Political party – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ Sun, 22 May 2022 00:10:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://p-andalucista.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/default.png Political party – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ 32 32 Bulgarian political party blocked a road in protest against North Macedonia’s EU membership – Novinite.com https://p-andalucista.org/bulgarian-political-party-blocked-a-road-in-protest-against-north-macedonias-eu-membership-novinite-com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 11:47:16 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/bulgarian-political-party-blocked-a-road-in-protest-against-north-macedonias-eu-membership-novinite-com/ “Do not betray Macedonia” A generalized and indefinite national expression was announced to Kresna by the IMRO (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization). Reason is the subject of North Macedonia and its membership of the European Union. the expression is titled “Don’t betray Macedonia“. Gathered protesters blocked traffic on the main road E-79 in the city district […]]]>

“Do not betray Macedonia”

A generalized and indefinite national expression was announced to Kresna by the IMRO (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization). Reason is the subject of North Macedonia and its membership of the European Union. the expression is titled “Don’t betray Macedonia“.

Gathered protesters blocked traffic on the main road E-79 in the city district of Kresna. They announced that after that they will drive all day with cars at 20 km/h in the direction Kresna – Blagoevgrad and back.

The reason for the expressionaccording to them, is the hesitant position of the government and Prime Minister Kiril Petkov regarding North Macedonia and his EU membership. Yesterday the Prime Minister called on President Radev to convene the National Security Advisory Council on the matter. It is against this request that the IMRO Declares itself.

They will try to change their stance along the lines of “let them start trading, then if there is a problem we will stop them”. I’m sorry for the difficulties we’re going to encounter, but in the end, Macedonia is a national cause and we have to make some sacrifices for it, including inconveniences on the road.,” mentioned IMRO co-president and member of the European Parliament Angel Djambazki.

For the moment, no major expression is planned in Sofia, but the party said it plans to expression in the next few days on the main roads of the country and at the border crossings with North Macedonia.

The objective is that Bulgaria does not renounce its demands on controversial issues, due to which it vetoed the negotiations of our western neighbor for EU membership.

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Ken Griffin should create a new political party https://p-andalucista.org/ken-griffin-should-create-a-new-political-party/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:01:39 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/ken-griffin-should-create-a-new-political-party/ There are a few lessons to be learned from our example of a third party becoming one of the two major parties. First of all, a party does not immediately become a fully fledged and successful national party. It took Lincoln’s party four election cycles. Second, you are not starting a national party. Political parties […]]]>

There are a few lessons to be learned from our example of a third party becoming one of the two major parties. First of all, a party does not immediately become a fully fledged and successful national party. It took Lincoln’s party four election cycles. Second, you are not starting a national party. Political parties in America are creations at the state level. The Republicans started in Wisconsin, then Michigan, then Illinois and the Northeast.

I think the time is more than ever ripe for a new party. Republicans are pro-gun, anti-abortion, and linked to Donald Trump, a mighty but fading star; it is not enough to support a major political party. Democrats have long since lost the white working-class voter, and the party’s liberal leadership is losing any appeal it might have in the suburbs, where the parties’ future will be determined.

But what message? It cannot emerge from focus groups or from the bottom up. The message must be top-down, passionate, messianic. It must arouse both fear and hope.

I believe the message should be about education, broadly defined. But everyone is for education, you say? What makes it a catcher? Well, the American public education system overall stinks in international comparisons, and Griffin must know that. A mediocre education system will not suffice in our global fight for technological leadership, with China, South Korea and Taiwan rising to the top of education. With 1.4 billion people, China has more high-level students than America has students.

Bourgeois commuters vaguely appreciate it. Their schools are generally better than those in the city and rural swaths, but they feel that all schools should be better, that the bottom dwellers should be uplifted as well.

We need better teachers, which will be expensive; more competition, through things like charter schools; and sparked parents across the country who will step up to tutor their children, set high expectations, and help young people achieve those goals.

This new Education for All party could start by supporting some congressional and state legislative candidates in the suburbs. With three parties vying for seats, a new party – with money – can win elections with 35-40% of the vote and grow. All it takes is credibility, visibility, money and a compelling message. It won’t be easy, but it is doable and worth the effort.

Jim Nowlan is a former Illinois legislator, state agency director, and professor.

