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The Guardian view on parliamentary sleaze: watchdogs under attack

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Forced on to the back foot by its failed defence of Owen Paterson, who resigned from parliament last Thursday, the government is trying to avoid reversing any further from its plan to overhaul the regime governing sta...

MPs who sit on parliamentary groups face scrutiny over lobbying

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MPs serving on informal parliamentary groups while working in second jobs are facing scrutiny from a powerful parliamentary committee over concerns that they could exploit a lobbying loophole. An inquiry by the Common...

Brazil begins parliamentary inquiry into Bolsonaro’s Covid response

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Brazil’s congress has launched a parliamentary inquiry into what critics call Jair Bolsonaro’s disastrous and potentially criminal response to a Covid pandemic that has killed nearly 400,000 Brazilians. The politicall...

Left-leaning coalition predicted to win Norwegian parliamentary vote

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Norway’s left-leaning opposition has ousted the country’s Conservative-led government in parliamentary elections, exit polls have predicted, but the exact shape of the “Red-Green” coalition set to run the Nordic count...

Far right placed to make gains in Cyprus parliamentary vote

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A far-right party with links to Greece’s defunct neo-Nazi Golden Dawn appears likely to double its support as widespread disaffection over corruption scandals dominate elections for a new parliament in Cyprus on Sunda...

Independent body needed to deal with allegations by Canberra parliamentary staff, review finds

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Parliamentary staff in Canberra need a new independent complaints mechanism to deal with incidents of alleged sexual assault and harassment along with serious bullying, a review has found. The Foster report, released ...