Italy: Parliament elects as President to Sergio Mattarella

The Italian Parliament elected on Saturday as the new president the lawyer Sergio Mattarella, an honest politician, defender of the law. Mattarella, 73, elected at the end of the fourth ballot, when only a simple majority was sufficient, won 665 votes, well above the 505 needed,...

Greece: Election campaign starts by early elections

Greek parties have already started the campaign with a view to early elections of January 25, an appointment at the polls rejected by most citizens. Prime Minister Andonis Samaras, yesterday formally requested the President of the Republic, Karolos Papoulias, to dissolve...

Israel: Netanyahu dismissed two ministers and will anticipate elections

The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, today ordered the cessation of finance ministers, Yair Lapid, and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, for their “opposition” to the government’s policy, according to his office said in a statement. “In recent...

UN and EU do not recognize the elections held in eastern Ukraine

The deputy spokesman of the United Nations (UN), Farhan Haq, described as “useless” the elections held last Sunday at Donbass, in eastern Ukraine. “The UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon said recently that these elections will be useless, a position which still...

Pro-Russian separatist leader wins presidential election in Donetsk

The main leader of the largest pro-Russian separatist region of eastern Ukraine, Alexandre Zajarchenko, won a crushing victory in elections on Sunday, according to an exit poll survey released by the local election commission. The Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed...

Second round of presidential elections starts in Brazil

The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her rival in the polls, the social democratic Aécio Neves, voted in the first hours of the second round of the presidential elections in Brazil, on October 26. According to the latest polls released on Saturday, October 25 by the...

Rousseff and Neves are still tied after their third debate

Brazilian President and candidate for re-election, Dilma Rousseff, and opposition leader, Aecio Neves, staged a third televised debate this Sunday with less attacks and tension than the previous two. Both candidates tried to discuss topics of general interest such as taxation,...

Second debate between Rousseff and Neves centered on attacks and corruption allegations

The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition Social Democrat Aecio Neves once again crossed allegations of corruption and lack of ethics during the second televised debate between the two presidential candidates for the second round of elections on October 26....