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India’s Modi government faces no-confidence vote over ethnic clashes

A demonstrator holds up a placard, as police officers detain others during a protest against the alleged sexual assault of two tribal women in the eastern state of Manipur, in Ahmedabad, India, on 23rd July, 2023.

New Delhi, IndiaReuters India’s parliament on Wednesday authorised a no-confidence vote against Narendra Modi’s government by an alliance of opposition parties, to force the prime minister to address in detail concerns about ethnic clashes in a northeastern state. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has a clear majority of 301 members in the 542-seat lower house of […]

France’s Macron faces another test with no-confidence vote on pension reform Monday

French gendarmes disperse protesters during a demonstration against the use by French government of the article 49.3, a special clause in the French Constitution, to push the pensions reform bill through the National Assembly without a vote by lawmakers, in Nantes, France, on 18th March, 2023

Paris, France Reuters President Emmanuel Macron faces a critical moment on Monday when the French National Assembly is due to vote on no-confidence motions filed after his government bypassed parliament on Thursday to push through an unpopular rise in the state pension age. The move, which followed weeks of protests against the pension overhaul, triggered […]

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote in parliament

Pakistan Islamabad Imran Khan June 2021

Islamabad, PakistanReuters Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament, after being deserted by coalition partners who blame him for a crumbling economy and failure to deliver on his campaign promises. The result of the vote, which was the culmination of a 13-hour session that […]

Updated: Solomon Islands Prime Minister survives no-confidence vote after riots

Solomon Islands police checkpoint

Updated 6.15pm (AEDT)Sydney, AustraliaReuters Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday survived a no confidence motion in parliament, after accusing the Pacific island nation’s most populous province of being “Taiwan’s agent”, and anti-government protesters of attempting a coup. Dozens of buildings were burnt and shops looted in the capital of the Pacific island nation […]