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Indians lucky to have Narendra Modi, says Donald Trump

The US president wrote on Twitter, “Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India – they are lucky to have him!”. WT24 Desk US president Donald Trump said Friday the people of India “are lucky to have” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ...

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Theresa May becomes second UK PM to resign over Brexit

Theresa May took over in July 2016 after the Leave vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to resign WT24 Desk Under fire from various quarters over her approach to Brexit, an emotional Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she will resign on June 7, making her the second ...

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Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

WT24 Desk New Delhi — Narendra Modi, India’s charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Friday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades, AP reports. With most of the votes counted, Modi’s stunning re-election mirrored a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the ...

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‘Victory of democracy’: PM thanks world leaders, celebs

In his messages to the world leaders, the PM said he looked forward to strengthening close strategic partnership with these countries. WT24 Desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday thanked world leaders and personalities as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, PTI reports. Thanking ...

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India election: Modi poised for historic landslide, early results suggest

The hugely popular BJP Hindu nationalist leader brushes aside economic woes to claim another term WT24 Desk India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is on track for a historic landslide election victory that would cement the Hindu nationalist leader as the country’s most formidable politician in decades, The Guardian reports. Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) had been expected to easily win ...

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Joko Widodo re-elected as Indonesian president

WT24 Desk Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia’s president after last month’s vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto, Agencies report. The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of violent unrest. Around 32,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta, AFP news agency reports. Mr Prabowo, 67, has not ...

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India’s marathon election ends

Vote count begins Thursday WT24 Desk Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and its allies, Agencies report. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely ...

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Violence breaks out at Tommy Robinson election event

Police promise robust response after fracas in Oldham at European campaign stop WT24 Desk Police have warned there will be arrests after two police vehicles were damaged during a disturbance at a Tommy Robinson campaign event, PA reports. Footage posted on social media showed clashes between supporters of the campaigner, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and counter-demonstrators in Oldham, Greater ...

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Australia’s ruling Coalition claims election victory in major upset

Scott Morrison’s government set to hang on to power despite polls predicting his demise WT24 Desk It was billed as the climate change election, and the climate lost. Despite enduring its hottest year on record and a series of environmental calamities that have brought the climate emergency into sharp relief, Australia has voted for the centre-right Liberal party and its coalition partner, and against ...

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