STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the country's constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people. "This problem of land will be resolved through adherence to the rule of law and adherence to the constitution," Ramaphosa told lawmakers. South Africa’s ruling African National Congress aims to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation to address racial disparities in ownership that persist more than two decades after apartheid’s demise in 1994. (Reporting by Richard Lough; editing by Philip Blenkinsop) … [Read more...] about Land reform in South Africa will not violate constitution: Ramaphosa
Stephen Farry: May made a mistake framing backstop in constitutional terms BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Yesterday I joined with the other Northern Ireland Remain parties to stand up for the interests of this region. It is crucial the real voice of this region is heard, and the concerns and interests of people and business are taken into account. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/stephen-farry-may-made-a-mistake-framing-backstop-in-constitutional-terms-37521923.html Email Yesterday I joined with the other Northern Ireland Remain parties to stand up for the interests of this region. It is crucial the real voice of this region is heard, and the concerns and interests of people and business are taken into account. Instead, the voices being heard, and indeed amplified, by the UK Government are leading to a distorted narrative and much riskier situation. There is no such thing as a good or sensible Brexit. All versions will pose huge problems and indeed dangers for … [Read more...] about Stephen Farry: May made a mistake framing backstop in constitutional terms
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Sri Lanka constitutional crisis grows as president dissolves parliament New Maldives government begins untangling previous government’s secret deals with China Sri Lanka constitutional crisis grows as president dissolves parliament There are major individual government crises in progress in both the Maldives and Sri Lanka, and they are linked by China’s interference in the affairs of both countries by using “debt trap diplomacy” related to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament on Friday after his administration promised that he would not do that. Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and appointed a new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena wanted the parliament to confirm his actions, but after it became clear that he would not have the votes, he dissolved parliament to prevent a vote. An … [Read more...] about World View: China and India Compete for Influence in Sri Lanka and Maldives Constitutional Crises
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Join us as we travel down this rabbit hole. ByCaity Weaver Nov. 10, 2018 Most Americans will go their entire lives without ever holding a piece of paper that is more than three times longer than a normal piece of paper, but of standard width. Try, for a moment, to envision such a sheet. Does the paper of your reckoning For New York voters in four of the city’s five boroughs on Tuesday, this Frankensteinian concept of ultralong paper was made manifest, as they were handed midterm election ballots measuring 34 inches in length, and far fewer problems reported there.) For reference, thirty-four inches is the number, from withers to paw, of what the American Kennel Club would classify as a show-worthy adult male Irish wolfhound, as well as the height of a three-story Barbie Dream House. Elsewhere in the country, … [Read more...] about Why Did New York City’s Electorate Submit Votes on a Piece of Paper Several Inches Longer Than a Page of the U.S. Constitution?
close Video Scott on recount: Have to assume the worst here Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Democrat lawyer said he came to Florida to 'win' the election. A state judge on Friday sided with Florida Republican Rick Scott in ordering that Republicans be granted “immediate” access to requested information about ballots in Broward County, amid explosive lawsuits against the county’s top election official. In their lawsuit against Broward, Scott – the Republican gubernatorial incumbent narrowly leading in the state's race for a U.S. Senate seat -- and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted. In an emergency court hearing on Friday afternoon, state Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ruled there has “been a violation of the Florida constitution,” as well as the state’s public records act, by not turning over requested records. … [Read more...] about Judge sides with Florida’s Rick Scott, cites ‘violation’ of state constitution by election officials