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Czech branch of Caritas opposes Roma political party’s criticism of aid to Roma refugees from Ukraine, party stands by claims https://p-andalucista.org/czech-branch-of-caritas-opposes-roma-political-partys-criticism-of-aid-to-roma-refugees-from-ukraine-party-stands-by-claims/ Fri, 13 May 2022 13:10:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/czech-branch-of-caritas-opposes-roma-political-partys-criticism-of-aid-to-roma-refugees-from-ukraine-party-stands-by-claims/ Roma refugees from Ukraine in a ‘tent city’ on the outskirts of Pardubice, Czech Republic. (2022) (PHOTO: Caritas Pardubice) The branch of the Caritas organization from the region of Pardubice in the Czech Republic opposed the allegations of the chairman of the political party Roma Luma, Marc Cavali, who commented on the situation of Roma […]]]>

Roma refugees from Ukraine in a ‘tent city’ on the outskirts of Pardubice, Czech Republic. (2022) (PHOTO: Caritas Pardubice)

The branch of the Caritas organization from the region of Pardubice in the Czech Republic opposed the allegations of the chairman of the political party Roma Luma, Marc Cavali, who commented on the situation of Roma refugees from Ukraine living in a “tent city” on the outskirts of Pardubice for Novinky.cz news server. The charity claims the claims in the article headlined “In Pardubice, the rest of the Transcarpathian Roma survive in tentsare biased and misleading, but Cavali insists they are accurate.

Caritas: The president of Roma Luma is not telling the truth

“An article titled ‘In Pardubice, the rest of the Transcarpathian Roma survive in tents‘ was posted on May 10 at 4:11 p.m. Although Caritas Pardubice has no serious journalistic work in its remit, we cannot remain silent in the face of such biased and misleading reporting. Already at the time of publication of this report, the tents where Roma awaiting visas had been temporarily housed were empty and they were on their way to the refugee center in Bělá-Jezová,” Caritas Pardubice said in a press release. .

“We ensure that the Roma in the Pardubice camp have at least enough food and do not send their children to the city to beg,” Cavali was quoted by news server Novinky.cz as describing the activities. of Pardubice from his party, Roma Luma. Caritas considers this to be a false allegation and states that since Monday, May 2, food and other aid, with the financial support of the Pardubice region, has been organized for Roma refugees from Ukraine by Caritas Pardubice.

“Around midnight on Monday, the Roma refugees were housed in the fire brigade tents in Hůrky, and together with the fire brigade we used our vans to deliver the first batch of basic food, plastic plates etc. On Tuesday morning our first investigation into the situation there has taken place,” writes Caritas, adding that representatives of Caritas Pardubice and an interpreter provided by the Czech police were at the scene.

“Since then, three times a day, based on our assessment of needs, Caritas Pardubice has organized supplies and, according to our volunteer services and food aid coordinator at the Regional Assistance Center for Aid to ‘Ukraine (KACPU), Miloš Láško, we delivered aid, more than 1,000 kg of groceries, medicines, personal hygiene supplies as well as clothes, shoes, prams and items household items from our own public collections, from the social wardrobe or with the financial support of Pardubice We don’t know that Roma children should have been begging!The situation we discovered during our own regular social work surveys on place certainly never indicated anything like this – we saw cheerful children playing with balls, donated scooters and other toys,” writes Caritas Pardubice.

“We understand that it is not interesting to publish a report on how well everything is working, including the provision of health care to each refugee on an individual basis. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved – the KACPU units, the police, the fire brigade, the doctors, the staff of the regional authority of Pardubice, the town hall, our colleague from Caritas Pardubice Ivan Červeňák, who is the Romani coordinator and helped there with the interpretation, Ms Magdalena Karvayová from Awen Amencaa Roma organization, and Ms. Lucie Fuková, who helped coordinate assistance from the local Roma community,” Caritas Pardubice added in its press release, which details everything that has been provided there.

“We had to organize clothes and shoes, and not just for the children, Caritas brought eight strollers to this place, countless amounts of baby food, changing mats, cosmetics, diapers, formula and hygiene supplies for adults and children.At that time, everyone involved, including KACPU paramedics, Caritas nurses, firefighters, coordinator Miloš Láško and other members of the Caritas Pardubice staff, addressed the health issues of individual refugees, including arranging medicine for epilepsy, care for a disabled little girl, medicine for wounds, throat and stomach problems. Caritas, firefighters and others called ambulances to this place more than once or took adults and children to Pardubice hospital where they received specific help,” writes Carit as Pardubice.

