Tag: Elections

Germany’s Far Right Is Nowhere in the Election. But It’s ‘Here to Stay.’

BERLIN — They promised they would “hunt” the elites. They questioned the need for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin and described Muslim immigrants as “head scarf girls” and “knife men.” Four years ago the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, arrived in the German Parliament like a wrecking ball, the first far-right party to win a […]

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Justin Trudeau Won Canada’s Election, At a Cost

OTTAWA — One day after an election Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “pivotal moment” in his country’s history, Canada seems to have pivoted right back where it started. Mr. Trudeau eked out a slim victory on Monday after voters turned out in record-low numbers, but his Liberal Party’s share of power in Parliament remains […]

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Canada Election 2021: Here Are 4 Takeaways

Over the past few weeks, analysts and political advisers have repeatedly told me that Monday’s vote, which cost 600 million Canadian dollars to hold, would produce a Parliament that looked pretty much like the one Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolved in August. [Read: Trudeau Will Remain Prime Minister, but Falls Short of a Majority] It […]

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What We Learned from the Canadian Election

Over the past few weeks, analysts and political advisers have repeatedly told me that Monday’s vote, which cost 600 million Canadian dollars to hold, would produce a Parliament that looked pretty much like the one Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolved in August. [Read: Trudeau Will Remain Prime Minister, but Falls Short of a Majority] It […]

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Canada Election 2021: Justin Trudeau Projected to Remain Prime Minister

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political gamble failed to pay off Monday when Canadian voters returned him to office but denied him the expanded bloc of power he was seeking in Parliament. Election returns late on Monday showed that while he would remain prime minister, it will again be as the head of a […]

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Canada’s Election: What You Need to Know

Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada called a snap election last month — two years ahead of schedule — he has struggled to explain why he thinks it’s necessary. The last general election, in 2019, left his Liberal Party in a weakened position, able to govern only with the support of opposition lawmakers in […]

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Sanae Takaich Hopes to Be Japan’s First Female Leader

Mr. Abe is widely seen as having fallen short on his promises to advance women in society. In the World Economic Forum’s annual analysis of gender gaps, Japan, which has the world’s third-largest economy, ranks 120th out of 156 countries. Women still struggle to gain traction in Japanese politics, particularly at the national level. Yuriko […]

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Merkel’s Children: Living Legacies Called Angela, Angie and Sometimes Merkel

“She will only eat German food!” said Ms. Maai of little Angela, now 5. The fall of 2015 was an extraordinary moment of compassion and redemption for the country that committed the Holocaust. Many Germans call it their “fall fairy tale.” But it also set off years of populist blowback, emboldening illiberal leaders like Prime […]

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Google Blocks More Anti-Kremlin Content as Vote in Russia Winds Down

MOSCOW — Russian opposition activists said Google had taken down videos and documents they were using to organize a protest vote in this weekend’s elections, the latest sign of rising pressure from the Kremlin on American internet giants. The actions by Google in response to government demands involved blocking access inside Russia to several YouTube […]

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How Putin’s Propaganda System Keeps Him in Power

In a country where 72 percent of the population doesn’t have a passport and where the financial means to travel abroad remain generally out of reach, such messages find a receptive audience. This wall-to-wall coverage has profound effects on public opinion. In 2008, as conflict between Russia and neighboring Georgia escalated, the media went into […]

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Justin Trudeau Wanted an Election. Do Voters See a Power Grab?

Mr. Trudeau has many achievements since 2015 to point to. His government has introduced carbon pricing and other climate measures, legalized cannabis, increased spending for Indigenous issues, and made 1,500 models of military-style rifles illegal. A new plan will provide day care for 10 Canadian dollars a day per child. Though his popularity has diminished, […]

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s Longest-Serving President, Dies at 84

ALGIERS — Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who joined his country’s fight against French colonial rule in the 1950s, rose to foreign minister at 26, went into exile over corruption charges and then returned to help lead the nation out of civil war, has died, state television reported on Friday. He was 84. Mr. Bouteflika, who was forced […]

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As Populists Decline, the Center-Left Sees Hints of a Comeback

A style of politics long considered in decline is experiencing something of a reprieve, even seeing glimmers of a possible return. The gray-suited technocrats of the center-left are once more a serious force, at the expense of both the establishment conservatism that prevailed among Western democracies for much of the 21st century, and the right-wing […]

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From TV to the French Presidency? Éric Zemmour Eyes Trump’s Path

A longtime journalist for the conservative daily Le Figaro, Mr. Zemmour became a best-selling author in the past decade with books that described a France in decline, under threat from what he claimed was an Islam that doesn’t share France’s core values. His celebrity and influence rose to another level after he became the star […]

