The woman who has been elected Slovakia’s first female president said her victory showed “you can win without attacking your opponents”, after fighting a positive campaign based on progressive values and political reform, and providing a rare moment of hope for liberal politics in central Europe. Zuzana Čaputová, a 45-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, won 58.4% of the votes in Saturday’s poll and will take office in June. A political outsider who was polling in single figures a few months before the vote, her campaign used the slogan “Stand up to evil”, but she eschewed personal attacks on her opponents and has spoken of the importance of the values of “humanism, solidarity and truth”. “Let us look for what connects us. Let us promote cooperation above personal interests,” she said as the results came in and showed her on course for a comfortable victory. “I am happy not just for the result but … [Read more...] about Slovakia’s president-elect hails victory for progressive values
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"The deadline for resolving complaints is seven working days after their receipt by the Supreme Court, which means that the decisions will be revealed by 27 March at the latest," Supreme Court spokesperson Susanna Kivi told ERR on Monday. "There will be more Constitutional Review Chamber meetings than usual this week, but as there are indeed very many complaints, then we likely cannot expect decisions any earlier than 27 March."According to Estonian law, the National Electoral Committee (VVK) registers newly elected MPs after Election Day, after the deadline for submitting election complaints to the Supreme Court has passed, or after all final decisions are made regarding submitted complaints. The election results are regarded as declared the next day, once the VVK's decision has been published in the gazette Riigi Teataja."If all complaints have been resolved by the evening of 27 March, the VVK will most likely convene that same week, ie on 28 or 29 March, to declare the results … [Read more...] about Riigikogu election results to be declared 28 March at earliest
Estonia election results Estonia's opposition centre-right Reform party won the country's general election on Sunday over the governing centre-left Centre party. According to Estonia's State Election Office, the Estonian Reform Party won with 28.8% of the vote, while the Centre party trailed in second place with 23.1% of the vote. The far-right Estonian Conservative People's Party took 17.8% of the vote, which was more than double its result in the last election. Following Reform's win, party leader Kaja Kallas is set to become the country's first female prime minister, although she will first have to tackle difficult negotiations to form a governing coalition. READ MORE: Estonia's centre-right opposition party wins general election Migrants in France try to board boat destined for UK Dozens of migrants were detained on Sunday in the French port of Calais, trying to board a cross-Channel ferry bound for Dover. French police arrested more than 40 people after they scrambled aboard a … [Read more...] about Estonia election results and migrants detained
Nigeria's electoral commission has begun announcing official presidential results from the country's 36 states in a process that will take hours and could extend into Tuesday or beyond. President Muhammadu Buhari has won in the states of Ekiti, Osun and Kwara in the west and southwest while top challenger, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has won the Federal Capital Territory, the name of the state that encompasses Abuja. To win the presidency, a candidate must garner a majority of overall votes as well as at least 25 percent of the vote in two-thirds of Nigeria's 36 states. If that isn't achieved, the election moves to a runoff. As Nigeria tensely awaits the election results, observers have given mixed assessments of the polling process. The election was originally scheduled for Feb. 16 but then, just hours before polls were to open, the electoral commission postponed the election for a week, citing logistical issues. When voting took place on Feb. 23 there were numerous delays … [Read more...] about Nigeria starts announcing presidential election results
VENEZUELA is in the grip of a political catastrophe - with an interim president stepping in to replace President Nicolas Maduro. Here is what you need to know about the Venezuelan president who still supports him. Who is Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro? Nicolas Maduro took power as president in 2013. He was born on November 23, 1962. He is married to Cilia Flores, a lawyer and politician who replaced Maduro as President of the National Assembly in August 2006, when he resigned to become Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Hugo Chavez. He has one son from a previous marriage and three step-children from his wife's first marriage. The 55-year-old is a former bus driver and trade union leader. Is Maduro still president of Venezuela? Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president and has called for an official election, however Maduro is still technically the president. The interim president has claimed Maduro won't go out without a fight and prolonged protests are … [Read more...] about Is Maduro still Venezuela’s president, what were the election results and who supports him?