Tag: Democratic

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  • Elusive numbers

    Elusive numbers

    Among the positive takeaways from the elections is that this Lok Sabha will have the distinction of the highest percentage of women MPs since Independence. The Prime Minister is keen to push through major electoral reforms like simultaneous elections at different levels of governance. If it is history that is being attempted to be written, along with this and many others which require urgent attention, he ought to consider, on top priority, taking a fresh look at the tattered Women's Reservation Bill.

    July 3, 2019
  • BJP will form Bengal govt in six months through democratic means

    BJP will form Bengal govt in six months through democratic means

    Mr Roy claimed that people were fed up with the “misrule and corruption” of the Trinamul-government and the current exodus was a reflection of that anger.

    June 26, 2019
  • How Musaveni twisted Uganda’s constitution

    How Musaveni twisted Uganda’s constitution

    The result has been an erosion of basic democratic institutions, the securitisation of politics, criminalisation of political competition, and an upsurge in contentious politics. The outcome is that the country is facing a deep governance crisis.

    June 24, 2019
  • Horror once more!

    Horror once more!

    Twenty years after 12 students and one teacher were gunned down in Columbine High School in Colorado, the latest massacre by a lone suspect in Florida, which killed 17 people, confirms that the fault-line of 1999 continues to run deep. There have been stout demands in recent years for a ban on military-style rifles and …

    February 20, 2018
  • Two new Democrats enter Senate, reduces Republican majority

    Two new Democrats enter Senate, reduces Republican majority

    The Republican majority in the US Senate got narrower with the entry of two new Democratic senators, a situation that may further complicate enacting President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda in 2018. The Senate opened a new working session on Wednesday with the swearing in of Doug Jones, the Democrat who in December defeated controversial Republican …

    January 4, 2018
  • Constitutional Outrage

    Constitutional Outrage

    It is unprecedented in the annals of democratic functioning anywhere in the world. It can only be described as a travesty of Constitutional law in a modern democracy, something that would embarrass any nation that prides itself as a functioning democracy under the rule of law. The embarrassment in this case is all the more …

    December 21, 2017
  • US Congress approves budget measure avoiding government shutdown

    US Congress approves budget measure avoiding government shutdown

    The US Congress has approved a stopgap budget that averts, for now, a partial government shutdown, which had been a strong possibility due to the failure of Republican and Democratic lawmakers to agree on a more comprehensive bill. The approval came after President Donald Trump met Democratic and Republican congressional leaders on Thursday to negotiate …

    December 8, 2017
  • Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton: Ex-aide

    Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton: Ex-aide

    Donna Brazile, a former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chair, has claimed that the party organisation helped Hillary Clintons campaign “rig” the 2016 Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders. In a Politico op-ed on Thursday, Brazile alleged that Clinton was controlling the finances of the party before officially winning the 2016 Democratic nomination for President. The …

    November 3, 2017