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In the News (Tue 23 Apr 19)

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Where contentious elections present fears of vote tampering and other irregularities, the presence of election monitors may serve to prevent shenanigans and give parties greater confidence that the vote was free and fair.
Thirdly, although election monitoring and observation represent good practice at the micro level of democratisation, they have also tended to be used as part of the political conditionality and leverage through which industrial countries impose their hegemony over developing countries and thereby undermine their already enfeebled national sovereignty.
Election observation is seen by donor countries and the international community as a means to enhance democratization, but controversial issues include the mandates of the observers, the cases of its misappropriation by authoritarian governments, and its masking other interests of donor countries.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/election_monitoring.jsp   (3301 words)

The Assembly itself is restricted to clerics, who serve an 8-year term and are chosen by popular vote from a list approved by the Government.
The election results were not disputed, and the Government did not appear to have engaged in fraud.
Elections were held in the fall of 1998 for the 86-member Assembly of Experts.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2000/nea/786.htm   (14864 words)

 April 2000: The Battle for London
The election has been transformed from what initially promised to be a rather dull affair into a bitter political battle, because the still highly popular Ken Livingstone decided to break with the Labour Party, and its fixed candidate selection process, and run for mayor of London as an independent.
London is Europe's largest and richest city, yet there are hundreds of thousands living in poverty while basic services and infrastructure have been slashed-leaving a crisis in housing, schools and transport, which is chaotic, dirty and underfunded.
London's hospitals are being handed over to private companies, while last year 57,000 National Health Service (NHS) patients had their operations cancelled (an increase of 12 percent), and after being placed on long waiting lists.
www.socialistaction.org /news/200004/london.html   (1263 words)

 City Mayors: London election 2004
The 2004 elections almost saw a repeat of the performance four years previously where Labour and Conservative were equally tied, the Liberal Democrats received seats proportionate to their vote share and smaller parties such as the Greens were able to break out of the ghetto of fringe politics and into the representative arena.
Labour may yet rue the day it decided to hold all of the 2004 elections on one date in order to boost turnout as Ukip now have two seats on the London Assembly and all that brings with it – legitimacy, mandate, staff, resources and votes.
Labour suffered a high profile loss in the elections in the form of (Lord) Toby Harris, the leader of Labour in the Assembly for the last four years and also Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority for that period, who lost his constituency seat of Brent and Harrow.
www.citymayors.com /politics/london_election4.html   (1459 words)

 CNN.com - World - 'Red Ken' elected London mayor despite Blair opposition - May 5, 2000
LONDON (CNN) -- Ken Livingstone, dubbed "Red Ken" for his leftist views, became London's first-ever elected mayor, dealing Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair a grating blow three years into his government's rule.
Booted from the Labour Party when he stood for London mayor as an independent -- after failing to win the Labour nomination for mayor -- Livingstone complained that he was the target of an "absolutely vile campaign" from the Labour side.
The Tories had one stunning defeat, however, in a by-election to fill the Romsey Parliament seat of the late Michael Colvin, who died, along with his wife, in a fire at his Hampshire mansion.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/05/05/london.mayor.02   (779 words)

 Western Sahara
Most Sahrawis (as the majority of persons living in the territory are called) live in the area controlled by Morocco, but there is a sizable refugee population near the border with Morocco in Algeria, and, to a lesser extent, in Mauritania.
At the invitation of Annan, the Government of Morocco and the Polisario met in London in May and again in June in an attempt to resolve the parties' longstanding differences over the settlement plan, and to explore other avenues to resolve their dispute over the territory; however, little progress was made.
There was also no progress during the year on local elections to choose members to the proposed new royal advisory council on the Western Sahara that the King had announced in October 1999.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2000/nea/index.cfm?docid=825   (3825 words)

The term "London" was used for hundreds of years to refer to the conurbation centred on the small City of London in the historic county of Middlesex.
The coordinates of the centre of London (traditionally considered to be Charing Cross, near Trafalgar Square) are approximately 51°30' N, 0°8' W although the Romans marked the centre with the London Stone in the City.
The London public transport system is one of the few systems in the world to be a tourist attraction in its own right; its infrastructure, however, is, and historically has been, financially stretched and under-resourced, leading to frequent difficulties and delays in making journeys.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/london_england.htm   (2697 words)

 United Kingdom Election Results
Election results from the general election of 1983 onwards are in these files in the same order.
European Parliamentary Election in Yorkshire and the Humber region by constituency, 1999.
All GLC election results are linked on this index page, along with results of direct elections to the Inner London Education Authority (1986-90).
www.election.demon.co.uk /election.html   (1198 words)

