Tag: Election

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Syria to hold presidential election in May

Syria will hold a presidential election next month on the 26th of May. The elected president will serve a 7 year term until 2028.  Current predictions suggest a likely win for incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, who has served since 2014. Assad received wide criticism after his first win, receiving 92% of the vote, in 2014….

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Israel Election Looms as lawmakers Vote to Dissolve Parliament

On Wednesday Israel’s Parliament (the Knesset) voted in favour of a preliminary bill to dissolve itself following budget delays, moving the country towards its fourth election in two years. The Knesset voted in favour of dissolvement following the defence minister Benny Gantz accusing current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of deliberately delaying decisions on the national…

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Brexit Box- 28/01/20

Following the general election of December 2019, and the victory of the Conservative party, many efforts have been underway to negotiate a finalised Brexit deal. The extended deadline of 31 January 2020 still stands, and the UK are due to officially leave the European Union on this date. The Withdrawal Agreement Bill, also referred to…

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Election Special: what the Norwich South candidates are saying

Brexit Party: Alexander Gilchrist “I’m in it to win it here” “More proportional representation is required” To Alexander Gilchrist, “what the Brexit Party stands for is democracy and rights.” He says it embodies a range of “various different political spectrums,” referencing his own experiences of being “on marches at Burston with Jeremy Corbyn” as an…

Editor's column

Not registering is worse than not voting

Concrete is moving from strength to strength. Last issue we had fantastic levels of engagement in the paper, and this week we’re hoping for the same with articles ranging from the argument around rainbow poppies (page 17), which is “juvenile”, apparently, to the hunt for dark energy (page 18). Have a flick through this issue…

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The Tories are killing our country

The election is happening. A referendum on Brexit done through the medium of party politics. Exactly what we needed. Thus far, the polling seems to be suggesting a solid Tory majority, though it’s always possible that Corbyn makes the push and manages something special.  Unfortunately, the simple fact is that a Tory majority would absolutely destroy…

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