Page-18 of Elections Current Affairs, GK & News

Governing Centre Right Coalition wins 2015 Portugal elections

Governing Centre Right coalition parties led by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho have won the Portugal’s 2015 general election. In this election the governing coalition has won 99 seats in the 230-seat parliament by securing 39% of votes. However they failed to secure absolute majority in the Parliament. Socialist Parties have emerged as opposition in ..

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Alexis Tsipras led left-wing Syriza party wins Greece General Election

Alexis Tsipras led left-wing Syriza party has emerged as the largest party in the general (snap) elections to the Greece’s Parliament. In this election, Syriza party won 144 seats in the 300 seat Parliament by securing 35 percent of total votes. While the Conservative New Democracy Party has emerged second largest party by winning 75 ..

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SC stays implementation of Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015

The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed the implementation of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015. The bill which was passed recently sets mandatory minimum qualification for candidates contesting Panchayati elections. The stayed order was issued by a SC bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar on petitions challenging the validity of the Act. The SC ..

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2015 Singapore General Elections: PAP returns to power

In recently concluded 2015 Singapore General Elections, People’s Action Party (PAP) led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has emerged victorious. PAP returned to power after scoring a landslide victory by winning an absolute majority of 83 seats in the 89 member Parliament. The opposition Workers’ Party won 6 seats. In this general election, PAP ..

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Gujarat HC stays implementation of compulsory voting Act in local polls

Gujarat High Court has stayed implementation of the compulsory voting in the panchayat and municipal polls under the provision of Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2009. Ruling in this regard was given by High Court Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Jayant Patel and Justice J.B. Pardiwala on public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the constitutional ..

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