Caritas also says that according to Láško, who coordinated their volunteers, the collaboration with Roma refugees from Ukraine was quite good and that they are very friendly, grateful and kind people. “We are all the more sorry that others take advantage of the refugee situation just to promote themselves, or as the subject of an alarming article,” concludes Caritas Pardubice in its press release.

Cavali for CNN Prima News: We provided help there, no one else was there

Cavali stands by his story, and in a discussion with Pardubice Region Governor Martin Netolický on CNN Prima News alleged that it was Roma Luma in particular who provided help to Pardubice. “We were in Pardubice, we brought these toys, groceries and water. People were fighting over food there. We filmed it,” he said, blaming the regional governor of n having allegedly never visited the “tent city”.

“It’s not true, don’t co-opt the work of others,” the regional governor replied, quoting the Caritas statement. Cavali posted a brief video on one of his Facebook social media profiles and called on the regional governor to apologize to him.

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Letter: MCC Board Election Should Not Involve Political Parties | Letters to the Editor https://p-andalucista.org/letter-mcc-board-election-should-not-involve-political-parties-letters-to-the-editor/ Thu, 12 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/letter-mcc-board-election-should-not-involve-political-parties-letters-to-the-editor/ Editor: We, the undersigned, are writing in response to recent Sun Gazette coverage of the McLean Community Center. At some point, we have all been involved in the community spirit represented by the McLean Community Center by serving in its leadership and/or that of its user groups. Dozens of civic, religious and cultural associations, led […]]]>

Editor: We, the undersigned, are writing in response to recent Sun Gazette coverage of the McLean Community Center. At some point, we have all been involved in the community spirit represented by the McLean Community Center by serving in its leadership and/or that of its user groups.

Dozens of civic, religious and cultural associations, led by the McLean Citizens Association, worked to lobby, develop operational and governance plans, raise funds and purchase land for the construction of the center, which opened. in 1975.

The Center’s 1971 and 1984 MOUs are the result of successful defenses by the McLean community of the legitimate governance and operating prerogatives that belong to the Center and the Center alone. The McLean Community Center was built for the greater McLean area and is funded by a special tax district. The center should remain governed by citizens of the tax district who support it.

Reopening the 1984 memorandum of understanding is simply not a risk worth taking. Rewriting the long-standing mission statement, as recently proposed by a strategic planning consultant, would also be inadvisable.

Additionally, the McLean Community Center has always strived to be a non-partisan institution. The center’s own policies currently state this, and its election rules prohibit candidates from running with partisan affiliations. Unfortunately, recent reports in the Washington Post and a variety of emails in circulation demonstrate that several of this year’s nominees for the board were recruited by and are posing as members of a political organization.

It’s troubling. If candidates do not play by the rules when campaigning, how can residents be sure they will follow regulations, policies, and laws once elected?

The Board of Directors should be made up of open-minded individuals who strive to fairly represent and serve our diverse community. If the candidates are beholden to a political program, it seems unlikely that they will govern with a broad mind for such a community.

The question facing the McLean community as a whole now is: Should political parties oversee the McLean Civic and Cultural Center? The undersigned will support those who play by the rules by remaining non-partisan and oppose the reopening of the MOU.

Joanne Berkson, Susan Bourgeois, Dennis Findley, Mary Anne Hampton, Carole Herrick, Marshal Hyman, Rob Jackson, Paul Kohlenberger, Tom Mangan, Megan Markwart, Terri Markwart, Nancy Matisoff, Ryan McElveen, Merrily Pierce, Winnie Pizzano, Craig Richardson, George Sachs, Deborah Staats Sanders, Lathan Turner, Laurelie Wallace, Desi Woltman, William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., McLean

[Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.]

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Running a political party is not the same as running a business: Razak Kojo Opoku writes https://p-andalucista.org/running-a-political-party-is-not-the-same-as-running-a-business-razak-kojo-opoku-writes/ Mon, 09 May 2022 10:06:14 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/running-a-political-party-is-not-the-same-as-running-a-business-razak-kojo-opoku-writes/ Running and running a political party is completely different from running and running a corporate organization. The fact that one can be successful in leading and managing a corporate organization does not necessarily mean that you can excel or be successful in leading and managing an established national political party and vice versa. At the […]]]>

Running and running a political party is completely different from running and running a corporate organization. The fact that one can be successful in leading and managing a corporate organization does not necessarily mean that you can excel or be successful in leading and managing an established national political party and vice versa.

