The Austrian People’s Party (OVP), the conservative party of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, has taken the lead in Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections, according to an exit poll. The OVP is ahead with 37 percent of the vote, followed by the Social Democratic Party (SPO) with 23 percent, and the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPO) with 17 percent, according to the figures of the OE24 public broadcaster. The Austrian broadcasting corporation, ORF, gave Kurz's party 37.2 percent of the vote. The Social Democrats were on 22 percent, while the Freedom Party was on 16 percent, the Greens on 14.3 percent and the liberal Neos on 7.4 percent. The former ruling party is projected to win 71 seats in the 183-seat National Council, the lower house of the national parliament. The Social Democrats are set to win 41 seats, the Freedom Party - 30, the Greens - 27 and Neos - 14. After the initial projections came out, Green leader Werner Kogler addressed the lead of Kurtz’s … [Read more...] about Sebastian Kurz’s Conservative People’s Party Far Ahead in Parliamentary Vote in Austria – Reports
The scandal was triggered by a release of footage showing Strache allegedly discussing exchanging government contracts for help in elections with an alleged niece of a Latvian oligarch. The woman was later revealed to be a Bosnian student who was paid for the setup. Polls suggest OVP could win getting with about 34 percent of the votes and would then have to decide either to once again form a coalition with FPO or to turn left to the Greens for a new coalition. The Socialist Party (SPO) is predicted to receive 22 percent of the votes and FPO is eyeing third place with 20 percent of the votes. The Green party is expected to get 12 percent of the support. OVP-FPO Zsolt Enyedi, professor at the Department of Political Science at Central European University, noted that OVP is likely to get the biggest number of the votes though not the absolute majority necessary for the formation of the government. "OVP will get plurality but not an absolute majority, the Greens will show the most … [Read more...] about Austrian Voters Head for Polls in Snap Parliamentary Election on Sunday
WILMINGTON, MA — The town's annual Santa Parade kicks off at 7: 45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making stops at the following locations along the parade route:9:30 to 9:45 a.m. — Public Safety Building11 to 11:30 a.m. — Shawsheen School12:15 to 12:35 p.m. — Town Hall1:30 to 2 p.m. — Woburn Street School4 to 4:15 p.m. — North Intermediate SchoolMr. and Mrs. Claus, along with their helpers, will be available for photos at the stops. They will also be collecting toys for the fire department's Toys for Wilmington Children drive, food for the Wilmington Food Pantry, and letters to U.S. service members. The letters will be put in care packages arranged by the Veterans Office, according to the parade's Facebook page.Between stops, the parade will be passing through the following areas:8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Metro Apts, Deming Way, Chestnut St, Marion St, Towpath Dr, Woburn St (Concord St towards Woburn), Wildwood St, Federal St, … [Read more...] about Wilmington Santa Parade Route Set For Sunday, Dec. 8
Teen pop singer Billie Eilish says she fears that President Donald Trump will likely be reelected in 2020 because some so many Americans “just love horrible people.”In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, the singer said she would do all her research ahead of next year’s election as it will be the first time she will be eligible to vote. “I’m going to do all my research,” Eilish explained. “I don’t know what the right thing is, but I think it’s so funny when a lot of adults think that they know what’s right.” However, the 17-year-old singer admitted that although it makes her “heart break,” she believes that voters will reelect Trump. “I’m pretty worried about ,” she told the Times. “I think stupid Trump is probably going to get reelected, and that makes my heart break. You know, some people just love horrible people. … [Read more...] about Pop Star Billie Eilish: Trump Will Be Re-Elected ‘Because Some People Just Love Horrible People’
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 26-year old sister, Syama Tamshi Siddiqui, died of breast cancer. A Desimartini report stated that Syama’s death was confirmed by the Nawaz’s brother Ayazuddin Siddiqui. He told the website that Nawaz was in the US when she died. Her funeral will take place at his ancestral village Budhana in Uttar Pradesh and it will reportedly take place on Sunday. Nawazuddin Siddiqui had tweeted about his sister in 2018 talking about her battle with cancer. “My sister ws diagnosed of advanced stage #breastcancer @ 18 bt it ws her will power & courage dat made her stand against all d odds she turns 25 2day & still fighting M thankful 2 [email protected] & @Lalehbusheri13 fr motivating her & m rly grateful 2 @resulpSir fr introducng me 2 dem," he had written. My sister ws diagnosed of advanced stage #breastcancer @ [email protected] & @Lalehbusheri13 fr motivating [email protected] Sir fr introducng me 2 dem … [Read more...] about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s 26-year-old sister dies of cancer
I have been sitting in front of the laptop now for twenty minutes. Tried to type, but there’s such numbness — in fingers, in thoughts, in mind. This column is supposed to be light-hearted. I just wish I felt light-hearted enough to take my mind off the 40 coffins wrapped in the Tricolour that I see on the TV screen in front of me. I see visuals of wailing mothers, grieving fathers, miserable wives and heart-wrenchingly oblivious babies, a 22-day-old among them. These are loved ones of those CRPF soldiers whose life was unsuspectingly cut short recently in a blast lasting a second-and-a-half. I experience myriad emotions — sorrow, anger, helplessness, shame, guilt, outrage. A friend who is watching the TV in front of me shakes his head. “I really hope they do something,” he says, and looks up at my blank face. “I mean, hum aam log toh bas wish hi kar sakte hain that something is done about it,” he mumbles, … [Read more...] about A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: No calmness about this one!