triggering the never before used Article 155 of Spain’s cons
Gulf News / Posted an hour ago
This would involve triggering the never before used Article 155 of Spain’s constitution MADRID: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 0800 GMT on Thursday to tell Madrid whether or not he is declaring independence from Spain.If he does not give... Read more
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The Washington Times
Cory Gardner says anything that allows Democrats to take the Senate is ‘a step backwards’that allows Democrats to take the Senate is “a step backwards.” “I respect eve
The Washington Times / Posted 2 hours ago
that allows Democrats to take the Senate is “a step backwards.” “I respect everybody’s right to be involved in primaries and elections, but I want to do one thing and one thing only, and that’s create more opportunity for the people of this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Need Protection From Voters On Age Limit - MP Simeo NsubugaA woman guides children in Kasubi, Kampala on Tuesday after police fired live b
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
A woman guides children in Kasubi, Kampala on Tuesday after police fired live bullets and teargas to disperse a consultative rally on the proposed deletion of Article 102 (b) from the Constitution. This week, supporters of the age limit removal bill... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Solons reset hearing on Bautista impeachmentThe House of Representatives justice committee has canceled its deliberations t
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 hours ago
The House of Representatives justice committee has canceled its deliberations today, Wednesday (Oct. 18) on the articles of impeachment to be filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista. “We are resetting the hearing... Read more
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The Hindu
Political and partisanG.S. Dhillon, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (for two terms), was asked to step down
The Hindu / Posted 20 hours ago
G.S. Dhillon, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (for two terms), was asked to step down by the Prime Minister in 1975, and made Union Minister for Shipping — a precedent that has allowed future holders of the position to harbour political ambitions. There... Read more
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FOX News
Hillary can't help herself from helping Trump On the roster: Hillary can’t help herself from helping Trump - Alexander, Mur
FOX News / Posted 21 hours ago
On the roster: Hillary can’t help herself from helping Trump - Alexander, Murray reach bipartisan deal on ObamaCare - Trump invokes Kelly’s slain son defending Obama swipe - White House refuses Gowdy... Read more
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FOX News
Hillary can't help herself from helping TrumpFox News contributor Guy Benson on tax reform, former FBI Director James Comey
FOX News / Posted 21 hours ago
Fox News contributor Guy Benson on tax reform, former FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton's political future. On the roster: Hillary can’t help herself from helping Trump - Alexander, Murray reach bipartisan deal on ObamaCare - Trump... Read more
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Swissinfo
Kurds abandon territory in the face of Iraq government advanceBy Ahmed Rasheed and Mustafa Mahmoud BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad go
Swissinfo / Posted 22 hours ago
By Ahmed Rasheed and Mustafa Mahmoud BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance... Read more
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Aljazeera
Explained: National Congress of China's Communist partyChina's ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th National Congress on October
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
China's ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th National Congress on October 18. China's president and the party's general secretary Xi Jinping is expected to use the twice-a-decade event to consolidate his hold on power in the world's second... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine lawmakers at odds over future of ranked-choice votingThe Legislature’s joint veterans and legal affairs committee could not agree on
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
The Legislature’s joint veterans and legal affairs committee could not agree on a path forward for independent Rep. Kent Ackley’s bill to bring the 2016 ranked-choice voting law into compliance with the Maine Constitution. The committee’s divided... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rulling Party BDP Postpone Primary Elections IndefinitelyGaborone — Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has announced the postponement of al
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Gaborone — Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has announced the postponement of all its primary elections indefinitely. Addressing a monthly media briefing on October 10, the party secretary general, Mr Mpho Balopi explained that the reason for... Read more
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FOX News
Can Trump broker a GOP ceasefire?President Trump managed to show support for the work of Steve Bannon to unseat
FOX News / Posted yesterday
President Trump managed to show support for the work of Steve Bannon to unseat Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader, and also to praise McConnell’s work itself. That’s a tough one. And it reveals the central challenge for Trump in trying to... Read more
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FOX News
Can Trump broker a GOP ceasefire?Politico reporter Rachael Bade says in private the conversation between the pre
FOX News / Posted yesterday
Politico reporter Rachael Bade says in private the conversation between the president and Senate majority leader was 'a little more frank.' On the roster: - Trump drug czar pick under fire for opioid bill -... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Veto overrides by GOP mark Democratic governor's 1st yearincumbent Pat McCrory in an election that swung in part on the voters' critique
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
incumbent Pat McCrory in an election that swung in part on the voters' critique of the state's so-called "bathroom bill" and other GOP policies. But the state's switch to Cooper - by only about 10,000 voters last November - largely hasn't... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Standing room only at hearing for constitutional ranked-choice billin Augusta, ranked-choice voting got yet another platform during a public heari
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted yesterday
in Augusta, ranked-choice voting got yet another platform during a public hearing. The system would allow voters to rank candidates in a race from most preferred to least preferred. It was approved by voters a year ago, but then the Maine Supreme... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Standing room only at hearing for constitutional ranked-choice billin Augusta, ranked-choice voting got yet another platform during a public heari
WLBZ Bangor / Posted yesterday
in Augusta, ranked-choice voting got yet another platform during a public hearing. The system would allow voters to rank candidates in a race from most preferred to least preferred. It was approved by voters a year ago, but then the Maine Supreme... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Geingob Calls Self-Proclaimed Campaigners to Orderindividuals who publicly go around saying they are his campaign managers. The
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
