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US News New Zealand: Electoral triumph of Jacinda Ardern

19:15  17 october  2020
19:15  17 october  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Xavier Bertrand "is not that far away" from the Republicans party, says Christian Jacob

 Xavier Bertrand The Trojan War will not take place. After several months of suspense and silence , François Baroin , LR mayor of the commune of Aube and president of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), finally confirmed that he would not be the candidate of the right in the next presidential election. The one who had for a time been considered as an appeal to François Fillon in 2017 should join the Morgan Stanley bank.

“Congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, to whom I called, because these are, I believe, extraordinary results for the Labor Party,” said the head of National Party leader Judith Collins, member of the opposition. His formation is credited with only 27% of the vote, a score that would give him only 35 seats in Parliament, its worst result since 2002.

Jacinda Ardern, who turned 40 this summer, called the poll the " Covid elections ”, focusing his campaign on his very solid record in the fight against the pandemic. New Zealand, with a population of five million, has recorded 25 deaths from the novel coronavirus and the government's strategy has been hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Greece: justice condemns the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn

 Greece: justice condemns the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn © ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / REUTERS The mother of Pavlos Fyssas, a left-wing activist murdered by a member of Golden Dawn, lets her joy burst out after the announcement of the verdict on Wednesday in Athens. In Greek mythology, Nemesis is considered the goddess of justice, of punishment, and the general belief attributed to her the vengeance of crimes.

"Whatever crisis I am going through, you will always have the assurance that I will give everything I have".

The Prime Minister's strength of character was particularly tested in March 2019 during the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand history. A white supremacist coldly slaughtered 51 worshipers in two mosques in Christchurch.

Jacinda Ardern was then impressed by her attitude, her compassion towards the victims, and her very strong political reaction, in particular on the issue of gun control and on the need to push social networks to crack down on the spread of hate speech.

This tragedy was followed by a volcanic eruption which left 21 dead and dozens of people seriously burned in December and, this year, the pandemic. “No matter what crisis I am going through, you will always have the assurance that I will give everything I have […] even if it involves a huge sacrifice,” she said.

On the internal policy front, the Labor leader will have freer hands, with her absolute majority strong. During her first term, she saw her social reforms in terms of access to housing or the reduction of child poverty hampered by blockades operated by one of her coalition partners, the populist movement New Zealand First (NZF).

The EU still powerless in the face of Erdogan's imperial ambitions .
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, right, receiving Cypriot candidate Ersin Tatar in Istanbul on 5 August. A majority of Member States, including Germany, prefer to play the negotiation card with Turkey, while a protege from Ankara has just been elected in North Cyprus. Europeans appeals to reason do nothing.

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