Narendra Modi

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The Weekly Global Roundup: Successful Re-Election Bids In Australia And India (May 13 to 18, 2019)

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison was granted his first full term in a surprise election victory, while Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi – based on initial exit polls – is also headed for re-election. And in other electoral news: Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that a snap election was now a necessity, after the vice-chancellor signed over allegations of corruption; and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May said she would announce her a timetable for her resignation after another Brexit vote. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Game-Changing Elections? Not Really (March 13 to March 18, 2017)

In Europe, in the Netherlands, far-right politician Geert Wilders gained seats in Dutch elections, but failed to “persuade a decisive portion of voters to back his [anti-European Union and anti-Muslim positions]”, and did not drastically cross the traditional threshold. The party of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte won the most number of seats, in an election which drew an 81 per cent turnout, the highest in the country for 30 years. Whereas in Asia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party secured a stunning mandate in the state elections of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, while former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left the Blue House after a court ruling which upheld her parliamentary impeachment, and will be questioned as a criminal suspect. Continue reading

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