Saturday, December 10

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Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability
Politics

Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability

CNN  —  Malaysians will head to the polls on Saturday to vote for a new government following years of political turmoil. Three prime ministers have governed the Southeast Asian country since a febrile election with a record turnout was fought four years ago on the key issue of corruption. This time around, the economy – and the rising cost of living – is likely to be the key battleground. Meanwhile, climate change has become a potential disruptor following weeks of torrential downpours and flooding that has hindered campaigning across roughly half of the country. More heavy rain is predicted on polling day and could reduce voter turnout, but officials say the election will go on – rain ...
Balances in Türkish politics radically changing
Politics

Balances in Türkish politics radically changing

There is hardly any other country where political awareness of its people is like the Turkish nation. As a result of such awareness, the internal politics in Türkiye demonstrates a dynamic structure. Public opinion is constantly moving according to the performance of the governments and the discourse of the opposition. Until the last four or five months, the Turkish people paid attention to what the opposition said and what the opposition bloc – known as the “table for six” – was discussing. While Türkiye's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has been in power for 20 years, it continues to be the first party with nearly 40% of the votes. However, being in power for a long time and the voters' implicit seeking created expectations of whether the opposition ...