Barack Obama Re-elected US President After Winning Against Mitt Romney Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States after scoring victory against Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday night (6 November). Projections suggest Obama will win the critical swing state of Ohio, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency. […]
Greece is Hoping to have an effective government after the last set of elections has hopefully ended the political stalemate. Long lines form as people desperately seeking food handouts from Crete’s farmers wait their turn. Greek citizens desperate for food queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country’s politicians managed […]
With barely more than a month under her belt as a professional politician, Yingluck Shinawatra stood poised Monday to become Thailand’s first woman prime minister after her Pheu Thai party scored a resounding victory in Sunday’s national elections. Riding a well-oiled political machine and benefiting from the popularity of her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was deposed as prime minister in a 2006 military coup, Yingluck and her party won an apparent majority in parliament according to unofficial election returns.
Hope is Africa’s rarest commodity.
John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most famous practitioners of the high-minded guessing game known as economics, once noted that in the dismal science, “the majority is always wrong.” How else to explain the fact that so many economists upgraded their growth forecasts for the American economy at the end of last year, often to well above 3%, when the numbers so far this year have come in below 2%? The plunge is due to many things, from higher food and oil prices to supply-chain disruptions in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster to a terrible housing market.
In theory, the countdown to Turkey’s June 12 elections ought to be a quiet affair. There’s little doubt over who will win polls show incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan poised to win a third term with a comfortable 42% to 48% of the vote.
On April 5, a little-known Russian Senator and diplomat, Mikhail Margelov, published an article called “The Arab World Is Changing,” in which he argued that Russia is well-placed to act as mediator in the war in Libya, but it should think hard about the political risks. “We have too much going on in our own country,” he wrote
Two political earthquakes have shaken Spanish life in the past week.
On the one-year anniversary of a bloody confrontation between Red Shirt protesters and Thai government security forces that left scores dead and Bangkok in flames, the opposition Pheu Thai party listed 10 Red Shirt leaders among its candidates for parliament in national elections scheduled for July 3.
With the announcement of national elections on July 3, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has placed his fate in the hands of the voters, and put the country’s developing democracy to what may prove to be a perilous test.