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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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Indonesia election mired in claims of foreign hacking and ‘ghost’ voters

Fears of Chinese influence and ‘Russian propaganda’ dog last weeks of campaigning before vote in April WT24 Desk Voter lists have become the latest battleground in the run-up to elections in the world’s third-largest democracy, with claims of infiltration by Chinese and Russian hackers and millions of “ghost voters” being added, The Guardian reports. Last week – a month before ...

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Christchurch attack: Jacinda Ardern says cabinet has agreed ‘in principle’ gun reform

New Zealand prime minister says government ‘completely unified’ but delays announcement of ban on semi-automatics WT24 Desk Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet is “completely unified” in reforming gun legislation in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack but emerged from a meeting with ministers without concrete proposals to change firearms laws, The Guardian reports. The New Zealand prime minister had been ...

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Brexit: McVey backing for May’s deal raises hopes for approval

Former minister’s stance hints last week’s votes may have shifted terrain in parliament WT24 Desk The former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, who resigned in protest against the prime minister’s Brexit deal, has confirmed she now plans to vote for it this week, raising hopes that it could yet be approved, The Guardian reports. Theresa May’s deal was rejected by ...

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