#Vote

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The MLB All-Stars game is scheduled for July 13. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The voting would be conducted in two phases
  • Fans can vote on multiple platforms
  • Results would be announced on July 1, 2021

.Santiago, Chile
Eighty percent voted for a new constitution to be drawn up by a body of elected members. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • In 2019, protestors took to the streets demanding a new constitution
  • Chile's existing constitution dates from 1980
  • It limits state intervention, promotes private enterprise in all sectors of the economy

.Ecuador
Guillermo Lasso, former banker, wins the presidential election. (Picture Credit-PTI)

  • With 93 percent of votes counted, Lasso held a lead of almost five percentage points over economist Arauz
  • Conservative Lasso declared himself president-elect 
  • He accepted the "challenge" of changing Ecuador's "destiny"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Georgian Governor Brian Kemp signed the Election Integrity Act of 2021 into law recently
  • Biden has urged the Congress to pass the two Acts soon
  • If passed the acts would be imposed all across America 

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The voting in West Bengal will be done in eight phases, set to get underway on March 27. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • A total of 294 constituencies are set to go for polls in March
  • Trinamool Congress has released its list of 294 candidates
  • Party Supremo Mamata Banerjee will contest from Nandigram

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump became the first US President to be impeached twice (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The vote ended at a tally of 55 to 45
  • A two-thirds majority is required to convict a US President in the Senate
  • Senator Mitch McConnell, minority leader, voted with his party

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
National Voters' Day is celebrated on January 25 every year. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The day aims to spread awareness about the electoral process among voters
  • The theme for this year is, 'Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed'
  • Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is slated to launch the e-EPIC programme

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The session will officially confirm the Electoral College votes won by President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: AP / PTI)

  • Several Republican lawmakers are expected to raise opposition to the counting of votes 
  • The session will be presided over by US Vice President Mike Pence
  • The session will officially confirm the Electoral College votes won by President-elect Joe Biden 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Incumbent President Donald Trump currently lags behind President-elect Joe Biden by a margin of 38 votes. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The Electoral College procedure is merely a formality in confirming the will of the people expressed at the poll
  • But the process carried added significance given the turbulence of last month's election

.Liberia
About 2.5 million people are registered to vote, according to Liberia's national elections committee. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Ballot papers will also ask voters whether to lift a ban on holding dual nationality
  • The ban has long been viewed as hypocritical in some quarters
  • Still only in his first term, George Weah firmly denies that the referendum is designed to keep him in power