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 Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last month

Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election

"The turnout in Iraq's weekend elections with little more than forty percent according to preliminary results announced the turn ons a record low in the post Saddam Hussein Iraq signaling widespread distrust of the country's rulers the independent high electoral commission says early results show turn out from the Sunday vote at forty one percent that's down from forty four percent in the twenty eighteen elections which itself was an all time low the voters being mauled by widespread apathy and the bloody close by many young activists who thronged the streets of Baghdad and Iraq's southern provinces in late twenty nineteen calling

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World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon

Not Too Shabby

00:22 sec | 9 months ago

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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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:32 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Kampala. The place was packed with election observers, diplomats and journalists, all waiting to hear the final results of Uganda's presidential election. Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Will Ginia Biba Comma declared the results they commission weighs seven. Elected president, profitable banner that they'll just like that, after more than 30 years in power and come it, president you every move 71 another five years in office. He captured 58% of the vote, according to Uganda's Electoral Commission. Members of the president's party cheered and danced after hearing the news in Kampala's Google Obi Market. Sam Catto Casa is wearing a bright yellow shirt with President Moose seventies face on it. He's here getting his shoes shined. If you go to hospital, something from them fitted, the 57 year old says the president has done good things. Providing free health care and immunization programs, But he's in the minority here in Kampala, more than 70% of voters in the capital city picked Robert chuckled Lonnie, also known as Bobby Wine. That's who. Muhammadu 10. You have voted for the 26 year old runs, a food stall, selling beans and to potty, a local fried bread. And today he's feeling down. People expected.

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

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 11 months ago

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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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:48 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Friday on the PBS news Alan this afternoon at three o'clock, Carol Hill's This is the world in Uganda. Election officials are counting the votes from yesterday's presidential election. The incumbent president you are in the 70 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. World's Holy Mocha. Condi is in Uganda's capital Kampala. Were speaking to her by phone. Holly Emma. I know you spoke earlier today with Bobby Wine. What did he have to say? Also today I visited his home, which I have to mention is surrounded by the military. They essentially set up a checkpoint right in front of his home on Gault, keeping tabs on Hugh enters and leaves on D he invited them like that beast a week heavy police and military presence, and when it comes to the election, he essentially called it a sham. The election results are still being being counted. The final results come out until tomorrow. But he said many of his election observers from his party was able to actually access polling stations yesterday, and there's a big question about whether the actual polling results from across the country if that's what will actually be sent to the national telling center here in Kampala. Mm hmm. Election results were expected to come out tomorrow. What's the government saying about the process? It will be Electoral Commission, which which runs the election has been saying that near the process is going smoothly that there really aren't big problems. I mean, again, Election in votes are still being counted and again. Remember, there's no Internet, so we're all just hearing results. Announced by the electoral commission about different areas in the country. We still haven't heard election results from you not from Parliament surrounding area. I mean that's going to consider that area where Bobby line has a lot of support. So some people I spoke with Don't really feel confident and then in the election because of that, because they haven't seen results come from here. Look, No, we are now. Um and also because again, there's no Internet lover lying on the radio and TV and these are the that what information is coming from the Election Electoral commission directly. Is there no Internet because there's no Internet or is it because the government shut it down? Good question. I haven't heard the government say specifically directly that they're the ones who should shut it down. But in Uganda has a well developed country have been hearing multiple times a few problems with my Internet, So the question is. Who else could could do that? That's it. Earlier this week, president New seven E did admit that the government had restricted social media. So it isn't a far kind of cried Todos that the government was on that shut down the Internet. But they haven't said that directly. And yes, the Internet is shut. Shut down! Shut down! Shut down! And was it shut down on Election Day. And we'll check on the day before election dating the evening before Election Day you've been out and about in Kampala today, speaking with voters, what's the atmosphere in the capital? And what do you hearing from people? Aroma capital to pick quiet. Still, a lot of people seem to be at home. It's different from yesterday, where we have long lines around polling stations in here again because the Internet shut down. I've walked through certain areas and markets where people are crowded around small stores that have large televisions, and they're all eagerly watching the election results come in. Just recently, a locked by this young kid. He was carrying this giant radio and Fowler's giving updates from local media. People are watching. People are waiting for the election results to you Come come in, and I think we'll have to see what the reaction is tomorrow in the final announcement is made. World. Talia Maca Condie speaking to us from Kampala, Uganda. Thanks so much, Halima. Thank you. Since roughly the end of World War to Germany and the United States have had a tight alliance after the war. The U. S sponsored the Marshall Plan, a massive economic investment that helped transform Germany from a defeated Nazi pariah state responsible for the Holocaust into an economic powerhouse and a strong liberal democracy for more than 70 years. Now, the United States has essentially been a model for Germany. So when a violent mob in Washington seized the capital, How does that look to Germans? We asked. Michael struck to talk to us about that. He writes for the German weekly. Stan Struck knows American politics well because he lived here for several years as a Washington correspondent. He's now based in Hamburg. Michael. What was your emotional reaction when you heard what was going on in Washington last Wednesday? I'm assuming you've got online and watched it unfold What went through your mind? Well, that's correct. I was basically glued to the TV and in shock and petrified in away on your first of all, and obviously wondering about the lack of law enforcement and well, where they you know, And it had this strange resemblance of accordion time away. I mean the footage of policemen and police women Opening gates and even offering people in. I really didn't see that coming and it was pretty clear what these people have in mind. And you could just tell by Camelia two clips from the weapon there. It was, so one should have known and I mean, 30,000 Trump supporters gathering. The very same day when Biden's victory was made official in the capital. It wasn't rocket science, so I was really as most of my countrymen and most of the world I was really in shock. I have to say In your own life Has the U. S been a kind of model for you or or country you looked up to Absolutely. I mean, we spent several years and in the states and I worked as a journalist there, but but in general, and I have a very special relationship to to the Earth's other than that, because my father was nine years old at the end of World War two and You had a terrible accident on tune our fans and post literally impaired was rescued by two GI's who took him to the hospital and they saved his life. So I grew up in extremely grateful, Andre. My whole generation looked up to America And, as you rightly said, Germany wouldn't be in this strong and convenient. Stable position without the constant urban's part of the U. S. And there's no doubt about that. And the West current our culture and its music. Hollywood you name it. Germany, as you well know, has its own extremist and anti Democratic forces..