At the company level, the management structure, the interest of external stakeholders/shareholders and the board of directors (at least 10 to 15 members) of the company will be discussed.

However, the political administration is completely different. One will implement decisions made by a large number of members of the National Delegates Conference, the National Council, the National Executive Committee, the National Steering Committee and various sub-committees established by the National Council, the Executive Committee National and the National Steering Committee.

Appropriately, anyone aspiring to the post of General Secretary should have considerable national IPAC experience as well as management or intellectual contribution to the Party’s national operations and strategy. Additionally, a strong alliance with smaller opposition political parties is an added advantage considering a possible run-off as we head into the curse of the 8-year cycle.

An experienced and mature National President will need the perfect combination with an experienced General Secretary if indeed NPP is very serious about climbing the curse of the 8 year cycle.

It’s a complete joke to make similar promises to running and managing a corporate entity when aspiring to lead the national secretariat of a political party, because all of these corporate type promises can possibly be rejected out of hand by the members of the Conference of Delegates. , the National Council, the National Executive Committee, the National Steering Committee and the majority of Party members.

Breaking through the curse of the 8-year cycle would certainly require the services of an experienced General Secretary who has served in almost every Party structure, a track record of involvement in Party operations and strategic decisions for Victory 2016 and 2020.

The person should also have experience in defending the Party’s interests at national ICP meetings.

Corporate organizations are created for profit and job creation unlike political parties which are created primarily to win the mandate of the people.

The NDC is patiently waiting to see the outcome of the NPP executive election. This will help them strategize and build radical leadership, just as they did before the 2008 general election.

NPP Delegates must choose wisely because we have a responsibility to cross the 8.

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Redman created a cannabis-centric political party to challenge Democrats and Republicans https://p-andalucista.org/redman-created-a-cannabis-centric-political-party-to-challenge-democrats-and-republicans/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:24:52 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/redman-created-a-cannabis-centric-political-party-to-challenge-democrats-and-republicans/ Def Squad rapper Redman has been a popular figure in music for three decades. Now, the “Let’s Get Dirty” host is shifting his focus from music and into the world of politics with a new political party. red man | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Redman created the National Cannabis Party In 2021, Redman launched the National […]]]>

Def Squad rapper Redman has been a popular figure in music for three decades. Now, the “Let’s Get Dirty” host is shifting his focus from music and into the world of politics with a new political party.

red man | Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Redman created the National Cannabis Party

In 2021, Redman launched the National Cannabis Party in partnership with his sister, Sephida Artis-Mills. The party’s goal is simple: to address the legal regulation of cannabis and educate the masses. Artis-Mills is the president of the organization.

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Prashant Kishor could launch a political party | Latest India News https://p-andalucista.org/prashant-kishor-could-launch-a-political-party-latest-india-news/ Mon, 02 May 2022 18:27:23 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/prashant-kishor-could-launch-a-political-party-latest-india-news/ Political strategist Prashant Kishor said on Monday it was time for him to go straight to the people, creating a buzz in political circles. There is speculation that he could launch a new political party, with an announcement coming as early as May 5, HT learns. Read also | What is Prashant Kishor doing in […]]]>

Political strategist Prashant Kishor said on Monday it was time for him to go straight to the people, creating a buzz in political circles. There is speculation that he could launch a new political party, with an announcement coming as early as May 5, HT learns.

Read also | What is Prashant Kishor doing in Bihar?

His quest to be a meaningful participant in democracy and help shape pro-people politics has led to a 10-year roller coaster ride, Kishor said in a tweet. It was time to go to the real masters, the people, to better understand the issues and the path to good governance, he added. The start will be from his home state of Bihar, the polls strategist said.

The move did not come with much surprise from political observers in the state. Not only has the 45-year-old been toying with the idea of ​​entering politics in his home country for some time (he was born in Sasaram), but the announcement came at a time when Bihar is in full mutation.

