Did you get any news over the weekend? We summarize the most important information of the last two days.
General elections in Italy: the favorite of the extreme right
Italians went to the polls on Sunday September 25 to elect their parliament, where the extreme right, if not surprised, should come into force and propose the prime minister who will succeed Mario Draghi. The results will be known overnight. At just 45, Giorgia Meloni, leader of the post-fascist party Fratelli d’Italia, who was credited with almost a quarter of the vote in recent polls, is the favorite to lead a coalition government in which the far right would largely dominate the classic right.
Whatever government emerges from the elections, its path already seems riddled with pitfalls. He will have to deal with the crisis caused by rising prices as Italy collapses under a debt that accounts for 150% of gross domestic product, the highest ratio in the euro zone behind Greece.
The government presents measures of the draft law on the financing of social security
While the Social Security Funding Bill will be published earlier this week, the government this weekend unveiled some measures that will go to Parliament. Action and Accounts Minister Gabriel Attal announced in particular that one of the measures would be compensatory work stoppages via teleconsultation if these were not ordered by the treating doctor.
Social Security’s 2023 budget will also include a measure to add a year to the study of prospective GPs, who will be encouraged to complete their course in medical deserts.
According to the draft bill on financing social security, the social security deficit will be significantly reduced in 2024 to 6.8 billion euros, compared to 17.8 billion expected this year. The draft law, consulted by Agence France-Presse on Sunday, contains no pension reform measure, while the executive is considering introducing an increase in the legal age or contribution period through an amendment during debates in Parliament in October.
Hundreds of protesters arrested in Iran
Protests in Iran have continued since the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by Tehran’s vice squad on September 13 for violating the country’s strict dress code for women.
According to the non-detailed Iranian official report, 41 people were killed in the nine-day protests, including protesters and security forces. Only in Guilan Province (North), “739 rioters, including 60 women” were arrested, the police chief said of the demonstrators, according to the Tasnim news agency. On Saturday, Iran’s main reformist party, the People’s Union of Islamic Iran, called on the state to lift the veil requirement.
War in Ukraine: Moscow tightens penalties for deserters
In full mobilization of its reservists for the fight in Ukraine, Moscow on Saturday tightened penalties for deserters and arrested hundreds of protesters after sacking its head of military logistics. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed amendments providing up to 10 years in prison for soldiers who desert or refuse to fight.
However, these determined measures did not stop opponents of this partial mobilization from demonstrating across the country on Saturday, during which at least 710 people were arrested in 32 cities, including almost half, according to OVD-Info, an organization specialized in counting arrests in Moscow.
Hurricane Fiona hits Canada
Hurricane Fiona hit Canada’s Atlantic coast hard on Saturday, September 24th. Trees uprooted, homes washed away, power lines damaged… By late Saturday afternoon, nearly 500,000 homes were without power in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Island-Edouard and New Brunswick.
Two women were washed away in Channel-Port-aux-Basques in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a police spokeswoman said on Saturday. One of the two victims, who was carried away after his home collapsed, was rescued and hospitalized, the other remains missing. After becoming a post-tropical storm, Fiona moved north on Sunday and gradually weakened.
And also :
Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge breaks the world record in Berlin in 2 hours 1 minute and 9 seconds
To go biking. Remco Evenepoel and Annemiek van Vleuten were crowned world champions
Music. Legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders died on Saturday at the age of 81
Movie theater. Death of actress Louise Fletcher, known for her role as a nurse in Flight over a cuckoo’s nest
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