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Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election

PRI's The World

02:50 min | 11 months ago

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 | 11 months ago

"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 | 11 months ago

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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"electoral commission" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:57 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"I want to take a moment to speak to my Democratic colleagues. I understand. Your guy is winning right now. If Democrats vote as a block Joe Biden will almost certainly be certified as the next president, the United States. I want to speak to the Republicans who are considering voting against these objections. I understand your concerns, but I urge you to pause and think What does it say to the nearly half the country that believes this election was rigged? If we vote? Not even to consider the claims. Of illegality and fraud in this election. And I believe there's a better way. Leaders just spoke about setting aside the election. Let me be clear. I am not arguing for setting aside the results of this election. All of us. They're faced with two choices, both of which are lousy. One choices vote against the objection. And tens of millions of Americans will see a vote against the objection as a statement that voter fraud doesn't matter isn't real and shouldn't be taken seriously. A great many of us don't believe that, On the other hand Most, if not all, of us, believe we should not set aside the results of an election just because our candidate may not have prevailed. And so I endeavored to look for door number three, A third option. And for that I look to history to the president of the 18 76 election. The Hayes Tilden election where this Congress Appointed an electoral commission. To examine claims of voter fraud. Five House members five senators, five Supreme Court justices. Examined the evidence and rendered a judgment. What I would urge of this body is that we do the same. We appointed electoral commission to conduct a 10 Day emergency audit. Consider the evidence. And resolve the claims for those on the Democratic. I'll who says say there is no evidence they've been rejected, then you should rest in comfort if that's the case. Electoral Commission would reject those claims. For those who respect the voters, simply telling the voters go jump in a lake. The fact That you have deep concerns is of no moment to us. That jeopardizes I believe The legitimacy. This and subsequent elections. The Constitution gives to Congress the responsibility this day. To count the votes. The framers knew what they were doing when they gave responsibilities to Congress. We have a responsibility. And I would urge that we follow the precedent of 18 77. Electoral Count Act explicitly allows objection, such as this one for votes that were not regularly given. Let me be clear. This objection is for the state of Arizona, but it is broader than that. It is an objection for all six of the contested states toe have a credible, objective, impartial body here. The evidence And make a conclusive determination. That would benefit Both sides that would improve legitimacy of this election. And so let me urge my colleagues. All of us take our responsibility seriously. I would urge my colleagues don't take perhaps the easy path. But instead act together, astonished the viewers and act in a bipartisan sense to say we will have a credible and fair tribunal. Consider the claims. Consider the facts. Consider the evidence. And make a conclusive determination whether into what extent this election complied with the Constitution and with federal law..

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Congress to count the Electoral College votes today

Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge

01:11 min | 11 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 | 11 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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"electoral commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:05 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"This is Bloomberg 11 30. Now. Global News update. The death toll from the Corona virus in the U. S. Is now topping 350,000. This comes as Americans are starting to get the Fizer and Madonna vaccines. Johns Hopkins University researchers say there have been over 20 Million Cove in 19 cases. In the U. S. Worldwide. There are more than 84 million cases and 1.8 million deaths and 11. Republican Senators plan to oppose certification of electoral votes affirming Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. Cameron Fairchild has more Texas Senator Ted Cruz is leading the group, which demands a 10 Day audit of boat spy it Electoral commission. 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 enhance the legitimacy of the next president. I'm covering Fairchild, and that's the latest I'm Jim for This is Bloomberg Business Week with Carol Massar from Bloomberg Radio. Well, someone who I got to talk to a couple of times throughout 2020 is Chipotle Mexican Grill CEO Brian Nichols. He was featured in the magazine as a Bloomberg Business Week talks this year. He also stopped by for our Bloomberg 50 virtual celebration in early December, just before the emergency approval and roll out of the cove in 19 vaccines. I began by asking if too portly would make vaccinations mandatory for its employees, so we would not require people toe take the vaccine. Obviously, I would want to do everything I can to make sure that they have access to the vaccine, especially those that are in those high risk groups. But I think you know Your health and wellness is ultimately your personal decision. Whatever your decision is, though, if you aren't feeling healthy on do you happen to have co bit? We do need Ugo Take those precautions to not get other people infected. But I'm focused on trying to stay in touch with people. So I understand. Win. Vaccines get approved how they will be distributed and how I best get our employees access to those vaccines. But you know the end of the day they need Tomo make that decision for themselves when I do wonder, too, You know, I think that's really interesting to hear, And I feel like shit lately has been throughout its history. Company that thinks a lot about its employee base. So how you keep? You know your employees safe motive motivated during these trying times we talked about, you know, corporate culture When you've got people at home and people all over the place, How do you keep the your workers who have to be at work in order to get the job done? How do you keep a motivated during these trying times, and I'm curious if you've made any employee policy changes during the pandemic. Yeah. Look, Carol, I I think it. Fortunately for us, we have always been focused on our purpose, which is around this idea of cultivating a better world through food with integrity, and we've got some clear cultural values. Um Around. Basically, authenticity lives here. The movement is real, um, you know, teaching taste your whole day..

