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The denomination has hundreds of churches across the country. In a statement, they call Christians to model forgiveness and distance themselves from “those who attack others verbally, physically or intellectually”.
Party ANO (Yes) won 29.6% of the vote. His fraud charges will make it difficult for Babis to find the coalition partners he needs.
Kurz, 31, led the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) to get 31,6% of the vote, and he is expected to form a government with the far-right FPÖ.
The Prime Minister’s right-wing coalition retains power after promising tax-cuts. Anti-immigration party will be a government ally.
The German Evangelical Alliance issues a guide for the national election and encourages churches to “seek direct dialogue” with candidates.
Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma came back to prison 2 days after an election with at least 10 people killed. USA impose sanctios to Venezuela. Evangelicals keep calling for prayer and non-violence.
LREM party, along with its MoDem allies won 350 of the 577 seats in the Parliament. Only 43% of voters cast their ballots, a record abstention.
Tim Farron had been constantly questioned for his Christian view of homosexuality. “A wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.”
The French President’s party and ally MoDem take 32,3% of vote in first round. Abstention was at a record high, with a low turnout of 48.7% .
The UK election raises two potential problems for Christians. One is not taking it seriously enough. The second is taking it too seriously.
The EAUK calls Christians to “fully engage in the election”, and “to speak hope into a society that is so often searching for meaning.”
Sadly ‘integrity’, ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘honesty’ are not words often used to describe today’s politicians. That’s why we cannot leave our future just to the politicians.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron won first round with 23.9% of the votes. Defeated candidates publicly support Macron for the second round on May,7.
“Pray for a return of interest in democracy and the emergence of healthy political figures”, says the European Evangelical Alliance. Freedom of speech, one of the main concerns of French Christians.
Three churches have been banned for religious activities and another one was attacked in the last month. Banners against Christian candidate Basuki Tjahaja "Ahok" were rife all over Jakarta.
A coalition government will be needed in a country where citizens tend to trust EU politicians more than their own.
GERB party had 32% of the votes, while the Socialist Party came second with 27%.
Eight in ten citizens voted in key elections. Far-right candidate only gets 13% of the vote and Right-wing Liberal Mark Rutte will try tro form government. Christians are called to “ministry of reconciliation”, evangelicals say.
A climate of tension surrounds the Dutch general election, which will be held on Wednesday 15. The Missie Nederland General Secretary, Jan C. Wessels, hopes “the values of the Dutch people, which are partly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, will conquer.”
Whether the election results swing left or right, the church will always steer its own course. And she will not be afraid to be critical of the government where the gospel would require. A manifesto by theologians Janneke Stegeman and Alain Verheij.
The European Evangelical Alliance warns about “the growing phenomenon of angry, polarising, post-truth rhetoric that is infecting political debate in many nations, including the Netherlands.”
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, led the race with 43% of the votes. He is the first Christian who governs the city and is currently under trial for blasphemy charges.
“The European Union is a failure”, she said. Le Pen’s manifesto of 144 “commitments” pledges to “give France its freedom back”.
First and foremost, a Christian vote is a vote for others.
The Freedom Party’s candidate, Norbert Hofer, lost for more than 300,000 votes.