Recent News Headlines : Lower House

CONGRESS REJECTS CORRUPTION CHARGE AGAINST MICHEL TEMER


Congress rejects corruption charges, preventing Temer from Supreme Court trial that could have seen him ousted... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 508

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT APPEARS SAFE IN VOTE DESPITE OPPOSITION AND LOW RATING


Temer's lawyer, Antonio Claudio Mariz de Oliveira, tore into the charge against the president during his opening statement... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 180

ABE DENIES FAVOURS FOR FRIEND KAKE AMID FALLING SUPPORT


Japan's prime minister rejects allegations he misused influence to help a friend open veterinary school... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 598

ITALY DELAYS CONTENTIOUS LAW GRANTING CITIZENSHIP TO IMMIGRANT KIDS BORN IN COUNTRY


The draft law faced opposition from politicians including members of a small centrist group that supports Gentiloni's Democratic Party's (PD) slim majority in the upper house Senate... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 0

FRANCE'S NEW LAWMAKERS TAKE PART IN FIRST PARLIAMENTARY SESSION


France's newly elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique en Marche!... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 5

FORMER FRENCH PM VALLS QUITS SOCIALISTS TO BACK MACRON'S PARTY


I am leaving the Socialist Party, or the Socialist Party is leaving me, the 54-year-old told RTL radio... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 240

WOMEN TO TAKE MORE THAN A THIRD OF SEATS IN FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT


In the second round of legislative elections on Sunday, 223 women were elected to France's lower house... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 701

EMMANUEL MACRON'S PARTY SWEEPS TO VICTORY IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION


With the June 27 start of the new session, the novices within the ranks of Mr Macron's Republique en Marche!... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

JAPAN'S PARLIAMENT PASSES HISTORIC LAW TO ALLOW 83-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR AKIHITO TO ABDICATE


But through this one-off bill, Emperor Akihito is allowed to pass the throne to Crown Prince Naruhito, who is the eldest of his three children... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 25

Trending News Headlines : Lower House

SIR ALAN DUNCAN MP SAYS CRITICS OF DAVID CAMERON ARE LOW-ACHIEVERS WHO HATE WEALTHY PEOPLE


Panama papers Sir Alan Duncan MP says critics of David Cameron are low-achievers who hate wealthy people... READ MORE

12th April, 2016 1497

DUMA EYES RESTRICTIONS ON SILLY NAMES FOR RUSSIAN CHILDREN


The bill was initially drafted by Russian Senator Valentina Petrenko Republic of Khakassiya in April last year... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 1196

'I WAS WRONG': HANSON PARTIALLY APOLOGISES OVER VACCINATION TEST COMMENTS


Pauline Hanson has apologised for her comments earlier this week when she said there was test parents could access to evaluate vaccination safety... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 1181

'IT WAS A MISTAKE': PAULINE HANSON REGRETS WA LIBS DEAL


Mr Tincknell chipped in to nominate Albany, Baldivis, Darling Range and Swan Hills... READ MORE

12th March, 2017 1140

SWISS ELECTIONS: ANTI-IMMIGRATION SVP PARTY HEADING FOR RECORD VICTORY


Along with advances made by the centre-right Liberal party Switzerland's third-largest party SVP's gains should tip the scale from the centre-left towards a centre-right majority... READ MORE

18th October, 2015 657

JAPAN EXIT POLLS SUGGEST BOOST FOR PM ABE IN SENATE ELECTION


Voting has closed in Japan's parliamentary election, with exit polls suggesting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will increase his majority... READ MORE

10th July, 2016 430

THE STAR NOW SAYS 'DAESH' INSTEAD OF 'THE ISLAMIC STATE' OR ISIS


Those are much closer to the truth, and have the added benefit that Daesh also insults, rather than flatters, the group... READ MORE

3rd March, 2016 328

FRENCH PM CITES RISK OF BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL ATTACK


He was unveiling a security bill in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks that left nearly 130 dead and hundreds injured... READ MORE

24th November, 2015 239

PM MALCOLM TURNBULL 'CONFIDENT' OF POLL WIN


All 150 seats in Australia's lower house, the House of Representatives, are up for grabs at the election, as are 76 seats in Australia's upper house, the Senate... READ MORE

3rd July, 2016 67

ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SIGNALS READY TO REVISE ELECTION LAW AHEAD OF REFERENDUM


The constitutional reform proposes drastically diminishing the powers of the upper house Senate, leaving most decision-making in the hands of the lower house... READ MORE

