According to Mexican consulting firm Etellekt, between September, when candidate registration for presidential and congressional elections in Mexico were opened, and the closing of the campaign on Wednesday, at least 133 candidates or incumbent lawmakers have been killed.
Watch my full interview with Manny to see why Trudeau is more interested in satisfying anti-Trump Canadians than reaching an agreement with Trump, and how Trump’s demand that NATO allies contribute their fair-share to defence is only going to make Canada/US relations even worse.
Trudeau is the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 38.7 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (25.4%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (8.8%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (4.3%). Twenty two per cent of Canadians are unsure whom they prefer.
NDP, which won riding in 2011, sees near total collapse of vote from past 2 elections.
Elections are often decided, first and foremost, by whom voters don’t want.
While we have heard much of the Blue (Democrat) Wave and the Pink (Women) Wave of candidates, the Washington Post raised the possibility in an article on political spouses that the U.S. is also in the midst of an LGBTQ political wave.
Ontario’s NDP leader is making a pitch to undecided voters on the last full day of the provincial election campaign, framing the choice as a stark one between her plan and that of Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives.
Speaking in an east Toronto area where the NDP hopes to nab some seats, Andrea Horwath said she knows there are still people who are trying to make up their minds. An NDP vote is the way to stop Ford, she said.
The lowest point of the most noxious, strangest and dramatic Ontario election in generations came on a warm Monday night in mid-May in Niagara Falls.
What do Catherine Callbeck, Alison Redford, Pauline Marois, Kathy Dunderdale and Christy Clark have in common: they are all women who broke the political glass ceiling to become their province’s first elected female premier only to have voters sour on them over just one term in office. By her own admission, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne expects to join the club as a result of Thursday’s provincial vote.
Because voters realize their mistake before the next election.
With a day to go before Ontario votes, the NDP and PCs are all tied up with the Liberals trailing far behind.
Kathleen Wynne’s election concession some five days before Ontarians vote in their June 7 provincial election was the latest bizarre twist in Ontario’s crazy year of politics. Some members of Wynne’s team are framing this as a great selfless act that will liberate local candidates from the premier’s current toxic brand, potentially giving some of them a better opportunity not to be wiped out.
“I know that we are going to see a good result in this region,” said Wynne. “I don’t know where it is going to be, I don’t know exactly what the numbers are going to be but you’ve got good, strong people running in this region. I hope everyone will look very carefully at them before they go to the polling station.”
Sweden will head to the polls on September 9th. The pre-election polls predict that this will be a watershed election for Swedes, perhaps the first since 1917 where the Social Democratic Party does not finish first. The reason this might happen, though, is familiar to anyone following politics in the West. Blue-collar voters, who have traditionally voted for the centre-left, are leaving the party over its views on immigration.
Even if the Progressive Conservative leader often looks like he’s running a losing campaign, most polls still show his party poised to win the most seats in next week’s election. Yes, his early lead has declined, but Ford could well become premier with a majority government.
Ontario’s long-awaited election day is finally almost upon us. There is a unanimous view that the Liberals are finally going to be thrown out, bag and baggage, after four catastrophic terms, when the province was mortgaged to hare-brained alarm about climatology and electricity-generating facilities were shut down and solar energy and other nostrums subsidized as the province piled up bone-crushing deficits and manufacturers were effectively encouraged to pack up their cards and leave. Over 300,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in southwestern Ontario as electricity costs skyrocketed for all Ontario residents. Only the ineptitude of successive Progressive Conservative campaigns and a formidable Liberal display of electoral skullduggery and chicanery, some of it master-minded by Obama tactician David Axelrod, has kept the regime in office until now. One of the province’s former premiers, when I encountered him socially a couple of weeks ago, declined to predict the outcome but said “I know a tsunami when I see one.”
My belief is that the voting will be much closer than the polls are predicting.
Free stuff + Social Justice vs. Free Stuff + Socialism vs. Disorganized Conservative.
On the other hand, I’m always wrong about elections. 😉