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UK minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit vote

UK minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit vote

LONDON (Agencies) – A senior British minister has raised the possibility of a second Brexit referendum if MPs cannot agree on the way forward when they vote on Prime Minister Theresa May s deal next month.Work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said there could be a “plausible argument” for holding another referendum if MPs reject the […]

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party is likely to lose two heartland states while a third is too close to call, exit polls showed on Friday in the final test of popularity before a national election due by May next year.Surveys broadcast at the end of voting for five state assemblies showed the […]

RO accuses GDA’s Fehmida Mirza of trying to influence vote recounting process in Badin

RO accuses GDA’s Fehmida Mirza of trying to influence vote recounting process in Badin

Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate Dr Fehmida Mirza, who had emerged victorious from NA-230 (Badin-II) according to preliminary results of the 2018 polls, is trying to influence the recounting process — returning officer (RO) Arif Rajput complained to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday. PPPP candidate Haji Rasool Bux Chandio, who lost by […]

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for Shahbaz Sharif’s arrival a DJ blares the anthem “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (Respect the vote), while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track. “We are enjoying it a lot,” shouts Nauman Khan over the ear-splitting volume as he dances with friends at the rally in Punjab, days […]

ECP explains what would count as valid or invalid vote on election day

ECP explains what would count as valid or invalid vote on election day

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has explained what would count as a valid or an invalid vote when the country goes to the polls on Wednesday, DawnNewsTVreported. In a letter addressed to presiding officers, the ECP listed down the requirements that a ballot paper would have to meet in order to be included in the […]

THE SPOILER VOTE

THE SPOILER VOTE

Some of the established parties are in serious trouble. Some key leaders have been removed from the picture, stalwarts have either switched parties or been made to switch parties, and party organisations have been severely crippled. In the vacuum thus created, newer actors have emerged to fill the gap. Some of these new faces, till […]

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no danger of losing its first confidence motion since taking power four years ago, which was prompted by a minor party […]

Pakistan Vote to Turn on Pivotal Province

Pakistan Vote to Turn on Pivotal Province

Former Prime Minister Sharif seeks to lead his party back to power as challenger gains ground in Punjab ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—An election that features starkly different visions of progress for Pakistan is growing tighter, as polls show voters divided between the former ruling party and an opposition that promises far-reaching change. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif—who […]

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

DUBLIN;Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame. More than 66 percent of voters in what has been a traditionally staunchly Catholic country backed repealing the constitutional ban on terminations, triggering scenes of tearful […]

Govt has trampled on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘respect for vote’ slogan: Shah

Govt has trampled on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘respect for vote’ slogan: Shah

Islamabad: The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah while addressing the Budget Session chastized the ruling PML-N for trampling upon Nawaz Sharif’s slogan demanding respect for the vote by disrespecting it themselves. He was criticizing the appointment of Miftah Ismail who is not an elected representative as the Federal Minister for Finance […]

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

By:  AFP JERUSALEM,: Three months after a landmark UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, the measure has changed little on the ground and some analysts question whether it ever will. Security Council Resolution 2334, passed in December, did little to halt settlement building, with a raft of new projects announced by Israeli officials in the weeks that […]