Read also | Flutter in Bihar as Prashant Kishor ‘turns a page’ on Twitter

Kishor’s announcement of ‘Jan Suraaj’ (good governance of the people) comes at a time of rumors that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is facing an existential crisis within the ruling coalition. While the official position of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is that there is no question of a change of chief ministry in the state — the BJP is the largest party in the legislature, with 77 for the Janata Dal (United) or JD (U)’s 43 – talk of moving to Delhi or resigning refuses to go away. Many BJP members talk privately about how after the 2020 elections, it was felt that the BJP would have more say, but there is some resentment among the BJP leaders, even some ministers, that the chief minister’s office controls everything.

Interestingly, Kishor, who is in Patna, was supposed to meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday evening, but did not. He said, “I couldn’t go there (and meet Kumar). It could have been misinterpreted. Kishor met Nitish Kumar earlier this year – the apparent reason was to wish him well after Covid – and it’s always been clear there’s an open channel between the two.

Read also | Prashant Kishor’s cryptic tweet sparks speculation about his next move

Kishor, who previously worked with parties such as the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress, was expelled from Janata Dal (United) in January 2020 for criticizing the party’s support for the Citizenship Amendment Act.

He refused an offer join Congress last week, but held talks with political and party leaders in Patna on Monday.

“Prashant Kishor tries to make an AAP [Aam Aadmi Party] in Bihar,” a BJP leader said on condition of anonymity.

His effort may target people who are uncomfortable with any of the existing policy waivers, said a person who knows Kishor.

Opinions are divided on how he will go about it.

“Until now he was working for political parties, and now he wants to own one. Everyone is free to make their own opinion. But Bihar is going to change and people are going to start following him, I don’t see that happening A new party cannot cause political upheaval in Bihar,” said DM Diwakar, former director of the AN Sinha Institute for Social Studies, an autonomous institution.

Read also | Prashant Kishor’s date with political parties over the years

But the BJP chief quoted above said Kishor’s game plan could be to get enough votes to tip the scales in the state. This person explained how the BJP has a 35% vote share, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) 35%, Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) 15% and the Congress and other parties such as the left, the remaining 15%. “Two groups have to be together to be in power in Bihar and in 2015 we had Nitish and RJD coming together and now we have the other two together. They will stay together until there is another option.” And Kishor, the person added, “knows people want an alternative.”

Perhaps Kishor hopes to be that agent of change in his home country. Although he dismissed this theory of being “the new AAP” and declined to comment further, it is well known that he announced a similar move after his split from JD(U) over the backing of the party to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). That was two years ago (just before the pandemic), and at the time he spoke to the press about his initiative to attract like-minded people to the state and said he could enroll a million people in a movement – ​​but that initiative collapsed.

Read also | The Prashant Kishor saga: Can a consultant revive Congress?

“The political understanding and consciousness of the people of Bihar are different,” Diwakar said. “Caste and religion are the main pillars of a party. Kishor may like to do issue-based politics, which won’t help him immediately.

The BJP state criticized the move.

“Prashant Kishor is neither a social scientist nor a political scientist,” BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said in a forceful statement. “He’s a power broker and middleman.”

Read also | Congress could still act on some of Prashant Kishor’s ideas

However, the top BJP leader quoted above said Kishor could eat away at the party’s Brahmin base if he launches a party.

JD(U), was more reserved in its response.

“Kishor has been directly or indirectly involved in politics for a decade now. Everyone has the freedom to form an organization,” said JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha. “Sometimes he also tried to mobilize young people, but nothing concrete came of it.”

Analysts said the new parties failed to perform in the state.

“In the last parliamentary elections, Plurals Party did not achieve success,” said Gyanendra Yadav, an associate professor of sociology at the College of Commerce in Patna. “The state has seen a reservation policy based on caste and PK (Prashant Kishor) will have to look for another mainstream.”


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Will not have alliance with any political party in Meghalaya: TMC leader https://p-andalucista.org/will-not-have-alliance-with-any-political-party-in-meghalaya-tmc-leader/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 06:44:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/will-not-have-alliance-with-any-political-party-in-meghalaya-tmc-leader/ Will not have alliance with any political party in Meghalaya: TMC leader Shillong, April 24 (UNI) Former Meghalaya Chief Minister and leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Dr Mukul Manda Sangma, said on Sunday that the TMC would have no alliance with any political party integral to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, supported by the BJP. […]]]>

