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  • 3 Rajapaksas sworn into Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet after vote
    Sri Lanka’s president has sworn into office a new Cabinet that includes two of his elder brothers and a nephew ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-12
  • Russia unveils covid vaccine ‘Sputnik V’, claiming breakthrough in global race before final testing complete
    Russia’s aggressive push has raised alarms over essential testing. Putin said even his daughter was given a dose, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-11
  • Belarus opposition candidate flees country after disputed vote
    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left amid violent clashes between protesters and security forces. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-11
  • Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers
    Puerto Ricans are demanding answers after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-10
  • Violent crackdown on Belarus protests follows disputed results showing Lukashenko reelected
    Preliminary results giving Lukashenko 90% of the vote were met with skepticism. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-10
  • Puerto Rico’s historic primaries marred by lack of ballots
    Puerto Rico’s historic primaries are being marred by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-09
  • Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots
    Puerto Rico has been forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-09
  • Authoritarian Belarus leader faces toughest election yet, and his opponent is a woman
    Belarus election is marred by intimidation, arrests of opposition activists and the jailing of presidential candidates. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-09
  • Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge
    Belarusians are voting on whether to grant their authoritarian president a sixth term in office, following a campaign marked by unusually strong demonstrations by opposition supporters ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-09
  • Belarus’ leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote
    After 26 years in office, the autocratic leader of Belarus is contending with circumstances beyond his control as he tries to win a sixth term ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-08
  • Kabul opens traditional council on release of 400 Taliban
    A traditional council is meeting in Afghanistan’s capital to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the last hurdle to starting negotiations between Kabul’s political leadership and the Taliban under a peace deal with the U.S. The negotiations are a critical step toward lasting peace in Afghanistan in ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-07
  • Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries
    Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-07
  • Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries
    Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-07
  • Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka’s election
    Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary election, giving them the two-thirds majority of seats required to make constitutional changes ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-06
  • Polish LGBT people leaving as post-vote mood grows hostile
    Some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are leaving Poland following the anti-LGBT campaign rhetoric the country’s president used during his successful reelection campaign and other leaders promoted before that ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Washington Post – 1Published on 2020-08-06
  • Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated
    (MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-11
  • Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under National Security Law
    Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon and prominent democracy activist Jimmy Lai under a national security law passed in late June for allegedly colluding with foreign forces. Lai was shown handcuffed as he was taken away by officers from his home on Monday morning, according to a ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-09
  • A Year After India Revoked Kashmir’s Special Status, Kashmiris Worry About a Demographic Shift
    Since 1947, August has been an inauspicious month—a month of disempowerment and suppression—for the people of Kashmir. The most recent setback came a year ago, on Aug. 5, 2019—the day the Indian government revoked Kashmir’s special status by abrogating Article 370 and 35A, diluting whatever limited autonomy ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-07
  • The Leader of Europe’s ‘Last Dictatorship’ Is Facing an Unprecedented Challenge. Here’s What It Could Mean for Belarus
    Europe’s longest serving leader Alexander Lukashenko has long worked hard to seem invincible. He has dominated past elections that the U.S. has deemed neither free nor fair and brokered no dissent and suppressed protests. Now, he is facing an unprecedented challenge as he runs for a sixth ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-07
  • Around the World Elections Are Being Delayed Because of the Pandemic. Here’s Where Experts Say Hong Kong Went Wrong
    The day after President Donald Trump tweeted about delaying the U.S. election, prompting swift outcry over the unconstitutionality and breach of democratic norms, Hong Kong postponed its own vote. At a press conference on July 31, hastily called as a tropical cyclone skirted the enclave, top official ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-07
  • Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Brothers Win by Landslide in Parliamentary Election
    (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the country’s Parliamentary election, according to results released Friday. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is most likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The election results ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-06
  • To Honor the Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 Years On, We Must Lay Down Our Nuclear Weapons
    When the U.S. military first detonated an atomic bomb in the desert of New Mexico in July 1945, the programme’s chief physicist Robert Oppenheimer quoted lines from Hindu scripture: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” A few weeks later, two nuclear weapons destroyed the ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-04
  • India’s Narendra Modi Is Breaking Ground for a Controversial Temple of Ram. Here’s Why It Matters
