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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Medvedev could/will probably be the prime minister of Russia... so it'll be just Putin and Medvedev switching places.
Hopefully the FN doesn't get a lot of votes, they are very racist
and very right wing.
Yes, more than republicans.
Originally posted by Evola
Is the desire to preserve your culture and racial composition a bad thing? Does a Brown Mohammedan from some Arab or African backwater nation feel any personal connection to french culture or history? Can we truly call him a Frenchmen?
Originally posted by Konstantinos
Evidently you're a fan of fascism
Unless you're native Indian my friend, you should, by your own logic, feel no connection to America yourself.
Generalizing an entire people based on their race is in my opinion backwards and counter-productive in all aspects of society.
People should be praised/condemned based on their own PERSONAL attributes, not their race or nationality.edit on 28-9-2011 by Konstantinos because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Evola
Generalization is an useful tool for dealing with large amounts of information.
Using generalization we could determine that a Arab living in the Middle East is more likely to be a Mohammedan or speak Arabic than one living in a western nation.
Originally posted by Konstantinos
I suppose then that Thierry Henry for example, can't be considered a Frenchman becuase his roots are African?
Did you also know that there are approcimately 1.5 Million Arab Christians in the middle-east?
I'm sure some of them would have a problem with you classifying them as "Mohammedans" simply because their complexion is darker than yours and because they speak Arabic...
One could also generalize that people from MO are constantly putting R's and A's where they dont belong like saying "warsh" your clothes, or highway "farty" instead of forty.
For the next six months French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be looking over his shoulder at the man who has the best chance to replace him in next year's elections, Francois Hollande, who Sunday won the Socialist Party primary with a convincing 57 percent of the vote.
Hollande is also a passionate pro-European, who organized the Socialist Party's "yes" vote in the national referendum on the European Union's Lisbon Treaty.
France is irritated by and bored with Sarkozy so Hollande is now the front-runner with a 20-point lead in the polls, which will certainly not last.
If he becomes president, it will likely be a case of Sarkozy losing rather than Hollande winning. But one thing seems certain, that French policy won't greatly change.
Al-Jazeera: Islamist parties won 60 percent of vote in Egyptian election (Haaretz)
Russians go to the polls on Sunday in a parliamentary election which is expected to deliver a much reduced majority for the ruling United Russia party.
With more than 67 percent of the ballots counted, the ruling United Russia party had picked up nearly half (49.93 percent) – a far cry from the commanding two-thirds constitutional majority the party has held in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, for the past four years, according to the official count.
If born out by the full vote count, the result would mark a major electoral setback for the political party that Putin leads and that has been the dominant political organization in Russia for much of the past decade.
The Communist Party (KPRF) has 19.45 percent, the moderate A Just Russia got 12.97 percent and the nationalist Liberal Democrats (LDPR), 11.91 percent. Voter turnout was above 50 percent, according to preliminary results.
Two attempts to predict the Jan. 14 presidential election yesterday showed very different results, with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) leading President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) by 7.4 percentage points in one survey and trailing him by 0.4 percentage points in the other.
Iran on Saturday began registering potential candidates for March parliamentary elections, a vote that will be especially hard fought between supporters and opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad within the conservative camp.
The country’s major reformist groups are staying out of the race, claiming that basic requirements for free and fair elections have not been met.
For the March elections, the Interior Ministry is in charge of the weeklong registration process. All Iranian nationals between 30 and 75 years of age who hold a master’s degree and have “proven themselves to be loyal” to Khamenei are allowed to run. Once submitted, candidacies have to be approved by the hard-line constitutional watchdog known as the Guardian Council.
Vladimir Putin will not take part in Russian presidential election debates because of his duties as prime minister, his spokesman has announced.
The Central Elections Commission on Wednesday officially registered billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov as a candidate for the March 4 presidential election, RIA-Novosti reported.
As an independent candidate, Prokhorov had to submit more than 2 million signatures from supporters to be included on the ballot.
Prokhorov is the fifth candidate to qualify for the ballot, joining Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Gennady Zyuganov of the Communist Party, Sergei Mironov of the A Just Russia party and Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Egypt: Nominations for president to begin March 1 and last for entire month (AP)
Egypt to select constitutional panel on March 3 (AP)
Aung San Suu Kyi has said Burma's elections this weekend will be neither free nor fair because of widespread irregularities, but vowed to press forward with her candidacy for the sake of the country.
According to her party, in the constituency that Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting – Kawhmu, close to Rangoon – the names of hundreds of dead persons are said to be on the electoral roll while those of more than 1,300 eligible voters are missing. Nonetheless, she vowed to press forward with her candidacy for the sake of the country and said she did "not at all regret having taken part in [the elections]".
She said her campaigning had energized her by demonstrating that the Burmese population had been "quick to wake up" after "decades of quiescence". But she added: "This country can very well survive without me. I have found that the people have the right spirit to survive. They have the guts and they have the commitment.