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Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability
Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability

Israel's voting system reflects the many different political currents in society, but it has also been behind the repeated failure of governments to form stable coalitions.

Israel's voting system breeds pluralism but instability
Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters
Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters

Pakistani police fired tear gas and gunshots could be heard as a growing crowd of protesters converged on parliament Tuesday, throwing stones at security forces.

Pakistan police fire tear gas at Islamabad protesters
Greek parliament approves tax change under rescue terms
Greek parliament approves tax change under rescue terms

Greece's parliament early Saturday approved a new tax bill, part of the latest batch of fiscal reforms tied to the country's next slice of EU loans.

Greek parliament approves tax change under rescue terms
Kuwait opposition to stage post-poll demo
Kuwait opposition to stage post-poll demo

The Kuwaiti opposition is to stage a demonstration at the weekend to protest against the new parliament which was elected amid a huge boycott.

Kuwait opposition to stage post-poll demo
Mohamed Waheed, president of Maldives. ©REUTERS
Maldives president to face no-confidence vote

The Maldivian parliament Monday voted to hold a secret vote on a no-confidence motion against President Mohamed Waheed in a move that threatens the leader who took charge during turmoil less than a year ago.

Maldives president to face no-confidence vote
Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads
Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads

Kuwait stands at a crossroads as voters head to the polls on Saturday for a contest being boycotted by the opposition and with little hope of restoring stability.

Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads
Current Wokingham Youth MP Sumaiya Karim. Photo courtesy of getwokingham.co.uk
Hijab first in British parliament

A 16-year-old girl is thought to have become the first person to speak from the House of Commons despatch box in the British parliament while wearing a hijab.

Hijab first in British parliament
Indian govt and opposition face off as parliament opens
Indian govt and opposition face off as parliament opens

India's shaky government and the opposition locked horns on Thursday as parliament re-opened for a crucial session that will see a recent string of pro-market reforms being hotly contested.

Indian govt and opposition face off as parliament opens
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Singapore eases death penalty policy

The Singapore parliament has passed legal reforms abolishing mandatory death sentences in some drug trafficking and murder cases, giving fresh hope to dozens of inmates awaiting execution.

Singapore eases death penalty policy
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Canada lawmakers pass masks ban

The Canadian Parliament passed a ban Wednesday on masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups.

Canada lawmakers pass masks ban
Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid
Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid

Thousands of Spaniards massed near parliament in Madrid Tuesday yelling in anger at government austerity cuts that they say are punishing the poor.

Thousands protest at parliament in Madrid
Ukrainian Parliament. ©RIA Novosti
27 Kazakhstan observers will monitor Ukrainian parliamentary elections

We have approach forming of Kazakhstan's observation mission very seriously to ensure objective observations in line with the country’s legislation: CEC.

27 Kazakhstan observers will monitor Ukrainian parliamentary elections
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Parliament unanimously adopts new 3-year budget

This is a result of the joint work of the Parliament and the Government of Kazakhstan: Majilis Speaker.

Kazakhstan Parliament unanimously adopts new 3-year budget
Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January
Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January

Israel's parliament voted overnight to dissolve itself and hold early elections on January 22, officials said Tuesday.

Israeli parliament dissolved, elections in January
Gillard accused of letting down Australian women
Gillard accused of letting down Australian women

Prime Minister Julia Gillard was Wednesday accused of letting down Australian women by defending her tainted parliamentary speaker and using gender to deflect criticism.

Gillard accused of letting down Australian women
A man holds Georgian flag. ©RIA Novosti
Georgian Dream to ease, not end Russia nightmare

The defeat in Georgia's parliamentary polls of Russia's bitter foe President Mikhail Saakashvili may remove some poison from venomous bilateral relations, but Moscow should not expect major policy changes from Tbilisi.

Georgian Dream to ease, not end Russia nightmare
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Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay

Around 60 Mexicans marched on Canada's parliament on Tuesday to request amnesty for thousands of failed asylum seekers whose lives they say would be at risk if they are deported to Mexico.

Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili (L) helps his son Nikoloz to cast a ballot. ©RIA Novosti
Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls

Georgia on Tuesday awaited the outcome of hard-fought parliamentary polls as the opposition threatened a dramatic victory over President Mikheil Saakashvili's long-dominant ruling party.

Georgia tensions rise after close-run polls
Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban
Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban

Swiss parliamentarians narrowly voted Friday against a ban on wearing the Muslim burqa and other face coverings in public places, including public transport.

Swiss parliamentarians reject burqa ban
New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain
New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain

Thousands of protestors rallied near the Spanish parliament for a second straight night Wednesday after a rough day on the markets again raised the spectre of a full bailout and deeper economic pain.

New protest as bailout spectre returns to haunt Spain