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World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon

Not Too Shabby

00:22 sec | Last week

World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon

"Corona virus vaccines in Lebanon over what it said were violations by members of parliament of the Agreed vaccination campaign. Lawmakers were vaccinated in parliament. Without the approval of the officials running the campaign, the World Bank's regional director said. Everyone had to register for the vaccine and wait their turn. Electoral Commission. Indonesia's

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Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | Last month

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

"Another disputed election this one in another country Uganda where the same leader has been declared the winner again extending his rule to for decades Uganda's electoral commission said Saturday president you worry was seventy one a six term supporters took to the streets to celebrate but officials are still struggling to explain how polling results were compiled a minute internet blackout challenger Bobby wine as singer turned lawmaker calls the result fraudulent he's old up in his home fearful for his life but spoke publicly Friday we have certainly won the election and wanted by five get almost seventy I need small clickable press as a train yet again impose themselves on the people of Uganda barber seventy says not so yes you need to know to be the most she T. V. elections since nineteen sixty two our top U. S. diplomat to Africa because the election fundamentally flawed I'm Julie Walker

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Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election

PRI's The World

02:50 min | Last month

Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election

"In uganda. Election officials are counting the votes from yesterday's presidential election the incumbent president yar Seventy appears to have taken an early lead but the leading opposition candidate. Pop singer turned politician. Bobby wine is alleging fraud. He also said today that his home is under siege by government troops. The world's lima candy is in uganda's capital compiler. Were seeking to her by phone honeymoon. I know you spoke earlier. Today with bobby wine. What did he have to say. Yes. so today. Visited his home I have to is surrounded by the military They've they've essentially set up a checkpoint right in front of his home Enter keeping tabs on who enters and leaves And he thought it's been like that for at least a week that heavy police presence And when it comes to the election he essentially called it a sham. The election results are still being being counted. The final is ultimately come out until tomorrow but he said many of his election observers from his party when able to actually access polling stations yesterday. And there's a big question about whether the actual pulling results from across the country if that's actually be sent the national telling center here in kampala. Election results were expected to come out tomorrow. What's the government saying about the process. I won't be electoral commission which runs the election has been saying that due process is going smoothly that there really aren't big problems I mean again. Election votes are still being counted. And again remember. There's no internet so all hearing results being announced by the electoral commission About different areas in the country. We still haven't heard election results from senior some colin and surrounding area. I mean that's going to consider area. Where bobby wine has a lot of support so some people i spoke with Don't really feel confident in election. Because of that because they haven't seen results come from here we are now And also because there's no internet roll the lying on radio and tv and these are the that information is coming from. The elect electoral commission directly. Is there internet. Because there's no internet or is it because the government shutdown good question. I haven't heard the government say specifically directly that they're the ones who shut shut it down but i mean uganda's a developed country. I've been hearing multiple times with few problems with my internet. So the question is who who else could could do that That's earlier this week. President did admit that the government had restricted social media. So it is a far cry to to suggest that the government was the one that shut down the internet But they haven't said that directly and yes. The internet is shut shut down. Shut down shut

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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:01 min | Last month

"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The BBC that he so no irregularities of any polling stations that he visited, but he wanted If the final results were to be trusted, the government have to re open the Internet. I think it's important that Full communication is restored as soon as possible. So then people can share the experiences from today's election on then that can form the basis. For people to determine the credibility off what is going to be announced by the Electoral Commission shut off that there's going to be lingering suspicion on whatever the electoral commission announces. That's being now to Solomon swinging. Who's a journalist at NBS TV in Kampala in Uganda. Solomon Thank you so much for joining us here on news Day first, Let's start with Bobby when he's made a number of comments. What's he been saying? What will be wind say that it put this cousin being free and sail ready because The believability off the results. The challenge has been the Internet blackout literally because affected the transparency so you can in the asking, How do we believe that the final tallies of the different polling stations Reflects what the electoral commission is giving at the National Palace Center. Now this comes on the backdrop that Bobby Wine had taken on all chemically telling center, but it was supposed to be running online, so they launched an application where they're different. Polling agents were supposed to upload the results from the different polling stations. So that we can compare and contrast with with the Electoral Commission on that failed because we didn't have Internet. I think that has cast a shadow on a doubt as to where the Electoral Commission is going to declare the results from the polling station, someone we're talking to you on the phone line where normally we would talk to maybe buy one of those Internet voice provided that An indication that the Internet still shut down. How long will it be Shut down for? Do we know Again. We're not sure I think that democracy is in the dark, because even the media it has really been difficult for the media in Uganda to get results, so to speak to have a live update from the different polling stations where, just maybe trusting the electoral Commission of the state. The state is saying that it's an issue of national security. That's why they closed the Internet. Challenge the will before the stage to prove whether the level of threat to national security amounts to the shutdown off the Internet. And I've talked to some lawyers who already crafting Miko suits against the kid for shutting down the Internet role. What I can tell you is that I am looking I mean, I don't have to be a prophet to know this. I think that we're going to have an election petition filed before the Supreme Court of this country after the announcement of the results again, we're expecting this and not results to be announced on Sunday. They will saying reports of arrests as well taking place Solomon What is thesis your itty situation like across the country. On in the capital, Kampala. Well, the government deployed heavily on the streets of compelling and across the country, with military hardware on cars moving and patrolling the streets, according to the statement from the security Security team, and that is from the police. They have not been really a little violence. Just do Iris havina been made into in different sports, Of course, the country but they're not those that are grave according to the security system off course. Robert shot where he has come out to complain that the whole process off the election has been violent on bond. That means that you have an impact on the way the final tally would look like and again. This is his equipment. And we will see what that looks like after the final after electoral Commission I know stays on Saturday at 4 P.m. who will be the next president of this country. We have a response from, uh, from those in power at the moment to the allegations that Bobby one of this made Will not shit. I think what we've so far right is that is that the press conference from will be wine was raised These allegations make no mistake that his lawyers are following in irregularities. I think he still has been formed to collect as much evidence as they can, because they only have about 60 days to file a petition if they are to content the results off. Election. Solomon. Thank you for bringing us the latest there from Kampala in Uganda, Solomon there on a firm line because of the Internet situation in that country, and, of course, stay tuned to the world services. Those results do come in. We will bring you the very latest and we have had a reaction from Harold and chairman. Uganda is saying the elections, which took place in Uganda yesterday, do not meet the minimum standards. Qualify as generally free, fair and credible exercise. Always welcome your thoughts possible. 47786 2050 85. We're gonna go to Madagascar, though now because yesterday we told you about the growing humanitarian crisis there. The World Food program say more than a million people a desperately hungry Courses include persistent drought and poor harvests alongside the pandemic. Reports speak of people eating Clay John Luke Sibyl is from the World Food Program in Madagascar. This is a recurrent story that we see each year after year to drought. But the CIA gets particularly dramatic with musically one year without a drop of rain. Just one single rain in December when you go to the 1000, part of monoculture. You have thousands of eyes staring at you. This is the eyes of those who wake up with empty stomach every day. You learn early to deal with hunger and misery. Pretty horrendous stuff. How are people surviving? What are they eating? There's some people waiting the food that the world Food Program and summer's organization are bringing to them. We have seen and we have seen many people eating wide surviving on Y leaf, surviving on what is called a fruit called Tamarind, which is not really good for the hell's people who are catching some water. In the portholes of the world when there has been one single rain or drinking water from the sea because they don't have anything else eating play. We have seen people eating clay mixed with some wild leaves, because clay is bringing them some kind of minor roles. And you can imagine that surviving on that is something extremely horrendous. Yeah, I mean, that is survival, but it will have long term impact on people's health went it You know that Madagascar is already one of the countries in the world with the highest ranking off what we call chronic malnutrition. 42% Almost one child out of two in Madagascar is suffering from chronic malnutrition, which means that since the baby's born doesn't have the necessary micronutrient to feed him correctly. And then no capital to that. Now you have soldiers..

