For the past eight years, Orban has been accused of seizing control of the Hungarian media market, intimidating critical journalists and reducing the number of checks and balances by curbing the powers of the constitutional court. During his campaign for reelection, Orban used far-right rhetoric against immigration and anti-Semitic language to portray Hungary as a nation in peril, threatened by a Muslim invasion and the influence of foreign agents. … [Read more...] about Viktor Orban’s Election Win: Everything You Need to Know About Anti-Soros Hysteria and Authoritarianism in Hungary
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“It is notable that Petro has refused to recognize Maduro’s sham reelection last Sunday. Maduro is highly unpopular in Colombia, and any moves toward a Colombia/Venezuela alignment would deepen fissures in Colombian politics, risk continued cooperation with Washington, and put Petro’s domestic priorities in jeopardy,” Shifter said. “Duque’s rhetoric against Maduro will be much tougher than Petro’s, but he will also try to maintain a civil relationship with Venezuela and not let things get out of hand. Duque will not want to be a foil for Maduro as he pursues negotiations with the National Liberation Army [ELN], tries to live with a disarmed FARC, and deals with a flood of Venezuelan migrants/refugees. There is simply too much at stake.” … [Read more...] about Who Will Win Colombia Presidential Elections? What You Need to Know About The Battles To Come
But the percentage of registered voters who participated will grow steadily and significantly as county election officials sort through and count millions of late-arriving ballots. … [Read more...] about Why California takes so long to count ballots
The U.S. has won two early medals at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, tying them with the Czech Republic for fifth place in the medal standings in Day 3. Team USA has one gold medal and one silver, trailing countries Norway (8), the Netherlands (5), Germany (4) and Canada (4) in the overall medal count. … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018 Medal Count: How Many Medals Has Team USA Won In Pyeongchang?
Republican Troy Balderson has eked out a victory over Democrat Danny O’Connor in an Ohio special election, retaining the GOP hold on the district. But the narrow margin of victory is a warning for the party as it struggles to retain control of the House in the November midterm elections. Balderson was declared the winner by 1,680 votes out of more than 208,000 cast in the Aug. 7 special election after Franklin County, the most populous of the seven counties in the district, certified the official results at a meeting in Columbus Friday. The margin isn’t close enough to trigger an automatic recount under Ohio law. … [Read more...] about Republican Troy Balderson Wins Ohio Congressional Special Election