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LI ExCom registration open: Liberals to convene in DA-run Johannesburg to exchange better governance models
Twelve months after the Democratic Alliance (DA) won some of South Africa’s most important cities in nationwide local elections, Liberal International is proud to announce that the global federation of liberal and democratic political parties will convene its 199th Executive Committee meeting in DA-governed Johannesburg – the largest city in South Africa and one of the wealthiest cities on the continent. The ExCom will be held in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) between 27-29th October 2017.
Russian liberals emerge as second largest party in Moscow after regional election
Challenging the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin a liberal coalition, of which YABLOKO (LI full member) is a part, has become the second largest party in the capital, Moscow, after regional elections throughout the country last weekend.
VP Diallo addresses thousands at RDR congress in Côte d’Ivoire
“This leadership [of Alassane Dramane Ouattara] is recognized beyond the borders of our continent”, Liberal International vice-president Cellou Dalein Diallo (UFDG – LI full member, Guinea) said, as he addressed crowds of 10,000 people assembled for the third congress of Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR – LI full member, Côte d'Ivoire) last weekend.
LI leadership demands release of Kem Sokha as Cambodia teeters on the verge of authoritarian rule
The Liberal International leadership has warned of the perilous position democracy in Cambodia now faces, following the arrest of Kem Sokha - the president of Cambodia’s pro-democracy opposition, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP - LI full member).
Job Call: Office Administrative Assistant
Liberal International is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Office Administrative Assistant at its London Secretariat.
LI in continuous solidarity with Hong Kong democracy activists amid prison sentence
"Their place is in the parliament and with their constituency. If they should stand in front of something it should be the Nobel Committee to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, not in front of a Court!", blasted the LI secretary-general as the news emerged of today’s sentencing of two prominent pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.
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Liberal opposition leader released amid ALN President intervention
Zambian Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was released from prison today, and trumped-up charges of treason against him dropped, after Africa Liberal Network President Stevens Mokgalapa MP visited the country earlier this week to hear the court proceedings against the liberal leader.
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Chile’s Liberals united in condemnation of Maduro’s Venezuela
Adding to the regional pressure facing Nicolás Maduro, the political leadership of Liberal Party of Chile (LPC - LI full member) has issued a series of press statements in recent days condemning the authoritarian actions of the embattled Venezuelan president,
Venezuela’s apprentice dictator has orchestrated a sham election
LI vice-president on the bureau, Eduardo Montealegre (Nicaragua), has damned Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, for divorcing Venezuela from democratic standards. Mr Maduro followed through on his controversial, unilateral decision to hold elections on 30th July for a constituent assembly, designed to rewrite the constitution and consolidate the authoritarian leader’s grip on power.
President Trump has taken up arms against LGBTI Community
Frank van Dalen, Chair of LI LGBTI Rights Working Group, has slammed President Donald J. Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the US military as an open attack on the LGBTI community.