Tag: election

Libyan civil war: the future of a country in turmoil

In 2011, foreign powers intervened in the Libyan Civil War with one aim in mind: to oust the Gaddafi government. Once the deed was done, a transition government was installed and the newly liberated nation was abandoned, left to handle the plethora of internal conflicts which would ensue. Historically, Libyans have never been tolerant towards…

The case for a citizenship income (and its caveats)

If a government wants to eradicate poverty, it has to first provide its own definition of poverty – that is, what is deemed to be the minimum amount of income a person needs to be able to live in that country – and then it has to transfer to each citizen that minimum amount of…

Cyril Ramaphosa, the New Hope

Threatened with a motion of no confidence, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation with immediate effect on 14 February. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa assumed the role of acting president and, the following day, was elected unopposed to succeed Zuma as president of South Africa. Since his youth Ramaphosa has been involved in the…

Exclusive: Yanis Varoufakis starts a new italian political movement in March 2018

Speaking at a Diem 25 Belfast meeting on Saturday afternoon, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis exclusively told SocialNews of a new Italian political movement. Thanks to Kathryn Johnston. “In Italy the political party scene is very sad. But at the level of civic, at the level of local government, there are some very interesting and…

Honduras: rigged elections and violation of human rights

December 17, 2017: outgoing President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner in the Honduras elections on November 26, but opposition leader Salvador Nasralla challenged the results by talking about serious fraud. The latter come from the fact that a few hours after the vote, when the results were announced on 60 percent of the…