Posts tagged as vote

On public vote “Latvia’s Coin of the Year 2019”

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

From 23 March to 4 April 2020, Latvijas Banka, in cooperation with the news portal Delfi, organises a public vote for Latvia’s Coin of the Year 2019, and everyone is invited to express his/her opinion as to which of the collector coins minted in 2019 is the most appealing one in terms of the artistic solution, which of them is emotionally moving, original or depicts the most interesting subject. This…

Latvijas banka calls to vote for its favorite coin

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

If you’re stuck at home doing your bit for social distancing, what better way to pass the time than by weighing up the comparative aesthetic merits of a small selection of Latvian coinage? Well, in fact there are many better ways, but this may provide some harmless distraction nevertheless. The Latvian central bank, Latvijas banka, is calling on the public to vote for its favorite coin of the last year. From…

Brazil at risk of losing vote in UN General Assembly

Friday, December 6, 2019

There are risks that because of failure to pay its debts to the United Nations Organization, Brazil could lose its voting rights in the UN General Assembly, Reuters reports. Brazil has the second biggest debt to the UN after USA – its debt is USD 415.8 million. The country needs to pay USD 126.6 million before the end of 2019 or it may lose its voting rights in the UN.…

Latvian opposition fails to vote out Riga mayor

Monday, December 2, 2019

After the formation of a new coalition last night, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) has survived a vote of no confidence. The new coalition will have 31 votes in the 60 seat Riga City Council and will be made up of councilmen from Honor to Serve Riga, Harmony, the For Riga bloc of councilmen and independent councilwoman Baiba Broka.

India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August. Officials are hoping the elections of leaders for more than 300 councils will lend credibility amid a political vacuum and contend they will represent local interests better than former corrupt state-level…

Catalan president calls for new independence vote

Friday, October 18, 2019

Quim Torra’s allies say it’s not the time to set ‘deadline’ for new referendum. Catalonia’s regional president called on Thursday for a new vote on independence from Spain as protests continue over the conviction of separatist leaders for staging the last referendum. In a speech to the Catalan parliament, Quim Torra condemned the Spanish Supreme Court’s decision to jail former regional government officials for their role in an October 2017 independence referendum…

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel’s elections

Friday, September 13, 2019

Barhoum Saleh’s town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour’s drive away. But unlike his Jewish neighbors, he can’t vote in next week’s elections. Saleh is among the 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank who have no voice in choosing Israel’s next…

Trump’s Afghanistan decision pushes country toward vote

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. Now, with an agreement to end America’s longest war on hold, Afghanistan suddenly faces a presidential vote amid warnings that it’s not ready — and the threat of even more…

Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Thailand’s new Cabinet has been sworn in, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as army commander seized power in a 2014 coup and then served as junta leader and prime minister, returns to serve again as prime minister. This time he was elected by a parliamentary vote after a…

Lithuanian parlt speaker faces no-confidence vote after his party approves coalition deal

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, faces a no-confidence vote in the parliament to remove him from office after the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) has approved a new coalition agreement. In an open ballot vote on Monday evening, the LFGU council supported the agreement with 68 votes in favor, one against and seven abstentions, Ramunas Karbauskis, the party’s leader, told reporters in Kaunas. “We can say this…