Key questions about general election results, and how the BBC reports them, answered.How does a party win?By winning more seats in the House of Commons than all the other parties put together. If a party does that, it has what is known as a majority. There are 650 seats available, which means 326 seats are needed to win an overall majority.However, an effective majority could be smaller as Sinn Fein, which won seven seats in Northern Ireland in 2017, traditionally refuses to swear allegiance to the Queen and, as a consequence, is not entitled to vote. So in 2017, 650 minus Sinn Fein's seven would be 643 voting MPs, and 322 would have been enough to command a majority. But obviously that figure changes depending on how many non-voting MPs there are.What is a constituency?Also called a seat, in a general election, this is where the political battles are fought. Voters in each constituency choose just one MP. Interactive content: Upgrade your browser for the full experience. … [Read more...] about General election 2019: How the BBC calculates and reports results
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The following is a transcript of the interview with Martha Bárcena Coqui, Mexico's ambassador to the U.S., that aired Sunday, June 9, 2019, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Welcome back to "Face the Nation." Joining us now is the Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Marta Bárcena Coquí. She was part of the Mexican negotiating team working to prevent the Trump Administration from imposing tariffs on Mexico. Good to have you here. Your president held a rally in Tijuana last night. But, President Trump tweeted this morning that tariffs aren't totally off the table. Is it too soon to celebrate? MARTA BÁRCENA COQUI, MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES: Good morning, Margaret. I'm really thrilled to be here in FACE THE NATION. And yes, we were following the rally yesterday at Tijuana, with the saying "Mexico united is stronger," and we want friendship and dialogue with the United States. So the idea of the rally was to inform the declaration that we agreed … [Read more...] about Transcript: Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena Coqui on “Face the Nation,” June 9, 2019
The following is a transcript of an interview with Rudy Giuliani that aired Sunday, September 29, 2019, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We're back now with President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who is called a central figure in the whistleblower complaint. He joins us from New York this morning. Mr. Mayor, thank you for joining us. RUDY GIULIANI: Thank you, Margaret. MARGARET BRENNAN: Why wouldn't the president reach out first to law enforcement, to his own agencies if his concern was truly about corruption? Why bring this up in a phone call with the leader of Ukraine? GIULIANI: Well listen- I mean this goes back actually to November of 2018. I- I wasn't asking for this. Someone came to me, a very well-respected investigator, American citizen and told me that in- in- in Ukraine there were a number of allegations of interference in the 2016 election. That appear to be real and truthful unlike the Russian collusion hoax. And that it was really … [Read more...] about Transcript: Rudy Giuliani on “Face the Nation,” September 29, 2019
When the polls close at 22:00 GMT on Thursday some of the nation's voters will be in the dark over the election result until morning. But what's happening during these night time hours of suspense at vote counts across the country?As polling stations shut their doors many people get settled in front of the television to watch the drama unfold while others head to bed, perhaps checking their phones for updates and news of exit polls before turning the lights out. But others are sitting in rows under bright strip lights in schools, town halls and sports centres, sorting ballot papers.Three-time vote counter Ella Rees said a buzz of excitement united tables of strangers and powered them through the night as papers piled up and anxious candidates paced the room.The 21-year-old law student will be counting again this time, in her home constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham. She counted votes in the 2017 local and general elections and the Brexit referendum in 2016. "It's exciting because … [Read more...] about General election 2019: What happens at the counts?
Aero India 2019: Two Rafale fighter planes of the French Air Force on Wednesday landed in Bengaluru for one of the world’s top aerospace exhibitions – Aero India 2019. As per reports, top Indian Air Force (IAF) officers including IAF Deputy Chief Air Marshal Vivek Chaudhari will fly the plane during Aero India show. Makers of these world-class fighter jets Dassault Aviation would also display the business jet, Falcon 2000s and other French aircrafts such as Airbus A33-900, Airbus C295 and Airbus H135 along with H145 helicopters. The five-day airspace show will kick start on February 20 and will commence on February 24. The centrepiece of the flying displays will be the A330neo - the latest addition to the leading Airbus widebody family featuring advanced materials, new optimized wings, composite shark lets and highly efficient engines that together deliver 25 per cent reduced fuel burn and carbon dioxide emissions, news agency PTI quoted an Airbus official statement. The … [Read more...] about Aero India 2019: 2 Rafale jets land in Bengaluru; Airbus, Dakota, other heritage planes to rule the sky
Britons go to the polls this Thursday for the country's snap general election, with polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland opening at 07:00 GMT. The election - the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years – has been dubbed a truly historic one, with the potential to shape Britain’s future for decades to come. After the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will begin immediately, with most results due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning. A total of 650 MPs will be chosen under the first-past-the-post system used for general elections, in which the candidate who secures the most votes in each individual constituency is elected. Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible to vote, as long as they are a British citizen or a qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland and have registered to vote. Voters do not require a polling card, but will need to give their name and address at their … [Read more...] about UK Voters Set to Head to Polls in ‘Historic’ Ballot with Potential to Shape Nation’s Future