Current Affairs - Politics

Exercise : Politics - Latest Current Affairs
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Which country's opposition won recent parliamentary elections ending 8 years of populist rule?
Czech Republic
Answer: Option
Poland's liberal opposition, led by Donald Tusk, achieved a historic parliamentary majority in recent elections, ending eight years of populist rule. The victory was seen as a repudiation of the Law and Justice (PiS) party's conservative and nationalist policies.

How many member countries are there in NATO in 2023?
Answer: Option
As of 2023, there are 31 member countries in NATO. The most recent country to join NATO was Finland in 2023. NATO is a political and military alliance of countries from North America and Europe. It was founded in 1949 in response to the Soviet Union's expansion into Eastern Europe after World War II. NATO's core principle is collective defence, which means that an attack on one member state is considered an attack on all member states.

Who won the Maldives presidential election in 2023?
Ibrahim Solih
Mohamed Muizzu
Abdulla Yameen
Mohamed Nasheed
Answer: Option
Mohamed Muizzu, a pro-China candidate from the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), won the Maldives presidential election in 2023 with over 53% of the vote in a runoff.

Who was re-elected as President of Zimbabwe in the August 2023 election?
Nelson Chamisa
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Morgan Tsvangirai
Robert Mugabe
Answer: Option
Emmerson Mnangagwa was re-elected as President of Zimbabwe in the August 2023 election. He won 52.6% of the vote, defeating Nelson Chamisa of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), who received 44% of the vote. The election was marred by allegations of irregularities, including voter intimidation and vote-buying. The CCC has rejected the results and has called for a recount. However, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said that there is no evidence to support the allegations of fraud.

Which Indian-origin economist won the Singapore presidential election?
K. Shanmugam
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Hri Kumar Nair
Vivian Balakrishnan
Answer: Option
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an Indian-origin economist, won Singapore's presidential election, a significant political development after a ten-year gap and marking the country's first contested presidential polls since 2011.