A Record Number of Women Are Running for Congress Again

A record number of women are running for Congress this year, boosted in part by a surge of Republican women seeking office in a party struggling to regain lost ground with female voters. The influx adds to the advances female candidates — mostly Democrats — made in the 2018 midterm election that helped reshape the … Read more A Record Number of Women Are Running for Congress Again

Singapore’s governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Singapore’s governing party has won Friday’s general election but with a reduced majority and a lower share of the vote. The opposition party secured its best-ever result. The vote was largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a looming economic crisis. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta … Read more Singapore’s governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Casts His Vote in General Election

Singapore headed to the polls Friday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party seeks to extend its 55-year rule with a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing masks and observing strict social distancing at polling booths, all voters will have their temperature screened as authorities work to ensure … Read more Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Casts His Vote in General Election

Singapore election: Voters cast ballots with masks, gloves amid pandemic

The 2020 Singaporean general election started at 8 a.m. on Friday (July 10). About 2.6 million Singaporeans are expected to vote at over 1,000 polling stations. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements have been made by the Elections Department (ELD) to ensure the safety of voters. Sample counts are expected soon after polls close at 8 … Read more Singapore election: Voters cast ballots with masks, gloves amid pandemic

Trump Welcomes Mexico President

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a book called “Listen, Trump” before becoming Mexico’s president in which he promised to stand up to the U.S. leader, yet he is now ready to take the biggest gamble in his 19-month presidency by cozying up to his counterpart at a delicate moment. The 66-year-old is traveling to Washington … Read more Trump Welcomes Mexico President

Singapore Opposition Party: Fake News Law a ‘Distraction’

Jul.07 — Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, says the fake news law is a ‘complete distraction’ and calls for a healthy political discourse ahead of general election on July 10. He speaks with Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

Opinion: Ethiopia’s Nobel Prize-Winning PM Abiy Ahmed Can’t Rest on His Laurels

It’s not a good look on a Nobel Peace laureate. As protests raged in Ethiopia’s most populous region over the killing of a pop star, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered an internet blackout, preventing the rest of his country — and the wider world — from getting a complete picture of what was going on … Read more Opinion: Ethiopia’s Nobel Prize-Winning PM Abiy Ahmed Can’t Rest on His Laurels

New Zealand’s Ardern launches election campaign

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched her party’s campaign ahead of the September general election with promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and … Read more New Zealand’s Ardern launches election campaign

Coronavirus disrupts Singapore general election campaigning

Singapore has decided to hold a general election next month as the number of COVID-19 cases falls. But amid the pandemic, there will be challenges for both voters and political parties. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us … Read more Coronavirus disrupts Singapore general election campaigning

Will a family spat impact the outcome of Singapore’s election? | The World

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s family feud has spilled into politics, with his estranged younger brother joining an opposition party ahead of next months general election. But analyst Yu Liuqing tells The World it’s unlikely to have a significant impact. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Will a family spat impact the outcome of Singapore’s election? | The World

Trump’s Polls Are Plunging But It’s Too Early to Count Him Out

With the nation reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, a recession that’s thrown 20 million people out of work, and waves of protests against police violence, nearly every recent poll shows President Donald Trump headed to defeat in November. And Trump’s sparsely attended rally in Oklahoma last weekend did little to indicate those polls are missing … Read more Trump’s Polls Are Plunging But It’s Too Early to Count Him Out

Serbia’s ruling conservatives set for landslide in general election under lockdown

Polls closed after Serbians voted Sunday to elect a new parliament in Europe’s first national election since coronavirus lockdowns took effect three months ago, with the ruling conservatives expected to win a comfortable majority. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Serbia’s ruling conservatives set for landslide in general election under lockdown

Is President Trump heading for defeat in November? – BBC Newsnight

Almost four years on from the 2016 election, when Donald Trump was elected President, the race for the White House has begun again in earnest. But can President Trump win a second term in office at the general election this winter? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Five years on from when President Trump announced … Read more Is President Trump heading for defeat in November? – BBC Newsnight