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# parliament - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Egypt worried as parliament dissolved, elections begin

Many voters are stuck between a rock and a hard place as they go to the polls today.

# parliament - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu expected to declare early elections tonight

Netanyahu’s government is the most stable Israel has had in years – but he faces pressure on domestic issues including the high cost of living and Palestine.

# parliament - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square

The retired pharmacist left a note linking his suicide with the country’s financial crisis.

# parliament - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Oireachtas Plus: parliament hoping to expand TV channel

The parliament launched a pilot channel last November, and is now looking for advice on rolling the project out further.

# parliament - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Obama's security plans end up in the gutter... literally

A booklet containing security details about the US president’s visit to Australia was found on the street by a newspaper reporter.

# parliament - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill

A mass walk-out by workers has started in Greece, bringing the country’s corporate and public sectors to a halt ahead of a key vote in Parliament.

# parliament - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Jordan's King welcomes constitutional changes that reduce his power

King Abdullah II is weakening the crown, creating a constitutional court and boosting the role of the parliament.

# parliament - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote Greece This post contains videos

Tensions high in Greece as lawmakers brace for second vote

Protests are continuing ahead of today’s bill, which is needed to push through the austerity measures that were agreed yesterday.

# parliament - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Gallery: Athens burns as riots seize the Greek capital Athens This post contains images

Gallery: Athens burns as riots seize the Greek capital

Over 100 people have been injured after another day of violence…

# parliament - Monday 28 March, 2011

'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House

Dozens of members of Indiana’s state congress return to duty, ending a weeks-long standoff over Republican anti-union bills.

# parliament - Friday 4 March, 2011

Wales votes yes to extending powers of national assembly Wales This post contains videos

Wales votes yes to extending powers of national assembly

Nick Clegg welcomes Welsh yes vote, saying it marks a real turning point for devolution.

# parliament - Monday 3 January, 2011

Vote to scrap Seanad could be held within months

The government admits it is to discuss holding a referendum scrapping the upper house on the same day as the next election.

# parliament - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

A FEW WEEKS before the Indonesian parliament introduces laws banning pornography, the country’s parliament was disrupted for fifteen minutes when hackers put hardcore porn on public displays in the chamber and lobby.

The touch-screen displays – which are linked to the parliament’s website and are used by members and journalists to follow the chamber’s agenda – showed porn videos after hackers broke into the website and uploaded the illict material.

The images were displayed for fifteen minutes before officials managed to switch the machines off, though not before the images had caused considerable grievance amongst several press hacks and politicians alike.

“It’s not a funny incident,” Roy Suryo, a Democratic Party member, told the Jakarta Globe. “Someone must be held responsible for it.” Meanwhile the house speaker, Rarzuki Alie, said the legislature would probably file a police complaint.

The material displayed on the screens came from a site that is banned in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.

A senior parliamentary staffer confirmed that the material had been uploaded by a user gaining access through FTP to the parliament’s website.

Separately, legislators from the provincial council of West Java discovered that public computers in the council building had been used to access porn sites.

The event has become a focal point for the government’s pledges to ban all “undesirable” content from being viewed within the country.