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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 22:09

Turkish choice

In Turkey, June 24 took place the historical pre-term presidential and parliamentary elections

For the post of President of Turkey in 2018, 6 candidates applied:

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the Justice and Development Party (current president);
  • Muharrem Inje - Republican People's Party;
  • Meral Akshener from the new party "Good Party";
  • Selahattin Demirtash from the People's Democratic Party;
  • Temel Karamollaoglu - The Virtue Party (Saadet);
  • Dogu Perincek - Patriotic Party (Vatan).


To win the election, the presidential candidate must win an absolute majority of votes - 50% plus one vote. In case of shortage, the second round is supposed. The official election results are announced by the Turkish High Electoral Commission within 24 hours after the voting is closed.

The early elections of 2018 were the second national elections in the country, the president had previously been elected by the parliament.

To the last, it remained an intrigue whether there will be a second round of presidential elections or not, since the current leader of the country Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a strong competitor from the opposition center-left Republican People's Party Muharrem Inje. He was the one who many predicted passage together with Erdogan in the second round, which would be in the case of on July 8th.

However, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan scored an absolute majority in the presidential election.

Turkish President

What became known on June 25 from the statement of the head of the CEC Sadi Guven.

Initially, elections were scheduled for 2019, but after the fall of the Turkish lira against the dollar earlier this year, the government announced early elections, giving candidates only a couple of months to prepare. Civil organizations and opposition parties conducted an unprecedented mobilization to observe the elections on Sunday. Eight international organizations also monitored the voting. According to Turkish media, in the Sunday elections Erdogan received about 53 % of the vote. His main rival, Muharrem Inje, took second place, receiving 31 %. The state media estimate the turnout at 87%.

The elections were held under the state of emergency, which provides law enforcement officers wide powers to arrest.

The state of emergency, introduced after the coup attempt in July 2016. Then, the Turkish authorities accused the spiritual leader Fethullah Gülen, who lives in the US, as well as the supporters of the Hezmet movement that he leads. Gülen rejects everything. According to the UN, as a result of the government's strategy of tightening nuts and fighting dissent, more than 160 thousand people in Turkey were imprisoned after the coup attempt.

Supporters of Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, admire his support for conservative values, large-scale infrastructure projects and a decisive position in the security sphere. Critics accuse him of trying to impose an authoritarian regime in the country, the opponents of the current president promised in pre-election programs that they will not support constitutional changes.

The post of president in Turkey was once ceremonial, but in April 2017, 51% of Turkish voters supported the new constitution, which gave the president new powers.

They include:

  • The right to directly appoint top officials, including ministers, vice-presidents and other top officials of the state;
  • The right to influence the justice system;
  • The right to introduce a state of emergency.
  • The post of prime minister will soon be abolished.

Parliamentary elections in Turkey

Simultaneously with the presidential elections in Turkey, parliamentary elections were held.

Turkish Parlament

Several political parties took part in the elections:

  • Justice and Development Party (AKP),
  • Party of nationalist movement (MHP),
  • Republican People's Party (СНР),
  • "Good party",
  • Sunni "Party of Happiness" (or "Felicity"),
  • Democratic Party,
  • Pro-Kurdish Democratic People's Party (HDP).

The alliance, which includes Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, received 53.6% of the vote in the parliamentary elections, and the opposition alliance - 34%. Thus, Erdogan's party lost its independent majority and it will have 294 seats in the 600-seat Mejlis (parliament in Turkey). Most of it will be created thanks to the partner on the bloc - the Party of the Nationalist Movement. Until now, Erdogan's political force had 317 seats in the 550-seat Mejlis.

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Sunday, 13 November 2016 18:55

United States presidential election 2016

usavote58th US presidential elections, have passed under the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Presidential candidates often are put forward by one of the US political parties, and in this case each of the parties developed a method (eg, national general Party primaries), which allows you to choose the one who, in the opinion of the partybetter suited for the nomination for the position. Members of the party officially nominate a candidate for the presidency on behalf of the party. During the election campaign of primaries and caucuses of two major parties held from February to June 2016 in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 6 territories.

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump became the official candidate of the Republican Party, July 19, 2016, defeating the Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Ohio Governor John Keysikom and thirteen other candidates. Former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton has been put forward July 26, 2016, after defeating Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

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Australia election 2016Australian Federal Parliament consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives consists of 150 members, each representing a particular electoral constituency is elected by universal and secret ballot for a term of three years.

The Senate is the upper house of Parliament, consists of 76 senators: 12 senators are elected from each of the six states and two - from the two territories.

The vote should take part of the order of 15.6 million people.

The main competitors were two parties - the Liberal-National coalition led by current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Labour Party, which represents Bill Shorten.

