Numerous activities mark 70th anniversary of first election A wide variety of activities were held in many provinces and cities around the country to mark the 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s first General Election Day (January 6). A grand ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 6 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first general election of the Vietnamese National Assembly. A special television programme themed “Representative” was also broadcast live on Vietnam Television on January 4, recalling the nation’s proud history and looking back at the development of the National Assembly over the last seven decades. More than 1,000 documents on the National Assembly’s birth, role, power and general elections as well as Constitutions ratified by the legislature over the past 70 years, are being displayed at an exhibition that opened at the Hanoi National Library. Visitors will have a chance to gain an insight into the legislative body’s contributions … [Read more...] about January 4-10: 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s first General Election Day marked nationwide
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - US voters head to the polls Tuesday in key elections widely expected to hand President Barack Obama's Republican foes control of the House of Representatives and, with it, broad new powers to attack his agenda. Democrats feared heavy Senate losses, but analysts forecast they would cling to a narrow majority, dividing power in Washington and setting the stage for a superheated political war ahead of Obama's 2012 reelection bid. After a bitter year-long campaign shaped by voter anger at the sour economy, election day was to open along the US East Coast in the pre-dawn gloom at 6 am (1000 GMT) and wrap up after midnight (0400 GMT) in remote Alaska and Hawaii. Both parties dispatched platoons of lawyers to battleground states in case too-close-to-call races turned into court battles, though experts forecast that there would be little doubt late Tuesday as to the overall winners and losers. Republicans, energized by the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement, hoped their … [Read more...] about Democrats fear rout as US election day arrives
The United States presidential election has ended with the victory of the candidate Barack Obama, who will become the new head of the American White House. These days the US has undergone a memorable time, with many people full of hope about the change that the new president will bring about as he fulfils his electoral commitments. However, not only Americans, but also the whole world, have to live with the difficulties caused by the financial crisis. So they are also closely watching Obama's next moves, simply because any policy made by the head of the world's number one military and economic power can profoundly influence the global situation. The election proves that the US has really made a change as it decided to choose an African American to be the next president. According to observers, this political change is the most important progress of the new century. However, being elected means Obama will have to face the many challenges of the most seriously economic crisis since the … [Read more...] about What Does the World Expect from President-Elect Barack Obama?
Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange gained by a large margin Tuesday on the U.S. presidential election day. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose 31.8 dollars, or 1.89 percent, to settle at 1,715 dollars per ounce. Thanks to gains in consecutive two days, gold has basically recovered its ground lost last Friday. In the presidential tug-of-war between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, market analysts are liable to the opinion that Obama's re-election will be bullish for the precious metal, as there is a greater chance of more easing monetary policies from the Federal Reserve. … [Read more...] about Gold rises sharply on presidential election day
A total of 180 photos are on display at the exhibition about President Ho Chi Minh and national election day opened in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.The Central Highlands Gia Lai provincial museum has held the exhibition to mark the elections of NA deputies in term XIII and People’s Council deputies at all levels in the 2011-2016 tenure and the 121st anniversary of Uncle Ho’s birthday.The exhibition was divided into three parts. The first part is about President Ho Chi Minh – a hero of national liberation and a great cultural activist. The second is about Vietnam’s NA while the third is images of Gia Lai province to welcome the upcoming elections.Twenty books about activities of Vietnam’s NA, and elections of NA deputies and People’s Council deputies at all levels in different period are also exhibited.Images of Vietnamese people and President Ho Chi Minh’s participation in the first national election day on January 6th 1946 … [Read more...] about 180 photos about President Ho Chi Minh and the national election day exhibited in Gia Lai province