Putin abandons United Russia party

Putin abandons United Russia party

          Russian President Vladimir Putin has told an annual press conference attended by national and foreign media that he will run for president in early 2018 as an independent candidate. At Putin’s annual question and answer session with Russian and foreign media in Moscow on Thursday, the president was asked by a journalist from the Kommersant newspaper who he was running with for president in March 2018. “I will run on my own behalf,” Putin said. “Definitely, I hope that I will be supported by some popular movements, parties or any other groups…

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Doug Jones is winner of the Alabama Senate election

Doug Jones win

          Doug Jones is projected to win the Alabama Senate election and he becomes the first Democrat to win any statewide office in decades after Moore’s campaign for Senate was marred by sexual assault claims and also Senate seat in the Republican stronghold in 25 years. Alabama has long faced a profound racial divide which was reflected in the results. According to an exit poll, Jones won 95% of the African-American vote but only 27% of the white vote in the Yellowhammer State. However, heavy African-American turnout on Jones’s behalf overcame Moore’s margins in…

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Still Fighting? German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany - Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel, who has headed three coalitions since 2005, said she was “very sceptical” about ruling in a minority government and suggested she would stand again as a candidate if elections were called in the new year. She also said she did not see any reason to resign from her post despite the failed negotiations. Elections in September saw Merkel’s bloc poll first place but with a reduced share of the vote and with the FDP and Greens as its only plausible coalition partners. Some in Mrs Merkel’s party still hope for another grand…

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