individuals who publicly go around saying they are his campaign managers. The president also condemned those who insult and belittle others in his name on social media. He furthermore responded to allegations made last week by, amongst others,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Age Limit Debate Has Overshadowed LCI PollsUgandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Ugandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives at local council level but as the polls draw closer, the politics of the controversial presidential age limit debate seems to have overshadowed and relegated the process... Read more
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The Hill
Whether it upholds authority over war power will be a crucial test for CongressIf there’s been a single, clear, consistent foreign policy message that’s emerg
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
If there’s been a single, clear, consistent foreign policy message that’s emerged from the last decade of U.S. elections, it’s simple: Voters are exhausted of open-ended, expensive, destructive, and unaccountable foreign wars. From President Bush’s... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
As Bautista quits, Palace rules out impeachment trialTHE Palace said Sunday there is no need for Commission on Elections (Comelec) C
Manila Standard Today / Posted 3 days ago
THE Palace said Sunday there is no need for Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista to go through an impeachment trial because President Rodrigo Duterte has already accepted his resignation. “The goal of impeachment is to remove... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
PNM ‘front lash’ for Harry—KhanNo one is above the law—not even ruling party members. The ruling Peoples' Nati
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
No one is above the law—not even ruling party members. The ruling Peoples' National Movement yesterday suspended longstanding PNMite Harry Ragoonanan from the party following police probe of a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) bus tender... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No more Senate impeachment trial for poll chief, says SottoCommission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista LYN RILLON / INQUIRER FILE PHO
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista LYN RILLON / INQUIRER FILE PHOTO The Senate would no longer hold an impeachment trial for poll chief Andres Bautista once it receives official word from Malacañang that President Rodrigo Duterte... Read more
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BBC News
Is Kyrgyzstan's vote free and fair?historic vote, but is it fair? For the first time in the history of Kyrgyzstan
BBC News / Posted 3 days ago
historic vote, but is it fair? For the first time in the history of Kyrgyzstan, an elected president is due to peacefully hand over power after elections take place on Sunday. But critics say the political environment in Central Asia's "island of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Faces of the news(CA) voted to disapprove her appointment, it still hurt. In fact, Health Secret
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
(CA) voted to disapprove her appointment, it still hurt. In fact, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial left soon after the CA committee hearing and skipped the plenary announcement of her rejection. Much of the opposition reportedly had to do with the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Reversals of fortunelate. Whether deserved or not, these tragedies – with their menus of failed exp
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
late. Whether deserved or not, these tragedies – with their menus of failed expectations, hidden daggers, frontal attacks and even the progressive release of lurid details – make for powerful viewing. We do not refer to the latest bombshell of yet... Read more
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The Hill
Supreme Court gerrymandering ruling hangs on Justice KennedyGerrymandering legislative district lines has given Republicans control of the
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
Gerrymandering legislative district lines has given Republicans control of the House of Representatives and most state legislatures despite greater nationwide vote totals for Democratic candidates in some of the same elections. In recent elections,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Ateneo president backs embattled constitutional bodiesMANILA, Philippines — The president of Ateneo de Manila University on Friday ca
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The president of Ateneo de Manila University on Friday called on the public to understand and protect the functions and roles of democratic institutions amid the threats of President Rodrigo Duterte hurled at these... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Elections' integrity focus of court casea case that has received little national attention but, if a majority of justic
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
a case that has received little national attention but, if a majority of justices rule for the plaintiffs, it could cause elections in America to change dramatically. Gill v. Whitford was filed in Wisconsin, where William Whitford and other... Read more
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The Economic Times
Simultaneous elections will save funds for poverty eradicationFrequent elections also hamper growth and development. Once the Model Code of C
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
Frequent elections also hamper growth and development. Once the Model Code of Conduct is in force, the government concerned cannot do anything which might seem to influence voters in favour of the party in power.Grants, new schemes or projects cannot... Read more
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The Manila Times
Senate to try Comelec chiefTHE Senate will convene as an impeachment court to try Commission on Elections
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
THE Senate will convene as an impeachment court to try Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd said on Thursday. Pimentel at the same time assured his colleagues Bautista’s trial... Read more
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Pilipino Star
ImpeachedThe rules allow it, so the House of Representatives, in a plenary vote, reverse
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
The rules allow it, so the House of Representatives, in a plenary vote, reversed the decision of its justice panel to junk the impeachment complaint against Chairman Andres Bautista of the Commission on Elections. Impeachment is one of the processes... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Bautista unmoved by impeachmentCOMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista will not leave his post until
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
COMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista will not leave his post until Dec. 31, 2017 even after the House of Representatives impeached him, saying it is up to President Rodrigo Duterte to decide whether he will remain in his post. Bautista... Read more
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The Manila Times
DU30 should oust Bautista and prepare for a snap pollSOME people would probably call it, “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
SOME people would probably call it, “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”. On October 5, the committee on justice of the House of Representatives voted, 26-2, to junk the impeachment complaint filed by former Negros Congressman Jacinto Paras... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Impeachment was made easy under 1987 Constitution to ensure balance in gov’t’Christian Monsod (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) The authors of the 1987 Philippin