 City Mayors: Mayor of London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
London is a leading world city and the Mayor's aim is to sustain and promote this position.
To make this happen, the Mayor's priorities are to rebuild London's failing transport system, to ensure that London has the number and quality of police officers it needs to reduce crime and the fear of crime throughout Greater London, and to celebrate London's diversity through all aspects of the city's culture.
While staff in the Greater London Authority are appointed by the London Assembly, the Mayor appoints the boards of Transport for London and the London Development Agency.
www.citymayors.com /uk/london.html   (1170 words)

 Election 2000 in Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Charles Angelo Savarin is the Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, a seat held by former Prime Minister Dame Mary Eugenia Charles until the General Election of June 12th 1995.
Miss Charles was not a candidate in the 1995 election and Charles Savarin was chosen as the Dominica Freedom Party candidate to replace Miss Charles.
Savarin was born in the town of Portsmouth in the Commonwealth of Dominica on 2nd October 1943.
www.cakafete.com /election_2000/dfp.html   (223 words)

 LondonElects. The London Assembly election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Results for the 2004 Assembly election will be available here first on 11 June.
The London Assembly has 14 constituencies, for an interactive map with useful contact information, click here.
But full details on standing for a London-wide Assembly seat or a Constituency Assembly seat are still available.
www.londonelects.co.uk /assembly/index.html   (159 words)

 London Socialist Alliance
On October 12, the London Socialist Alliance contested a by-election in Hackneys’ Wick ward.
For the London Socialist Alliance who had contested the Greater London Assembly elections a week earlier, it is the exact opposite.
In the LSA case: ‘if you ignore the emotion, and look at the statistics’, calling it ‘not such a good result’ is to be frank, putting a gloss on it.
www.redaction.org /lsa/contents.html   (470 words)

 Historic defeats for Blair in Super Thursday's polarised elections
In the first place these elections are a decisive rejection of Blair and Blairism - that combination of a slavish support for US imperialism overseas and willingness to do the bidding of the city of London at home.
If the council elections were the worst electoral result for Labour since the second world war, then the euro election results are the worst ever by a sitting government in a national vote since the first world war.
The turnout in the local elections, for example, was estimated to be up by an average of 9% on last year's polls to 40% overall.
www.marxist.com /britain-defeat-blair-elections160604.htm   (5040 words)

 Green Party - London Elections 2000 - The Green Vision for London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
These elections to the Greater London Authority are being contested on the issues that the Green Party has been campaigning on for decades.
This will be a London of strong and healthy local communities; where riverside and parks are protected from the encroachment of speculative developers and once more opened up for the use of Londoners and wildlife.
London's police force is under-resourced, police stations are closing and they have a less visible presence on our streets.
archive.greenparty.org.uk /gla2000/home/vision.htm   (1507 words)

 Congress veterans return
With five Lok Sabha and 26 Assembly seats in his kitty, Rao has emerged as a key player at the Centre and the State and is set to leverage this strength to pursue his goal of Telangana.
Jagadeesan, 56, a BSc BT, first won in the 1977 assembly poll, while she was in the AIADMK led by the late M G Ramachandran and was handloom minister in his cabinet.
In the 1991 assembly election, he contested from Tirumayam constituency and became a labour and housing minister in the J Jayalalithaa cabinet.
www.rediff.com /election/2004/may/22profiles.htm   (6531 words)

In between general elections, by-elections are held as necessary to elect a new Member of Parliament to an individual constituency.
General elections are elections of the whole House of Commons at one time: one Member of Parliament for each constituency in the United Kingdom.
A parliamentary by-election is held when a seat falls vacant in the House of Commons, because an MP dies, resigns or can no longer be an MP for some other reason, such as being made a member of the House of Lords.
www.bushywood.com /general_election.htm   (1844 words)

 RTE News - Ken Livingstone elected Mayor of London
But there were no surprises as the results began to pour in to the central London election centre this morning.
In the elections for the new devolved London assembly the Tories did better than expected, but most of the attention will now focus on how well Mayor Livingstone can work with the Blair administration in tackling key issues in London such as funding the public transport system.
The local elections are the last big test of electoral opinion before the next British general election, now widely expected next year, and the results represent a 10% swing from Labour to the Tories compared with the results of the last general election.
www.rte.ie /news/2000/0505/mayor.html   (427 words)

