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Carter Center Looks at Women, Elections, and Violence

Last year, a Liberian woman named Beatrix decided she wanted to run for a seat in Liberia’s House of Representatives. But when she told her husband of her plan, he told her that she couldn’t, because she was a woman. 648 more words


Your 2018 candidates

Mayor of Newham

  • Rahima Khan, Conservative
  • Rokhsana Fiaz, Labour & Co-operative
  • Gareth Evans, Liberal Democrat
  • Chishala Kumalinga, Christian Peoples Alliance
  • Daniel Oxley, Democrats and Veterans Party…
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The New York Times  - Where Democracy Goes to Die

Orban – Champion of sane governance

The New York Times is now carrying a hit piece on the overwhelming winner of the most recent elections in Hungary. 178 more words


Preliminary count in El Salvador calms the waters

Several weeks have passed since El Salvador headed to the polls to elect 168 congress seats and 262 municipal councils and no official results have been announced. 414 more words


Green candidate announced

The Green Party has announced its candidate for Mayor of Newham, Chidi Oti-Obihara.

According to the local party website, he

… lives in Beckton and became a member of the Green Party while working with us on our investigations into Newham Council’s mis-sold Lender Option, Borrower Option (‘LOBO’) loans.

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The last remaining places on Labour’s slate of candidates for the local elections next month have been filled.

With the deadline for nominations to be submitted looming on Friday, the party imposed three candidates in Plaistow South and one in Custom House to replace Rokhsana Fiaz who is now the mayoral candidate. 264 more words


'A little door to get in, and a great crowd without': how to get elected to Parliament in early Georgian Britain

In the latest blog from the Georgian Lords, Dr Charles Littleton, senior research fellow in the Lords 1715-90 section, considers the role of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, better known as a writer, as her husband’s ‘election agent’ 1,033 more words

18th Century History