LI News Issue 517

 

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LI President meets former Canadian Minister Hedy Fry MP in Vancouver


The President of Liberal International, Dr. Juli Minoves was in Vancouver, Canada where he participated at the 70th anniversary meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) with a paper presentation. He met with Canadian Liberal MP…

Liberal leaders slam Erdogan amid criticism over referendum in Turkey


LI President of Honour, Hans Van Baalen MEP, has slammed President Erdogan’s constitutional referendum win as a “moral defeat”, adding to the international criticism of the the vote that concentrates greater power…

LI HRC member Phil Bennion reports from 136th IPU in Dhaka

Following his participation at the 136th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Dhaka (Bangladesh) on behalf of Liberal International, LI Human Rights Committee member, Phil Bennion (LIBG – LI full-member) has emphasised the importance of building a consistent…

Thailand adopts new constitution: Democrats sense political opportunity

After three years of military rule, Thailand is back on the path towards elections with the official installation of a new constitution earlier this month – the 20th document to be adopted in Thailand in the past 100 years.

UK snap election called: LibDems only credible option for changing Britain’s direction

While the United Kingdom attempts to chart its way through complex negotiations to withdraw from the European Union following 2016’s shock referendum result, the Conservative government has, this week, triggered a snap general election, with polling day set for 8th June 2017.

Ivorian government with measures to deal with migration flows

Under the leadership of the President of the Republic and LI Vice President Alassane D. Ouatara, the last meeting of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire adopted series of measures to deal with the growing number of illegal migrants that reach the European shores by crossing the Mediterranean…

Yabloko: Putin has responsibility in aftermath of Chechnya gay genocide

In aftermath of the news homosexual concentration camps have been established in Chechnya – which met LI’s and worldwide condemnation – Russian LI member party, Yabloko, has expressed “serious concern about the threats of physical violence from the Chechen…

Cambodia’s Liberals gear up for elections in face of government obstruction

The Cambodia National Rescue Party (LI full member) is gearing up for local elections on 4 June 2017 in spite of continued harassment from the governing CPP. While a number of CNRP lawmakers being imprisoned on politically motivated charges by Prime Minister Hun Sen, observers believe the party…

The next edition of LI News will follow on 28th April 2017

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