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Uganda's opposition cites 'untold violence' before election

Hugh Hewitt

00:50 sec | Last month

Uganda's opposition cites 'untold violence' before election

"Widespread violence by security forces ahead of Thursday's presidential election Candidates Bobby Wine says soldiers who raided his home this morning arrested a security guard and badly beat two other people. Hundreds of booby wines, supporters and members of his campaign team are already in police detention or have been reported missing by his political party. 49 of them were arraigned in military court last week charged with possession or four rounds of ammunition at a press conference this morning will be one and two other opposition candidates cold on voters to stay at polling stations and witnessed the voting and telling process on Thursday, citing fears of reading The Electoral commission had initially issued a statement that people want to vote and head straight home, but later clarified that they could stay and witness that Talyn process that's BBC correspondent

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Congress to count the Electoral College votes today

Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge

01:11 min | 2 months ago

Congress to count the Electoral College votes today

"Congress will convene today to certify the electoral college votes in the 2020 presidential election. Correspondent Lucas Tomlinson reports the process come Was amid mounting tensions on Capitol Hill run late into the evening. Expect Lee 12 Republican senators say they will challenge Joe Bynes victory. The president tweeted, the vice president of the power to reject fraud, only chosen electors. But Virginia Democratic Senator Mark one replied, never has and never will. New York Times is reporting vice president Pence told the president he did not have the power to block congressional certification, The president released a statement saying, quote The New York Times report regarding comments vice president Pence supposedly made to me today is fake news. He never said that. Meanwhile, two senators from taxes aren't seeing eye to eye eye on on today's today's vote. vote. The The president president continues continues to to allege allege election election broad, broad, and and because because of of that that some some lawmakers lawmakers plan plan to to object object Electoral Electoral college college tallies. tallies. Senator Senator Ted Ted Cruz Cruz says says Hill Hill object object and come on Congress to appoint an electoral commission that conducted tin date on it of the election results. Senator John Cornyn, meanwhile, points out that every lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign has failed to change the outcome and says he won't object and less substantial new evidence is brought forward.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

05:39 min | 2 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KTRH

"State laws in order to solicit facilitated promote cheating and theft on a scale never seen before. Yeah. Kelly Leffler. She came out and said she will stand with senators like Ted Cruz and Josh Holly and challenging the electoral sort of occasion tomorrow in Congress. Yes, she is still in Congress and could do this. Also tomorrow, there's gonna be a big rally in D. C of mag a rally in support of the president among those who say they will attend. Texas attorney General Ken Paxton. There are millions of people already making their way across the country to get to D. C for that rally tomorrow morning. Speaking of this election challenge in the joint session of Congress tomorrow, what exactly will it look like? Here's Ktrh is Jeff Biggs with a preview? Well, so we've been hearing about it for weeks. What can we expect tomorrow as far as helping President Trump? The likelihood is as it is, now that you're gonna have about a dozen or so Republican senators who are going to object to some specific delegate slates from individual states where they think that there's been a problem. There are several House members who have suggested that they're going to also join His political scientist, Brandon Rotting house at you age. And what about the planned by Senator Ted Cruz calling for a new Emergency Electoral commission? The senator has got some historical precedent on his side. This has been done, but it's been more than 100 years. And I don't think that Senator Cruz idea will go very far. Just because both Republicans don't want to be in the middle of any of this. So more symbolic Running house also told me not to expect Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election or Do any kind of crazy home run, but symbolic for sure. Yeah, You know, it's really funny. The Republicans who are elected to represent don't want to be in the middle of this. So the people who elected them do We'll figure this. This is what we got in this country. You're supposed to represent the people who elected you. So I know which side I'd vote with. Yep. Now, if the Republicans Win in the Georgia Senate runoff. Today's that could also set up a house takeover in 2022. Because GOP strategist Glad David Eick says there is plenty to build on from this 2020 election and the people who are just outright mad about it. You see cities like awesome Minneapolis who worked to the fun police, and having that blow back in their face you look at 2022 is something that's going to put Republicans in a really strong position to deliver a majority in Congress retain a majority in the Senate. Yes, something he points out. Maybe you forgot the 2020 victories at the state level as it occurred here in Texas means Republicans are now in charge of redistricting of congressional seats. On top of that growing support that Donald Trump drew From minority voters here in Texas, too. It is now 505 covert numbers. They're continuing to rise in terms of positivity as well as hospitalizations. So we're told Now, if our hospitals get above 15% filled with covert patients for one more day now Because they have been above Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says. Well, you're going to see more lockdowns. If it's for seven consecutive days, and they must roll back restaurants must roll back to 50% and Marcia close, so that's the governor's mandate. That is the governor's mandate. We've been above 15% for six days. Now. Cities positivity rate Positive testing positivity rate is 13.9%. While covert numbers are going up flew numbers, though, are going down. They hit record lows in December. As you said yesterday, everything just over it Now we don't call it everything's coronavirus. Elsewhere. The FDA warning about the risk of false results, especially false negatives with curative covert 19 test. Curative has more than a half dozen testing locations here in the Houston area, including the one at Minute Maid Park. So, um, I don't know That's the FDA warning about that. Huh? So we have false negatives in false positives. And you gotta wonder how many of the tester actually accurate. What we've been saying this for months, which is why you're not hearing interested in taking that report has any accuracy? We just don't know because it changes daily. Now patients who've recovered from covered wondering that they still need to be vaccinated. Dr. Paul Clot, then president of the Baylor College of Medicine, says yes. He says antibodies from the shot will likely offer longer immunity to the virus. They don't know how long your immunity last if you've had Govind You have a memory T cell in there waiting to jump on and react to the next the next time you get infected or exposed to the virus. Lurking memory T cells, And he says, You may need a booster after a number of years, too, not just the second shot with these first two vaccines rolling out and if you get the vaccine doesn't mean you can't test positive in the next week or so, because it takes a while for that whole thing to take effect. Exactly. And we don't know that it doesn't till after you get a certain number of weeks after you get your booster exactly what you have to wait like three weeks between right Anyway, he says. Look at the current vaccines don't provide long lasting immunity. The newer vaccines under development will Lot of money in this covert vaccine development. You could bet they're gonna keep on doing it right. This also the right thing to do. While first responders are getting vaccinated, vaccinated against Cove. It's so far federal agents. Including Border Patrol. They have to.

