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Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

AFP

© AFP/File | Iranian women attend a reformist campaign rally in Tehran ahead of parliamentary elections in February 2016

TEHRAN (AFP) – Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the… 366 more words

Talking reform with Sami Atallah of LCPS | Executive Magazine

According to elected officials, 2017 was a year of achievement for the Lebanese state. After years of political polarization that prevented even basic governance, lawmakers made progress this year by passing the first state budget in 12 years, appointing officials to fill vacant positions in security, judicial, and other state institutions, and ratifying a new electoral law ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for May 2018. 1,444 more words

Public Finance

Andrej Babiš is the new leader of the Czech Republic

The light at the end of the tunnel for European Union is still far away: there is no reason to breathe a sigh of relief. 616 more words

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Iceland’s Election, Take Two — Over the Circle

For the second time in less than a year, Icelanders will be voting in parliamentary elections on 28 October, after another period of political upheaval which saw the unstable centre-right coalition government collapse last month.

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Iceland Politics

A warning shot, not yet a crisis for German democracy

Dr Philipp Köker explains why the success of the far-right ‘Alternative for Germany (AfD)’ in Sunday’s election is cause for concern, but far from heralding a crisis for German democracy. 442 more words

Commentary

Norway tightens IT security, vote count procedures in run-up to election

Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is tightening security procedures ahead of parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to prevent possible vote tampering, the government said on Friday. 59 more words