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  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The Left needs a voice in the Congress,' Altamira

    The presidential candidate for the Workers Party, (Frente de Izquierda y los Trabajadores) Jorge Altamira, cast his vote this morning and remarked that more leftist members need to be instated in the Congress, “to be able to have a political voice in parliament.”   

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    Julián Domínguez appointed new head of Lower House

    National lawmaker for the Victory Front party, Julián Domínguez, was today sworn in as the new president of the Lower House for the next period of parliamentary sessions. During the ceremony, Domínguez stated that “political commitment” is needed to be able to “guarantee the public’s interest”.

  • 13/07/2014 | World

    Iraqi government talks fail again as fighting rages

    Iraq's parliament has failed to break a damaging political deadlock which is holding up the formation of new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 80 km from Baghdad.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU association pact

    Ukraine's parliament has ratified a landmark agreement on political association and trade with the European Union, the rejection of which last November by then President Viktor Yanukovich led to his downfall.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    India's Modi gives first speech after victory

    Narendra Modi fought back tears in an emotional first address to his party in India's colonnaded parliament house, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power in an election that has changed the face of politics there.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    National Front's Le Pen urges dissolution of French parliament

    National Front leader Marine Le Pen called for the dissolution of the French national assembly after exit polls showed her anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic party winning European Parliament elections in France.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Russian parliament revokes right to send troops to Ukraine

    The Russian parliament has revoked the right it had granted President Putin in March to order a military intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev is struggling with a rebellion by Russian speakers in the east.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Ireland votes to allow limited abortion rights for first time

    Ireland's parliament voted today to allow abortion under certain conditions for the first time, following months of polarizing debate in the Catholic country including letters to the premier written in blood.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    Merkel formally elected to third term by parliament vote

    Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament today, paving the way for her new "grand coalition" government to formally take power.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Italy PM Renzi wins confidence vote

    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won his first confidence vote in parliament, pledging to cut labour taxes, free up funds for investment in schools and pass wide institutional reforms to tackle Italy's economic malaise.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    Egypt parliament election start moved to April 22

    Egypt's parliamentary elections, previously scheduled to begin on April 27, have been brought forward to start on April 22, the presidential spokesman said on his Facebook page today.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    Cyprus lawmakers reject bank tax; bailout in disarray

    Cyprus's parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed levy on savings in banks as a condition for a European bailout today, throwing international efforts to rescue the latest casualty of the euro zone debt crisis into disarray.

  • 23/04/2013 | World

    French parliament allows gay marriage despite protests

    France became the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage after parliament approved a new law championed by President Francois Hollande, but it came at a political price amid violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.

  • 05/02/2013 | World

    British PM's party split as first gay marriage vote passes

    Britain's parliament voted heavily in favour of legalising gay marriage today, but Prime Minister David Cameron's authority in his own party took a blow as his Conservatives split in two over the measure he had championed.

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Bulgarian parliament accepts gov't resignation

    Bulgaria's parliament accepted the government's resignation after a spate of violent protests over high utility bills, opening the way for an early election and underscoring anger in Europe over weak growth and austerity.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    European Parliament Deputy President injured in car crash

    The deputy president of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro, was seriously injured in a car crash in western Germany overnight, a spokesman for the European liberals group ALDE said today.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad to explain crisis

    Iran's parliament told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he must appear before the assembly within a month to explain his economic policies at a time of crisis, his second such summons in less than a year.

  • 22/12/2012 | World

    Italy dissolves parliament, Monti mulls future

    Italy's head of state dissolved parliament and opened the way to a February election, with doubts growing over whether outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti will participate in what promises to be a bitter campaign.

  • 25/01/2013 | World

    Russian parliament backs ban on 'gay propaganda'

    Russia's parliament backed a draft law banning "homosexual propaganda" in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country's largely conservative society.

  • 09/07/2012 | World

    Egypt parliament set to meet, defying army

    Egypt's parliamentary speaker said the chamber would reconvene tomorrow, risking a showdown with the army after the new, Islamist president defied the generals by quashing the dissolution of the legislature they had ordered last month.

  • 12/07/2012 | World

    Italy's Berlusconi to run in 2013

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will return to frontline politics as the centre-right candidate in next year's general election, a senior official in his PDL party said.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Protesters clash with police in Madrid

    Protesters clashed with police in Spain's capital as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    Afghan woman MP sets sights on presidency

    Condemned to die shortly after birth for being a girl, outspoken Afghan member of parliament Fawzia Koofi lived to become a champion of women's rights and is now eyeing the presidency in 2014.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    French Socialists win absolute parliament majority

    French President Francois Hollande's Socialists won an absolute parliamentary majority, strengthening his hand as he presses Germany to support debt-laden euro zone states hit by austerity cuts and ailing banks.

  • 08/07/2012 | World

    Egypt president recalls parliament, generals meet

    Egypt's new president ordered a parliament dominated by his Islamist party to reconvene, challenging the authority of the generals who had dissolved the assembly in line with a court order.