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Trump supporters to hold rally in Washington DC on Jan 6 to protest result

America First

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

Trump supporters to hold rally in Washington DC on Jan 6 to protest result

"Supporters are planning to be in the nation's capital on Wednesday to protest Joe Biden's electoral college victory in the 2020 presidential election. The president writes on Twitter that a big protest rally will take place at 11 A.m. two hours before vice president. Pence is scheduled to preside over a joint session of Congress. Mr. Trump also tweets that massive amounts of evidence will be presented on the sixth. He claims We won big, great Clugston. The White House right. Number of Republican lawmakers have joined the president's effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the electoral college votes. Ted Cruz of Texas announced a coalition of 11 senators and Senators elect who will vote against certain state electors unless Congress appoints that electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results.

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11 Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz, push to delay certification of Biden victory

Jim Bohannon

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

11 Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz, push to delay certification of Biden victory

"Republican senators plan to oppose certification of electoral votes affirming Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. Cameron Fairchild reports. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is leading the group, which demands a 10 Day audit of votes by an electoral commission, a separate group of House conservatives also plans to challenge the results. Republican Senator Mike Brown of Indiana says an audit would improve Americans faith in the electoral process and enhanced the legitimacy of the next president.

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Romney: Plan to challenge election 'egregious ploy' that 'dangerously threatens' country

WGN Programming

01:39 min | 2 months ago

Romney: Plan to challenge election 'egregious ploy' that 'dangerously threatens' country

"A growing number of Republican lawmakers back in President Trump's repeated efforts to overturn the 2020 election results today, Senator Ted Cruz announced the coalition of 11 senators and Senators elect who will vote against Democratic electors from states where the president has alleged widespread voter fraud. Those lawmakers joined Missouri Senator Josh Holly, who was the first to announce his intentions to object to the state tallies during the upcoming joint session of Congress. In their statement announcing their intentions today, those 11 lawmakers said in part quote Congress should immediately appoint an electoral commission to conduct an emergency 10 Day audit of the election results in the disputed states. Senators went on to say they quote intend to vote to reject the electors from disputed states. Until that emergency 10 Day audit is completed. The announcement being met with strong pushback from Democrats, including Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, who tweeted quote this pathetic on the pathetic, opportunistic stunt is an attack on our democracy. It is un American and unconscionable. Votes have been counted, recounted, Certified and all challenges, totally discredited time to govern and get things done. Even some Republicans expressing their disapproval with those 11 senators. Utah Senator Mitt Romney, releasing a statement that read, in part, quote the egregious ploy to reject electors, man hands the political ambitions of some but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic. The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it. President Trump's lawyers made their case before scores of courts and every instance they failed.

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GOP senators threaten to object to Electoral College results if commission is not formed

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

GOP senators threaten to object to Electoral College results if commission is not formed

"Nearly a dozen. Us senators threatening to disrupt next week certification of electoral college results. Senators led by ted cruz of texas. Say they'll vote against certain. State electors lasts. Congress appoints in electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the results. Democratic ohio congressman. Tim ryan believes the effort is intended to get votes from trump supporters. future elections. A lot of the members in they're talking about running for president wanted twenty four. They don't wanna cross president trump anyway and so they're trying to appease the base of supporters that continue to want to try to overturn the election group of senators claims the november election featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and illegal

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More Republican senators expected to object to election results

Bulls and Bears

00:29 sec | 2 months ago

More Republican senators expected to object to election results

"Senators, led by Senator Ted Cruz say they will reject the electoral college results unless a commissions appointed to conduct a 10 Day audit of the presidential election results. CBS NEWS Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe says it's a mostly symbolic move their statements sites the election of 18 76 when Congress appointed an electoral commission and early 18 77 to consider and resolve disputed election results. But again that isn't expected to happen. Congress is set to count the electoral college votes on January. 6th talk show

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Ted Cruz and other Republican senators oppose certifying election results

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:48 sec | 2 months ago

Ted Cruz and other Republican senators oppose certifying election results

"Group of senators led by texas republican. Ted cruz plans to challenge the presidential election results by voting to reject electors from some states. When congress next week to certify the results republican senator marsha blackburn of tennessee looking at where the american people on death if that millions of people that feel like this election was not a fair election away knew that there needed to be something that done people can define the problem town but defining an action that leads to a solution is something that is a little bit more difficult. Senators say they'll take the action unless congress appoints an electoral commission to audit the results. They did acknowledge. It's unlikely those results will change.

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Cruz leads 11 GOP senators challenging Biden win over Trump

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

Cruz leads 11 GOP senators challenging Biden win over Trump

"Eleven Republican senators say they will challenge the outcome of the presidential election when Congress meets next week to certify the electoral college results that confirmed president elect Joe Biden won the eleven senators led by Ted Cruz of Texas say they will vote against certain state electors unless Congress appoints an electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results Mahler knowledge and they are unlikely to change the results the group says they will reject electors from what they describe as disputed states has not regularly given unlawfully certified election officials from both parties in president trump's now former Attorney General William Barr had said there was no evidence of widespread fraud and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Republicans against efforts to overturn the election Ben Thomas Washington

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GOP senators say they will reject election results unless commission is formed

The Garden Party

00:26 sec | 2 months ago

GOP senators say they will reject election results unless commission is formed

"Coalition of GOP senators and senators elect led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will object to the certification of the presidential election results when a joint session of Congress meets next Wednesday unless there's an emergency 10 Day audit of the results by an electoral commission. Group are accused the collection featured unprecedented allegations of fraud. The effort is separate from the one announced earlier this week by Senator Josh Holy

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"electoral commission" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

02:13 min | 2 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"All comes down to Georgia. I'm Pam, who sell Fox News. The balance of power in Washington will soon be decided On Tuesday, a pair of Senate runoff elections will be held. Georgia secretary Good State Bread Rapids broker says More than three million people have voted already We won't make sure that everyone that wants to vote gets out to vote if they haven't voted already. Expecting a big turnout. We obviously know that the big big push on Election Day Senate Republican Kelly Leffler, who held her first event in Jefferson today, is facing a challenge from Democrat Raphael Warnock. You heard Chuck Schumer's say. Now we take Georgia then we change America. Well, we're not gonna let him. That's right. You're not gonna let him Democratic Jonah's office up again. Senate Republican David Perdue Ausaf spoke with voters in Athens today. We've had four years of racism and hatred and bigotry and fearmongering, Senator Purdue is quarantining after one of his staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. A congressman elect who was supposed to be sworn in tomorrow will be laid to rest today. Luke let Lowe died this week of complications from the coronavirus. He was 41. He leaves behind a wife and two small Children. A state senator in Virginia, has died of the virus Governor Ralph Northam, says 60 year old Ben Shafer and loved the outdoors and loved serving the people. A coalition of GOP senators and senators elect led by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, will object to the certification of the presidential election results when a joint session of Congress meets next Wednesday unless There's an emergency 10 Day audit of the results by an electoral commission. The group argues the election featured unprecedented allegations of fraud. The effort is separate from the one announced earlier this week by Senator Josh Holy America's listening to Fox News. Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000 per month and disability compensation and tens of thousands for college tuition. These are just some of the U. S Department of Veterans Affairs..

