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Governments are often defined by their political imperatives. But dividing the spoils of power can also be a mathematical exercise. That is where you need commissions and their reports. So UPA-1 took possession of the Sachar Report on the social, economic and educational condition of Indian Muslims ...
For the Democrats' right flank, Politico wrote, “Lamb's successful center-left campaign is proof that the Democratic Party's 'big tent' mentality is still a winning electoral strategy, despite an aggressive push from liberals for candidates that more closely adhere to the progressive purity made popular by the ...

... caucus of moderate to conservative Democrats], Lamb's successful center-left campaign is proof that the Democratic Party's 'big tent' mentality is still a winning electoral strategy, despite an aggressive push from liberals for candidates that more closely adhere to the progressive purity made popular by the ...
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress of "lying" and of misusing the services of data mining company Cambridge Analytica, which has been in the news for allegedly manipulating Facebook and mining personal data without authorisation, during the Gujarat Assembly elections in ...
Yet the 2014 “community action network” electoral strategy, harnessing field officers, volunteers and unionists, was based on earlier federal campaigns, just as the experience of the Victorian campaign will be fed into planning for next year's federal election. It is the same union-dominated Labor Party, the ...
If the election was based on a national popular vote, it would have meant different electoral strategies. The Electoral College ensures that we all have a voice. Until Hillary Rodham Clinton lost her bid for the presidency in 2016, I don't think we ever had seen someone lose with such a sense of bitterness ...

For the Blue Dogs, Lamb's successful center-left campaign is proof that the Democratic Party's “big tent” mentality is still a winning electoral strategy, despite an aggressive push from liberals for candidates that more closely adhere to the progressive purity made popular by the likes of Sens. Bernie Sanders ...
The SP's electoral understanding with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and tie-up with local satraps (NISHAD Party and Peace Party) paid dividends, prompting the BJP to speak of re-drawing its electoral strategy ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. According to the returning officer, Praveen Nishad ...
How did that go, then? Chancellor Philip Hammond and prime minister Theresa May, campaigning last May. Image: Getty. The latest instalment of our series, in which we use the Centre for Cities' data tools to crunch some of the numbers on Britain's cities. A few weeks back saw one of the most important ...
Ahead of forthcoming local elections, prime minister Theresa May today announced the Conservative Party's new electoral strategy: 'Operation: Hire Vote'. In the absence of grassroots support, the Conservatives will pay people £500 to cast a vote for the party.
Kumarghat/Kamalpur (Tripura), Feb 17 (UNI) Even as the formal campaigning for crucial elections to the Tripura assembly ended, hours before the voting on Sunday party cadres and supporters from both CPI(M) and BJP camps are moving around and are more than busy passing good words about their ...
Hersh studies civic participation, electoral strategies and voting behavior, with a specialty in American politics. This event is free and open to the Tufts community, though an RSVP is encouraged here. The event is open to members of the news media, but they must register in advance by contacting Robin ...
The BJP electoral strategy seems to be premised on breaking through in about 20 targeted seats from the plains and aggressively wooing Tripura's 30 per cent tribal population (comprising 19 tribes), once considered a firm Left vote-bank, to maximise their wins in the 20 Tribal seats in alliance with the ...
Further, the current insistence on having separate flags is more an electoral strategy than an attempt to proclaim regional identity. The problems do not end there. Emotions - or is it politically motivated mischief? - tend to run riot in India when it comes to flags and the sense of honour attached to them.
Opposition to the role of corporate money in politics is a pillar of the Democratic Party's platform; but the use of corporate money for politics is a pillar of its electoral strategy. This contradiction bedeviled Hillary Clinton in her 2016 primary against Bernie Sanders, whose talent for online fundraising (and initial ...
TWO important developments that took place on Monday clearly manifested wind of change in overall murky political atmosphere of the country. Firstly, PML-N convincingly won the National Assembly seat that got vacated after Supreme Court disqualified PTI's stalwart Jehangir Khan Tareen. Secondly ...
As prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday walked across the aisle to reach both houses of parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, for his reply to the motion of thanks to the presidential address, he subconsciously recited this rhyme penned by Sant Basaveshwara, a Hindu social reformer from ...

