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Last Day Thai Elections 2019
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
22 Mar 2019

Last Day Thai Elections 2019. Democracy Party Meeting.

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Thai Elections politic campaign 2019
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
21 Mar 2019

Thai Elections politic campaign 2019

First free elections in Thailand after the Coup d’État in 2014. 

General elections are scheduled in Thailand on Sunday, 24 March 2019. 

The military government in 2014 promised to hold elections in 2015 but later postponed them. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the United Nation's General Assembly in September 2016 that elections would be held by late 2017. Then, during a 2017 visit to the White House, Prayut promised elections in 2018. In October 2017, he promised elections for November 2018. However, in January 2018, the enforcement of a bill governing the election of MPs was postponed by the National Legislative Assembly for 90 days, which delays elections until February–March 2019. The bill is one of four needed to hold a general election. The constitution mandates that elections be held within 150 days after all necessary electoral laws take effect. Delayed enforcement of any of the laws pushes back the election.

Principal Candidates:

  • Prayut Chan-o-cha. Party: Palang Pracharat. New Party. Actual PM.
  • Abhisit Vejjajiva. Party: Democrat.
  • Sudarat Keyuraphan. Party: Pheu Thai.

 

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Jello Biafra
Club Knust
By Ralf Falbe
03 Aug 2016

Punk singer Jello Biafra (Ex Dead Kennedys) performes live in the club Knust in Hamburg, Germany: "Nazi Trumps Fuck Off!".

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Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Pr...
Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Speaker of the Hellenic Greek Parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, during a press conference on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece. 

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

A banner that reads "Yes to Zoi NO to new taxes" during the press conference of the speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Three former members of the political party Syriza during the press conference of the speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou (in black), arrives to the press conference on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, arrives to the press conference on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, arrives to the press conference on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

Speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, during the press conference on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Athens
By Dimitris Lampropoulos
31 Aug 2015

A banner that reads "End to a life without jobs" during the press conference of the speaker of the Greek parliament, Zoi Konstantopoulou, on August 31, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

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Burundi: Protests Erupt in Bujumbura ...
Bujumbura, Burundi
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on Monday April 11, 2015 in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the thrid term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Security forces tried to clear blocked roads in Bujumbura on Sunday following call made by the National Security Council.

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Bujumbura Protests 02
Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Security forces tried to clear blocked roads in Bujumbura on Sunday following call made by the National Security Council.

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Bujumbura Protests 03
Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Security forces tried to clear blocked roads in Bujumbura on Sunday following call made by the National Security Council.

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Bujumbura Protests 04
Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Security forces tried to clear blocked roads in Bujumbura on Sunday following call made by the National Security Council.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Bujumbura
By Bernard Bankukira
11 May 2015

Despite a ban on demonstrations by the National Security Council of Burundi, protesters from various neighbourhoods of the capital Bujumbura took to the streets on this Monday in large numbers compared to the previous days, to say no to the third term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
24 Nov 2014

Raw footage of the polling stations in Tunis during Tunisia's first presidential election since a new constitution was adopted in January 2014.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Photos of the polling stations in Tunis during the 2014 presidential elections.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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Zakharchenko Inaugurated as Prime Min...
Donetsk
By Elbaba
03 Nov 2014

After a landslide vote, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, a former mining electrician, has been named Prime Minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic. Kiev and the EU have both denounced the elections as illegal and illegitimate, saying that elections in the 'people's republics' of Donetsk and Luhansk have worsened the growing tension between Russia and the West over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

"I consider today's presidential and parliamentary elections' in Donetsk and Luhansk 'People's Republics' a new obstacle on the path towards peace in Ukraine," said Federica Mogherini, the EU's foreign policy chief.

Two other candidates, Alexander Kofman and Yuri Sivokonenko, faced Zakharchenko in the vote, taking around ten percent of the vote each. However, no non-separatist parties were present on the ballot, and the local communist party was banned from participating in the elections.

At his inauguration on November 4, Zakharchenko rallied his supporters around a call to rebuild Donetsk and warned Kiev that any further military operations in the self-declared republic would be met with armed resistance.

The Russian Foreign Ministry endorsed the results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk and released a statement expressing their respect for the will of the people in Eastern Ukraine and calling on the elected officials to take practical steps toward restoring order in the region. Russia, however, still considers the Donbass region to be part of Ukraine, and called for renewed dialogue with the Kiev government.

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Tunisian Elections 2014 : The Revolut...
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
29 Oct 2014

ROUGH CUT / INTERVIEWS + RUSHES

With whispers of revolutionary ideals still on the lips of its disenchanted youth, Tunisia went to the polls to elect its parliament on Sunday, October 26. Tunisia’s electoral body announced that the provisional turnout was 60 %. The final results are expected on Wednesday.

Beyond the massive gatherings of political parties and campaigns that have bombarded the streets, a large category of Tunisians chose to not participate in the elections.

Nabila, Sonia, Mohammed and Nadhim are all activists in Tunisia. They decided to boycott the elections even though they were among the first to call for democracy during the Tunisian uprising. They all called for a boycott on the elections to resist attempts by the political class to derail their revolution, to distract people from its real objectives and goals.

There are indeed a fair number of Tunisians equally disappointed with the country’s democratic transition. Among them are the families of the martyrs of the revolution who gathered on Avenue Bourguiba on October 22 to vocalize their discontent with a transitional justice process that, from their perspective, has been blocked by the whole of the political class.

