Video PlayerClose BANGKOK, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The Thai Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday verified a list of 149 winning party-list MPs, with a total of 27 political parties entering the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, after the March 24 elections. Following announcement of 349 verified constituency-based MPs on Tuesday, the EC publicized the 149 verified party-list MPs in a statement, adding it up to 498 with just two short of a total of 500 legislators in the lower house of parliament. The EC was legally required to verify a minimum of 95 percent of the total MPs. Given the polling agency's counting formula in accordance with the constitution and the organic law, 27 contestant parties have won party-list MPs, including the Future Forward Party which has won 50 party-list MPs, the most among all parties contesting in proportional party-list mode, followed by the Democrat Party with 19 party-list MPs. The Palang Pracharath (power of people's state) Party gained … [Read more...] about 27 parties enter lower house of Thai national assembly: Election Commission
Video PlayerClose BANGKOK, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Pheu Thai Party, one of Thailand's major parties, has lent support to Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit in rivalry with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as post-election prime minister. Pheu Thai Secretary General Phumtham Wechayachai confirmed on Friday that his party has unreluctantly agreed to vote for Thanathorn as head of a coalition government because the leaderships of the 80-MP Future Forward and 136-MP Pheu Thai have adopted a common standpoint against a parallel bid of the Palang Pracharath Party to keep Prayut in power. Phumtham said he had unofficially talked with the leaders of several other parties who had earlier joined in an anti-Prayut alliance. He referred to the Prachachart Party, New Liberal Party, Pheu Chart Party and New Economics Party. On Thursday, Thanathorn offered himself the post of prime minister who may head a coalition government in anticipation of support from the Pheu Thai-led … [Read more...] about Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party lends support to Future Forward leader as post-election PM
Email Exclusive by state political reporter Josh Bavas Updated December 05, 2019 15:55:39 Photo: Oscar Green with Labor and Greens corflutes allegedly removed illegally during the last state election campaign. (Supplied) Related Story: 'Disturbing on many levels': Young LNP members suspended over 'racist' Schoolies video Map: Brisbane 4000 Liberal National Party leaders have denied there are cultural problems among the Young LNP, despite revelations of another member coming under scrutiny days after three other Young LNP members were suspended over a racist video. Key points:A spokesman for the LNP said Oscar Green denied stealing the signsSenior Labor sources said the signs belonging to former Maiwar candidate Ali KingThe Electoral Commission of Queensland said it did not receive any official complaints about stolen corflutes Young LNP Treasurer Oscar Green was recently disciplined after a photo of him dating back to the last state election surfaced showing him … [Read more...] about Young LNP treasurer disciplined over photo of him with corflutes of rival parties
Email By state political reporter Leah MacLennan Posted May 16, 2019 15:53:17 Photo: This is the second time Georgina Downer has run for the seat. (ABC News: Isabel Dayman) Related Story: Liberal Georgina Downer now says minimum wage 'about right' Related Story: Georgina Downer's $127k bowls club cheque referred to auditor-general Related Story: ALP holds firm on tax reform to dividends despite retirees' protests Map: Australia The first time many voters see a new local candidate's face in an election campaign is likely to be on posters dotted around their suburb. For some, though, no such introduction is necessary.Enter the high-profile candidate — a person with instant name recognition that parties hope will offer a head start in the campaign.In New South Wales, the Liberal Party announced former ALP president Warren Mundine would be running for the seat Gilmore, and in Victoria well-known human rights lawyer Julian Burnside is running for the Greens in the … [Read more...] about Will Georgina Downer’s high profile in Mayo be a help or a hindrance in the federal election?
Email RN By Joey Watson and Amruta Slee for Sunday Extra Posted March 14, 2019 07:30:00 Photo: What's driving these kids to walk out of their classrooms? (Supplied: School Strike 4 Climate Action) Related Story: 'I've seen smarter cabinets at Ikea': Striking students rally for climate Related Story: Intensifying climate change protests 'could rival Vietnam War activism' Map: Australia Thousands of young Australians are preparing to walk out of their classrooms to demand action on climate change.It's not the first time they've done it — in November, students filled arcades and city squares, protesting against what they see as the destruction of their future.This time at least 50 rallies are planned across the country, part of a global movement inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. Photo: In November thousands of kids walked out of school. On Friday, many will go again. (ABC News: Andie Noonan) The strikes have drawn criticism — Prime Minister Scott … [Read more...] about Why these Australian students will strike for climate change action