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

America First

00:48 sec | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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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"electoral commission" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:43 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"John Chuck's secret and attempts to overturn the election or failing in the courts failing in state legislatures and with state election officials recounts an audit showing no evidence of widespread fraud or errors. So is the next step is the old Doobie Brothers Song goes taking it to the streets. Getting noticed comments today By Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican who's appealing an election lawsuit thrown out by a trump nominated federal judge in Texas Gohmert on the cable TV channel Newsmax Bottom line. He is, the court is saying. We're not going to touch this. You have no remedy. Basically, in effect, the rule would be that you got to go to the streets and be his violent Is antifa on B L E. M a dozen Republican senators saying they will contest the electoral college certification next Wednesday when Congress meets to count the votes. NBC's faith of moving the Group of GOP senators and senators elect were demanding that Congress immediately open a 10 Day emergency audits a review what they claim are allegations of voter fraud and irregularities in the 2020 presidential election. It would involve an electoral commission specifically looking into states. The group says votes were disputed. President Trump's own Justice Department has said there was no widespread election fraud. There is tremendous turnout for the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, says the secretary of the state. More than three million Jorge's already voting Political analyst Bill Crane. There's so many things attracting bomb and subtracting from enthusiastic participation on the Republican side, and it's clearly there on the Democratic side By every every anecdotal and data point we could measure nationwide vaccine rule out far behind schedule. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner visiting the first public vaccination clinic. Open up in the city. The goal will be to get these.

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Ted Cruz and other Republican senators oppose certifying election results

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:48 sec | 11 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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"electoral commission" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:53 min | 11 months ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KGO 810

"Joined the effort by some House Republicans the challenge this Wednesday certification of state Electoral College votes for President elect Joe Biden. The group of GOP senators and senators elect were demanding that Congress immediately open a 10 Day emergency audit to reveal what they claim are allegations of voter fraud and irregularities in the 2020 presidential election. Would involve an electoral commission specifically looking into states. The group says vote were disputed President Trump's own Justice Department has said there was no widespread election fraud and Trump and his allies have lost more than three dozen lawsuits on the matter. The move would delay the process to confirm bite his win. However, it would not change the results of the election. FAITH Booby. ABC NEWS Washington, New York has become the fourth state to hit one million covert 19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic. California already had Milestone and is now seeing it's a deadliest day in the pandemic. Reporting on Friday, 585 covert 19 deaths in 24 hours hospitals of the breaking point point. Lina Smit Love is a nurse and hard hit Los Angeles County If somebody break the lake We're literally on that close, not having any space at all but a sign of hope. A number of people hospitalized in California's inch down for the past two days, first declined since Halloween. More than three million Georgians have already voted earlier absentee for the two run off elections, breaking the record for votes cast in a Georgia run off, But there are indications that the president's claims of rigged elections are dampening Republican enthusiasm. Political analyst Bill Crane says data show Democrats are more engaged. It tells me there's an enthusiasm gap, There's a fundraising gap. It's an organizational gap. Still, polls showing the race too close to call the number of people flying down more than 50% from last year, But that'll still mean well, over two million people Screen today and tomorrow you're listening to ABC news. They're pounding on the door. They're.

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Cruz leads 11 GOP senators challenging Biden win over Trump

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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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"electoral commission" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina:  The Quest for Change

Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change

07:09 min | 1 year ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change

"The people below eighteen about sixty five can go out at all. Oh Wow but there's also a curfew from six PM until until six. Am Sodium something though. They are talking about possibility of curfews. Four hours nobody out sailed unless special permits something and You get used to it. I mean sadly have more time for certain things less time for other things. They're leading so therefore Sunday have more time. How long lost? Nobody knows what happened to me. Connie is begun knows what will happen to social norms to our behavior in the future except that perhaps a will still go back to. This is usually eventually people that the forget everything in the older lessons from pass than they just they bound to repeat thinks is the last time we talked. I've been in this Corentin or isolation or whatever you call it simply because the government issued the order that people certainly aid below signage. Those h have to stay home. They can go out at all in to use curfew as well from six PM until seven. Am ABSO- Six Am seventy mayday or something like that to be homebound since them. A lot of meetings taking place. I have taken place. Who asked I? The interesting thing is that we were sort of ready for this citizens of electronic communication because of the closet I was teaching in Charlotte was online asynchronous in the one Because of the fact that I talk alike classes lost two semesters it was easy to put the the one that was impersonal. To put it away. there's a platform. Oh my our major meetings presidency or the presidential governing board and the political advisory board. All of those meetings are kite anyway. Once a week we do a lot of educational line and so we as an organization where reading says that we can really function by two `electronic meets From Vibert groups to email messages to skype needing We are ready for it. Unfortunately we just moved into new offices new shiny beautiful perfect very nice offices in Was there just one day? One day to help move for during the other day to Cedo desk that was delivered to make some decisions so fortunately that is happening. Me enjoyed the actually looked forward. Odd Looking forward to welcoming visitors there. Couple of ambassadors were announced their intent to meet with me and they were okay with meeting new offices and was really looking forward to it. But it happened in general. What is happening is that we are this point where we are closing the cycle of phone applications for candidacy those people who will either guts recommended or would like to recommend themselves to be on our lists for local elections sprint new a here when people say on the list of needs you a candidate for some positions have to give a list of your candidates for various positions to the Central Electoral Commission has said when we say you're on the list that means it will be a candidate for boiling position That is Being the time is running out for that these days but they are delayed because of the corona virus events related events. It's Delayed that also everybody's delayed in many things simply because they cannot go out and do things that normally do find people need people. It's hard to do that electronically assess somebody as a person in So those in person meetings so so so so important being delayed a live front however at the same time a our educational program depends on having the list of candidates that has to deal so be taken into consideration This is a time when people in as as it usually happens. In Bosnia people have probably people those interpersonal skills are lacking in so many different ways. We have to daily those situations now remotely as opposed to in person. Riches lead cheesier That is also happening sorting out Helping various governing bodies at the level of municipalities or the region to think through processes define their own topics in terms of. What will they focus on? What will be the issues for the election We also we found a person who is really good analyst who will be every municipality with the boards of world governing committees of every municipality to help them understand their strategy. How many seats? They could possibly expect. And what's the best strategy of getting to that number of seats Separate issues mayoral candidates. These are for city council. The other one is for mayors and two. Obviously we will have much fewer candidates for mayors than for city councils seedier county councils So that's what's happening.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:13 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Presidential election subject, the regional grouping and South Africa as well having this, and they are influential in the controversy suggesting the creation of a unity government. There's also talk in the background as well of pushing for a recount the results, of course, have proved very controversial with a long delay before one of the opposition candidates Felix. Katie was announced as the new prison while the other opposition figure claiming victory with heavyweight supporters was Martin fi you Lou. We've been talking about the involvement of Saddik the regional grouping. They have been influential in the past they pushed sitting President Joseph Kabila towards the election as well. Combat. It was severely is spokesman with friends of the Congo. Now, they describe themselves as a bipartisan advocacy group based in Washington. I asked him what he made of this proposal from Saddik for a unity government, the call from Saddik highlights the call. People have made of recounting the votes, I think is very important as is going through a electoral process to help in the diffusing the that exists in the country where the people right now, not trust the political process. And do you think that particularly I mean, that's the kind of thing that's going to support the appeal by the opposition winner in inverted commerce. So he claims Mr. for you in the constitutional court, you think it's more or less likely to happen. When the such pressure is coming from important significant regional players courts in congress control by Kabila. Ravi four even Alexa took place. Kabila replace and appointed a lot of New Jersey's in the constitutional courts are so we know is going to be a long shots. But on the other hand how reliable but a recount be. When the whole problem is a problem with the initial vote the opposition and different observers reciprocates Saint called the Catholic bishops they have the results. No, those Sankoh as ready stated that the results published by the electoral commission does not reflect what they've observed. We also had other observers such a Sima sale. They had by nineteen thousand observers the Catholic, but forty forty thousand observers they have also the results, and we just compare notes that should not be suffering, very difficult. But when when we also throw in the issue of a power-sharing deal, why do you think Saturday could done that one thing that applause subject of doing his colleague for the recounts by the call for a power-sharing agreement is not the reality that accumulates people want. So see we've had our. Sharing agreement before two thousand that did not work in the Congo. Think about this has been in power for almost eighteen years now, and we've the electoral process the rose the chance for him. To leave power and also for the Kabila regime to end. That's what the commodities people voted for the Kabila regime has been able to circumvent that hassle with the election result coming up from the professional and the legislative result. We are seeing that Kabila regime has won many seats. So how do you explain that? These people are one go to the poll vote for the opposition. And at a symptom that the voting for opposition. They're also waiting for the Kabila regime now you raise an interesting point there because if the parliamentary elections are accepted as being so overwhelmingly in favor of of Kabila candidates. What does that mean for anyone who becomes the new president? There will not be able to govern. I mean, the provincial government vote for the Senate senators the legislative government, I treasure electing the prime minister and also in the senate's are there is a possibility. The Senate could vote for susceptibility who is now a Senator for life to become the head of the Senate mini scenarios does already showing that will laugh. Crisis in six months time will somehow be still be in power hope that it can be enough pressure on the government on the Kabila regime on the electoral commission to make sure that the wheel of the Congolese people is heard a respected. So if we have regional institution putting pressure on the Kabila regime, you will be more inclined to listen to them. Let's combine a spokesperson for friends of the Congo. Speaking to learn I'm going to be hearing from Sambi as foreign minister on the show in an hour's time. Now, let's go to symboblic tough times now in the country after the government took the decision to more than double the price of fuel announcing the price rise late on Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa blamed severe fuel shortages on increased