Will not have alliance with any political party in Meghalaya: TMC leader

Shillong, April 24 (UNI) Former Meghalaya Chief Minister and leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Dr Mukul Manda Sangma, said on Sunday that the TMC would have no alliance with any political party integral to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, supported by the BJP. government led by the National People’s Party (NPP). “70 to 75 percent of the people in the state want this government gone. You have to understand why people globally have this feeling. There must be a change and this government must go. Therefore, TMC will have nothing to do with any of the political parties that are in power and that includes the Congress,” said the Leader of the Opposition in Meghalaya Assembly. “TMC will go alone. We will present candidates but TMC will not have an alliance with any political party that is part of this government. We are ready for anything and there will be elements of surprises not only in the TMC but also in other political parties,” he reiterated. On Saturday, Sangma and TMC leaders held a meeting with Meghalaya Head of TMC and West Bengal Minister Manas Ranjan Bhunia on the 2023 Meghalaya Assembly Elections. Sangma declined to divulge details of the meeting, but said they had planned some political strategies to ensure that party organizations were put in place across the state. Some TMC lawmakers may switch sides ahead of the Assembly elections, the former chief minister said: “We are ready for anything and there will certainly be elements of surprises in both directions. You will see members of other camps probably joining other political parties, nothing is visible yet to many of our friends in the media but we know exactly what is going on at Ground Zero. Recalling the political events that unfolded before the 2018 assembly elections, Sangma said, “You suddenly saw a lot of our friends come out with surprises deciding to join other political parties – so those kind of surprises which I will not exclude for any political party, not only for TMC but for any political party, whether it is for the BJP, whether it is for the NPP, whether it is for the UDP, for any political party – there will be some element of surprises UNI RRK ARN

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MILF political party gives ‘big boost’ to Leni’s candidacy: Solon https://p-andalucista.org/milf-political-party-gives-big-boost-to-lenis-candidacy-solon/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 10:07:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/milf-political-party-gives-big-boost-to-lenis-candidacy-solon/ CHOSEN BET. Vice President Leni Robredo during her March 16, 2022 campaign in Isabela City, Basilan. Officials from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its political arm, the Bangsamoro Justice United Party, have expressed support for Robredo’s presidential candidacy. (PNA file photo) TOWN OF ISABELA, Basilan – Deputy Speaker of the House, Basilan, Rep. Mujiv […]]]>

CHOSEN BET. Vice President Leni Robredo during her March 16, 2022 campaign in Isabela City, Basilan. Officials from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its political arm, the Bangsamoro Justice United Party, have expressed support for Robredo’s presidential candidacy. (PNA file photo)

TOWN OF ISABELA, Basilan – Deputy Speaker of the House, Basilan, Rep. Mujiv Hataman, a strong supporter and activist of Vice Speaker Leni Robredo, welcomed the support of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) for the presidential aspirant.

“We welcome and salute the endorsement and full support of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party – the political party of the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) – to the presidential candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo,” Hataman said in a statement on Saturday. .

MILF and UBJP officials, including those in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Government in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), made the statement at a press conference on Saturday inside the camp. Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Hataman said the UBJP made the right choice since Robredo recognizes the principles of self-governance and self-determination.

Hataman noted that Robredo supported the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during his tenure as a congressman in the third district of Camarines Sur.

“The MILF is a principled organization embodying the Moro people’s demand for self-government and self-determination. And I believe that no other presidential candidate truly believes and recognizes these principles more than Vice President Leni,” he said.

Hataman added that the support of UBJP and MILF is indeed a big boost for Robredo’s campaign not only in BARMM but in the whole of Mindanao.

However, he said they shouldn’t be complacent as there are more things to do.

“We must redouble our efforts if we are to elect a leader who will ensure good governance in the public service,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Youth for Leni group in Basilan conducted a door-to-door campaign on Saturday to give Robredo a birthday present.

The youngster began the door-to-door campaign at 8 a.m. seeking the full support of residents for her candidacy. (NAP)

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Kenya: why nominations are a headache for any political party https://p-andalucista.org/kenya-why-nominations-are-a-headache-for-any-political-party/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/kenya-why-nominations-are-a-headache-for-any-political-party/ The party primaries have certainly lived up to their reputation as tipping points for major political parties. All major political parties now face the consequences of attracting more than one strong candidate for various positions, especially that of governor. Certainly, no political party would like to have a weak candidate and it seems that strategic […]]]>

The party primaries have certainly lived up to their reputation as tipping points for major political parties. All major political parties now face the consequences of attracting more than one strong candidate for various positions, especially that of governor. Certainly, no political party would like to have a weak candidate and it seems that strategic tact is important, given that the primaries in this country are open and free for all. Therefore, to avoid the likelihood of rival political formations infiltrating to help crush strong candidates in rival political parties, the consequences of nominations are almost always very delicate situations. Most parties look at the big picture and how to deal with the consequences without jeopardizing the brand reputation of the party and the respective presidential candidate.

