LI News Issue 494



Fighting climate change at centre of EC programme amid participation at COP22

With just one month remaining until Liberal International’s 197th Executive Committee meeting in Marrakech the draft programme for the first EC to take place in the MENA region since 2013 is now available online.

Morocco elections confirm strong standing of liberals

The parliamentary elections in Morocco on 7 October were a peaceful celebration of democracy, where the three liberal parties affiliated to Liberal International Union Constitutionelle (UC), Mouvement Populaire (MP) and Rassemblement National des…

LI and NDI to co-host Liberal gathering at 135th IPU Assembly in Geneva

In the margin of the 135th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, Liberal International (LI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI – LI cooperating organisation) are joining forces to bring together liberal parliamentarians to debate a plan of action to Stopping Violence…

Philippines’ Liberal Vice-President marks first 100 days

Vice-President of the Philippines, Leni Robredo (Liberal Party of the Philippines – LI full member), has transformed the outlook and work of the Office of the Vice-President, during her first 100 days in post, with a focus on helping Filipinos out of poverty by focussing on rural…

President Ouattara’s constitutional reform wins backing of Ivorian parliament

Key constitutional reforms championed by the liberal President of Côte d’Ivoire and leader of LI full-member (Rassemblement des Républicains – RDR), Alassane Ouattara, were granted a huge boost this week, with the National Assembly overwhelmingly approving a revised draft…

President Tsai delivers first National Day address

Delivering her first National Day celebration address this week, President of Taiwan and leader of LI full member Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, has highlighted Taiwan’s growing presence on the international stage since DPP took office earlier this year.

Tough elections results for liberals in Georgia

In their fight to bring multiparty democracy to Georgia, one of Eastern Europe’s great democratic success stories, LI full member Republican Party of Georgia (RPG) fell short of the 5% threshold required to enter the parliament, despite a strong record in ministerial posts in the last…

Bart Somers is newly elected ALDE-CoR President

The Leader of the Liberal Group in the Flemish Parliament Bart Somers MP (Open VLD – Belgium) has been elected as the new President of the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions (CoR).

The next edition of LI News will follow on 21st October 2016

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