consumption as well as rampant illegal fueled trading. Trade unions have reacted with outrage have called for nationwide strikes. Meanwhile, the opposition movement for democratic change says Imbaba is descending into a humanitarian crisis top. Explain what's going on. I've been speaking to Dr Gish Magana, an analyst of African development strategies doesn't think tank based in Harare, the real challenge with fewer that there were many discussions. You might be aware that the rate of US. Orlands to the local cut ins is take one is two one except lie. In the market is limited to the extent that the rates at around two hundred and fifty two hundred eighty percent, they get to show. So government maintained the price of the official at age of one or two one which resulted in people ordering because now even from the minister of energy equal that daddy. Away from drinks. Zambia in near real value. To become the ship. So that is what president Emmerson Mnangagwa would say he would say that there's rampant illegal fuel trading. This is the reason one of the main reasons they're having to hike the price of fuel. But mismanagement of of the economy being able to sort of stabilize the currency, many people are saying well because you've mismanaged that. Why should we have to suffer? We the people of Zimbabwe. I mean, look for the last five years government over spent vending targets that. We always say. Amounting to fifty billion dollars for the last ten years. And if you look at these import switching driving to the camp. Yeah. Usually if things which are going to be looking and the government has been the chief culprit additional items vehicles like if you look at why did Alameda driving here and. You can imagine that you can't do that. It has crises. I can understand that will make people very angry as well. Saying ministers as you say driving around in top-end vehicles while everyone else is having a very hard time of it. We've heard the union say we need national strikes, the opposition movements say we're we're in humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. And we have president Gua in Russia today to try and get foreign investment into the country. Now, what is the general feeling about that understandably the country needs from an economic point of view, but there's been a lot of concern about inviting Russia in in this way. Well, what are people saying? I think Wendy investments Oviously because if you look at this number three billion dollars coming. Palatinum investment? That's what people are looking for. But you see people that are big on the regiment's seems to be it probably in this guy. Meaningful benefits, the people on the streets. Tell us how life is there at the moment. We're hearing humanitarian crisis how tough is life at for your average Imbaba. Why? Mask wouldn't go back to the families threes to do willing to send their kids to school over level. Reports in Zimbabwe. So. See that's. Now with the adjustment. Work. Imagine you'll be paying five dollars one trip on board. Seven. You have to pay five UN. Lot. My income live was ending below. The basket you might be by a female flight eight hundred then need to give you a tour of the real challenge game. Just printing a picture of life. Day-today life is Bob liens that's adopted gift me, Gano analysts of African development strategies. The sport. All the talk before Sunday's English Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester. United was that only gonna societas time in charge at United may have yielded five wins out of five. But none of those were really tests for his side. But would provide the test especially given that they are led by the man who most considered to be United's.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Felix security and his political party. There are scenes of joy into the political part where many people talk to the they're full of emotions. They can't even express themselves. Some of them have been fighting in the party for many years, even for decayed for others. So for them. They feel like their efforts is finally being rewarded however on the other side in the part of political leader opposition leader, Mark failed that we just heard as he rejected these results. He has called people to demand that the truth from the ballot boxes be reinstated and pronounced by the electoral commission. However, so far he hasn't clearly called for people to go into the streets at when it comes to the presidential majority of the ruling coalition, they say that they will respect whatever result is pronounced by by the electoral commission. So right now Kinshasa is starting and kind of coming out of. Onset tame Iti and suspects. Now, as you say, there's been uncertainty with the delay of the results controversy because of the delay now controversy because of the results themselves, we understand, of course, that the church who've had observers all across the country were very influential are meeting there yet to make a statement. How important will it be what they have to say about the results? Well. The churches are among some of the most trusted look community leaders here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And if.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:53 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Democratic Republic of Congo. When people there find out who's likely to be the new leader, the electoral commission, said opposition party leader Felix, Katie had won the most votes in the election, which took place on December thirtieth within the last couple of hours. He paid his respects to outgoing President Joseph Kabila who he described as an important political partner. Speaking to thousands of cheering supporters in the capital Kinshasa. He said he would be the president of all Congolese spokesperson. Claudel BankE told the BBC. It was a good day for the country. We're very very happy. Great day for for the you know, the real of the people have been respected so happy and excited. But the opposition candidate Martin Luther rejected the election results. He said that they have nothing to do with the truth. He's party secretary-general eve. Zyppah. I agree. One. That. Wrong. I say that we are. Well, speaking about back control, the c with our correspondent in the DRC Louis the west, but first she began by telling me more about Mr. Tshisikedi Phoenix, Katie is the head of the country's largest and all this opposition party. His father is a veteran opposition in this country. So this is really a historic moment for his party that has tried to seize power for decades. But in recent days that were rumors of a deal between edicts Tshisekedi and President Joseph Kabila. Rumors that have raised concerns among other members of the opposition. And just a Katy himself has acknowledged talks with the ruling party to prepare a transition of power. Remember, these are provisional results candidates can appeal and the constitutional court will have about a week to deliberate before they issue a final results. Now, I understand the Catholic church could play a significant role in how this develops. Now. The Catholic church had forty thousand election observers, deployed on voting day, the largest number of observers deployed, and they issued a warning a few days ago saying that they will reject results that they believe are fraudulent. They say that they have the data that reveals who the clear winner is. But they are not allowed to publish those results only the electoral commission is legally officially allowed to announce results. But the charge has a lot of influence in this country more than half of the country this country of eighty million people are Catholic, so they have a lot of influence. And they have said that they would reject results that they believe are off fraudulent the question. The bigger question really is now how the country is going to react to this news. This announcement. There are concerns as violence if if results are contested. So still a lot of reactions and moving parts tonight in the DRC. But if this result is accepted the challenges for Mr. Tshisikedi are huge Ave. No, absolutely Felix. Jesse caney? If he is confirmed as the country's next president would be the country's first leader to take power of the ballot box since independence. So it's really a historic moment for this country that was Lewis to us. The government shutdown in the US goes on talks between President Trump and leading Democrats collapsed on Wednesday. Donald Trump called those discussions a total waste of time. After Democrats rejected his demand for the funding of the border with Mexico. Once again, the democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer accused the president of having a temper tantrum because he can get his way he said, the shutdown was hurting ordinary Americans hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed hundred thousands more working without pay in a short trying. They're gonna miss their first paycheck. And when you multiply those federal workers by their family members, the people they love and care about who rely on their steady paycheck to survive. You get a better sense of the pain that the president is causing with his shutdown. My message to President Trump and my Republican colleagues in congress is