Hon. Ryan Jaminal
COUNTRY GEARS UP FOR UPCOMING MIDTERMS; NAME CHANGE ALSO ON THE BALLOT
-The Federal Commission on Elections is gearing up for the December 17 mid term elections. The elections will have all 350 congressional seats and 75 senate seats, including 6 new senate seats from the two territories vying for statehood, Lawrence and Arsenia. The statehood bills are awaiting signature of the president after the 6 nation tour. The midterms will also be a plebiscite on the proposed name change of Congress under the 55th amendment to the constitution, changing the name of the country from the United Federation of Arizelon to the United States of Arizelon. The amendment was passed in the senate last month and is now awaiting ratification and must have at least 15 out of the 23 states to approve and ratify the amendment. Meanwhile campaigns nation wide are heating up as the midterms are expected to be a neck on neck, with the latest polls from the Arizelon Social Studies puts the ruling, left leaning Social Democrats, the party of the president at 46% with the opposition right wing Unionists polling at 42%, only 4 percentage points behind. But the survey says that there are still 23% of the respondents who associate themselves as independent that are still undecided.
In the house of representatives, the Democrats hold 194 seats, a 19 seat majority from the Unionist's 156 seats. There are currently 23 highly contested, "toss up" congressional districts. Meaning to say that these districts may either flip to either parties. The democrats have 14 seats that are in the toss up, compared to the unionist's 9 seats. With 10 democratic controlled districts still leaning blue and 147 unionist controlled districts still leaning red. If the Unionist win at least 19 out of these 23 seats, they could flip the house to their control, ending the 12 year streak of the democratic party. While in the senate, polls predict that it will remain firmly in the democratic control as the social dem's currently have 40 seats to the unionist's 29 seats with only 3 seats highly contested but all are democratic held seats. 8
With the said closeness in the polls, many political analysts say that the midterm election is a referendum on President Jaminal's way of governing the country, but the president personally holds a high approval and trust rating at 68% and 64% respectively which he was able to maintain for the past year. The country is now on a crossroads with a looming political battle for the books.
PRESIDENT JAMINAL SECURES SEVERAL AGREEMENTS IN 6 NATION TOUR
President Ryan Jaminal leaves Parameta for Candelonia as he is now on the end leg of his 6 nation tour, mostly to shore up support of major AAN members for the upcoming Inter-American Summit that will aim to ratify the Inter-American Free Trade Association and Agreement and the Inter-American Defense Treaty. The two treaties aim to strengthen the regional cooperation and strengthen the region's countries as a way to foster growth and development but at the same time prepare the AAN in strengthening its capabilities in deterring threats and secure peace in the region. The president also signed numerous business, military and cooperation agreements with the government's of the visited countries, ranging from arms deals, investments in infrastructure, energy, technology, manufacturing and industry, fueled by the Arizelean private financial sectors.
AAN SUMMIT TO OCCUR ON DEC.12
Secretary of State Ranjie Abne confirmed that the AAN Inter-American Summit will occur on Dec. 12 at Saldeca City. The Numerous heads of states of the various AAN members will meet to discuss and ratify numerous treaties and agreements such as the IAFTA and the Inter-American Defense Treaty. The AAN will also elect its new chairman and vice chairman for the year 2019.
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