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Election

‘Final instrument’: Catalan leader urges early independence election
Catalonian President Artur Mas has called for a “plebiscite election” involving lists of pro-independence parties and civil society members. The poll is viewed as the region’s final battle for separation from Spain, if Madrid does not carry out reform.

25.11.2014 21:02

A German 'savior' launches the Romanian reboot
The second poorest EU nation has taken a step towards civilization, the electorate delivering a blunt verdict on a dubious dysfunctional oligarchy passed off as a political system, and electing an ethnic German, Klaus Iohannis as the new president.

20.11.2014 13:08

Could UKIP's rise herald a new chapter in Russian-British relations?
Another month, another by-election success for the UK Independence Party. Mark Reckless’ victory last Friday in Rochester and Strood - by almost 3,000 votes - followed Douglas Carswell’s in October.

25.11.2014 12:24

Not jumping for joy: Ukraine, a year later
Just over a year ago, thousands of Ukrainians took to Kiev's main square, angry at oligarchs and corruption. But instead of “Europe” and prosperity, they got a coup, more oligarchy, and war.

24.11.2014 13:03

Bahrain stages controversial elections amid Shia boycott
As voters streamed to polling stations across Bahrain for parliamentary and municipal elections, the main Shia opposition is expressing its dissatisfaction with the political situation by staging a boycott.

22.11.2014 13:37

Bahrain election to deepen dispute between govt and opposition – activist Nabeel Rajab (EXCLUSIVE)
The Bahraini general election won’t resolve the political deadlock in the country as it’s only staged to mislead the international community, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab told RT, expressing hope the interview won’t land him in prison again.

21.11.2014 20:32

Reckless reaction: 'Snobbish' Labour MP forced to quit as UKIP claims 2nd by-election win
​A week is a long time in politics? A senior Labour MP’s ill-judged reaction to UKIP’s win in Thursday’s Rochester and Strood by-election shows even a few hours can make or break a politician’s career.

21.11.2014 10:23

Obama extends deportation reprieve to 5 million undocumented immigrants
President Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents or spouses of legal residents.

20.11.2014 21:22

Bitter by-election battle begins, more Tory defections to UKIP predicted
Britain’s Euroskeptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) and David Cameron’s Conservative Party embarked on a bitter Rochester and Strood by-election battle on Thursday, brought about by a former Tory MP’s controversial defection earlier this year.

20.11.2014 09:20

#FreeEducation: Students march against tuition fees & cuts in London
Thousands of students are marching on the UK parliament on Wednesday in the biggest student action in four years. The protest, called by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts, is demanding an end to budget cuts and to restore free education.

19.11.2014 10:34

I’m confused, can anyone help me? Part Three
I’m confused. The first thing I’m confused about is democratic legitimacy after elections are held in war-torn countries.

18.11.2014 16:32

‘Okinawans sick and tired of US military presence’
Residents of Okinawa are concerned about the US military presence on the island, and the increasing crime rate linked to that, as well as the enormous impact on local wildlife, Conn Hallinan from Foreign Policy in Focus told RT.

18.11.2014 09:15