An art student paints during a voting awareness campaign ahead of the elections. As India’s popular state Uttar Pradesh has the largest parliamentary representation and holds huge political sway.
India’s ruling political party has won a crucial state election, strengthening the ability to push through a development agenda in the worlds fastest growing major economy. Of the five state elections being counted over the weekend, one result especially loomed large, that off central India’s Uttar Pradesh, home to more than 200 million people. the staggered five-week vote in that state alone marks the biggest election in the world in 2017.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janta Party or the BJP, won in a landslide, taking a total of 312 over 75% of the 403 seats on offer in the biggest majority for any party in Uttar Pradesh since 1980.
The clear majority means the BJP will be able to form a state government without the help of other parties. In previous Uttar Pradesh election in 2012, the BJP ony won 47 seats. 2017’s votes marks a significant endorsement for Modi, the leader of BJP, and the face of its campaign across state elections.
The Philippine has some social problems which is need to fix. One of these problem is crime. People who commit crimes comes from the different background. The biggest problem that the Philippines facing today is the “War against Criminality”.
The overall crime rate in the Philippines went down but the murder rate up during the first 5 months of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, according to the latest figures from the Philippine National Police (PNP). The index crime volume declining to 55,391 from July-November this year compared to 81,064 from July-November 2015 or a drop of 31.67 percent.
Communication Secretary Martin Andanar claimed that the Philippines is now a “safer place”.
In contrast, the number of people that killed has risen since Duterte launched his anti-drug campaign. A total of 5,882 people have been killed across the country since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on illegal drugs, PNP data showed.
Human rights advocates are however alarmed over how the anti-drug drive may be encouraging police abuses and summary executions.
The PNP is currently investigating 1,067 unexplained killings, which dela Rosa said, were not all drug related.