An electoral strategy may be necessary, and this may imply several years of building up a team or an individual to defend the community's best interests and transform the community's level of participation. To gauge the success of an electoral strategy is difficult, since it's not only about winning an election ...
New Delhi: Under attack for its "isolationist" policy that could help the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, the "hardliners" in the CPM on Monday appeared to back-pedal a bit. They maintained that their majority view on electoral strategy does not foreclose a post-poll arrangement with the Congress of the ...
Both the electoral strategies of the parties have been made keeping in mind the caste vote banks. BJP has fielded its legislators, ministers, and leaders in campaigning as per caste vote bank. Congress has also sent leaders for campaigning keeping the caste-based equations in their mind. The leaders of ...
Anti-establishment political forces in the both the United States and Europe have seized on the issue of illegal immigration, seen by many voters as a threat to both economic well-being and cultural identity, as a key component of their electoral strategies. While Donald Trump has made the wall with Mexico ...
Anti-wall hysteria aside, the continuation of historic and unprecedented levels of immigration to the United States-enabled and abetted by the chain migration and diversity lottery policies now being discussed in immigration negotiations- represents a key facet in the long-term electoral strategy of Democrats ...
Appropriate electoral strategies will be undertaken which will ensure the maximum polling of votes against the BJP.” As for the coming Assembly elections in Tripura Mr. Yechury said that the BJP is “emerging as the anti-Left” force and was aligning with “extremist organisations.” “They (BJP) are trying to ...
In India, the line separating secularism and appeasement - one a principle of democracy and the other an electoral strategy - is thin. In fact, in contemporary politics, it is often difficult to distinguish between the two. The Haj subsidy that had so far been provided by the Centre, however, was neither secular ...
Staff who lobbied on reproductive issues also reported to Smith, and she worked with the action fund on electoral strategies. “I wanted to step up our game within the public policy and advocacy arena, and she was the perfect candidate in that respect,” Stoesz said. She described Smith as a strong leader at ...
The kids are at it again: more 18-24 year olds regard big businesses as a serious danger to the world, while just nine per cent say the same of Communism, a ComRes survey has said. How can the Conservatives possibly win a majority in this climate? Or so the theory runs. There are a couple of problems ...
Could we create a bridge between electoral strategy and movement vision? Was it actually possible, or was our system just way too broken, way too exclusionary to do that? Over the course of these last three years, I started to realize that while our system absolutely is broken and that there are very real ...
In the article, Pence outlined a “two-step” electoral strategy. First, he would conduct initial visits and provide fundraising help. Later, President Donald Trump would host rallies for favored candidates. It's a stunning reversal from just seven months ago. Last June, Heller and Gov. Brian Sandoval held a joint ...
Give us a break! What could possibly qualify her for the job? She's a talk show host, not a politician, and certainly not experienced with the array of weighty policies a president confronts. Many Democrats latched on to the idea of a 2020 Winfrey candidacy after her impassioned speech at the Golden Globes ...
At the state level, Democrats appear less hesitant to make marijuana a significant part of their electoral strategy. Sessions' action “will be a net positive for Democrats pretty much everywhere,” said Jared Leopold, communications director of the Democratic Governors Association. “I don't see this as a winner ...
Was the increased seat tally an indicator of the Congress' resurgent acceptability or was it merely the outcome of an astute but cringe-worthy electoral strategy? These are the questions germane to the analysis of the Gujarat verdict. Lost in the mesmerisation of numbers and the high decibel tooting of a ...
Groups such as MS-13 and the Barrio 18 have become more structured and clandestine, largely in response to the iron fist policies first launched in 2003 as an electoral strategy by the conservative ARENA party. Since 2009, the ruling FMLN - the former guerrilla organization - has continued this approach ...
Can BJP's Himachal and Gujarat wins weaken the knees of self-assured TMC in Bengal? CM Mamata Banerjee's recent actions suggest this. Mamata seems to have re-thought her electoral strategy. During her Gangasagar visit, she spent time at Kapila Muni's ashram. Moreover, she has set up boards to ...