For them, most of the issues that triggered the revolution remain: police impunity; unemployment; inequality; and the lack of justice, dignity and hope. They decided to fight against what they see as a the continuity of tyranny.

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Tunisia's Slim Riahi: from Football t...
Tunis
By Filippo Del Bubba
24 Oct 2014

No one in Tunisia knew about Slim Riahi when the Tunisian revolution started in 2010. Now the businessman, famous in Tunis for owning the city's beloved football club is making a splash in Tunisian politics as the country readies for its first democratic elections since adopting a new constitution in January 2014.
The aftermath of the Tunisian revolution against ex-president Ben Ali, offered Slim the opportunity to come back to his country of origin and to found a political party, the Free Patriotic Union (UPL); to acquire a 20-percent stake of Dar Assabah, the newspaper publisher; to create three TV stations including Ettounsiya Al-Oula, Ettounsiya Sport and Ettounsiya News; and to become the president of Club Africain, Tunisia’s oldest football club. Four years later, he is challenging the main political forces by becoming his newly founded party’s candidate for the presidency. On the eve of Tunisian elections the UPL is poised to become the third major party in the country, tipping the balance decisively between Ennhada and Nida Tounes.
The UPL platform is based on 10 points: above all, security and military enforcement; second, development and job opportunity through private investments, a general non secular vision of the power, a managerial approach to politics. The political campaign is based on the richness of Slim Riahi, as antidote to corruption: he doesn't need public money. His campaign has been based on the capillary presence in poor neighborhoods and the promise of work and economic help to
families and young unemployed citizens. During legislative elections, his party joined the third position (following Nidaa Tounes -86- and Ennhada -69-) and his 16 sieges in Tunisian parliament will make the difference in government's future composition.
How can football promote a political career? How can financial strategies build political credibility? Europeans remembers the Italian experience, where former president Berlusconi was the owner of Milan’s football club and of three of Italy’s most important television stations. Will “football to politics” work in Tunisia, a country still seeking a way forward after revolutions shook up the country’s old political order?
At the team’s fan headquarters in the Bab el Jedid neighborhood of Tunis, supporters of Tunis’ Club Africain football team speak their minds about the political potential of their beloved club’s owner.

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Tunisia: Slim Riahi's UPL Tips Balanc...
Tunis
By Filippo Del Bubba
24 Oct 2014

B-ROLL FROM UPL MEETING IN TUNIS' EZZAHOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

No one in Tunisia knew about Slim Riahi when the Tunisian revolution started in 2010. Four years later, he is challenging the main political forces by becoming his newly founded party’s candidate for the presidency.

Born in Efidha in 1972, he grew up in exile in Libya where he studied management and build up his economic empire in the oil production, energy, aviation and property development industries. He recently moved to London, where he held both Tunisian and British citizenship.

The aftermath of the Tunisian revolution against ex-president Ben Ali, offered Slim the opportunity to come back to his country of origin and to found a political party, the Free Patriotic Union (UPL); to acquire a 20-percent stake of Dar Assabah, the newspaper publisher; to create three TV stations including Ettounsiya Al-Oula, Ettounsiya Sport and Ettounsiya News; and to become the president of Club Africain, Tunisia’s oldest football club.

Now, on the eve of Tunisian elections, he is in the running for President of the Republic as his party, UPL, is poised to become the third major party in the country, tipping the balance decisively between Ennhada and Nida Tounes.
The UPL platform is based on 10 points: first and foremost, security and military enforcement; second, development and creative employment through
private investments, a general non-secular vision of power, and a managerial approach to politics. The political campaign is largely funded by the private fortune of Slim Riahi, and uses it as a claim that he is not prone to corruption: he doesn't need public money. His campaign has been based on the capillary presence in poor neighborhoods and the promise of work and economic help to families and young unemployed citizens.

During legislative elections, his party took the third largest share of votes and securing 16 seats in the newly formed parlaiment. Though following well behind Nidaa Tounes (86 seats) and Ennhada (69 seats) their representation in the parliament has given Riahi's party a decisive role in the government's future composition.

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Tunisia's Slim Riahi: From Football t...
Tunis
By Filippo Del Bubba
13 Oct 2014

No one in Tunisia knew about Slim Riahi when the Tunisian revolution started in 2010. Four years later, he is challenging the main political forces by becoming his newly founded party’s candidate for the presidency.

Born in Efidha in 1972, he grew up in exile in Libya where he studied management and build up his economic empire in the oil production, energy, aviation and property development industries. He recently moved to London, where he held both Tunisian and British citizenship.

The aftermath of the Tunisian revolution against ex-president Ben Ali, offered Slim the opportunity to come back to his country of origin and to found a political party, the Free Patriotic Union (UPL); to acquire a 20-percent stake of Dar Assabah, the newspaper publisher; to create three TV stations including Ettounsiya Al-Oula, Ettounsiya Sport and Ettounsiya News; and to become the president of Club Africain, Tunisia’s oldest football club.

Now, on the eve of Tunisian elections, he is in the running for President of the Republic as his party, UPL, is poised to become the third major party in the country, tipping the balance decisively between Ennhada and Nida Tounes.

How can football promote a political career? How can financial strategies build political credibility? Europeans remembers the Italian experience of former president Berlusconi, the owner of Milan’s football club and of three of Italy’s most important television stations. Will “football to politics” work in Tunisia, a country still seeking a way forward after revolutions shook up the country’s old political order?