Leftist mayors take over Madrid, Barcelona in historic turn

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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s biggest cities – Madrid and Barcelona – were completing one of the nation’s biggest political upheavals in years by swearing in far-left mayors Saturday. The radical leaders have promised to cut their own salaries, halt homeowner evictions and eliminate perks enjoyed by the rich and famous. Other cities and towns around the country swore in new council members and mayors. The leadership change comes weeks after Spain’s two largest traditional parties were punished in nationwide local elections by voters groaning under the weight of austerity measures and repulsed by a string of corruption scandals. In Madrid, 71-year-old retired judge Manuela Carmena was among the…

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Madagascar constitutional court throws out impeachment

13 June 2015 From the section Africa President Rajaonarimampianina is being attacked by two predecessors Madagascar’s constitutional court has thrown out parliament’s bid to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The court said impeachment proceedings launched last month had “no legal…

Leftist mayors take over Madrid, Barcelona in historic turn

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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s biggest cities – Madrid and Barcelona – were completing one of the nation’s biggest political upheavals in years by swearing in far-left mayors Saturday. The radical leaders have promised to cut their own salaries, halt homeowner evictions and eliminate perks enjoyed by the rich and famous. Other cities and towns around the country swore in new council members and mayors. The leadership change comes weeks after Spain’s two largest traditional parties were punished in nationwide local elections by voters groaning under the weight of austerity measures and repulsed by a string of corruption scandals. In Madrid, 71-year-old retired judge Manuela Carmena was among the…

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Madagascar constitutional court throws out impeachment

13 June 2015 From the section Africa President Rajaonarimampianina is being attacked by two predecessors Madagascar’s constitutional court has thrown out parliament’s bid to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The court said impeachment proceedings launched last month had “no legal…

Leftist mayors take over Madrid, Barcelona in historic turn

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MADRID (AP) — Spain’s biggest cities – Madrid and Barcelona – were completing one of the nation’s biggest political upheavals in years by swearing in far-left mayors Saturday. The radical leaders have promised to cut their own salaries, halt homeowner evictions and eliminate perks enjoyed by the rich and famous. Other cities and towns around the country swore in new council members and mayors. The leadership change comes weeks after Spain’s two largest traditional parties were punished in nationwide local elections by voters groaning under the weight of austerity measures and repulsed by a string of corruption scandals. In Madrid, 71-year-old retired judge Manuela Carmena was among the…

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Madagascar constitutional court throws out impeachment

13 June 2015 From the section Africa President Rajaonarimampianina is being attacked by two predecessors Madagascar’s constitutional court has thrown out parliament’s bid to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The court said impeachment proceedings launched last month had “no legal…