Former 'lehendakari' announces in the investiture that he retires from politics · Socialist Patxi López will be the new president after getting support from PP and UPyD · Lopez’s priorities are the fight against ETA and tackling economic crisis.
NEWS IN BRIEF. 5,000 people demonstrate in Valencia with the motto 'Take the streets for the freedom of the Catalan Countries.'
Even though participation has been on the rise in recent years, pro-independence leaders have always boycotted Indian elections · Sajad Lone, son of an historic secessionist leader, says he will contest elections 'to tell the Indian parliamentarians that Kashmiri people don’t want to stay with them'.
Turkish police arrests DTP spokesmen, vice-presidents and deputy mayors · A defense lawyer of Abdullah Ocalan, a Kurdish TV editor and dozens of DTP members are also under arrest · Raids have been conducted a few days after the Kurdish party won local elections in Kurdish areas and only hours after PKK announced a cease fire.
Evo Morales has ended the hunger strike aimed at putting pressure on the Congress to pass the bill · A new electoral register will be made, and indigenous peoples will be reserved 7 seats in the new Plurinational Legislative Assembly · Evo Morales will be allowed to run for a second term in next elections due in December 6.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Forum of National Debate celebrates Aberri Eguna (Basque National Day) with the traditional march from Hendaye to Irun.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Democratic Union of Hungarians from Romania (UDMR) and the National Council of Hungarians from Romania (NCHR) will be led by Laszlo Tokes.