Results of local elections expose gap between Sri Lanka and Tamil Eelam despite government efforts to win over the Tamil population in the north and east of the island • Tamil parties conquer 17 out of 20 seats in areas formerly held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Denmark's Prime Minister warns against the proposal for a new constitution, which doesn't include any reference to Denmark, and says Faroes must be ready to accept full independence should the proposal be endorsed · An agreement over devolution was signed in 2005 between Denmark and the Faroe Islands.
South Sudan is the world youngest country after its declaration of independence on 9 July. This marks the culmination of a political process started in 2005, when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending 22 years of war was signed. Those agreements resulted in a timetable by which South Sudan would have a referendum on its independence. The vote was held last January, and the outcome was a resounding ‘yes’ which prevailed with nearly 99% of the ballots.
Both parties slightly increase their number of MLAs at Stormont · Stable share of vote across communities · Peter Robinson (DUP) to stay on top of Northern Irish government, Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin) to fill the post of deputy prime minister · Alliance Party could get the Justice minister's position
Impressive majority in Scottish Parliament election gives the SNP the capacity and legitimacy to call the vote · Alex Salmond thinks of organizing the referendum in the second half of the term · The UK government has announced that it will not block the vote · No party had achieved an overall majority in Holyrood since 1999, when the Parliament was established
Judges consider there is no reason enough to bar the coalition from the elections · Bildu leaders thank Basque society for its pro-democracy mobilization