Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | India Election: Voting Ends and Exit Polls Predict a Modi Win Advertisement Supported by The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next. ByDouglas Schorzman and Kai Schultz May 19, 2019 After 39 days of polling involving as many as 900 million voters, balloting in India’s vast parliamentary election came to a close on Sunday, starting a countdown to the announcement of final results on Thursday. The first batch of exit polls predicted that Narendra Modi, the prime minister, would return to power. According to five different polls released by Indian media organizations Sunday night, Mr. Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or B.J.P., and its allies were forecast to … [Read more...] about India Election: Voting Ends and Exit Polls Predict a Modi Win
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The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group has a leader who's not afraid to strike out in the rain for his beliefs. The poster boy of British Euroscepticism, Nigel Farage, has sat in the European Parliament since 1999. "Across the political spectrum, there are now more Eurosceptics in this parliament than there have ever been and many of them do not subscribe to ever closer union, they don't subscribe to that flag, they don't want a European anthem, they want a modern Europe where we can trade together, cooperate together and have mutual respect for each other. And I'll tell you this, Mr Lamberts: don't worry too much about my presence because within the next five years, I won't be here," Farage told supporters. But with Britain's exit from the EU delayed, Farage is back out campaigning again — if reluctantly — with his new Brexit Party. The EFDD group ended the last term with 42 MEPs. In order for the group to reach the 25 member threshold from 7 member … [Read more...] about The Brief: Europe of freedom and direct democracy
Emily Schmall, Associated Press Updated 6:11 pm PDT, Sunday, April 7, 2019 In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, one holding a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally demanding a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hardliners in 1992 had attacked and demolished a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh. Riots had left about 2,000 people dead. less In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, one holding a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally demanding a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hardliners ... more Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, … [Read more...] about Hindu nationalism marches ahead in India’s general elections
World India has launched airstrikes on Pakistan for the first time in almost 50 years in the wake of a terrorist attack earlier this month that killed 40 Indian soldiers. On February 14, a 20-year-old Kashmiri suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into an Indian military convoy in Awantipora, just south-east of the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, Srinagar. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in decades and triggered a dramatic escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan, who India accused of breaching the long-standing ceasefire by having a “direct hand” in the attack. Kashmir has been contested territory ever since the Partition in 1947, and is now split between India and Pakistan, with a small portion is also controlled by China. The nuclear-armed neighbours are separated by a contentious “line of control,” rather than by a stable borde. India-controlled Kashmir is widely recognized as one of, if not the, most … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir: Why Is India Bombing in Pakistan and are they Going Back to War?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Roderick L. Ireland and Alice Alexander November 05, 2018 Our democratic framework of governance is predicated on an operating system of checks and balances, so that the three branches of government maintain a level playing field and no one branch attains a constant upper hand in a way that undermines the power of the other two. When the system of checks and balances is thwarted by partisan politics and prevented from operating as it should, we risk losing the framework upon which our democracy depends for its viability. As concerned citizens committed to our democratic values, we must be willing to stand up and say loudly and clearly that we will not stand for that kind of governance. We must be willing to hold politicians responsible for their words, actions, and inaction, when such conduct jeopardizes the sovereignty of this nation and our democracy. For example, … [Read more...] about Vote like your life — and our democracy — depend on it