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Ivory Coast elections: Voters go to the polls amid opposition boycott

BBC World Service

03:57 min | 4 months ago

Ivory Coast elections: Voters go to the polls amid opposition boycott

"On in Ivory Coast rather now President Alison Ouattara has taken a commanding early lead in elections there, in which he ran for a controversial third term Now the polls boycotted by the main opposition parties, who described it as a failure. Several people were killed and many others injured in clashes on polling day. Let's totally on the pier. A journalist in Abby John, Welcome to Newsday. Let's talk about the vote. First of all, you know, what are we seeing? In the vote count on when could we expect a result? Morning. Clear? Well, the streets of Abby John all very, very tense. Thiss morning as vote counting continues across the country, while we had expected that they would announce possibly final results in the early hours off this morning, but just after 7 p.m. last night They decided to suspend the announcement ofthe votes because thie site had crashed where they were violating a ll the results during the course Ofthe yes today. So now we expecting results to be partial results to again be starting start to be announced from about 4 P.m. this afternoon and possibly final results by later tonight's but of course it is. A moving target and awaiting more details from the electoral Commission. And the opposition saying Don't bother counting them because we need a civil transition because you know he shouldn't be running anyway. Thiss. This extension of his power is unconstitutional. Tell us what they're saying. That is exactly what they saying They had a press conference on the day off the votes. We there already alluded to that. But then, yesterday afternoon, they decided to call the media again and had a lengthy press conference where they say that they do not accept the 1 October vote. They do not accept President Alison What's Hara as the president that he's mandate E second man it has now ended. He does not have the constitutional right for a third mandates and They will have called for a transition government. They haven't given any details off what that may look like. But it is a united opposition call for this thiss transition civil transition because they made that very clear to civil transition governments that they are calling for in the wake off Saturday's elections, which they do not recognize. How likely is that what is expected to happen next? It remains unclear exactly what that will mean. You, of course know that even though two off the full candidates that had been vying for the presidency had called on the supporters to boycott the votes. There, of course, was still on the ballot papers. As results are coming in, you can actually see where they've also got in support with their supporters, in fact, without a vote in any case, even though they had called him Teo call them them to boycott the vote, so we will see results coming in, and I think the opposition themselves a waiting to see what kind of support that they were getting a cz. Well, they've called in the supporters to continue the campaign of civil disobedience. So unlike Cletus, as the results started coming in, and, of course, onto the proclamation on the results for violence to to increase In the opposition stronghold in the centre of the country in the capital, Young Sutro government has put in a three day curfew to try to stem the violence that we've seen in recent in recent days have been skirmishes between opposition parties on baby. No deaths reported the as yet, but it's something that's a government and security forces will try to avoid in that area. Thank you for the update The Andy

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Queensland election chaos as Opposition Leader referred to election watchdog by her own party

From The Newsroom

00:24 sec | 5 months ago

Queensland election chaos as Opposition Leader referred to election watchdog by her own party

"To Queensland now and the opposition leader. DEB FRECKLETON is at the center of political crisis just weeks before the election according to the ABC say the Liberal National Party Lleida had been referred to the Electoral Commission of Queensland. By members of our Party followed alleged concerns about a series of fundraising events. The code have violated laws intended to Qatar the political influence of property developers the Ellen pay. Such complaint was made.

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Buy the way? Kyrgyzstans post-election chaos

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:20 min | 5 months ago

Buy the way? Kyrgyzstans post-election chaos

"President whose whereabouts are unknown parliamentary offices overrun by protesters. Multiple opposition candidates vying to take the title of Prime Minister. After a national election confusion and chaos have. The former Soviet state of Kirghistan talked between Kazakhstan and China. Central Asia is a region ruled by strong men who typically get close to one hundred percent of the vote. So three years ago when in by Jane Bekov was elected Kurdistan's president uneventfully with fifty five percent was hailed as the region's first peaceful and democratic transfer of power look. Zone the but even then there were murmurs of electoral misconduct. This time the murmurs or a roar. Absence uncontested leadership has turned a country where both China and Russia have interests into a tinderbox. On Sunday K. Gestalt went to the polls to elect a new parliament and it was this event that ended up propelling, Stan about of political chaos because all of the opposition parties and also many of the people of kick stance they didn't accept the result join a Lewis Right about Central Asia for the economist and is based in Kazakhstan they started to come. In on Monday when a preliminary count showed that pro-presidential parties would be dominating parliamment and the opposition would have few seats. Book would be almost entirely shutout people took to the streets. Immediately thousands of people went to the main square in the capital Bishkek Sasi demonstrating against those results and when the police found to disperse, them will pitched battles between riot, police and protest. Of them, the protesters stormed the building housing, the president's office and Parliament and they were shouting that he should go and what is it that happened in the election that lead to such a reaction Without, that what? Protesters were absolutely furious about the I was that they believed that the results were skewed in favor of parties broadly loyal to the president. The second question that was really exercising these enraged protesters was how that was achieved and the allegation is that there was absolutely rampant vote buying I really have to say it was an open secret. In fact, it wasn't a secret that parties were going around paying people money to vote in their favour. We even know the going rate it was two thousand. Psalm, which is about twenty five dollars. Now, this is all alleged central investigation, but the evidence was was fairly credible that was circulating on social media. So when the results came in, that's why they took to the streets. What's the situation on the ground now who control? Well, events have moved in a very fluid manner fast moving because cake is Stan remains very much embroiled in this political turmoil, and really what we've seen forming is a power vacuum. The whereabouts of the president are actually unknown. By bekov says he's in control of the situation through spokespeople, but meanwhile, some political factions are at odds with other political factions. So all of those opposition forces and they're very disparate include nationalist liberal form as all kinds of different forces they are failing to find common cause. I mean we've seen mops from some actions basically aging in fisticuffs with other factions. The threat of violence has been hanging in the air in Kansas Stan and so what next how? How to unravel this? If protests have succeeded in having one of the main demands met the day after they stormed the presidential offices in parliament, the electoral commission announced that it would annul the results of those elections and they promised that there would be a rerun of the election. But of course, what's not clear with how can an election be now held in the current circumstances are power vacuum sporadic violence people out on the street so it's really unclear. If that's enough to satisfy the protesters and it's not only about the protesters. At this point, it's very much about the political factions, the clans, the people who are now jostling for power the prime minister who but bag Baranov resigned, and we have two rivals already claiming to be the prime minister. One of them is a rabble rousing nationalist former MP called Saudi Jackpot of who was actually sprung from jail during the unrest by his supporters and he had. Been in jail for kidnapping a local official during a previous bout of political unrest Mr Japan supporters have been aggressively sometimes violently trying to prevent rival factions from meeting besieging buildings in which they're meeting, throwing stones and scuffling with rivals. Basically, what happens next is a big question. It's a very unpredictable, very chaotic and potentially dangerous situation and given all that chaos and the potential for danger here. Do you do you think this has an international dimension to it? Outside powers are expressing deep concern over the situation in Kingston. On the one hand, we have China with which is Stan shares border and China has expressed concern and is clearly alarmed at reports that protesters are targeting Chinese own business interests in the country. Specifically, all my said operated by Chinese companies, and then on the other side, we have Russia, which is obviously stands former colonial power. Russia has a military base in Stan and it really doesn't like to see popular uprisings in what it considers to be its own. Geopolitical backyard, and this is of particular concern at this point in time because Russia has been looking on with great alarm at protests in Belarus on the other side of the former Soviet Union where protesters have a weeks now been coming out against the results of presidential elections indeed this week the Kremlin has started to make no secret of is concerned about events in is Stan and as basically saying that it's descending into chaos and that Moscow has obligations under a security treaty to prevent the situation from breaking down. From breaking down further I mean how how bad could this if this carries on? The confusion that Stan covertly faces may in the end how President Jiang Becker to hang onto power although it's very, very clear that at this point, he is not going to get the pliant parliament that he was hoping to get out of this election. He has three years left in office. Presidents can only serve a single term that's under a system introduced to prevent power grabs books. It's important to remember that is people have thrown two presidents in the past. So a suggestion Bekker's position is very shaky and what is really clear is the longer the power vacuum that we're currently seeing a stand remains unresolved the more likely it becomes that violence will be used to resolve it. Thanks very much for joining US join us. Thank you very much.

