India ramps up spending in final funds forward of election

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s authorities on Wednesday unveiled a $550 billion funds for the subsequent fiscal 12 months that begins on April 1, with a plan for file capital spending whereas reining within the fiscal deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s social gathering, which faces elections in key states this 12 months and … Read more

Hardline Republicans dig in in opposition to McCarthy’s Home speaker bid

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Hardline Republicans within the U.S. Home of Representatives rejected Kevin McCarthy’s speakership bid for an eleventh time on Thursday, whereas his supporters labored behind closed doorways in hopes of cementing a deal that might carry success. The voting propelled the Home to a stage of dysfunction not seen because the … Read more

Election denier Kari Lake sues Arizona elections officers

Dec 10 (Reuters) – Defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake sued Arizona elections officers on Friday to problem the counting and certification of the November electoral contest and ask to be declared the winner regardless of a scarcity of proof of voter fraud. The swimsuit targets Lake’s Democratic opponent, Governor-elect Katie Hobbs, at the moment … Read more

Supreme Court docket leans towards limiting judicial scrutiny of U.S. elections

Justice debate “unbiased state legislature” doctrine Liberal justices decry menace to “checks and balances” Conservative-dominated court docket to rule by finish of June WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court docket’s conservative majority on Wednesday appeared to able to restrict judicial energy to overrule voting insurance policies crafted by state politicians however may … Read more

U.S. Home Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black get together chief

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hakeem Jeffries was unanimously elected on Wednesday to change into the Democratic Get together’s prime chief within the U.S. Home of Representatives starting in January, making him the primary Black American to carry such a high-ranking place in Congress. The vote by Jeffries’ fellow Democrats additionally marked the rise of … Read more

Explainer: What to anticipate as Malaysia’s break up election leaves scramble to type govt

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s political leaders have been scrambling to type a coalition authorities on Sunday after an election produced an unprecedented hung parliament, with no group capable of declare a majority. Longtime opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim and former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin every mentioned they may type a authorities with assist … Read more

U.S. House control hinges on tight races after Democrats take Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Control of the U.S. House of Representatives hinged on Monday on several tight races that could secure a majority for Republicans following midterm elections that saw President Joe Biden’s Democrats beat expectations and retain the Senate. Republicans were closer to winning the House, having secured 211 seats compared to Democrats’ … Read more

Democrats retain grip on U.S. Senate, defying ‘red wave’

PHOENIX, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Democrats held onto control of the U.S. Senate while limiting projected losses in the House, handing a major victory to President Joe Biden and extinguishing hopes of the “red wave” that Republicans had expected leading into the midterm elections. Democratic leaders described the outcome – sealed late Saturday with a … Read more

Uncounted votes in Arizona and Nevada could determine U.S. Senate control

Senate control still undecided Vote count could take days Republicans move closer to control of House Biden says hope “still alive” PHOENIX, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Arizona and Nevada election workers were toiling on Friday to tally hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, a process officials in … Read more

Republicans close in on U.S. House majority, Senate still up for grabs

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Republicans were edging closer to securing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives early on Thursday, while control of the Senate hung in the balance, two days after Democrats staved off a Republican “red wave” in midterm elections. Republicans had captured at least 210 House seats, Edison Research projected, … Read more