The legal limit of two consecutive presidential terms means that Putin won't be able to run again in 2024, but many observers expect him to continue playing the top role in Russian politics even after that, possibly by abolishing term limits or shifting to another position of power. … [Read more...] about Putin appeals to Russians’ ‘love of the fatherland’ in final campaign push before Sunday’s presidential election (which everyone says he’s already won)
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The Democrats’ exceptionally leftwing 1972 platform called for an expansion of key entitlement programs and, as the journalist Branko Marcetic writes in Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden, the prospective senator was fully onboard. The call for automatic cost-of-living increases for social security recipients figured prominently in the 29-year-old’s stump speech. As Biden told a crowd of Delaware autoworkers, the program needed to be more generous, “raised to a level where people can live in dignity”. They rewarded him with a United Autoworkers Union endorsement, support that would be crucial in his narrow victory. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden used to be a progressive Democrat. What happened?
He also played up his humble roots, with the Oxford-educated lawyer Sir Keir, who owns homes in London and Surrey worth more than £2million, saying in December: 'I know what it's like. I actually never had been in any workplace other than a factory until I left home for university. I'd never been in an office.' … [Read more...] about Jess Phillips QUITS Labour leadership admitting she ‘cannot unite the party’ as contest becomes ‘three horse race’ after GMB union backs Lisa Nandy
After that, he underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and two more operations in what he described as a "battle for health and for life". His medical records were never made public, prompting widespread speculation about his imminent demise, but he and his supporters insisted he was recovering. Before the presidential election in October 2012, aides claimed he was well enough to complete a full term. During that campaign, Chávez was clearly affected by his illness. But although he made fewer and shorter appearances, he won more votes than in any of his earlier elections battles, prompting him to proclaim victory in a "perfect battle". … [Read more...] about Venezuela begins seven days of mourning after death of Hugo Chávez
Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, tweeted: “Relieved that finally no one died in a ditch. Whether the UK’s democratic choice is revoke or an orderly withdraw, confirmed or not in a second referendum, the uncertainty of Brexit has gone on for far too long. This extra time must deliver a way forward.” … [Read more...] about EU begins planning for trade negotiations after UK agrees to Brexit extension