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@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 1. #Partition1947 counterfactuals aren't counterintuitive. #Partition ended a zero sum game among the same stale set of interlocutors conducting a dialogue of the deaf #Simla, June '45 onwards. #CabinetMissionPlan's devolution did NOT solve #India's impasse.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 2. #Jinnah accepted the #CabinetMissionPlan for an embryonic #Pakistan was assured, and permitted to secede, come 1957, if the #confederation was not to the #MuslimLeague's liking. Routinely overlooked by #Nehru's #Indian and #Pakistani baiters.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 3. To iterate: #CabinetMissionPlan was a pilot project to be reviewed decadally. Just how was #India and #Nehru to embark on #economic #planning and consolidate a #democratic #union of disparate elements riven by #regionalism, #casteism and #sectarianism?
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1. #MaxHastings needs to bone up before sketchily declaiming ‘#histrionics in the #West’ about #ChineseBeltandRoad #lending, @thetimes 30 July 22, p 33. Becoming, like that #LeCarré, another raging '#nationaltreasure' discharging disaffected drivel.
2. Surmises of #moralequivalence between #Chinese and #Western rapacity by #MaxHastings are tenuous. #Pakistanieconomists, long critical of the #BRI, would remind him how 27% of #Islamabad’s #externaldebt, $90bn as of April 2021, is now owed to #Beijing.
3. #Pakistan, since 1988, has been bailed out 12 times and in talks for a thirteenth reprieve as it requires at least $41bn to sustain #foreignexchangereserves. #IMF suspicion of #dodgyChinese #powercompanies borne out in recent #reports.
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WHO STANDS WERE? need to know? 👇

#OBL incident and #AymanAlZawahiri assassination took place in tenures of Zardaris and Shareefs. #AimalKansi handing over to CIA took place in #NawazShareef tenure.
Broad day light murders by #RaymondDavis took place in tenure of #AAZ. Again release of Raymond Davis took place in his time. #Salala Attack took place in the tenure of Zardari.
Maximum number of #Drone strikes took place in period 2008-16... #Shareefs
Maximum number of casualties in Pakistan (through TTP attacks) took place in period 2008-2018. #KerryLugar Bill was during tenure of Zardari. #DawnLeaks incident took place in the tenure of Shareefs .
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Looks like there’s a lot of interest in Maricopa County #elections again. Let’s take some questions and comments from the audience.
It is precisely because of law and order that we don’t finish tabulation until several days after the election. Please see ARS 16-550. Or would you prefer us to tell legitimate registered voters that we’re choosing not to follow that section of the law?…
On 8/3, we starting verifying signatures on 122K early ballots that were not received until Election Day. State law is pretty clear that we should make sure signatures match on these ballots before counting them as valid. So yeah, it was reasonable to prioritize that.
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#RajivGandhi was barely 40 when he became Prime Minister of #India. #Politics was not his first choice as a career and yet Rajiv, an airline #pilot, found himself in the hot seat after his mother, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated in October 1984, when she was PM. 1/13
#IndiaAt75 Image
When Rajiv took over, he had a clean personal and political image. He was non-controversial. His initiation to #politics had taken place on the death of his brother Sanjay. In 1981, Rajiv stood for election from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and won a seat in the Lok Sabha. 2/13
#Terrorism was already raging in Punjab, and in the midst of the 1984 election campaign, #India was hit by the world’s worst industrial disaster. On 3rd December, a poisonous gas leak from American multinational Union Carbide killed 2,000 people in Bhopal. 3/12
#ModernIndia Image
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My #Thread: (The Precedence Game)

The #US🇺🇲 & #China🇨🇳 are both working to get the best out of the #Taiwan / #Pelosi issue.

Both want to create a new precedence to project hegemony over the South China Sea.

It seems that the #US far left will gain slight momentum in a victory in media that will slightly help them in the November #elections, surely, in their point of view, since the democrats have never witnessed such low trust by their constituencies in modern history.