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How Russian Officials ‘Manage’ Elections With Deceitful Tactics

MOSCOW — Russia stages local and national elections like clockwork in accordance with its post-Soviet Constitution, but the results are nearly always the same: sweeping victories for President Vladimir V. Putin and the politicians and parties loyal to him. In the parliamentary elections that begin on Friday and run through Sunday, there is little question […]

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Google and Apple Remove App Aimed at Spurring Protest Voting in Russia

MOSCOW — An app designed by Russian activists to coordinate protest voting in this weekend’s elections disappeared from the Google and Apple app stores in the country on Friday, a major blow to the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny and allies who hoped to subvert the commanding position of President Vladimir V. Putin’s governing party. […]

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Don’t Let Trump Steal the Show With ‘Stop the Steal’

“My fear is they’re going to try that in this election right here,” he said. Never mind that the results had not yet come in at the time Elder promoted this website, or that he was a long-shot to begin with. The last Republican to win statewide high office in California was Arnold Schwarzenegger in […]

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Merkel Leaves the German Economy With Trouble Under the Hood

Ms. Merkel’s supporters say that she has helped the German economy dodge some bullets. Her sharp political instincts proved valuable during a eurozone debt crisis that began in 2010 and nearly destroyed the currency that Germany shares with 18 other countries. Ms. Merkel arguably kept hard-liners in her own Christian Democratic Union in check as […]

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As Russian Election Nears, Voters Voice Resignation, Anger and Fear

Many in Russia say they are fed up with corruption, stagnant wages and rising prices. But they worry, as one man said, that “if things start to change, there will be blood.” By Anton Troianovski Photographs by Sergey Ponomarev She walked into the cafe wearing a face mask that read, “I’m not afraid, and don’t […]

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Homer City Council election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 9 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education District 8. To help inform voters, the Homer News will introduce the candidates, show their answers to a group of questions and give them an opportunity to make their […]

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Bolsonaro’s Ban on Removing Social Media Posts Is Overturned in Brazil

The Brazil Senate and Supreme Court have nullified rules that President Jair Bolsonaro issued last week banning social networks from removing what they judge to be disinformation about the coming presidential election. The dual moves by the court and by Congress late Tuesday quickly killed one of the most restrictive and intrusive internet laws imposed […]

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Could Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ Strategy Shake Up Russia’s Election?

MOSCOW — In an undisclosed location outside Russia, five people have been meeting regularly for months to plot out how to deliver an improbable blow to President Vladimir V. Putin in this weekend’s Russian election. The five are allies of the imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, all of them exiled because of the threat […]

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After Brazil’s Independence Day, It’s Clear What Bolsonaro Wants

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — For weeks, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has been urging his supporters to take to the streets. So on Sept. 7, Brazil’s Independence Day, I was half expecting to see mobs of armed people in yellow-and-green jerseys, some of them wearing furry hats and horns, storming the Supreme Court building — […]

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Activists in Russia Push to Make Domestic Violence a Voting Issue

MOSCOW — Sitting in the cramped kitchen of her suburban Moscow headquarters, Alyona Popova pointed to the five-story brick complex next door and explained why domestic violence is at the center of her campaign for a seat in the Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament. “In each entrance, we have a story of domestic violence,” […]

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It’s California Recall Day, and This Is Your Reminder that Larry Elder Is Bonkers

On the environment, Elder has described global warming as “a crock” and criticized Republicans who disagreed, like the late Sen. John McCain. Once upon a time part of his website was devoted to “debunking the Gore-Bull warming myth.”    Elder has painted a picture of how he would run the state very differently from Newsom if […]

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Norway’s ‘Climate Election’ Puts Center-Left in Charge

Despite the soul-searching, the four main political parties all back continued oil exploration and production for the moment, as economic inequalities also dominated the campaign. Mr. Store argued that the revenues from oil could be used to finance a transition, but that stopping exploration and production would only hurt the country’s economy. Five smaller parties, […]

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U.S. Capitol Police Recommend Disciplinary Action in 6 Cases From Jan. 6 Attack

So now for the latest in the Insurrection Saga: the U.S. Capitol Police recommended disciplinary action in six cases on Saturday, following an internal review stemming from the Jan. 6 attack. From ABC News : The department’s Office of Professional Responsibility opened 38 internal investigations and was able to identify 26 of the officers involved, […]

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Germany’s Election Is Armin Laschet’s to Lose, but Will He Succeed?

Another influence for Mr. Laschet is Aachen, Germany’s westernmost city, where he was born and raised. Growing up in a place with deep ties to Belgium and the Netherlands, Mr. Laschet has been integrated into the larger European ideal all of his life. He still maintains a home in Aachen with his wife, Susanne, whom […]

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