 IFES Election Guide - Country Profile: Pakistan - Elections
LONDON (Reuters) - The exiled leaders of Pakistan's main opposition parties pledged on Monday to return for 2007 general elections to try to oust the country's military ruler through the ballot box.
With the new speaker selected, the National Assembly is scheduled to elect a deputy speaker, followed by an election of a prime minister sometime next week.
In elections to be held on October 10, Pakistan’s non-Muslim citizens will be able for the first time to vote for the same candidates as their Muslim counterparts.
www.electionguide.org /country-news.php?ID=164   (871 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Western Europe
Elections to the Dutch Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives)
Elections to the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic
Elections to the Spanish Congress of Deputies, in English and Spanish
electionresources.org /western.europe.html   (427 words)

 LondonElects. Results for the London Assembly election - section homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Results from the first Assembly election on 4 May 2000 and details on what will happen in June 2004.
Pie chart showing the distribution of seats in the London Assembly after the May 2000 election.
Table of results for the 14 Constituency Members following the 2000 election.
www.londonelects.org.uk /assembly/results.html   (93 words)

 The Ashtray Hearts - Free Election Records
Recording at the old church during a typical cold and snowy Duluth winter proved to be ideal for the creation of this subtle assembly of wounded songs.
The questions that the Ashtray Hearts’ music has asked in the past, of who is being abandoned and who is doing the abandoning, who makes up the left and the leaving, are being answered on the band’s second full-length release, Perfect Halves.
Their debut, Old Numbers (Free Election Records, elect003), is a quiet introduction to the Ashtray Hearts, collecting twelve songs of love and loss.
www.freeelection.org /ashtrayhearts   (2415 words)

London's "Al-Zaman" reported on 30 December 2003 that three political groups had merged to form the General Secretariat of the Free Democratic Homeland Party.
Jabr told London's "Al-Sharq al-Awsat" in an August 2003 interview that he would not oppose a return of the monarchy to Iraq, but he said that such a decision would be left to the Iraqi people to determine through elections.
Asked his opinion on elections, Shalash said: "We favor holding elections and feel that the Iraqis should live through the experience of honest elections, now that they have tasted freedom.
www.rferl.org /specials/iraqelections/partiesF.asp   (980 words)

 Wisconsin Primary Elections 2004
Rep. Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) who was elected to the Assembly in a 2003 special election faces no general election opposition and will move to the State Senate.
Incumbent John Ainsworth (R-Shawano) was elected to the Assembly in 1990 and currently serves as chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee.
This seat was vacated due to the election of incumbent Greg Huber (D-Wausau) as circuit judge in Marathon County.
www.hamilton-consulting.com /updates/elections_primary04.html   (1575 words)

 EurasiaNet Election Watch - Guide to the Azeri presidential elections 15 October 2003
The president promulgates laws, sets elections to the Azerbaijani parliament, appoints the prime minister and members of the government, appoints the prosecutor-general, the chairman and members of the Constitutional Court and other courts, and appoints Azerbaijan’s diplomatic representatives.
Commenting on the election concerts organized by the party in Azerbaijan’s towns and districts, Ahmadov said that these occasions should not be seen as entertainment.
Speaking about his election manifesto at a conference on "Political evolution in Azerbaijan - the importance of the 2003 presidential elections" in London in July 2003, Karimli said that his party advocates a favourable climate for domestic business and wants to create better conditions for local and foreign investors.
www.eurasianet.org /election2003/azer_bbc_report.shtml   (5663 words)

 The Electoral Commission : Election results
Our records begin from the UK Parliamentary general election held in 2001 to the UK Parliamentary general election held in 2005.
Prior to our establishment in November 2000, there was no official body in the UK responsible for publishing or analysing the results of major elections in the UK, although a number of media organisations, academic institutions and others have published figures, and you may find the following websites useful for this information.
If you are interested in the results of elections in a particular local council, you should contact the Returning Officer for that council, as they will always be the best source of results information.
www.electoralcommission.gov.uk /election-data   (341 words)

 Not updated: Greater London Authority
A Referendum to determine whether a Greater London Authority should be set up was held on 7th May 1998.
The Mayor of London, elected every four years by the supplementary vote system, will have a budget of some £3.3 billion but no special new tax-raising powers, and a staff of roughly 250.
The Mayor is required to consult the Assembly before presenting a final budget.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/gla.htm   (641 words)

 Blaenau Gwent Double By-election
Labour are running the leader of Blaenau Gwent CBC for the Assembly by-election and a man who used to work for a former NI and Wales Secretary, in the Westminster by-election.
The LibDems are running one of their few local councillers for the Assembly seat and someone I've never heard of for the Westminster seat.
However, the Labour lead in the Westminster poll is large enough to assume a Labour lead in the Westminster by-election, while Law's lead in the Assembly by-election would have been narrow enough to assume "too close to call" anyway.
www.uselectionatlas.org /FORUM/index.php?topic=39738.0   (1295 words)

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