The only legacy #NanciPelosi will have before she finishes her term this year is the expedition of the #Chinese acquisition of #Taiwan.

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1/ A 🧵for 🇺🇸: Every #American needs to understand what 9.2% inflation under Joe #Biden means for them and their family:

You are 9.2% poorer than you were under #Trump.

Let me explain:

- #Inflation means prices have risen, which essentially devalues your money.
2/ - Let's say that you made $15.00/hour under Trump; in this economy, you are making the equivalent of $13.62 per hour. Or a loss of $2,870 per year.

- That's right, you took a pay cut.
3/ - To make that up, the average worker must work 24 additional 8-hour shifts. That's just to afford the life you had under Trump.

- That's 24 days less with your family, friends, or to relax.
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CCTV FOLLIES: July 10 morning news
Japan gets three minutes of coverage at the top of the news...

but poor Abe Shinzo does not get so much as a mention.
#abe #cctv #upperhouse #elections
It's as if nothing happened, just another routine economics/politics story from Japan.
It's all about the Upper House Elections which are held once every three years to chart the course of the government
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#SupremeCourt to today hear plea by Goa govt challenging June 28 Bombay High Court order calling for panchayat polls within 45 days instead of after the monsoons as the State had decided.

#Goa #panchayat #BombayHighCourt #Constitution #elections @DrPramodPSawant @goacm Image
Read more about the order under challenge, here:…
Hearing starts.
#Goa Image
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#SCOTUS has overturned #RoeVsWade.
Wondering what the Bible really says about #abortion? We've got you covered:…
"Christians who turn to Scripture to trump political debates on abortion should be reminded that the Bible does not actually say anything at all on the topic."
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🔴🧵 Israel's Knesset is going to be dissolved, and Israel will enter elections.

Here's everything you need to know so far about this dramatic turn of events 👇

#Elections2022 | #IsraElex22
This will be Israel's fifth election in 3 and a half years, and Yair Lapid will become the interim Prime Minister until the process is resolved.

Report by @Gil_Hoffman
#Israel | #IsraElex22…
Since the announcement of the dissolution of Knesset, opposition politicians have responded with delight and coalition members with dismay.

#Elections | #IsraElex22…
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#Taliban's Chief Justice in his 300-page book also discussed #Elections. According to him, there is no confirmation for modern democratic elections in Islam& the Islamic nation did not recognize it. "If there was good in it, why would the companions of Prophet (PBUH) ignored it?"
Calling it something imported from the non-believers, Sheikh Abdul Hakeem Haqqani, named five negative aspects of the democratic #elections, as follow:
1. Democratic elections create #disunity and encourage blameworthy tribal, party and linguistic fanaticism among the people.
2. #Equal value for the #vote of a wise scholar and an ignorant thug, a man and a woman, a believer and a non-believer...which is against the 'Instructions of Islam'.
3. Spending personal money and public treasury's money in a wasteful manner without a Sharia-based justification.
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Happening NOW! Our President & Executive Director will be testifying before the Senate Rules Committee about the administration of upcoming elections. Our votes matter, our voices deserve to be heard.
Watch Here:…
"What we learned in 2020 is that democracy works when you let it. We saw incredible energy and participation across party lines. Yet legislators have now introduced and enacted a wave of restrictive voting bills." -@DamonTHewitt
@DamonTHewitt "These laws undermine our democracy and its promise."

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Expatriate votes are still being counted to determine the final results of the parliamentary elections, in which opposition and civil society lists accomplished many breakthroughs.