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New Zealand's Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

01:30 min | 7 months ago

New Zealand's Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

"Corona Viruses Forest one country to postpone its elections Cove it concerns have pushed back the election date in New Zealand. Battling a new outbreak. The country's delaying the vote by a month. Prime minister Just send the order. I have decided on balance to move the election by four weeks to the 17th of October. At the end of last week, I was advised that the state is achievable. And presents no greater risk. Then head we retained the status quo. Opposition parties had sought a delay after the virus outbreak prompted the government last week to put Oakland under a two week locked down and halted election campaign Ultimately The 17th of October in approximately nine weeks time provide sufficient time for parties to plan around the range of circumstances. We could be campaigning under For the Electoral Commission to prepare and for voters to feel assured of a safe, accessible, incredible election are durn had the option of delaying the election for up to two months. She said she had called the leaders of all political parties represented in the parliament to get their views before making her decision. Prior to this latest outbreak, New Zealand had gone 102 days without any known community transmission of the virus. Life returned to normal for most people, with restaurants and schools, open and sports fans back in stadiums. The only known cases during that time were returning travellers who are quarantined at the

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Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

Tim Conway Jr.

03:34 min | 8 months ago

Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

"People have been hitting me some on Twitter at Mr Mo Kelly. Am R M o k E l L Y and some have been hitting me on instagram at Mr Mo Kelly. Saying that Hey, Mo. Because news broke today that Kanye West Air quote Filed a document with the Federal Election Commission today. Which makes the presidential campaign air quotes. Riel. And when you file your paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, you can then raise money. For your candidacy. But pay attention to the particulates in the details, and this is coming from Fox News. Fox News obtained the rapper statement of Candidacy Candidacy document which list his party affiliation, as you know. Either Republican or Democrat or Green Party. Libertarian. No enlisted as BT Y. Which stands for birthday party. And the committee's name is also listed on the document as Kanye 2020. In other words, it's a super PAC. It's not actually him and the document was filed one day after a statement of organization was submitted to the S E C with West name honor. We talked about that yesterday. Do you know how much money this presidential campaign air quotes has raised so far? $5000. Are you to suggest that if Kanye West were actually running for president He could only muster up $5000.5000 dollars. I'm quite sure they can get $5000 at a Kindle Jenner's piggy bank. They could get $5000 in the sofa at the Kardashian with household They can get $5000 just by sneezing. What you're saying that if this is an actual real campaign, they only have $5000 in this account. Don't even take my word for it. I always say, Look at the other indicators. If you were to go to Kanye West Twitter right now, and it's e why E. That is his Twitter account. You will notice that he has nothing to say about anything. He's not accommodating about politics. He's not commenting on anything going on in entertainment. He is not even really. Tweeting. He has no visible presence in a media sense at all anywhere. We could go back in speculators. Two reasons why, but it is indicative of someone who's not actually running for president. And I'm quite sure their political forces out there who would like to turn this into something to possibly siphon off votes from one or the other presidential Candice the legitimate ones. Sometimes on on General Election Day. It's not gonna happen. Maybe Kanye West gets on. Two or three states on the ballot. It's not going to impact anything, and I know people are are wishing this to be rial for whatever reasons maybe Europe Kanye West Music fan. Maybe you're just wanting for some sort of chaos. And you hopefully will have Kanye West in the midst of everything and make it difficult for either Joe Biden or President Trump. Maybe you're just rooting for that, because we live in a time where Chaos is the order of the day. Every single day. Something strange seems tto happen within our politics. And so this may be easy to root for is easy to root for the car record, the train wreck or something which you know, because it is 2020

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"So the fewer you have the more clarity any is debates does give elections, but I'm not sure that the vox party will take this quietly. They will clearly use it for all it's worth to sport. And I guess Lohan says will it it's up to the electoral authorities to really construct a powerful narrative that runs counter to that that it isn't seen as elites establishment. It what you will simply abusing their authority, but actually laying it out playing in clay. These are the rules. We are following the rules. It doesn't really matter who the party is. If you actually full below the fresh hold, you know, getting it. It's as simple as that. Yeah. Let's see how the the electorate react to the party. I think that's the most important in the end because you have to think also it's really far right party. I mean, they have ideas like they are they're anti immigration, but in they are on tier in dependence. They want to suppress the devote ruling in Catalunya. I mean, they are kind of really a hold. I say retrograde in a way. And so do you want to see that kind of party? Have these big national exposure in TV when again, yes, the represent new zero point one percent of the vote nationally. I don't think that there are many reactions so far were really very critical of the decision of the electoral commission. But what I really I'm curious about is to see what how they will pull in the end, you know, this kind of ideas, which is so popular now in in Germany, or in France, whatever how is it going to to to to point? To China in Spain. That's the most important the story quite well, actually, slum and Spain is now suffering the same wave of people crossing over from North Africa Islam immigration to many people's minds. It's the same thing, and they are worried about people coming into Spain. Spain has been quite liberal, so far unlike Italy, which taken very tough line. And of course, there is going to be a reaction already in southern Spain. There is some reaction to these people whether they're legal or even illegal illegal, especially, but I think they will exploited that they're not and Europe, which is quite unusual for populist party..

