Europe, UK, Opinion, Politics
Asia-Pacific, Nepal, Opinion, Politics
Naturally, any argument for the validity of a new political system, in any age or any circumstance must lay its foundations in the invalidity of the incumbent system. The old adage ‘don’t fix it if it isn’t broken’ springs to mind, and it is glaringly obvious that the system is broken; this last General Election has proved that beyond any doubt. This is an Argument against FPTP.
Asia-Pacific, Nepal, Politics
Comparing the two elections that were held in closer dates, Nepal had a higher voter turnout than that of France. Almost 71% of eligible voters cast their precious votes in the Local Polls in Nepal while only 63.5% of the eligible voters voted for the French Elections.
Americas, USA, Politics
Local Elections are being conducted in Nepal after 2 long decades. While there was a Nepal election conducted at a local level in February 2006 under the monarchy of King Gyanendra of Nepal, it was boycotted by the major political parties and it saw a very low voter turnout.
Europe, Germany, Politics
Most of the time when a US presidential candidate loses the race, the public totally forgets about them. However, Hillary Clinton is too much of a big name in politics too be totally forgotten. Also, this presidential election was FAR too divisive and angry for people to forget the candidates.
Europe, The Netherlands, Politics
Germany is a nation of many things, known for its food and culture, its cars and exports and its key role within the European Union. The country is not known , owever, to be currently able to deal well with rising tensions created by a variety of different sources from outside and within. Apparently, they’re not known for having a sense of humor either, which is not entirely true, they do chuckle occasionally when comparing their public healthcare system to that of the US.
Americas, Canada, Opinion, Politics
The European Union has been dealt some heavy blows in the recent past by the successful Brexit referendum in the UK and the continuous rise of EU skeptical parties in countries all over Europe threatening to follow suit. The Dutch National Election could’ve been another setback.
Asia-Pacific, South Korea, Politics
Recently, there was an uproar regarding the Liberals not following through with their campaign promise of Electoral Reform. You may ask, “So what?” Followed by, “Politicians rarely follow through with their campaign promises. And they’ve already broken a few of their promises! He was elected because anything was better than Harper!” or maybe “I’m not from Canada.”
Africa, DR Congo, Politics, Editor's Choice
Balancing power is a sticky process. You don’t want powerful leaders leading your country because that’s how you get dictatorships. You also don’t want weak leaders doing it either because that’s how you get trampled on. Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot, but few countries have figured out how to do that well.
Europe, Iceland, Politics
The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is one of the leaders in Africa who has shown intentions of clinging to power, through unconstitutional means. The ruling party and other supporting coalitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have delayed the national elections that were to be held in 2016. This clearly indicates Kabila’s quest for more power beyond his final term.
This could have been the story about the rise of a modern political movement, firmly rooted in the 21st century, to come to power in an European country.