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Christian Monsod (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) The authors of the 1987 Philippine Constitution made it easy for the House of Representatives to impeach a top official of the land to ensure checks and balances in the government, one of the people who... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Law expert: House impeach moves, a mockery of democratic processIntegrated Bar of the Philippines The impeachment proceedings and threats of o
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Integrated Bar of the Philippines The impeachment proceedings and threats of ouster against the country’s top officials of constitutional bodies are all but “writings on the wall” and “coincidences” that cannot be ignored, a law expert said... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Drilon: Bautista impeachment will delay critical legislationMANILA, Philippines — The passage of major legislative measures such as the 201
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The passage of major legislative measures such as the 2018 budget and the tax reform program may be delayed once the Senate convenes as an impeachment court to try Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista, Senate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Join Us in Debating Electoral Laws, Jubilee Senators Urge RivalsMajority Coalition leadership in the Senate has criticised the Minority Coaliti
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Majority Coalition leadership in the Senate has criticised the Minority Coalition for abdicating its oversight role in the House by opting not to participate in the electoral laws debate which started Wednesday afternoon in the House. While moving... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Justice Owiny-Dollo Promises to Fast-Track Hearing of Age Limit Casehas promised to fast track the case in which an NRM member sued the party over
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
has promised to fast track the case in which an NRM member sued the party over its proposal to scrap Article 102 (b) of the Constitution that bars any citizen from contesting for Presidency when they are above 75 years. Justice Owiny Dollo on... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top StoriesMost of the congressmen from Negros Occidental yesterday joined the majority in
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 6 days ago
Most of the congressmen from Negros Occidental yesterday joined the majority in the House of Representatives in voting to impeach Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista, overturning a justice committee resolution that had earlier dismissed... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bautista impeachedchief resigns effective Dec. 31, will face trial MANILA, Philippines — After o
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
chief resigns effective Dec. 31, will face trial MANILA, Philippines — After offering to resign by yearend, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista might have to step down sooner than planned after the House of Representatives... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Morales case up to House ­— AlvarezTHE House of Representatives will exercise its independence over the clamor to
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
THE House of Representatives will exercise its independence over the clamor to unseat Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Wednesday. He said the House would handle the case competently in the event an impeachment... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Bautista impeachedCOMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista said Wednesday he would resign
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
COMMISSION on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista said Wednesday he would resign by the end of the year, just as the House of Representatives voted 137-75 to impeach him after his wife Patricia claimed he had amassed nearly P1 billion in ill-gotten... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Businessmen Dare Geingob On State CaptureBUSINESSMEN Desmond Amunyela and Lazarus Jacobs have asked their former friend,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
BUSINESSMEN Desmond Amunyela and Lazarus Jacobs have asked their former friend, President Hage Geingob, to confirm or deny claims that they wanted to use him or the state to enrich themselves. The businessmen, who own Paragon Investments, took... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Despite 'unfortunate' House decision, Bautista vows to cooperateMANILA, Philippines — After the House of Representatives voted to impeach him,
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — After the House of Representatives voted to impeach him, Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista on Wednesday called the decision "unfortunate" but vowed to abide by the Constitution and follow the rules of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bautista says House move unnecessary but will abide by impeach processCommission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista LYN RILLON / INQUIRER FILE PHO
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista LYN RILLON / INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista said the move of the House of Representatives to impeach him was an unnecessary move since he already announced... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Laws in the pipelineThe House of Representatives this week began grappling with a host of controver
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
The House of Representatives this week began grappling with a host of controversial issues. Independent and opposition MPs tabled several questions to cabinet ministers on subjects ranging from the human rights situation in Egypt to stripping those... Read more
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Pilipino Star
No trade-off for resignation, Bautista saysMANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista clarifie
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista clarified that there has been no deal in exchange for his resignation. In a media forum following his resignation, Bautista denied that there was an “ex-deal” when he tendered... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Passes Bill to Amend Election LawsSenator Fatuma Dullo (left) and Baringo North MP William Cheptumo - chairperson
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Senator Fatuma Dullo (left) and Baringo North MP William Cheptumo - chairpersons of the parliamentary ad hoc committee handling the proposed changes to the election laws - pay attention during proceedings at Continental house, Nairobi, on October 3,... Read more
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Sun Star
House votes to impeach Comelec chairTHE House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 11, voted to proceed with th
Sun Star / Posted 7 days ago
THE House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 11, voted to proceed with the impeachment proceedings against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Juan Andres Bautista for culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bautista may still be impeached, says AlvarezMANILA, Philippines — The impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections may still proceed despite his announcement to step down from office, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said. Alvarez said the House of Representatives can still reverse... Read more
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