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Arroyo Signifies Support as Gonzales Takes Oath as Senior Deputy Speaker

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) — Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo accompanied fellow Pampanga lawmaker Aurelio Gonzales Jr. on the rostrum of the House of Representatives for his oath-taking on Monday, officially succeeding her as Senior Deputy Speaker. They were seen walking alongside each other before Arroyo joined Gonzales’ family as he takes his oath […]

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LAKAS-CMD welcomes 71st member in House

A congressman on Tuesday afternoon joined Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), bringing the party’s strength in the House of Representatives to 71. Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Lakas-CMD president, welcomed and administered the oath to Bukidnon Rep. Jonathan Keith Flores as the party’s 71st House member at the Speaker’s Office in Quezon City. “I thank Cong. […]

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Vietnam eyes stronger parliamentary cooperation with ASEAN countries

Labuan Bajo (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Duc Hai on May 10 had separate meetings with officials of the Lao, Cambodian, and Indonesian law-making bodies to promote parliamentary cooperation across spheres. These bilateral meetings took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN- ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Leaders’ Interface Meeting, which […]

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House political leaders commit to pass remaining priority bills

MANILA – Leaders of various political parties at the House of Representatives gave their commitment of support for Speaker Martin Romualdez’s call to have most, if not all, of the 13 remaining priority bills of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. passed before next month’s sine die adjournment. “We will try to achieve that objective on […]

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Wait for Parliament to sit if you have the numbers, Anwar tells opposition

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition should wait until Parliament reconvenes if it has the numbers to form the government, says Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. He said that if the opposition has statutory declarations from enough MPs to form the government, it can prove so in Parliament. “However, I’m very confident that the unity government will remain […]

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President Thongloun concludes state visit to Cambodia

(KPL) President Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation to Cambodia for a state visit to the kingdom in response to the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni between May 4 and 5. The President arrived in Phnom Penh on May 4 and met with King Norodom Sihamoni shortly after a welcome ceremony held in his honour […]

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Observing women’s representation in Indonesia’s politics

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As the 2024 General Election draws near, the urgency of women’s representation in the country’s politics is one crucial aspect that the public cannot ignore. Executive Director of the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) Khoirunnisa Nur Agustyati stated that the effort to encourage women’s representation in politics has been made since […]

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Any polls boycott ‘will not affect elected govt’s legitimacy’

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said that any boycott or withdrawal of the submission of its lawmaker candidate list by the main opposition due to alleged political oppression, will not affect the legitimacy of the government after the election. Despite the main opposition Candlelight Party (CP) saying it is well prepared and ready to […]

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Top Vietnamese legislator meets with Uruguayan President

MONTEVIDEO — Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has told Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ that he hoped Uruguay and Việt Nam will continue to increase the exchange of high-level delegations and delegations between ministries and sectors, and expand people-to-people exchanges to further deepen bilateral relations. At a meeting with the top […]

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‘We will triumph’

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insists he would not want to be part of a minority government after the May 14 election, despite this being possible under the constitution.  “Today, we need to make optimal use of the money at our disposal. We need to maintain monetary and fiscal discipline in a vigorous manner,” the prime […]

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​​Indonesia court overturns order to delay 2024 elections

JAKARTA, April 11 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court on Tuesday overturned a lower court’s controversial order to delay the 2024 national elections by two years, arguing it had overstepped its jurisdiction and had no authority to make the decision. The ruling by the Jakarta High Court will ease political uncertainty in the world’s third-largest democracy […]

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NA Standing Committee convenes April law-making session

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened its April law-making session on Wednesday under the chair of NA Chairman Vương Đình Huệ, with three draft laws tabled for discussion. Deputies will analyse the Law on Real Estate Business (revised), the Law on Telecommunications (revised), and the Law on Citizenship Identity (revised). For […]

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Gender identity law might be included in parliament’s 2024 agenda

HÀ NỘI — Lawmaker Nguyễn Anh Trí on Monday presented a proposal to a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on building a Law on Gender Identity. In Việt Nam, there are currently no specific legal documents regulating gender identity and gender transition and no comprehensive and complete studies or surveys on gender identity […]

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Party leader receives China’s Guangxi official

HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng received Liu Ning, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in Hà Nội on Friday during his visit to Việt Nam. Welcoming the Chinese official and the delegation of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Trọng said their visit was a specific activity […]

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Paetongtarn tops list of PM favourites in Samut Prakan

The latest survey by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida Poll) confirmed former PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s youngest daughter’s popularity. She had come out top in two national and provincial surveys, though she did not top the list in Bangkok and the South. Nida Poll interviewed 1,100 Samut Prakan residents on March 22 and 23, […]

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Pheu Thai releases 6-point roadmap to restore democracy

The Pheu Thai Party Announced six urgent actions it will take to restore democracy in Thailand if it returns to power after the May 14 election. The six steps will allow Thailand to proudly introduce itself to the international community as a democratic nation, it said on its Facebook page on Saturday. The last Pheu […]

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