simple. Our federal workers just want to do their job. It's time that you to yours but North America correspondent, David Willis has been telling me that a. Breakthrough appears as far away as ever no further meetings plan now between these two sides, Nick. And I have to say it's pretty unclear where things go from here. Tomorrow. That's thursday. The president is due to visit the southern border of for this photo op down there in Texas in the hope of reaching out to the American people, but talks that word a stalemates have now effectively broken down with Nancy Pelosi calling the president petulant his wall of vanity project yet he continues to insist that he could circumvent congress by declaring a national emergency. He stopped short of that in his prime time national address on Tuesday. Of course, he may be holding off on such a move until tomorrow until he's actually the wall from that photo op, but it would be highly controversial such a step. And almost certainly, of course, would lead to legal challenges and who are the American people blaming for this impasse. Well a few days ago. Forty two percent blamed President Trump as distinct from about twenty two percent. The blamed the Democrats now, it seems more are blaming Democrats. Seventy seven percent of Republicans now back the president's demand for our wool that's in latest poll. So things do seem to be swinging against the Democrats, and it is in the field of public opinion that this battle is now being fought. Of course, they obviously it many times in the past. There's been shutdown of the government similar to this. But. No lows cases of compromises being found. Is there any sign that you can see that? Either side is making a move towards a compromise. Not really. And the fact of the matter Nick is that what started as a disagreement over policy has escalated into a high stakes game of brinkmanship if you like with neither side willing to budge and very real consequences for hundreds of thousands of government workers who will have to do without their first paycheck of the new year. That's on Friday the following day. This will become the longest government shutdown in US history. That was David Willis to Australia now where a forty nine year old man has a pit in court in Melbourne charged with sending dozens of suspicious packages to consulates and embassies in a number of Australian citizen Sidney correspondent. Griffith has the latest these savant. He lives a couple of hours north of Melbourne, and that's where police arrested him overnight. Australian China they allege the he's behind sending thirty eight parcels to different embassies and consulates, including the British high commission, the US embassy also to India to New Zealand the list goes on in every case, we understand that there were envelopes and inside those envelopes were little packages, and that's allegedly contained samples of us. Best of all material that looked like us festivals. In some cases. The widow best was written on them now while that isn't an immediately toxic hazardous substance. It did trigger a security alert in some cases. The embassies were evacuated stuff sent home for the day and the police managed to track him down. They say by using CCTV footage. So the police have taken away the samples for forensic testing. They say of the thirty eight so far they've got the hands on twenty. Nine the packages. So there are more out there. But they say there's no greater risk to the wider public in terms of motive nothing said in court, so far it was explaining called that he didn't have an ESL previous convictions against his name, but there's no application for bail either. So you'll stay on demand until his next appearance early in much that was how Griffith the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is on a tour of the Middle East trying to reassure allies that America remains committed to security in the region dance have been expressed after President Trump announced a withdrawal of troops from Syria. Mr. compare will deliver a speech today in Cairo. Correspondent Barbara played. Asha is there Mike Pompeo has had to conduct damage control on the way to Cairo reassuring Arab allies that the US is not in retreat. That was the impression left by president. Trump's abrupt decision last month to bring US troops home from Syria, Mr. Pompeo has told allies in Jordan and Iraq. This doesn't mean any less commitment to the campaign against Islamic state remnants. There are other ways of fighting them. He said in Turkey, though, confusion over mixed messages from Mr. Trump and another top envoy prompted an angry outburst from the president there. Leading many to wonder whether the US can actually put forward a coherent Mideast strategy. Mr. Pompeo does not suffer such doubts the strategy is focused. He says on fighting Islam is terrorists. But just as much on countering what he calls, the largest state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. Few listening will doubt his sincerity, but many may question how much the president shares his conviction. Now, if you're a fan of gadgets and technology the place to be this week is in Las Vegas, the world's biggest technology convention is taking place. They're super fast. Computers, robots and driverless cars of all been on display. One of the main themes has been autonomous vehicles technology correspondent Rory Kathryn Jones. Is in the city of Las Vegas and from where he spoke to the newsroom, I think the theme.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:48 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Good evening. Twenty nine degrees under overcast skies right now at O'hare President Donald Trump addressed Americans tonight from the Oval Office discussing what he calls the crisis at the US Mexico border. The president spoke for about eight minutes during which he repeatedly blamed Democrats for the partial government shutdown the sticking point five point seven billion dollars to fund construction of a wall along the border. Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls fences, a gates around their homes? They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside. But because they love the people on the inside not much love coming from house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer who responded to the president's message saying the crisis is being manufactured by the president Schumer accused Trump of fearmongering most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes, this president just use the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke, fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. Both sides said they'll continue talks tomorrow toward ending the shutdown. A woman with a concealed carry permit shot and killed a man who was trying to rob her early this morning on Chicago's south side. The twenty five year old woman was waiting for a bus in the Fernwood neighbourhood. At the. The time that she was targeted. Police say a nineteen year old man with a weapon attempted to rob her when she opened fire the suspect took off and was located nearby. He was pronounced dead at advocate Christ hospital from a single bullet wound to the neck and desalvo WGN news police confirmed the concealed carry permit is valid yet. The matter still under investigation the one hundred th general assembly adjourned in Springfield today. And governor Rauner took the opportunity to make another jab at house speaker, Mike Madigan when he was asked about Ed Burke, there are others that do the same and worse. They haven't been indicted yet. I hope they are. I'll leave it at that earlier in the day Madigan credited the legislators hard by partisan work for coming together and getting a budget passed during the state's budget crisis. An attorney for singer R Kelly says abuse allegations made against the NBA star in a recent documentary or false in a phone interview. This evening Kelly's Chicago attorney. Steve Greenberg dismissed the allegations calling them quote, another round of stories being used to fill reality TV time. Meanwhile, earlier today, Cook County state's attorney Kim FOX said she was sickened after watching the lifetime documentary surviving R Kelly which examines a history of abuse allegations against the singer anti riot police gathered outside Congo's electoral commission earlier today as the country awaits the first results of the presidential election. Some opposition parties urging the electoral commission to release results as soon as possible after it delayed the announcement indefinitely Sunday the country's choosing a successor. The President Joseph Kabila who's been in office since two thousand one and a Chicago police officer was recognized today for catching an alleged armed robber who tried to escape on a train. The Chicago police memorial foundation honored officer Timothy cross key as part of its officer of the month program. I was fortunate to be in the right place the right time, and I have to work with great partners on a daily basis work for some iphone bosses daily basis. Arrested a man who robbed a twenty seven year old woman at gunpoint in Lakeview last month officers allegedly found a handgun which turned out to be a replica sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. This week. You'll find.

