Victory for generals as Thais vote for junta constitution
Aug07

Victory for generals as Thais vote for junta constitution

Thailand voted today to approve a junta-scripted constitution, preliminary results showed, in a boost to the army’s political aspirations and a body blow to the country’s stuttering pro-democracy movement. The military says its new constitution will curb endemic political corruption, bring stability after years of unrest and pave the way for a general election next year. But critics say it aims to neuter civilian...

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Cyprus’ Parliament voted for the removal of anti-Russian sanctions
Jul09

Cyprus’ Parliament voted for the removal of anti-Russian sanctions

The initiators of the vote are calling for the normalization of relations with Russia and the restoration of old commercial and political ties between the countries of the European Community and Moscow. Of the 50 deputies, 33 supported the bill, 17 abstained, and none voted against it. Under pressure All the 17 deputies who abstained from voting are members of the ruling Democratic Party. Speaking at a session of the parliament, party...

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Voting begins in race to replace UK prime minster
Jul05

Voting begins in race to replace UK prime minster

Britain’s Conservative party starts voting on Tuesday (Jul 4) to replace outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron following his resignation in the wake of Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union. Interior minister Theresa May is the clear frontrunner, pitching herself as a sober operator capable of unifying a party fractured by last month’s referendum and leading Britain out of the EU. The new leader will...

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Italian senator puts to the vote resolution on Crimea
Jun27

Italian senator puts to the vote resolution on Crimea

Italian senator from the oppositional party Northern League (Lega Nord) Paolo Tozato has put to the vote a resolution urging the government to recognize the current status of Crimea and also to give up the policy of sanctions against Russia. As Tozato’s official representatives have told TASS, the wording of the resolution is identical to that previously adopted by the Regional Council of Veneto. “The voting on the resolution...

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