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Thailand’s pro-democracy parties unite to claim right to govern

Announcement comes amid concern of voter irregularities in election and before preliminary vote count is released WT24 Desk Seven pro-democracy political parties in Thailand have united to form a coalition large enough to claim a parliamentary majority and declared their intention to form a government, ousting the military from power, The Guardian reports. The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in ...

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Calls grow in Algeria for Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to lead

Triggering of constitutional process could lead to ousting of the ailing president WT24 Desk The coalition ally of Algeria’s ruling party has called for the country’s ailing president to resign, piling pressure on Abdelaziz Bouteflika after the army chief also demanded he be declared unfit for office, The Guardian reports. In a statement signed by its leader, recently sacked prime ...

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Thai election process ‘deeply flawed’, say independent observers

Asian Network for Free Elections says international standards were not met in recent vote WT24 Desk International independent observers have declared that the process of counting the votes in Thailand’s election lacked transparency and was “deeply flawed”, adding to a climate of mistrust and uncertainty in the country, The Guardian reports. Thailand held its first election in eight years on ...

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Opposition raises doubts about Thailand election

WT24 Desk Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the results of Thailand’s general election after a party linked to the military took a surprise lead in the popular vote that suggested the country’s junta chief will remain in power, Reuters reports. It was still not certain that the military’s proxy party would secure enough seats in the ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu to play Trump card in tight election

PM gets Washington photo ops after Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights WT24 Desk Israel’s April election has at times felt like it might be Benjamin Netanyahu’s last. But even as he tries to fend off a string of corruption accusations, the prime minister cannot be counted out. He has survived 13 years in office, and he now has a Trump card ...

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Maybot has finally morphed into Lino: Leader in Name Only

Nothing PM says can be relied upon as fact and ministers fear looking foolish by defending her WT24 Desk Monday There was one minister at least who was delighted by the Speaker’s surprise declaration that the government would not be able to bring a third meaningful vote unless the motion was substantially different from the one that had been heavily defeated on ...

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Priyanka Gandhi hits back after PM Modi’s attack, says people can see through

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said the BJP has systematically attacked every institution in last five years including the media WT24 Desk Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched a counter-attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in a blog post targeted the Gandhi family. Priyanka Gandhi said the prime minister should stop thinking that “people are fools”, The ...

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