France 24
France 24 16 Nov 2020

Candidates backed by Brazil's Bolsonaro sink in local elections


Shaken by the world's second deadliest #coronavirus outbreak and deep economic crisis, Brazilians voted on Sunday for experienced politicians from traditional parties in local #elections, a move that may damage reelection hopes for President Jair #Bolsonaro. FRANCE 24's Tim Vickery tells us more.

Voters in Indian-administered Kashmir are heading to the polls for the first time since the Indian government revoked the region's autonomy last year.
But opposition candidates say police have been preventing them from campaigning freely.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.
A coalition of Indian-administered Kashmir's best-known leaders has won the most seats in local elections, beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.
The election is the first since the Indian government revoked the region's autonomy last year.
The winning coalition wants autonomy to be reinstated.

Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.
Voting is under way in Thailand's first local elections since the military coup in 2014.
Last year's general poll drew accusations of manipulation, sparking anti-government protests.
While the results of the election will unlikely change much, it could signify deep shifts in Thai society.

Al Jazeera's Tony Cheng reports from Samut Prakan, Thailand.
The Prime Minister has expressed full confidence in the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, after a report found that her conduct "amounted to behaviour that can be described as bullying"

It's led to the resignation of the man who wrote the report, Sir Alex Allen. His inquiry looked into allegations about Priti Patel's conduct as a minister in three different government departments.

A former top official in the Home Office told the BBC that Priti Patel had been warned not to shout and swear at staff a month after becoming Home Secretary.

Ms Patel has said she is sorry if her behaviour had upset people.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents reporting by our deputy political editor Vicki Young.

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