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"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:44 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Stepping into this. Around in a full scale mockup of the international space station bumped into a man who knows what it's really like to go to space ES, a astronaut timpee from Columbus module, shoots to this is at the front of the space station. The essays astronauts spent months training here for birth orbit. Put increasingly the emphasis is on the next stage of human space exploration. The research that we do on board the space station has been fundamental an increasing our knowledge of how we can go further deeper for longer into space, and as we look forward to the future. I think we'll see the time that we've spent in lower orbit is being fundamental to understanding how we can make this this next step far more successful in terms of not just going to places to visit them. But in terms of actually staying there extended periods of time that's a promise of more sign stories to come here on the BBC World Service. And that's our BBC. Science correspondent Tom field reporting there eighteen minutes to the hour. Now, there's been a little controversy in trouble around the presidential election in Madagascar. The country's constitutional court is busy reviewing a petition filed by the loser claiming that the election was tarnished by massive fraud. Let's cross now to freelance journalist Gail Borja who's in Madagascar and can tell us now. What's happening after the trouble? What what what's been happening over the weekend in advance of the court filing its decision. There have been five street protests in a week. Now, the first one was on the twenty ninth of December two days after the electoral commission released the preliminary results of the presidential election. Basically, hundreds of people have been taking to the streets to challenge the results of the presidential election. The results published actual commission, and he started getting last Wednesday. We're not allowed to get into town cracks. Protests basically in a week demonstration has been tolerated by the police and three was captured by gas, right? And give us an idea of what the attitudes of the two former presidents. The main candidates actually are for example. I it's talk about the winner Andrey Reggie, Lena. Does he will he act CEPT what the constitutional court hands down? Does. He accept an agree that there has been a problem. Was when the electoral commission announced the result, and he reacted. So the the result saying that? In the country needs to be calm that we watch until the final results from the constitutional high court. He's very sweet. And he hasn't talked much the announce of the dolls, but filed Seventy-three complaints to the high court. So basically waiting for the final results and the featured candidate, according to the electoral commission filed more than two hundred complaints, and he'd be that the results from the electoral commission, that'd be electoral commission is correct. And that some money was used by the electoral commission. Many thanks indeed Gail Boga in Madagascar with the latest. Obviously tension ahead of the constitutional court reviewing those petitions handing down a decision tomorrow on Tuesday. You're listening to Newsday on the BBC World Service shaima and Lawrence with you this morning our mind, our of our top headline or one of our headlines, the Gumby and truth and reconciliation commission will today hold. It's first hearing into crimes committed under the former president Yahya Jami big story emerging at the moment. Takeout on reports coming down of shooting in the capital libra Ville, let's speak now to analyst. In Gabon, mice Mucci. What's the latest that you can tell us? What have you been hearing? I just couldn't say I think. Cool. In the. There is some sort of speech are false. The communication. Just night to Trump book. They shouldn't deprive. He's out the president were wounded. Caesar. In the robot in the medical right? So the president is out. I believe out of the country is he out for medical attention. Is that what most people understand? I think that the did you think of? Very very typical. I don't know if the population and the situation is seen as. People want to. Two. Get it to you. Right now, I'm reading from one of the news agencies. The Reuters news agency that the national radio station has been taken over by military officers is that what you have heard as well. What is happening on television and radio in gobble. Yeah. Yeah. Is that? In the next year likely vision were beside besides speech. That was what was their reason for carrying out. What appears to be a coup. What did they say in their broadcast? They think they said the this is it it is probably county, and they say also they want to restore. Of vertebral, right? Why would the military have turned against the president? Has there been discontent amongst the military? What's the reason behind this? Do you think? I don't know. There is some no. Right now. What do you do? I. I I don't think so that. The. Active Sergio in the county out the. You're supposed to be a scoop. We we want to. Oh, I under-. Right. Okay. So we're still waiting one very brief question for you. Have you heard firing a toll does this appear to be disputed coup a hot coup? So there is if I up to around the city. And if Finn. He's a. Well, you today. Right. I know I don't give a tentative, you know. It's not really witnessed. But it's just what you've been told by a friend. Listen, I really appreciate you coming on such short notice as well. Thank you for joining us from Kabul that was mice Moise, obviously a fluid situation. 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"electoral commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:45 min | 3 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 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