#Elections2022 #Elections #LebanonElections2022 #Lebanon
Civil society lists have so far won at least nine seats: three in Chouf-Aley (Mark Daou, Najat Saliba and Halimé El Kaakour), two in Beirut II (Ibrahim Mneimneh and Melhem Khalaf),
one in the North III and one in Beirut I (Paula Yacoubian), one in South III (Elias Jarade) and one in West Bekaa-Rashaya.
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Several municipalities and governorates across Lebanon imposed curfews for Syrian refugees from the evening of Saturday May 14 until the morning of Monday May 16, most notably in Nabatieh,

#Elections2022 #Elections #LebanonElections2022 #Lebanon Image
after the governorate issued a circular asking municipalities to “inform Syrian refugees not to leave their homes from Saturday 8am until Monday, except in cases of emergency.”
The municipalities of Majdal Anjar, Marj,
and Ghazze in the Bekaa also issued circulars preventing Syrians’ circulation “based on the Lebanese Army’s statement,” although the army did not issue any curfew decision. The Bissariye municipality issued a similar circular “to preserve security and public safety.”
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#Poroshenko-#Patria-#Niinistö -sotarikokset, alkaen #Maidan2014, #kansanmurha #Donbass'ssa paljastuvat salatuista #ETYJ -arkistoista.
- Valejuristi anoo raivokkaasti pikaista syytesuojaa sotarikollisjärjestö #NATO'lta.
- Elinkautinen myös salaajille.
#Patria-#WZM Ahmoilla ryssien kimppuun?
”Novorossijan kronikka | 11.02.15”, Sevastopol.
#Niinistö'n #Puola'n-valtiovierailulla 30.3.–1.4.2015
– "Sokka on irti ja kaikki variaatiot kolmannesta maailmansodasta, #WW3 on käyty vaalien alla", hän totesi.…
Death Toll Up To 13,000 In #Ukraine Conflict, Says #UN Rights Office | Feb 26, 2019
- Some 13,000 people have been killed, a quarter of them civilians, and as many as 30,000 wounded in the war in eastern Ukraine since it broke out in April 2014; the #UN.…
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🔥#Elections On nous disait que les #machines de votes ne sont pas connectées. Vrai, mais pas leur interface de configuration qui se connecte via PC à la machine. Et surtout... on peut changer les votes À LA MAIN.
C'est dans le mode d'emploi doc9 page6😇…
C'est le mode d'emploi de "SoluVote" sur leur site web.
Sauf qu'ils l'ont enlevé. Le lien est mort.
Mais je l'ai retrouvé sur Wayback Machine.😇…
Soluvote peut programmer les candidats, lire les urnes électroniques.. etc (suite)⏬
Donc la machine lit une "urne" électronique insérée qui compte les votes, et on peut se connecter avec un PC pour lire cette urne après.

Mais on peut aussi METTRE DES VOTES A LA MAIN DANS LE SYSTEME: "Saisie manuelle des résultats de vote", doc9 pg6.
Vous lisez bien. ⏬suite
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @teddyboylocsin, @stephenharper, @PandaJay, Jane Holl Lute, @palkisu

Stay tuned for updates!
Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@teddyboylocsin: We live in extremely dynamic times—autocratic and subversive regimes will eventually be under immense strain and crisis. History does show that open, responsible, and adaptive systems of #governance have the best chance of success.

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#Tchad [WEBINAIRE] Tchad, une répression héréditaire : à quand la démocratie ?

Un an après le coup d'Etat et la succession dynastique dans le pays, nous revenons avec 4 intervenants sur la situation actuelle en matière de droits humains.

Suivez ici le Live-tweet 👇
#Tchad #Première question pour Cécile Petitdemange qui revient sur un an de gouvernement par le Conseil militaire de transition avec la mise en place d'un dialogue national inclusif et d'un conseil national de transition (parlement de transition).
#Tchad #Webinaire Cecile Petitdemange :"Des signes d'apaisement avec notamment un dialogue avec les groupes politico-militaires pour obtenir une légitimité internationale.(...) Néanmoins, il n'y a pas de réformes de fond, les défis structurels restent à surmonter"
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So some interesting things have surfaced in the last few weeks that I want to share. Be patient with me, I’m slow & get interrupted a lot. But, I think it’s worth it to share this information before the mid-term elections.