21st September, 2016 63

'WE ARE NOT AFRAID': LONDONERS DEFIANT AFTER PARLIAMENT ATTACK


An inquiry has been opened into the employment of Bruno Le Roux's daughters, says Mediapart... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 53

GOVERNMENT REJECTS INITIATIVE TO LOWER LEGAL VOTING AGE TO 16 YEARS


The bill lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 has been prepared by two MPs representing the populist nationalist party LDPR... READ MORE

10th November, 2016 43

DUMA OBLIGES RUSSIAN MPS TO REPLY PERSONALLY TO CITIZENS' ADDRESSES


The draft was prepared by the head of the State Duma Law Making Committee, Pavel Krasheninnikov United Russia ... READ MORE

11th November, 2016 39

INITIATIVE TO FINE MPS FOR MISSING SESSIONS FINDS POPULAR SUPPORT


Five percent of Russians were against the measure and another 5 percent said they could not give an unambiguous answer... READ MORE

9th November, 2016 37

KOMEITO CALLS FOR REDUCED TAX RATE ON NEWSPAPERS BOOKS


The party is a fierce campaigner for a lower tax rate on daily necessities... READ MORE

17th October, 2015 36

SENATORS OPPOSE AMENDMENTS TIGHTENING RUSSIAN LAW ON RALLIES


Organizers of a public rally, on the other hand, would have to coordinate it at least 15 days ahead... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 24

RUSSIA COULD MAKE 'CAUTIOUS' RETURN TO PACE - NEW HEAD OF DUMA INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE


PACE also stripped the Russian delegation of its voting rights and banned it from participating in the group's ruling bodies or monitoring missions... READ MORE

27th September, 2016 22

BRITISH PM MOVES CLOSER TO START OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS


Earlier May's spokesman said Parliament would be involved in the Brexit process... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 15

DILMA ROUSSEFF'S IMPEACHMENT IN BRAZIL BACK ON AFTER ANNULMENT REVERSED


Impeachment of Brazil's president Rousseff back on after annulment reversed... READ MORE

11th May, 2016 11

DEBATE BEGINS IN BRAZIL AHEAD OF IMPEACHMENT VOTE FOR ROUSSEFF


A heated debate has begun in Brazil's lower house ahead of a vote which will decide the fate of President Dilma Rousseff... READ MORE

18th April, 2016 8

JAPAN PM ABE DISSOLVES PARLIAMENT


It was certainly to prolong his life as prime minister, said Mieko Nakabayashi, a former politician who teaches at Waseda University in Tokyo... READ MORE

21st November, 2014 6

LOWER HOUSE READY TO PASS RECORD ?96.7 TRILLION DRAFT BUDGET


The Lower House is set to pass the government's fiscal 2016 budget proposals Tuesday, making enactment of the record draft totaling ?96.7 trillion all but certain... READ MORE

29th February, 2016 2

VICE PRESIDENT OF FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RESIGNS AMID SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS


In a day of resignations across Europe, Denis Baupin has stepped down as Vice President of the French National Assembly... READ MORE

10th May, 2016 2

PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF IMPEACHMENT VOTE BACK ON TRACK IN BRAZIL


The speaker of the lower house of Congress has reversed his decision and won't annul Rousseff's impeachment... READ MORE

11th May, 2016 2

JAPAN ENACTS NEW SECURITY LAWS TO OVERTURN POSTWAR PACIFISM


The prime minister told reporters after the vote that the result laid necessary legislation for Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense... READ MORE

21st September, 2015 1

LIBERIA EBOLA FIGHT SUCCESS HAILED


Speaking to the National Assembly on Thursday, Mr... READ MORE

19th February, 2015 0

JAPAN'S LOWER HOUSE PASSES CONTROVERSIAL SECURITY BILLS


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a lower house special committee session on security-related legislation at the parliament in Tokyo July 15 2015... READ MORE

15th July, 2015 0

AMID PROTESTS JAPAN PASSES DEFENSE BILL


The approvals after a vote sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc paved the way for a lower house vote probably on Thursday... READ MORE

16th July, 2015 0

HIGH TIME FOR JAPAN'S RULING BLOC TO LISTEN TO ITS PEOPLE


The prime minister really should think twice before overturning the peaceful course that the country has charted... READ MORE

1st September, 2015 0

FRENCH PM VALLS SAYS CHEMICAL WARFARE RISK NOT RULED OUT


PARIS - France could face the risk of chemical or bacterial warfare in its fight against Islamist militants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday... READ MORE

19th November, 2015 0


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