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Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 03:06 UTC

Tag: Constitution

  • Wednesday, February 20th 2019 - 16:15 UTC

    Maduro challenges Guaido to call elections

    Elections in Venezuela are organized by the National Electoral Council, where four out of the five rectors are manifestly militants of the ruling party and their terms are expired.

    The head of Venezuela's ruling regime, Nicolás Maduro, asked the head of the National Assembly (AN), Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of the same nation by some 50 countries, to call presidential elections on Tuesday. Maduro's challenge is given because he believes he would defeat him and this would put an end to the dispute over the executive power that has marked an institutional crisis unprecedented in the Caribbean country.

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 - 10:12 UTC

    Evo Morales’ Bolivia: Abiding the constitution or ensuring the results of sustained economic growth

    Evo Morales, a former leader of a coca-growers’ union, has won three elections fairly and by large margins. He hopes to win a fourth in October

    The Economist has published a piece on Bolivia and its first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has managed the economy of the continent's poorest country with sustained success during thirteen years. But he has also a strong authoritarian attitude, given his dominance of government branches, and the support of the electorate, mostly indigenous or mestizo. In this scenario, he is running for a fourth consecutive presidential period, which the Constitution bans.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Brazilian military “not worried”, with strikers; protests are protected by the Constitution

    Military intervention is “a matter of the past century ... but there is still someone, several people, who believe that it is a possible option,” Etchegoyen told reporters

    Brazil's Minister of Institutional Security Sergio Etchegoyen on Tuesday rejected calls to deploy military troops to break up protracted nationwide protests against fuel price hikes. Etchegoyen, a general appointed by President Michel Temer, said such a heavy-handed response was outdated.

  • Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:59 UTC

    Majority of Gibraltarians Consider the Role of The Governor Relevant

    Gov. Sir Alan Johns. The new Gib constitution substantially reduces the power of the Governor

    A majority of Gibraltarians considers that the role of the Governor is important/ relevant in today’s Gibraltar. That is the conclusion of the recent poll carried out by the Gibraltar Chronicle.