😃 Please don’t forget to vote in November…💙
This article from 04/06/2022 has been weighing on my mind…it’s regarding the #RockbridgeNetwork, defined as a coalition.

What is a “political coalition” in the US?
Not much. It’s basically a verbal, non-regulated agreement to finance an agreed upon political agenda.
While #RockbridgeNetwork is being considered a “new GOP coalition”, it isn’t, think #CambridgeAnalytica. Plus, it is not the only “new GOP coalition” popping up before mid-term elections. #ChestnutStreetCouncil has been started by Matt Schlapp, think #KochNetwork
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#Elections C'est la faute des vieux.
Des Mélenchonnistes, de Zemmour. Des absentionnistes.

Je vois tout le monde se taper dessus. C'est précisément ce qu'ils veulent.
Si le gouvernement nous ment depuis 2 ans, je ne vois pas pourquoi ce serait différent aux #élections...⏬suite
Mais tout le monde est en train de rationaliser, de raisonner. "C'est notre faute, on est dans une bulle, on n'est qu'un petit groupe", "on doit revenir à la réalité", "J'ai vu des gens voter #Macron".
J'ai une vague impression de justifications de victimes de gas-lighting...⏬
Après 2 ans à démonter les #fausses annonces du gouvernement sur les chiffres Covid, les remplissages des lits, les fausses conclusions d'études... 28%, 24% annoncés à la télé, et tout le monde le croit?
Ce n'est pas totalement délirant de supposer qu'ils ont fait de même.⏬suite
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🔴In #France, it's time to #vote🗳️... today is the first round of the #FrenchElections!

🇫🇷Follow our #liveblog as the French head to the polls this Sunday, and don't miss our special election night coverage starting 7pm Paris time! #presidentielles2022

It's a beautiful morning in #Paris 🇫🇷, as French #voters 🗳️gather in polling stations to choose their candidate from the 12 names on the ballot.

F24's @JamesCreedonF24 reports from the capital's 17th arrondissement about how the process works and how voters are feeling today⤵️
@JamesCreedonF24 📲For the results, reactions, and analysis of this first round of the #FrenchElection 🇫🇷, tune in to FRANCE 24 tonight from 7pm Paris time onwards to follow our special coverage!
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[ thread🧵]

Is a protracted #stalemate burgeoning in Libya?

PM #Bashagha took his oath in Tobruk a month ago—& he still hasn’t swept into office or begun governing.

He himself told the media about the physical act of #entering Tripoli “w/in days”, but that hasn’t happened yet.
Bashagha & his ministers entering Tripoli soon is w/in the realm of the possible.

But the thing is, That won’t necessarily be enough to discard Dabaiba.

I.e., entering Tripoli won’t necessarily put an end to the current crisis.

A slew of profound issues are still outstanding.
A big chunk of opinion & sentiment in both Tripoli & Misrata remains skeptical about Bashagha.

Latter has been making a bit of progress but there’s still a gap.

Plus, the passage of time alone isn’t doing all that work for free, *no matter* how isolated & weak Dabaiba looks.
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[Thread] Bon, je profite des quelques personnes qui me suivent ici pour parler des #élections. Attention ça va parler sondages. Il faut donc prendre en compte les marges d'erreurs - elles avaient été de 1,5% aux dernière élections – et des dynamiques des 9 prochains jours. [1/18]
On a pour l’instant au second tour : #Le Pen 47% – #Macron 53%. Avec le scandale #McKinsey, celui sur sa déclaration de patrimoine, son bilan et ses propositions (retraite et RSA en premier), Macron ne pourra appeler à un barrage aussi efficace qu'en 2017 au second tour. [2/18]
Surtout chez les classes populaires, certains cadres et les abstentionnistes. #LePen est donc dans la marge d'erreur (il reste 3 semaines) pour l'emporter au second tour et devenir présidente de la République. [3/18]
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