    The groundbreaking for the Hindu temple of Ram in Ayodhya, India was always going to be fraught. It is the site of years of conflict between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus believe it is the birthplace of Lord Ram, a prominent deity. For Muslims in India, it is ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-04
  • Hiroshima Survivors Feel Greater Urgency to Bear Witness 75 Years After Atomic Bombing
    (HIROSHIMA, Japan) — For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic bomb survivor, fearful of the widespread discrimination against blast victims that has long persisted in Japan. But Lee, 92, is now part of a fast-dwindling group of survivors, ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-04
  • How Beijing’s National Security Crackdown Transformed Hong Kong in a Single Month
    After Beijing enacted a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, the city’s leader tried to allay fears of a broad crackdown on dissent by promising the measure would affect only a very small minority of people. But throughout July, the first full month under the new ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-04
  • Spain’s Former King Says He’s Leaving Country Amid Financial Scandal
    (MADRID) — Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-08-03
  • Meet the New Zealand Politician Nicknamed ‘Crusher Collins’ Trying to Unseat Jacinda Ardern
    She’s trying to topple a political superstar, but Judith Collins says she isn’t daunted. The new leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party — nicknamed “Crusher Collins” after her spell as a hard-line police minister — will need all her resolve to beat Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-07-31
  • Hong Kong Disqualifies 12 Pro-Democracy Activists From Election
    Hong Kong’s government barred 12 pro-democracy activists including Joshua Wong from running in September elections and said more could be disqualified, confirming fears that officials would use a new security law to deny them the chance to achieve a legislative majority. The government said the barred nominees ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-07-30
  • Hong Kong Police Arrest Four Under New Security Law Over Online Posts
    (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong police have signaled their intent to enforce a new Chinese national security law strictly, arresting four youths Wednesday on suspicion of inciting secession through social media posts. Three males and one female, aged 16 to 21, were detained, a police official said ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-07-29
  • Record Number of Environmental Activists Killed In 2019
    A record 212 environmental activists were killed in 2019 — an average of more than four deaths per week — according to a new report from the environmental NGO Global Witness. Most killings went unpunished. With 2019 already the deadliest year on record for environmental activists, Global ... read more
    Source: Democracy – Time 2Published on 2020-07-29
  • States Have 83 Days To Figure Out How To Get Absentee Voting Right
    Almost every state has held a mid-pandemic primary that could show them how to fix mail-in voting before the November election. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-12
  • Van Jones: Putin’s Not Going To Be Messing With Kamala Harris
    "If she ever has to be president of the United States, you can sleep like a baby," the CNN commentator said. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-12
  • The Trump Campaign’s Attack On Bail Funds Is Incredibly Racist And Misleading
    Vilifying opposition to pretrial detention is part of the president’s reelection strategy of scaring white suburban voters into supporting him. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-11
  • Trump CHOSE YOU, His Most Patriotic Supporter, To Receive Constant Scammy Texts
    The president’s reelection campaign is exploiting a regulatory loophole to bombard voters with pleas for money. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-11
  • Donald Trump Is Already Working To Rig The 2020 Election
    The president, deeply unpopular during an election year, is trying to prevent many Americans from voting rather than convince them he is qualified for a second term. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-11
  • ‘America Doesn’t Have Kings’: GOP Senator Slams Back At Trump Attack
    Nebraska's Ben Sasse comes after Trump again after blasting his executive actions as "unconstitutional slop." ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-10
  • Barbra Streisand Turns One Of Her Biggest Hits Into An Anti-Trump Anthem
    Progressive PAC MeidasTouch received Streisand's blessing to use "Enough Is Enough" to encourage LGBTQ+ voters to hit the polls. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-10
  • FEC Commissioner Warns There’s A ‘Substantial Chance’ Winner Isn’t Called On Election Night
    Extra care will need to be taken amid added challenge of COVID-19 to "ensure that everyone's vote counts," said FEC head Ellen Weintraub. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-10
  • Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting For Centers That Never Received Ballots
    Hundreds of frustrated voters were turned away from centers across Puerto Rico that never received ballots. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-09
  • Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Actions: ‘Absurdly Unconstitutional’
    The House speaker, however, stopped short of saying whether Democrats would mount legal challenges against the measures. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-09
  • Vote-By-Mail Worries Mount As Election Nears
    Running a vote-by-mail election is surprisingly complicated and there's a "leaky" pipeline for mail-in votes in many states, experts have warned. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-08
  • Democratic Leaders Call On U.S. Postmaster To Reverse Cost-Cutting Moves
    Mail delays bedevil the Postal Service amid a pandemic and with November's election set to see record numbers voting by mail. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-06
  • GOP Plan To Beat Biden By Pushing Kanye West Could Backfire On Trump
    Political experts warn that African Americans don't vote for candidates just because they are Black. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-06
  • Mike Pence: Supreme Court Chief John Roberts Is A ‘Disappointment To Conservatives’
    The vice president didn't mince words on the chief justice, who cast deciding votes in White House defeats on immigration, LGBTQ rights and abortion. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-06
  • Trump Says He Wants Debates To Start Early Because Of Mail-In Voting
    The president tweeted that his first debate with Democrat Joe Biden should be earlier than the current schedule, which starts Sept. 29. ... read more
    Source: Democracy – HuffPo Politics 3Published on 2020-08-06