Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite. The presidential election scheduled for June 3 will be the first since Syria scrapped its previous referendum system in favor of […]
By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times CARACAS, Venezuela — The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela’s government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign ministers and broadcast nationwide. Though participants for each side have not been […]
By Dmitry Zaks Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month’s fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. “I intend to run for president of Ukraine,” the 53-year-old told reporters after walking into a press room with […]