Macron to receive opposition leaders for talks after losing majority

Issued on: 21/06/2022 – 00:59 French President Emmanuel Macron will meet celebration leaders together with the far-right Marine Le Pen for talks, the Elysée stated Monday, after he and his allies misplaced their total majority within the legislative elections. Macron’s discussions with opposition leaders will begin on Tuesday with Christian Jacob, head of the standard conservative Republicans (LR) celebration that has been in decline in current months however could possibly be courted to offer Macron a parliamentary majority. Socialist Get together chief Olivier Faure and Communist Get together boss Fabien Roussel, members of the NUPES left-wing alliance, may even meet Macron, though the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who leads NUPES, will not be scheduled to take action. In a uncommon encounter, … Read more

Leftist Petro elected president of Colombia, defeating millionaire Hernandez

Issued on: 20/06/2022 – 00:18 Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla motion who has vowed profound social and financial change, will probably be Colombia’s subsequent president after beating building magnate Rodolfo Hernandez in an election on Sunday. Petro, a present senator and former mayor of Bogota, gained 50.8% of votes, figures from the nationwide registry workplace confirmed, whereas Hernandez trailed by 797,973 votes, tallying 46.9%. Some 20 million individuals solid ballots nationwide. (REUTERS)

Uncertainty reigns in Colombia vote between former rebel and millionaire

Colombians will vote for a brand new president on Sunday in an election full of uncertainty, as former guerrilla Gustavo Petro and millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez vie for energy in a rustic saddled with widespread poverty, violence and different woes. Abstention is predicted to be excessive as voters face a stark alternative between electing their first ever left-wing president or plumping for a maverick outsider dubbed the Colombian Donald Trump. “What we now have now within the nation are questions, uncertainties,” Patricia Ines Munoz, an professional on the Pontifical Javerian College, instructed AFP. It has been a tense marketing campaign, with loss of life threats towards a number of candidates forward of the primary spherical final month, when Colombia’s conventional … Read more