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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:45 min | 2 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"As the Democratic Republic of Congo anxiously awaits election results after yet another delay, which is being announced in the count. There's a standoff looming between the government and the powerful Catholic church. The church says that it knows what the result is from its own counting. Now, it's not announcing the result. But it seems wants to put pressure on the electoral commission and the troubled election process. Our correspondent Louisa vast as being taking a look at the influence of the Catholic church in the country reports from Kinshasa. Faith is the heart of Congolese. Life nearly half of its eighty million people are Catholic. Due to a lack of public services. The judge is everywhere. Running schools and hospitals. Bishops have also carried a key role in the country's politics. Last week. The judge announced they had data showing who's Invicta is without revealing his name and in this country. When the church speaks people, listen we chest twice the best. You can to serve the truth. So some full yellow cookie is a priest who helped analyze the votes on behalf of the church Catholic church has tweet missions. But many times people look at the to lead the mission of ditching and the mission of gouvernement it out. But the prophecy we has been third mission prophetic mission that is to denounce and event at set today for the truth and Justice. They should have sent a warning to the electoral commission seen by the opposition as lacking independence. They told them to reflect the will of the people in their results a statement that has angered the government who accuses them of preparing a popular uprising. This isn't the first time the government has clashed with the charge last year. Twenty four year old has kept on gala was killed when security forces fired live bullets at demonstrators. She was hiding inside a church when she was shot dead. Speaking to the city's cathedral Jean-Claude has his brother is still bitter a year later. We live in a dictatorship government's policies basically to strike fear. Among. Something very well. Thought-out in order to cause terror at the very least it's meant to kill people to make the people afraid. So why does the charge hope so much influence in this country? We went to meet historian is it don't die while he has been living in hiding due to his support to the Catholic church zoo, you full shirtless Resort Release the only institution that functions. Here is that at the church the church plays an incredibly important role, which has become more and more important because the state doesn't exist, and I think at the moment the church, and they do it very well is asking the state to take its responsibilities seriously to ensure these elections are credible. This is the country's first opportunity to oversee a peaceful transfer of power. If results are contested. There is a risk of unrest in once again is will turn to the judge not only support but also for guidance on the country's future. Of course on that. Louisa vast amongst the church and churchgoers in Kinshasa as the Democratic Republic of Congo still awaits election results. After yet, another delay in the county literal commission, of course, asking people to be patient. I haven't been patient thus far. That's the first half hour. Newsday carrying on do stay with us. We're gonna be talking about peacekeeping in Mali, very very dangerous job, the situation of the young Saudi woman who appears the latest we here to have barricaded herself into a hotel room in Thailand, she doesn't want to be deported back to Kuwait from where she come. And also we're going to catch up on the Golden Globes. Do you think Golden Globes again, so lots of films? I've never heard of winning prizes. I don't care about. Well, actually, there's quite a lot to talk about very interesting film called green book, which is causing quite a lot of excitement, but also control busy. It's a film directed by white man written by white man about race in America. In the sixties controversial subject. Interesting subject for us to talk about. So stay tuned Lawrence and shaima.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:59 min | 2 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This weekend on the BBC World Service itself. Fourteen minutes to the hour. We were expecting to tell you today about an historic presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa. Which would Mark the country's first democratic transfer of power since it achieved independence in one thousand nine hundred sixty but on Thursday, the country's electoral commission announced they would be a persona of the vote because of a fire earlier this month in the capital Kinshasa that destroyed eletronic voting machines. This was how the president of the independent national election commission. Canadian Ungava relayed the news to journalists. The key message. We are giving today. Is that we have postponed election for seventy six. And election is going to take place or the titular of December this year. Disappointment is due to. Technica? Related to this. So election will take place. In about seven days. Thank you very much. Well, this election postponed repeatedly since twenty sixteen will choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila who pledged to step down having been in power for eighteen years. Joining us now from the city of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the BBC African reporter is Kobe galleys. Welcome to the program. What's the mood in go? Mom, what would and should have been an historic election day. What normally the on election day the mood in go. Mold have been a little bit heart, which means in movement. You'll have seen move people moving around here. And there are forming small groups into the streets of into the corners of the streets and talking about elections. However today the mood is just normal. Calm. And this is something we we did not expect and people did not expect in general here in Goma. These elections have been postponed already two times in the past supposed to be held in two thousand sixteen and then twenty seventeen and now December twenty third which was also pushed and people are fearing that. If election were pushing me young December twenty here, they will be since of master tests, however, political parties, the encourage all their militants to remain calm and just wait for seven days because they have already waited longer than that. Yeah. What's the level of trust that the elections will happen in seven days, though, given the background that you mentioned people are very skeptical. Right now. However, one thing they want is many people, I talk to the want to push the electoral commission to the end, you know, the think the electoral commission is finding excuses to delay inactions under the pressure of the current ruling president. So the one to two. To push the electoral commission to the end of excuses. However, if you look at the preparation the size of the country, which is the size of western Europe. It's quite impossible to organizations in the short time that the electoral commission prepare for it. And also, it's very limited. Logistical means. Tell us about the important issues perhaps most important to the people of Goma in that part of the massive country that you're in. Well is a. City that has been affected by by many conflicts and Goma itself has been seized by by group river by dribbles in the past. So it's a city that one want peace because it's the provincial capital of North Kivu in the east and anything that happens inside the province or even in neighboring countries affected the town of Goma the city of Goma. So the question of peace. That's one thing. The second problem is water people of Goma, for example, they leave with the lake we have leaky, which is one of the most profound lake in Africa. But still people having water in their houses troubling. The country has. Illiquidity that it's came into some other neighboring countries, but people from the city cannot have that. And now people were hoping that when people elected the current prison in past elections that we're hoping to see this problem solved because those were the promises of the current regime, but people..