  • 17/03/2012 | World

    Wikileaks' Assange plans to run for Australian parliament

    The founder and leader of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, plans to run for a seat in Australia's upper house of parliament, the anti-secrecy group announced on Twitter.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    'No British gov't could negotiate sovereignty with Argentina,' UK's MP

    The UK’s Malvinas Islands All-party Parliamentary Group stated today that “no British government will negotiate with Argentina the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago as we all support the islanders right to self determination.”

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Greek suicide a potent symbol before election

    A Greek pensioner's suicide outside parliament has quickly become a symbol of the pain of austerity and has been seized upon by opponents of the budget cuts imposed by Greece's international lenders.

  • 27/11/2011 | World

    Egypt's new PM says new parliament may change government

    Any parliamentary majority that emerges from Egyptian legislative elections may move to install a new government, Egypt's new prime minister-designate Kamal Ganzouri said.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    New Spanish leader pledges deep crisis cuts

    Spain's incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took aim at his country's economic woes Monday, promising deep spending cuts at all levels of government while offering tax breaks for companies.

  • 19/01/2012 | World

    Israel arrests Hamas head of Palestinian parliament

    Israeli soldiers arrested senior Hamas official, Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament on suspicion of involvement with terrorist groups, the Israeli military and Hamas said.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Spain's PM dissolves parliament before elections

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero dissolved parliament, but pledged more measures to tackle Spain's economic crisis before a November election that is expected to hand power to the conservative opposition.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    UK parliament recalls James Murdoch over hacking

    James Murdoch, heir apparent to his father's News Corp before a phone-hacking scandal engulfed the firm, will return for a second hearing before the UK parliament to explain apparent discrepancies in his evidence.

  • 12/11/2011 | World

    Berlusconi formally steps down, Rome celebrates

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi formally resigned today, ending one of the most scandal-plagued eras in recent Italian history amid the jeers of hundreds of protestors gathered in central Rome to celebrate his departure.

  • 22/08/2011 | World

    Italy austerity plan begins passage through parliament

    Italy's austerity plan aimed at warding off a worsening in the euro zone debt crisis goes to parliament today amid a tug-of-war between critics who want to weaken it and those who say it does not go far enough.

  • 13/09/2011 | World

    Italy austerity nears approval as pressure mounts

    Italy's lower house of parliament is expected to approve the centre-right government's much revised austerity plan on Wednesday as Rome struggles to stem a financial market crisis now threatening the whole euro zone.

  • 14/09/2011 | World

    Italy parliament gives final approval to austerity plan

    The Italian parliament gave final approval to a much-altered austerity plan aimed at stemming a debt crisis engulfing the euro zone's third largest economy.

  • 25/06/2011 | World

    Greek ministers urge backing for austerity plan

    Greek ministers and policy makers urged parliament today to do its duty next week and pass a deeply unpopular set of austerity measures international lenders have demanded as the price for staving off bankruptcy.

  • 15/07/2011 | World

    Italy parliament passes austerity package

    Italy's lower house of parliament approved a 48 billion euro austerity package in a vote rushed through to try to calm a financial market storm which has sent Italian borrowing costs soaring in recent days.

  • 20/07/2011 | World

    Italian parliament allows arrest of Berlusconi ally

    The Italian parliament voted to allow the arrest of a deputy accused of involvement in a widening scandal that has damaged Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and highlighted growing divisions in his government.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Spain eyes extending air traffic state of emergency

    Spain's government proposed extending a state of emergency to Jan. 15 to ward off the possibility of air traffic controllers paralysing airports with a wildcat strike over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Opposition: Irish election likely at end of March

    An Irish parliamentary election, which is widely expected to favour the opposition, will likely be held at the end of March, the opposition's finance spokesman said.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    Berlusconi passes tax changes, ignoring parliament

    Italy's cabinet approved tax reforms that had been rejected by a special parliamentary panel, sparking outrage from the opposition who accused Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of riding roughshod over parliament.

  • 01/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela troops block opposition leader from parliament

    Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas today and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

  • 10/02/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela lawmakers exchange punches in parliament

    Venezuelan lawmakers exchanged punches in parliament when a fight erupted between members of President Hugo Chávez's socialist party and rivals, in a sign of the OPEC member nation's political polarization.

  • 08/03/2011 | Latin America

    European Parliament passes 'highly critical' report on EU - Mercosur trade agreement

    The European Parliament passed a highly critical report on trade negotiations between the EU and the Mercosur bloc for considering that they may imply “farming concessions damaging to European producers.”

  • 30/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuelan lawmakers injured during punch-up in parliament

    Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament, leaving a number of legislators bloodied and injured during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.

  • 11/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela opponents wary of Chávez decree powers

    Venezuelan opposition leaders said they feared President Hugo Chávez would use decree powers he has requested to override an electoral setback that stripped him of a super-majority in parliament.

  • 16/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez has 'battery' of decrees ready

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he had a "battery" of decrees ready to issue once parliament grants him special powers that opponents say are an attack on democracy in the South American nation.

  • 17/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela assembly gives Chávez decree powers

    Venezuela's parliament gave President Hugo Chávez decree powers for 18 months, outraging opposition parties that accuse him of turning South America's biggest oil producer into a dictatorship.


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