General election results became clear after the July 3 leader of the opposition Labour Party, Bill Shorten conceded defeat and congratulated with the victory Turnbull. The ruling conservatives in Australia won the parliamentary elections, and thus Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull will retain the post of prime minister. Turnbull's victory was predicted by experts, but in the end turned out to be not so convincing as expected.

To carry through parliament the important decisions, especially on the budget, the Conservatives will have to seek support among independent deputies and members of smaller parties.

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 Iran 240 animated flag gifs02/26/16 Iran elections were held into 290-seat unicameral parliament - Majlis and the Council of Experts, which has the right to elect the country's spiritual leader - Rahbar. Today, coming to the final count of the election results, according to preliminary results published on Sunday, Iran's Interior Ministry, ahead of the reformers with independent and moderate conservatives.

These are the first elections after the removal of international sanctions, more than a decade shy the Iranian economy. Most Iranians support the course of President Hassan Rouhani on rapprochement with the West. Earlier, Rouhani made the first after the lifting of international sanctions official visit to Europe, visiting France and Italy.

For the first time in the history of Iran's Majlis none of the coalition and the flow will be majority

iranelectoryСогласно предварительным результатам, у консерваторов на данный момент 106 мест в новом меджлисе, у реформистов – 79 и у поддерживающих их независимых кандидатов – 44. Кроме того 8 из уже избранных депутатов – женщины.

The most notable successes of the reformists in the capital. Flow "List of Hope" supports Hassan Rouhani, has received all the 30 seats after the first round of the Majlis.

The remaining 56 seats, which the applicants have failed to gain the necessary 25% of votes on Friday, will be distributed in the second round, which will likely take place in late April or early May. The names of all the deputies of the Mejlis will be known no earlier than two months.

hasan ruhaniThis outcome - the victory of Rouhani, the leader of the reformers. About 60% of the 80 million population of the country was not yet 30 years old. These people support the reformers.

"People again showed their strength and power and support the government" - said at a rally after the announcement of preliminary results of the election President Rouhani.

It is significant that Rouhani supporters actively encouraged people to come to the sites. Conservatives have relied on low voter turnout - a sure sign of lack of confidence in own abilities. But the turnout was so high (over 60%, according to Interior Minister Abdulrezy Rahmani Fazli) that the electoral commission had several times to extend the duration of the work of the polling stations to vote to everyone.

These elections were a landmark in the modern history of Iran

The president has not only greatly weakened the dominance of conservatives in the highest legislative body of the country (up to the elections in the Majlis, they had 65% of the seats), but retained a place in the influential Council of Experts, which was very convincing elected together with his longtime ally, former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. They both went to the Council of Experts with a very large margin, and took the first two places.

The power of the parliament in Iran is limited. All laws adopted by the deputies checked for compliance with the Constitution and approved or rejected by the Council of Experts. The last word in Iran in all more or less important matters rests with the Rahbar, that is the supreme leader of the country. Ali Khamenei is the Rahbar by the last 26 years.

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Spring Meeting of the political party GERB

GERB Spring Meeting 2015

Spring meeting of the political party GERB, took place in Novotel Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The ceremony attended the majority of the party's Elit-Ministers, Members of the Parliament, Mayors and honored guests.

Special part of the Event took the Chairman of the Parliamentary Group and Vice Chairman of Political Party Gerb - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the Chairman of tge National Assembly - Tsetska Tsacheva, the Member if the EU Parliament - Andrey Kovatchev and the Mayor of Plovdiv - Ivan Totev.

The Event was supported actively by Organisation "European Unit" its Representative and PR for Bulgaria - Dimitri Dimitrov, while the Event was approved and supported the aplication of the current Plovdiv Mayor - Ivan Totev for second Mandate at the local Elections.

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:31

Выборы президента Румынии

Во второй тур президентских выборов в Румынии, как и ожидалось, вышли премьер-министр страны Виктор Понта и мэр города Сибиу, этнический немец Клаус Йоханнис.

По итогам первого тура, состоявшегося 2 ноября, лидирует Понта, который набрал 40,33% голосов, Йоханнис получил 30,44%. Явка избирателей составила 53,16%. Второй тур голосования состоится 16 ноября.

В ходе голосования 2 ноября было зафиксировано множество проблем на избирательных участках за границей. Тысячи румын, живущих в других странах, не смогли отдать свои голоса, поскольку сотрудники консульств не сумели справиться с наплывом избирателей. Конфликтные ситуации возникли, в частности, в дипломатических представительствах Румынии в Мюнхене, Вене, Париже и Лондоне.