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is James Menendez. With, NewsHour live from the BBC BBC well let's turn to. Zimbabwe every day after a landmark election the first since Robert Mugabe. Was asked it from power. Last year while vote counting is continuing we're expecting the, first results to come through about, now but speaking ahead of as announcements the headers Imbaba electoral commission, has insisted that being no vote-rigging Justice Priscilla mcgahn, Yara addressing reporters in the capital Harare absolutely confidence that you cheated Nobody lantern sure, this people commission will not The choice of the wound up Well let's join Andrew Harding in Harare Andrews be following the election for us for. The past few days Andro not she was talking that in the past, tense Accounting's presumably still going on and that's. What many people were worried about what are you hearing Well I'm at the headquarters, of the tallying official tallying by the Zimbabwe electoral commission we're waiting any moment for the first official results from. This election to come in that could happen at any moment. And yes as you heard that Zaki sang this is all going fine so far but we've had, a morning of real and Zaire rumors and just reports and planes that there has been rigging this is coming, from above all from the opposition MDC alliance there's been talk from them that this entire. Election is in the process of being stolen little earlier I spoke to a senior figure from the opposition. MDC, alliance Tendai Biti. The man who is leading those allegations and I asked him what evidence he had that this. Election might not be free things they've been in some areas where we. Didn't have a into a mainly because of. Resources they just stopped Pilots say so there is out from. Constituencies way is inconsistent with the provincial pittance enough to alter the overall resolve -solutely absolutely but not, withstanding Notre standing this against Muslim and got what is history Emmerson Mnangagwa is a former president of this country, so we are not going to allow loss standards when winter allows loose standards win to. To protect our food is we've been saying and we will be making announcement in the. Next few hours So. Allegations of shenanigans there but no hard proof yet and interestingly zen which is the electoral support network young group of independent NGOs have not backed up any of those allegations yet which have been made of course the four the official results come through we. Have to pay a lot of attention to those official results and key of course is going to be. The huge, international observer monitor mission presence, here allowed into the first time in years? They've been all over the country and it's really. To them that I think everyone's going to be looking pretty soon for some sort of judgment on whether these. Opposition, allegations are true or whether this election is broadly representing the will of. The people here notice the MDC been giving always, giving a news conference as we await those first results in asserting victory I mean that seems a bit odd doesn't it to be, to be coming out so early before we've got any indication It does it's either because they believe that this election, is being raped worried they. Want to get, their facts out first before the official version comes in remember the have been question marks about the objectivity of, the electoral commission here, that's been, voiced by, many people the other possibility. Is that the MDC concede the rural vote which is always been. The bedrock of support designing PF is starting to come in and they, are going to win this election and so they are. Getting their version out I either because they want to question the result they want to use it for bargaining purposes so it's a very tense difficult time now and I think we all need to be we need to keep cool heads listened to the. Official results listen to the election support networks and the official monitors out of course look into these allegations. That are, coming from the main opposition, I'm before listeners assume that we're going to? Get some sort of final result very Quickly is this going to take a long time this price of announcing those results Well from what we're hearing a lot, of these provinces are already finished counting so certainly from the parliamentary point of view the the election there of two hundred that. Could happen pretty quickly in the hours ahead. As for the presidential is. Crucial here that's where, the MDC really focusing their allegations that's where they're most worried the stakes are highest and the likelihood. Is, that, we won't. Get a firm results until baps either later tonight or tomorrow Andrew many thanks Southern Africa correspondent Andrew Harding joining us. Live from. Harare That.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Remainiacs – the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs – the Brexit Podcast

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Remainiacs – the Brexit Podcast