10:38 min | 3 years ago

"electoral commission" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"And welcome to Newsday. Shaimaa and Carney with you this morning Democratic Republic of Congo Sudan. And Cameroon some afoul stops this half hour. Also, we'll hear from a man with a very difficult job the manager of the Syrian national football team. He wants to put a smile on the faces of the people from this war torn nation. But if he also doing the bidding for the Assad regime find out this half hour. But let's start with the DRC where the UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting later today on the presidential election in the DRC results from last Sunday's vote still anxiously awaited in the country where government officials have shut down the internet. A TV station owned by an opposition. Politician has also been shut down after accusations. It was releasing results of Sunday's much delayed presidential election before the official announcement. Now, the opposition has complained of irregularities in the election to find a successor to President Joseph Kabila who's been in power for seventeen years. Let's now speak to a reporter in the capital. Kinshasa Louise's Diaz as a mass confusion, then in the Democratic Republic of Congo with no official information being made available yet. What's the latest? Incomes have results. We are expecting provisional results of these presidential elections to be published on January six this. Coming sunday. The way watches that ballots are counted at cutting stations, and then sent to compilation centres, but yesterday the electoral commission, send compilation centres had only received about twenty percent a result Tanyang sheets. So. That's a bit of a tight deadline for that Mendez's some question about whether they'll be able to to meet that deadline an ounce provisional results as expected on on Sunday. But we've been hearing Louise that the very influential Catholic church in the country says that they have a clear winner. Right. So yesterday, a group of Catholic bishops you had the largest number of election observers, they had forty thousand. Election observers, deployed across the country, and they issued a quite a strong statement yesterday day, I noted that the election had been relatively well-managed, but they did note some irregularities, for example, that only sixty six percent of actual material was ready before polls opened. But in that conclusion, they send that dead data from polling station ballots that they've seen that they compiled data reveals who the winner is they didn't stay who who that was. But they called on the electoral commission to reflect the truth in India results, and this comes off to the African Union and also the US State Department also calling on the commission to reflect the will of the people in India results, the electoral commission is officially the only institution allowed to announce especial results on on Sunday or later if need be. Has there been any reaction to what the Catholic church has declared? The government yesterday the government. Spokes spokesman made a strong point saying that the actual commission is the only institution that allowed to announce results. And this comes off the internet has been suspended for five days now in in the country. French French radio station has also been suspended and local TV station known to be close to the opposition. And the government says that it's suspending internet in order to prevent the spread of honest fischel results. This show is not the first time that they're doing that. But this shows the level of tension, and they are trying to to to control. What information is is being spread on social media and traditional media and saying that that point is is is getting actual commission as the only institution it allowed to announce results. So a lot of scrutiny on the actual commission today and one. One final point to add on that is the reason there's so much scrutiny on the electoral commission is because in the last elections in twenty eleven there was some observers who who concluded that the compilation of results had lacked in credibility. So a lot of a lot of scrutiny on them and this year in these elections, there haven't been any you or American observers present on on voting day and say, the Catholic church were the most had the most. Job is president on voting day. So a lot of a lot of pressure on them as well. And Louise, very briefly, it feels tens it. Sounds tense is at ten can you feel the tension? What about the violence is it looks like it's ready to erupt? I would say Kinshasa the capital where I am is relatively calm, partly because internet has been suspended. It's it's a very large country navy two-thirds nearly two thirds the size of western Europe. Seven hard to say how the situation is in in other concert the country. I think everyone at the moment is really sort of holding their breath waiting to see what what the election results are going to be giving the electoral commission, the benefit of the doubt. So so for the time being. It is tense. But people are waiting to see what will happen in the next few days. Okay. Thank you very much. That's the BBC's Louise lost in the capital Kinshasa. Let's take you to sedan now in a coalition of opposition parties in the country has called for another wave of mass protests beginning this Friday to demand the president all but she stepped down the protests first erupted on the nineteenth of December. After the government announced price rises for fuel and bread and have carried on ever since I've been talking to a young Sudanese in the capital Holtom who wants to take part in today's plant protests. We're not naming him for his own safety. I do want to take part in the protest today and every protest in the upcoming few days calling for the overthrow the couldn't Jim I want to have my rights back as citizen in this country. I want to get to decide how has that impacted your life has impacted my life severely. I would I agree with the policies are not feeling that I have to full of something. In my personal life and having this being decided by a government is just sold on some levels as an individual. I would let have the right to try this my own beliefs president al-bashir announced increases in salaries for civil servants. He also said that in terms of the economy Sudan is a country that was subjected to both war and sanctions would you make of what he said increasing the salaries is not help in any way. Because the current issue is that people might have money in the Bank, but they cannot withdraw from the Bank the banks don't have any cash. This sanctions were lifted the US a few months ago, but nothing has changed in that. And this shows you that the sanctions were not the issue that government is president and his government. They've weathered storms like this before there were demonstrations. Sometime ago people took to the streets and he survived. This. Do you think this is going to be different? This is definitely looking defend. How things are escalating the numbers of cities and towns that have joined the this movement and have taken to the seats is remarkably high and the number of cities now that have joined the protest is larger than the number of cities that have joined the protest in the past couple of revolutions the government end president al-bashir made it very clear that they have no intention of stepping down. There were dozens of people killed with violent police and security forces reactions, how far do you think you will go personally in the protests and campaigns? And do you think that there's going to be an appetite for more confrontations for more people taking to the streets as this goes on? I believe there'd be more people taking to the seats. But the government will get more and more violent the more people take the seats. But it'll reach the point to a point where people are too many for the government to control. And this would be the breaking point where the revolution could succeed. Personally, I will continue taking to the season. No matter what the government does. And I believe so many other people will do the same because you you don't see the value of living when you're not fee. Do you see a future for yourself and your country incident? I do I do in the past few is I was starting to lose hope because like you said they were say different waves of protests every now, and then and the government would catch them down. But this time seeing how this is different than how the people I really determined to just keep going until our demands met the voice there of a young Sudanese in the capital tune he plans to go to the protest, and as we said, we're not naming him for his own safety. You're listening to Newsday with Khalil and Connie shop. Remind reminder of our main headlines this morning, the US house of representatives now on the Democratic Party control has passed legislation. Designed to end the partial government shutdown without painful, President Trump's border wall, China and the US such a hole trade talks in Beijing next week as they try to resolve a dispute that is heightening nervousness on financial markets. Worldwide and the most powerful storm in thirty years is bearing down on the southern coast of Thailand. Let's get the sports news now with Mike thank you, Connie. So let's relive last night's huge match at the Manchester City against Liverpool the Premier League champions against the primarily challenges the match of the season. So far lived up to the hype has pet Guardiola's team added some fuel to the fire of the title race..

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