Румынские СМИ обвинили власти страны в сознательном препятствовании голосованию за рубежом, поскольку большинство проживающих там румын, согласно опросам, являются противниками политики Виктора Понты.

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Първото заседание на новия парламент ще е на 27 октомври - това обяви президентът Росен Плевнелиев след двучасови консултации с представители на политическите сили, които влязоха в Народното събрание.

Депутатите отново ще изневерят на традицията първата им сбирка да е в сряда - деня, когато започват пленарните заседания всяка седмица. Затова и прогнозите за откриването на 43-то Народно събрание сочеха като най-вероятни датите 22 или 29 октомври. На разговорите си днес обаче политиците са се разбрали работата на народните представители да започне в 14 ч. понеделника на последната октомврийска седмица. Предишният парламент също започна работа в необичаен ден - вторник (21 май).

Първото заседание се открива тържествено от най-възрастния депутат - както и миналата година това ще е Стефан Данаилов от БСП. На това заседание народните представители полагат клетва, определят председател и негови заместници и излъчват комисия, която да подготви правилника за работа на Народното събрание.

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5 октября в Болгарии проходили внеочередные выборы в парламент. Согласно данным экзит-полов, лидером является проевропейская партия «ГЕРБ».

Большинство голосов избирателей набрали партия "ГЕРБ" (граждане за европейское развитие Болгарии), Болгарская социалистическая партия и "Движение за права и свободы".

Как сообщают представители компании AlphaResearch, за партию "ГЕРБ" отдали свои голоса 33,2% граждан, за Болгарскую социалистическую партию 16,5% проголосовавших, и за «движение за права и свободы» проголосовало 14,1% болгарских избирателей. Кроме этого, социологи считают, в Народное собрание Болгарии (парламент), пройдут "Реформаторский блок" (около 8,7% голосов), Движение «Болгария без цензуры» (6,3%) и "Альтернатива болгарскому возрождению" (4,1%).

Явка на выборах, согласно экзит-полам, колебалась в пределах 45-47%.

Социологи предполагают, что в новоизбранном Народном собрании "ГЕРБ" получит 90 депутатских мандатов, социалистическая партия – 45, "Движение за права и свободы" - 38, "Реформаторский блок" - 23, Движение "Болгария без цензуры" - 17, "Патриотический фронт" - 16, а партия "Альтернатива болгарскому возрождению" - 11.

Официальные результаты выборов ожидаются сегодня.

Стороны должны выиграть по крайней мере 4% голосов, чтобы получить места в парламенте, где есть 240 мест, и еще 6 участников в дополнение к "Гербу" ​​и социалистам, как ожидается, смогут это сделать. Как отмечается, при таких условиях может быть трудно сформировать коалицию.

Из антимонопольных соображений ЕС оказывает давление на Болгарию по реализации проекта газопровода "Южный поток" и сейчас работа в направлении строительства прекратилась.

"Южный поток" призван транспортировать газ из России через Черное море в Болгарию и другие европейские страны в обход трубопроводов Украины.

Экс премьер-министр Бойко Борисов говорит, что он будет продолжать строительство "Южного потока" только в случае одобрения ЕС, при этом социалисты хотят реализовать проект любой ценой.

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25 мая в Украине состоялись внеочередные выборы президента Украины. Не смотря на трудности голосования в Луганской и Донецкой областях, а также в АР Крым.

На 28 Мая ЦИК обработал более 99% электронных бюллетеней. Официальный результат выборов Президента Украины ЦИК установит не позже 4 июня. Но уже сейчас очевидно, что убедительную победу с большим отрывом одержал Пётр Порошенко.

Результаты голосования (полный список)

Также 25 Мая проходили внеочередные выборы мэров нескольких городов, в том числе столицы. Лидер партии «Удар» Виталий Кличко также одержал убедительную победу с внушительным отрывом от конкурентов и занял мэрское кресло Киева. Не последнюю роль в этих победах сыграла совместная агитационная кампания Виталия Кличка и Петра Порошенка.

Украинский парламент назначил выборы на 25 Мая не случайно. Выборы в Европейский парламент прошли во всех государствах-членах ЕС между 22 и 25 мая 2014 года. Обычно общеевропейские выборы проводятся летом, но эти выборы были перенесены в целях увеличения явки избирателей и времени между выборами в парламент и выборами председателя Еврокомиссии, намеченными на июль

Выборы в Европарламент выиграла, набрав около 28 процентов голосов, объединяющая консерваторов Европейская народная партия. Ее лидер Жан-Клод Юнкер надеется возглавить и Еврокомиссию. Депутаты Европарламента его кандидатуру уже поддержали. Великобритания и Германия требуют сначала провести консультации с политическими фракциями. Эту позицию поддержала и Венгрия.

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