"Into the leave sides campaign well it's not as an yet because this was an investigation into leaf dot edu they are still investigating vote leave and what they're investigating there is alleged links between we probably shouldn't cool satellite groups like believe somebody called darren grimes who was given an awful lot of money only about ten days before the referendum to spend and veterans for and there were whole series america of campaigns calling themselves x britain's students britain dogs for britain gammon for and the question is how much the vote leave used believe which was specifically aimed at young people and groups like veterans for britain if they did so to effectively overspend by channeling money to these groups who then spent it on you making the sabre pretty cross the message and the electoral commission is still looking at that originally rewatch brewster's millions they richard pryor comedy down grinds situation to much like that there's a lot of money to spend in very short time well yes there is i mean one of the problems when the points the commission has recently made is that is currently possible to spend even more by spending it before the reporting period i e the period during which if you spend it you have to report it if you can get some useful consulting work done way before that starts then you can deploy lots more money and at the moment that's entirely possible the electric mission nationally said this week earning last week but it would like the fines to be higher for fences like this but one of the problems is that as we know this is now nearly two years ago and they got what they wanted house our banks responded to it did he take it on the chins well he said the electric commission was a blairite swamp creation.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of them refugees they are refusing to leave fearing for their safety there are deeply anxious about what will happen to them they are being urged by australian authorities to go to three transit accommodation centres in another parts of manas islands but at the moment they say they are staying ports spain's governing people's party has criticised the sacked leader of catalunia carlos pushed him on for travelling to belgium he fled their with several colleagues after learning they could be charged sarah raynsford reports from madrid carlos push on had called for resistance in catalonia to direct rule from madrid but soon after spain's chief prosecutor announced that he was asking the courts to charge the catalan independence lead up with rebellion it emerged that he had fled the country he is now in belgium by his hide a lawyer who specializes in immigration says already a senior member of spain's governing popular party is described msrb we should wants disappearance as an act of desperation telling the bbc it was proof that his push for independence was a mistake and had failed you're listening to the world news from the bbc the kenyan opposition leader raila odinga is expected later today to give his response to who to huto can yacht as victory in the presidential election mr oettinger had boycotted the ballot over the failure of the electoral commission to reform itself the supreme court which annulled august vote also has to rule on the legality of the rerun it failed to do this before the election when not enough judges turned up to shunt jude hearing mr kenyatta says he expects a legal challenge but called the result a revalidation of the will of the people a special service will be held on tuesday in the german town of it and berg at the church where christianity's reformation was set in motion martin bashir reports later this morning at the church should vitmain berg when martin luther preached more than two thousand sermons.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Asteroids or the rubble left over from the formation of the sun and planets now the largest in more than a century is set to pass by earth at the relatively close distance of seven million kilometers professor allan fitzsimons is an astronomer at queen's university belfast astrophysics research center asteroid florence was discovered in 1991 thirty six years ago by a telescope in australia or the by astronomers using the telescope down there at least realized immediately that this was socalled near earth asteroid most of the asteroids boob seeing us song lie in the asteroid belt between mollison jupiter but with a small faxed off them less than 1 percent do have always bring them close to our planet and florence is quite a large one it's about four point four kilometers across seoul almost three miles across and thus means at wait does get close to us as it is today than is relatively bright an easy to study by astronomers on earth ineffective an amateur astronomers can be watching it today through the backyard telescopes now there's a huge interest always in asteroids and and the theory or the fear that an asteroid could hit the earth and in fact the earth has been hit by them in the past so is there any possibility that florence could hit earth well a certain ignacio kind hit us today at eight one in this for several hundred years at least if not thousands of years in the future this asteroid has its ob pretty well calculated by astronomers and so a pretty sight from this will not the moments now that doesn't mean that in fouls in so a tens of thousands of years time eight my even get closest to us and if it did then it will coups applaud him because this is roth were large asteroid and what happens if enough toward hits the planet.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"You're listening to global news the most important stories and the best interviews and onthespot reporting from the bbc world service every weekend you can hear a review of the weeks may new stories and why they matter that's in the world this week and the programmes also available to download from our website bbc darko dot u k slash programs tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in nigeria's ben with state after heavy rains and flooding a large areas been devastated after rivers in the region burst their banks the bbc's didi asking eluded spoke to us from legos present behind it mentioned in a statement that he said is keeping a close eye on the situation and is likely to bentley state government to bring some relief to orders that have been affected and then he directed the national emergency management agency to provide relief and a spokesperson for the agency has confirmed to me now that the seven thirty tonne trucks have been delivered to people in the city of mccarty with relief support and a team is now there to assess the scale of the disaster as you probably know you know there has been some criticism on social media about the time it has taken for authorities to respond to the needs of the people in mccourty a media spokesperson for the state government are said to me the two camps have been provided for displaced victims is good the didn't respond with enough or is it that they took too long to respond i think what is it they took too long to respond because the rain started i mean the heavy rains have been on for weeks a resident that i spoke to in the city said that although september is the peak of the rainy season in the state the rains have been much heavier this year in its rained every single day for the past two to three weeks and the flooding itself started last week sunday of course today's friday's outs five days ago the flooding started and everyone knew that there were floods but there just wasn't any response until today when the president a direct to the national emergency management agency to start to provide a relief to the victims that's when we started to see some action been taken accumulator.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Absolutely silicon valley is a place where nearly forty percent of us were born in a foreign country that is a critical secret element of our success are secret sauce if you will that enables us to be an incredibly innovative region it also helps us to understand the rest of the world which are the customers of silicon valley's innovation so we need young talent from around the world we need the best and the brightest in dhaka enables many of these young men and women to stay paul ryan speaker is saying leave it to congress now we saw what happened with the health care when it was left to congress will congress be able to resolve it well it's so i can understand why president trump might be skeptical about congress's ability to really resolve this this is a hugely contentious issue even within the republican party there's no question that i think democrats a i'm a democrat myself or pretty unified on this issue uh but i i do have questions about whether congress can get over the goal line nonetheless we may well find out right well if if president trump decided to regularise these people in some way isn't the guerrillas in his campaign he said he didn't want to do that but isn't that lie eight hundred thousand votes in the in the back straight off well if they become citizens yes if there is a pathway to citizenship uh then they become voters but i think you know a critical element of president trump's very divisive strategy is that he is essentially scapegoating those millions of residents who cannot vote we have about twelve million undocumented immigrants in our country and they become easy scapegoats for demagogues who who want to point at them what do you expect the white sox to do.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Sadly cardo is the mayor of san jose the city at the heart of silicon valley in california speaking again to owen bennett jones deferred action for childhood arrivals is the name of the executive order at work the acronym daca that describes the program this century enables young adults and young children who came here as a result of their parents emigrating illegally to be able to remain here without fear of deportation and so the young men and women we called dreamers are typically uh in school or they're working fulltime other attending skull many of them could shouting and great wase to their communities and obviously at this is the only country they now right but under daca they don't get full citizenship that's correct it because president obama was not able to convince congress to actually pass what was then called the dream act to enable them to have a path to citizenship this was an executive order that the president was able to sign that essentially was an inter inter round of congress to provide at least a path to residents here without fear of deportation residents who don't citizenships ric so harmony dream observer well we know there are billions just in the area around san jose were a city of about a billion and in our batra potted area more than twenty four thousand dhaka eligible young people and these are many of them are college graduates many of them are holding down leading jobs in tech companies throughout the valley these are very important members of our community i think nationally it's around 800 stars juicer you've got twenty four thousand at what you'll really saying is you want to keep him.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"I am open to reflecting critically on on my own communications as well but i do encourage every wants to look at the full statements again fifteen pages out of which one sentence is being quoted yeah it happens but there was definitely more said for those who are interested in the details if you will to do one thing differently uoted i would have started by saying that it is a preliminary statements that only talks about what we have been able to observe until the very minute that we speak of course you know i assume debts people would not expect me to predict the future but i guess i could have been more clear about that president donald trump is about to take a decision on an obama era program the protects immigrants who enter the country illegally as children threw called the dreamers and they find themselves in a difficult position the did not choose to go to america but now live there without the proper papers during his presidential campaign donald trump said he planned to immediately terminate the program meaning presumably that deportations would follow his press secretary has now said the decision will come on tuesday the speaker of the us house of representatives paul ryan has urged president trump not to rescind the program despite the fact he himself spent years criticizing president obama for introducing it there are people who are in limbo leisure kids should no no other country uh who who were brought here on by their parents in and don't know another home and so i really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution that's one that we're working on so how exactly did this obama era policy work.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc complete range of programmes to bbc world service dot com slash costs welcome to the latest global news compelled the early hours of the morning on saturday the second day of september of a media some bitter with the selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up we look at election monitoring in kenya where a president can yet as victory has been overturned are observers on election day saw largely calm voting process but if you look at the four context there are certainly a number of critical points you can find in our statements as well also the asteroid that his passing closely by earth but poses no threat to us for now at least it will pack quite a punch you facts the energy associated with the impact would be over twice times more than all the world's nuclear arsenals as they coat stat and i was thinking at the three oil you know it has kind of a dream you'll get credit to millions of quote actually for the first moment i couldn't believe it of course have a world war to love story led to a surprise windfall for germans zoo that's all coming up but first there's been strong criticism of kenya's electoral commission after the supreme court declared the result of last month's presidential election null and void president who can yet said he disagreed with the ruling but would abide by it the opposition leader rilo dhingra said it was clear the entire commission was rotten he said it must be dissolved and its members prosecuted the rerun of this year's presidential election is likely to be accompanied by months of legal wrangling and tension on the streets as our correspondent alastair lethal reports it's a victory for kenya the opposition leader said but it's also a victory for him.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Well if that happens then the opposition will be definitely outraged they're saying that they want a fresh body to carry out the election they saying that they do not trust the current electoral commission we've just heard the head of the electoral commission saying he's not going to resign that he believes he did a good job and that's been the statement of of from the entire electoral commission they believe they did a good job a transparent job and they believe that their conduct was also backed by the independent alberto electoral observers from around the world who also gave the vote the thumbs up very briefly this decision does it reinforced the independence of the court system in kenya absolutely i think in kenya and even in africa people have been used to governments having their way when it comes to such major decisions so the the judiciary mieno making us a major point here and i think that would also be a something for international investors who who are interested in kenya to to look at if if they think that you know the the structures here a solid that the courts can make such an unpopular italy's unpopular to the government a decision in this manner tell me landed her in kenya the un says nearly forty thousand refugees from miyama's hingis minority have fled to neighboring bangladesh in the past week the bodies of twenty six including eleven children beforehand on friday they died while crossing the river frontier by boat military sources in miyama's say three hundred seventy people have died in six days of violence which began when militants from a new row hinge group.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on PRI's The World

"They had to wait until this year 2017 at the prison on election day things went smoothly what mostly this year the kenyan electoral commission set up a special biometric system to identify voters the machine at committee was a little finicky but usually if people white their hands a few times and kept trying it eventually worked the head of committee officer kissing who was already planning improvements for next time but in general he's pleased homeless to them very glad to see that they can exercise their ranked yes i am therefore the also feel that the i've been treated this human this this national park in sun citizens of this country this is an exercise that mix who feel you belong here you belong to this country and you are expected as well in the case in point after voting albert could tour was beaming i'm really happy today these one of the most happiest day it's up cleveland great privilege to having gotten this opportunity to fort qatar is one of the most civically active inmates at committee he helped found the education system within the prison he also serves as the principle of committee academy which offers inmates everything for primary level education up through higher learning certificates he says he and his fellow inmates have been watching the election closely when we are connected we have been delivery trim immoral so after drop off the duties recall back to the residential bloke undercut vehicle to see the news also permission to to read newspapers us he says he devours three papers a day this time qatar says he voted on economic issues but he hopes his vote will get other issues on the table like sentencing reform can you may have given prisoners the vote but it's legal system still has vestiges of nineteenth century british colonial law including a mandatory death sentence for murder treason robbery with violence and even attempted robbery with violence.

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