Free Press Journal
  • Deplorable politics in India

    The vote-bank politics seems to take a heavy toll of decent values and principles. Failure of one party to exploit the baser instincts of voters can only result in another equally unprincipled rival to take advantage and walk away with the election. Some such thing is happening in the Hindi heartland as the country nears another round of State and parliamentary elections.

  • Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the Prime Minister’s office in the next parliamentary elections.

  • Macron seeks majority as France votes for new Parl

    Paris : French voters went back to the polls Sunday for the first round of parliamentary elections that are tipped to give President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party a commanding majority.

  • Macron angers ally with Parliament picks

    Macron angered fellow centrist FrancoisBayrou and faced mockery from his opponents after his La Republique En Marche party unveiled more than 400 candidates for crucial parliamentary elections in June (more…)

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa vows to remain in politics

    Colombo: A day after his party lost the parliamentary elections, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse said on Wednesday that he won’t retire from politics. He said he will be in parliament as a MP and serve the nation. Rajapakse, elected from Kurunegala province, led his United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to a defeat in Monday’s parliamentary polls. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Front (UNF) won the election. In January, Rajapakse was ousted

  • Elections, Sri Lanka

    UN chief lauds peaceful elections in Sri Lanka

    United Nations : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the people of Sri Lanka for their peaceful and broad-based participation in the parliamentary elections.

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu resigns after losing majority in parliamentary elections

    London : Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has resigned after his AK Party lost majority in parliamentary elections for the first time in the past 13 years. According to BBC, after accepting his gesture, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked Davutoglu to stay on until a new government is formed. Erdogan is now expected to give Davutoglu the job of forming a new coalition government. The result came as a blow to Turkey’s President