LI News Issue 502



LI condemns Malaysian court’s politically motivated rejection of Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal

The former leader of the multi-ethnic People’s Justice Party (PKR Malaysia – LI full member), Anwar Ibrahim, has seen his final appeal for freedom rejected by a court in Malaysia and will be forced to serve out the final 16 months of…
President of Honour Lord Alderdice presented with Global Thinkers Award

LI President of Honour, Lord John Alderdice (Liberal Democrats, UK – LI full member), has been presented with the 2016 Global Thinkers Forum Award for his international efforts in promoting peace and collaboration.
Elections see LDP and opposition end the authoritarian rule in Macedonia
// The early elections in Macedonia have seen an overall victory for the opposition political parties, which pledged during their campaigns to end years of rule by the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party. Liberalno-demokratska partija (LDP), LI full member, returns to the Macedonian parliament with…
Philippines’ Human Rights Commissioner warns of Duterte’s threat to democracy
In an interview for  Esquire magazine, the Philippines Human Rights Commissioner and LI Human Rights Committee Member, Chito Gacon, has warned that firebrand president, Rodrigo Duterte, is the biggest danger to the Phillipines’ democracy since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos….
Romanian liberals eyeing coalition after elections
LI observer member from Romania, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE-RO), which was created only in 2014, has emerged successful at the parliamentary elections. With 5.6% of the votes the party not only managed to enter the parliament but it is positioned to be a likely king-maker in…
Liberal Mayors: How to make cities liberal
The second Liberal Mayors Summit, which convened at the ALDE Party (LI cooperating organisation) Congress is Warsaw, brought together twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries to discuss and agree on a document setting out the principles which make cities and local communities…
LI Secretariat closes for festive break – a recap of 2016
2016 has been a busy and challenging year for liberals worldwide. From confronting the realities of Russian annexation in Georgia to participating in the global climate change summit COP22, we would like to thank everyone who has made the year such a brilliant success and contributed to…
IFLRY Executive convenes in Amman, Jordan
The Executive Committee of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY – LI full member) convened in Amman, Jordan last week where a conference on entrepreneurship was at the heart of debate alongside the Federation’s extraordinary General Assembly.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 13th January 2017

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