This isn't about organizing or electoral strategy; it is a plea for forgiveness and understanding of each person's flawed humanity, even if — especially if — they don't extend the same courtesy to you. I've spent my life traveling back and forth between Blue and Red America. I've lived in Maryland and Texas, ...
The Victory of the rhetoric of vikas (development) or vikasvad (developmentalism) would determine BJP's future electoral strategy, whether to continue on a developmentalist plank or switch course to more familiar planks of Hindutva, casteism, communalism, corruption and anti-“dynastic ruling” in people's ...
CWC members task Rahul Gandhi with devising comprehensive electoral strategy. 3 days ago. 23-12-2017. IANS. New Delhi, Dec 22 : Congress Working Committee members said on Friday that "struggle for people" will be the way forward for the party and urged President Rahul Gandhi to prepare a comprehensive ...
Congress Working Committee members said on Friday that "struggle for people" will be the way forward for the party and urged President Rahul Gandhi to prepare a comprehensive strategy in view of the coming electoral battles. Briefing reporters about the first meeting of the party's highest ...
CWC members task Rahul with devising comprehensive electoral strategy. Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that members recalled the struggle party had done in the years it had been out of power including between 1977 and 1980 and between 1999 and 2004. PTI| Updated: Dec 22, ...
A polling pro is making a political play, creating a virtual game that tests whether players have what it takes to win the White House race. “I think there's simply almost no decent political strategy games out there for anybody to play,” says Mark Penn, managing partner of The Stagwell Group.
For Congress, too, there's a poser: its attacks on major reforms like demonetisation and GST have paid no vote dividends and populism alone is a risky electoral strategy. Gandhi's major challenge will be to fashion a positive, alternative narrative to Modi's. Gujarat in late 2017 has in many ways framed the ...
In Gujarat, Congress has hit upon an electoral strategy that could help revive the party nationally. Co-opting leaders of grassroots movements like Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, Jignesh Mevani could prove effective no matter the outcome of the Gujarat election. by Neerja Chowdhury. Published Dec 13, 2017 ...
As the first phase of the Gujarat elections is on, one question that political pundits and common people alike are asking is: who is likely to win? Indeed, these elections are vital for the BJP, not just because it is the home state of prime minister Narendra Modi, or because it is a precursor to the 2019 elections, ...
But Trumpism as an electoral strategy depends too much on Trump's personal wealth and celebrity to be effective for other Republican candidates. And Trumpism as an ideology doesn't exist except as a grand bargain between white rage and upper-class looting. Republican candidates, therefore, who ...
Electoral strategy. Survey respondents can join other Retake volunteers in key swing districts to support progressive candidates in primaries and the general election. Working with the Democratic Party, we have identified nine districts with vulnerable Republicans. We have also identified three reliable ...
But campaign finance reports show that his organization had nearly $2 million cash on hand in late September. A spokesman for Maryland's Republican Party didn't return an email seeking comment about whether Manning's entry changes the GOP's electoral strategy. Currently, no Republican candidates ...
Hysteria aside, dig below the surface a little and one finds that many of these laws, legislated or proposed, either rest on flimsy footing, or are simply trumped-up declarations with no teeth. The resolution to cause the most ire deals with annexation. While ostensibly threatening, it is non-binding, and, given ...
Indeed, the Democrat electoral strategy has become increasingly negative over the years. To distract voters from their unpopular, progressive agenda – which led to massive losses at every level during the Obama years – their campaigns focus on demonizing their opponents as stupid, selfish haters.
And if your dominant concern is making sure Donald Trump does not win a second term, you have to approach 2020 primarily with electoral strategy, not governing, in mind. Winfrey is popular. She's empathetic. She's rich. She's unbeatable in front of a camera. She's effective one-on-one, in small groups ...
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that none of the electoral strategies of BJP national president Amit Shah will work in the Assembly elections in the State. Replying to the queries of presspersons at Uppoor in Udupi district on Tuesday, Mr. Siddaramaiah said the Congress will release its list of ...
Iraqi politics are highly factionalized and personalized. Electoral campaigns are at best rhetorical statements with little substance and limited impact on political alliances. The Dawa party and its competing leaders are keenly aware of this pattern as they formulate their electoral strategies. It remains to be ...


 

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