Page-19 of Elections Current Affairs, GK & News

Centre Party wins Parliamentary Elections of Finland, ousts incumbent PM Alexander Stubb

Finland’s opposition Centre Party has won the General Election 2015 by defeating the left-right coalition National Coalition party of incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. With this win, Centre Party’s leader Juha Sipila, an IT millionaire and newcomer to country’s politics, is set to become Finland’s next prime minister. In this election, Juha Sipila’s Centre Party ..

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EVMs to carry photos of candidates from May 1, 2015: EC

Election Commission has announced that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and ballot papers will carry photographs of candidates from 1 May 2015. This move of EC seeks to avoid voters being misled by several namesakes in the election fray. In this regard EC has issued an order to all political parties and State Chief Electoral Officers ..

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Gujarat becomes first state to make voting compulsory in local body polls

In first week of November 2014, Gujarat Governor O P Kohli gave his assent to the controversial Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, 2009 and gave his sanction for implementation. This bill has the provisions of compulsory voting and 50 per cent reservation for women in the institutions of local self-governance. Once the Act comes into ..

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Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

On 31st October 2014, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis, was sworn-in as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is the first BJP leader from Maharashtra to become CM. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Fadnavis. Along with CM Fadnavis, the Cabinet ministers were also ..

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Manohar Lal Khattar to be new Chief Minister of Haryana

Former RSS veteran and first time legislator, Manohar Lal Khattar, is set to be sworn in as the new CM of Haryana at Tau Devi Lal stadium in Panchkula on October 26. His name was finalized by BJP’s 47 MLAs after a meeting of the legislative party. 60 year old Khattar is known for being ..

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