Legislatures and Parliaments

Ramaphosa 'deliberately misled' South Africa parliament: watchdog

33 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera   |   3 articles

Report by public protector on president comes as predecessor abandons testimony to commission probing graft allegations.
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S.Africa's graft watchdog finds Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament

47 minutes ago   |   National Post   |   3 articles

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand donation he...
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S.Africa's graft watchdog says Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament

2 hours ago   |   National Post   |   3 articles

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog said on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa had "deliberately misled" parliament about a 500,000 rand donation he...
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Indian state party boss sleeps on parliament floor in bizarre protest

Indian state party boss sleeps on parliament floor in bizarre protest

7 hours ago   |   RT

The president of India's BJP party in the state of Karnataka made a makeshift bed for himself right in the parliament's aisle as his party staged a “sleep-in” protest, accusing...
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More giveaways for Cuomo to veto

More giveaways for Cuomo to veto

11 hours ago   |   New York Post

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a strong record when it comes to vetoing the Legislature's “benefit sweeteners” for state employees, and this year he has 19 more giveaways to kill...
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'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by UK parliament

19 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

MPs defeat the government in vote that should thwart parliament suspension in order to push through a 'no-deal' Brexit.
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UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament

19 hours ago   |   Reuters

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a £30 billion hole in the public finances, a budget...
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Brexit no-deal, no go? British MPs back bid to block shutdown of Parliament

Brexit no-deal, no go? British MPs back bid to block shutdown of Parliament

20 hours ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

British lawmakers have voted in favor of a bid to stop the future Tory prime minister - hotly tipped to be Boris Johnson - from suspending the UK Parliament to ram through a...
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UK lawmakers back proposal to hamper a no-deal Brexit

22 hours ago   |   National Post

LONDON - British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again...
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Minister Margot James quits to block Boris Johnson from shutting down parliament to force a no-deal Brexit

Minister Margot James quits to block Boris Johnson from shutting down parliament to force a no-deal Brexit

22 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

UK Digital Minister Margot James has resigned from the government to vote to block a no-deal Brexit. Parliament approved a motion on Thursday which would prevent Boris Johnson...
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