By Blogs Desk Published: July 21, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Everyone wonders who they’ll vote for, but how often do we question who we would NEVER vote for? With General Elections upon us, we took to the streets of Karachi to ask people the political party of their choice, with a twist: our very own Game of Politics (GoP). Everyone wonders who they’ll vote for, but how often do we question who we would NEVER vote for? Talking to a variety of people, across gender, age and social class, we noticed some interesting patterns in what people said, and interestingly, even what they didn’t say. Women were largely uncomfortable with answering questions pertaining to politics and being on camera as well; amidst a group of friends with both boys and girls, the boys would either put themselves forward or the girls would push their male friends forward to do the talking. We did encounter one woman who seemed interested in answering our questions, but … [Read more...] about #ETBlogsAsks: If YOU could remove one political party, which would it be?
A 2012 file photo of Christiania. Photo: Christian Als/Ritzau Scanpix A string of parties on both sides of the political aisle have declared their support for decriminalising the sale of cannabis. Police are wasting their resources on a never-ending battle to clamp down on the sale of recreational marijuana, which is illegal in Denmark, the parties say. Recent weeks have seen extensive police crackdowns in the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen’s alternative enclave Christiania, from where traders sell marijuana and related products. But the law against selling recreational cannabis enables organised crime networks to profit hugely from illegal trade, say the five parties – Alternative, the Red Green Alliance (Enhedslisten), the Socialist People’s Party, the Social Liberal (Radikale Venstre) party and Liberal Alliance. The libertarian Liberal Alliance is a coalition partner in Denmark’s conservative government, while the other four parties are all in … [Read more...] about Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis
By Umair Malik Published: April 30, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email 20 to 50 more electables are ready to leave PML-N, either to contest the next election independently or on PTI’s ticket. With only a few months to the next general elections, politicians are fast jumping ships to maximise their chances of getting re-elected. These career politicians, or “electables”, are the evergreen lot who choose to associate with the political party likeliest to win, as opposed to aligning with a certain ideology. If their allegiances are so fickle, and if they jump ship at the slightest hint of turbulence, why do political parties accept these mercurial characters in their folds? The answer lies in the dynamics of electoral politics. In order to win, any candidate relies on the sum of their personal vote bank and the vote bank of the party that issued them the ticket. In some constituencies, mostly in urban areas, the bulk of this sum comes from the party vote bank. … [Read more...] about The run for allegiance: Electables and political parties – a marriage of convenience
Kyle Potter and Youssef Rddad, Associated Press Updated 10:43 am, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Glen Stubbe, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference Thursday, May 31, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn., where he announced that Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach has joined his campaign as his running mate, setting up the unusual prospect that she could serve as second-in-command to governors from different parties. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP) less Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference Thursday, May 31, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn., where he announced that Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach has joined his campaign as his running mate, ... more Photo: Glen Stubbe, AP Political parties to meet to endorse for Minnesota governor 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Political parties to meet to endorse for Minnesota governor
LABOUR grandee Lord Hattersley warned yesterday a new centrist political party would end in “fiasco” and would be a “classic misjudgement”. He also insisted many voters “do not trust Corbynism” and the leader - saying the party’s hard left problem was worse than the 80s. And the peer warned de-selecting Labour MPs would lead to “mayhem”. It came amid speculation about a new secret political party being formed with access to £50million in funds. The project is apparently led by multi-millionaire LoveFilm founder Simon Franks. But the former Labour Deputy Leader, who battled against the SDP breakaway from the Labour Party in the 1980s, said talk of a new party was “just fantasy talk”. He told BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour: “All the talk of David (Miliband) coming back – the man on the white horse – is just fantasy talk. “It’s newspaper talk. I don’t think there are many … [Read more...] about Lord Hattersley warns new centrist political party would end in a ‘fiasco’