A high turnout in the parliamentary elections this Friday will display unity in Iran against enemies, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, stressing that voting in the upcoming polls is “a religious duty” for Iranians.
I have to start by saying that I really find it depressing and almost embarrassing to find myself back in this time frame of commenting on the quadrennial farce the Americans call an “election process.” It really is terrible. And what the Iowa debacle shows to the world is that there is no limit to the hypocrisy of the American consciousness or the American ruling class when it comes to accusing everyone else of having rigged elections, bad systems, not democracy etc etc.
Ireland voted in a general election on Saturday, with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hoping to secure a new term on the back of Brexit – though voters are more likely to judge him more on his domestic record.
US Senator Bernie Sanders pulled ahead in a New Hampshire poll released on Sunday, bolstering evidence that he is gaining momentum with only days left until voting begins in the Democratic presidential contest.
The US Navy has declared transit of another one of its warships through the Taiwan Strait, even after a new US-China trade pact and the re-election of Taiwan’s anti-China president, in a move likely to irk Beijing.