History tells us that politicians in Kenya are bad losers and no matter what direction a political party takes, most losers will go screaming rigging, political party leaders having favorite candidates or a few people sabotaging the party , and all kinds of attacks. By now, Kenyans are used to the losers of these primaries walking through bustling streets with supporters, often fueled by cheap donations, roaring and crying for justice. Social media has become the platform where they drop these images that are supposed to cry out for justice for the people.

Indeed, the primaries are essential to instilling in the people the confidence that they have the sovereign power within their political party to decide who flies the party flags. However, voter gullibility and the fact that there is always a rich Johnny coming in lately with little investment in the party and no loyalty to party ideals, structures and leadership can come, run and handing out handouts for traction and popularity, means that political parties have to be very strategic and careful enough not to allow parties to be invaded by disloyal politicians.

All major parties and certainly both coalitions in some regions have taken the consensus route, with the ODM particularly receiving a lot of attention as it has primarily taken the consensus and brokered democracy route.

The idea would be to give the people the power to decide and allow them to make a choice in the public interest. This seems to be the popular route for many, but certainly we have also seen areas where universal suffrage in the primaries has sparked even more rancor and acrimony, leaving the party exposed and worse. Either way, the parties had to go to a negotiating table to agree on the candidates, notwithstanding the path of universal suffrage. Critics have argued that the threshold for jeopardizing a political party’s nomination is so low that sometimes even an outright winner wins in such a way that it leaves serious traces of anomalies and evidence of rigging. That certainly tells you that parties are in this complex space where they have to decide if they want to have that consensus and those round tables after chaotic primaries, which almost always come with truckloads of political brand reputation damage. or go straight to consensus, opinion polls and brokered democracy and deal with the consequences of announcing a candidate at a civilian press conference. The latter raises less storm and the party is almost always in control, especially if the candidates concerned go out and explain themselves to their supporters.

Today, many Kenyans associate political party primaries with democracy, but universal suffrage is only one aspect of deliberative and participatory democracy. The truth is that political parties exist to gain power, form governments and change people’s lives. This very sacrosanct deal cannot be traded off to please the masses who think universal suffrage serves their interest. In fact, the public interest and by extension the interest of citizens who support a political party can only be served once that party comes to power and any nimble political party would avoid chaotic appointments if, by opting for , the party itself undermines the overriding goal of gaining power. and change lives.

Interestingly, now that the two major political parties are struggling to cope with many big-name politicians vying for running mate spots, consensus and brokered democracy appear to be the way forward. Of course, it’s not just about numbers, but rather about the winning formula and the temperament of the running mate candidate. To situate it appropriately, a running mate position would only serve those coalitions and individuals jostling to deputize for Baba and Dr. William Ruto only if the selection of whoever is chosen leads to victory. But even after victory, what these presidential candidates are currently practicing is whether the chosen vice-presidential candidate will add value to their presidency and support them in their efforts for the people. You see, winning the presidency is great, but having a vice president who will help you change the lives of Kenyans and build a legacy is definitely the most important factor.

Therefore, someone needs to remind some of these people that a running mate position is only worth forming a winning coalition. The crux at this point is campaigning, getting the votes, mobilizing the winning voting blocs and the issue of a running mate will settle itself.

Rocking the boat from the inside and issuing ultimatums via combative proxies and lieutenants can only diminish the slim chances some of these guys have of fitting in as running mates. One would expect a politician who spoke of unconditional support for Baba, like Kalonzo Musyoka, to come out and retract what Baba did for President Kibaki in 2002. This would endear him to the support base of Baba who is much more than a running mate in 2022. This would guarantee him a path to folklore status beyond Ukambani. Otherwise, his lieutenants’ tough stance will only attract popular social media jokes like “Kalonzo introduces himself as an independent running mate.” To see what is happening in Azimio, we admire the discipline, judging by the periodic outbursts of Senator Malala, which we observe in the camp of the vice-president. In fact, while many are angling, there seems to be less shifting of the insider coalition into the public realm.