February 21, 2024


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The Capitals: New Delhi’s renewed tryst with parliament, Ankara’s third decade with Erdogan in energy, and extra

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In New Delhi, surrounded by India’s secular traditions and acclimated by the opposition’s partial boycott, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a brand new, greater parliament.  

“When India strikes ahead, the world strikes ahead. This new constructing of the parliament will name for the event of the world together with the event of India,” Modi mentioned, whereas including that the world’s greatest democracy has shed its colonial baggage by shifting to a parliament premise inbuilt free India.

Ankara, Turkey

“We will say bye bye to Kemal. Bye bye and bye Kemal,” mentioned Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a roaring crowd of supporters as he received nation’s unprecedented run off vote, trumping his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu, to say the start of his third decade into energy in Ankara’s corridors of energy.
Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics for 20 years – and he’s now set to serve one other five-year time period.

Abuja, Nigeria

A brand new president will run the state of affairs from Abuja’s corridors of energy. President Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend addressed his fellow residents and ‘associates of Nigeria’, defending his report over financial system and safety points and hailing his successor Bola Tinubu. 

“To my brother, pal and fellow employee within the political terrain for the previous ten years – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I congratulate you on the realisation of your dream, which was propelled by a burning ardour to place Nigeria amongst the main nations of the world,” Buharu mentioned in his handle to the nation.

In the meantime, the electoral name of presidential succession in Abuja stays disputed as incoming President Bola Tinubu’s victory is being challenged by two opposition rivals. On Might 30, a court docket will hear most important arguments within the election petition.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow slammed the US-led effort to spice up Ukraine’s war-effort with F-16 fighter jets. 

Calling the transfer “an unacceptable escalation” of the battle, Russian international minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned,

“It is enjoying with hearth, undoubtedly,” as he condemned the try and “weaken Russia” by “Washington, London and their satellites within the European Union”.

Yerevan, Armenia

The Armenian capital this week confirmed indicators of deepening its truce with Baku, the Azeri capital. Armenian chief Nikol Pashinyan mentioned this week that his nation was prepared to recognise the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in its entirety as part of Azerbaijan given rights of ethnic Armenians dwelling within the area are assured.

He acknowledged, “The 86,600 sq km of Azerbaijan’s territory contains Nagorno-Karabakh.” “If we perceive one another appropriately, then Armenia recognises the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan throughout the named limits, and Baku – the territorial integrity of Armenia at 29,800 sq km,” he added.

Paris, France

The center-moulding elevation of pleasure in direction of the Paris 2024 Olympics achieved a second of significance this week because the Olympic committee and French authorities introduced protocol for Paris 2024’s Olympic opening ceremony.

For the primary time within the historical past of the Summer time Olympic Video games, the Opening ceremony is not going to be happening in a stadium. As an alternative, the extravaganza will unfold alongside the River Seine, with spectators lining streets and bridges within the coronary heart of the French capital. The plan shouldn’t be with out dangers, and organisers revealed in depth security protocols this week.

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