Showing president elections Open VLD announced on 26 March 2016

On Saturday, March 26th will be announced the new chairperson (s) for Open VLD. This has informed the party after the congress members Thursday night agreed to early elections for the presidency and the board of the party.

Party Chairman Gwendolyn Rutten had earlier this month stated that the president elections in the Flemish Liberals would be brought forward. Statutory which were only planned for the autumn, but the unanimous demand of the party executive, the procedure is already in the spring instead.
Candidiasis can be submitted until February 26th. The campaign will then run until March 18th. Then an electronic vote which runs until 26 March. That day, the result is also disclosed. If several candidates and none gets a majority, subsequently followed by a second round of voting.

Rihanna will give new album away for free

The chronicle of the long announced and even longer awaited album by Rihanna got a surprising denouement at the last minute. Not only could make the world finally know after months of speculation with the new album of the singer. She put her new songs after a leak just for nothing on the Internet. Or a clever trick is how to polish her fading star, the question remains.
Fun yesterday could not Rihanna fans. Gift to my navy!!! #ANTI Download with code, tweeted the singer in the morning. A day after the single Work was launched (a duet with Drake), followed just out of nowhere the whole album, free download over yet. Not because Rihanna (27) suddenly was in a generous mood. The intention was that the album from today until Tidal, the streaming site Jay-Z, was listening. But the thirteen songs were put online already prematurely by a technical foul. Whether that error was or was not wanted, is not clear. RiRi would not be the first artist who works out with such a promotional stunt. The album immediately went viral through various illegal download sites, so Rihanna decided to give the album away for free. For the first 24 hours at least, as of today, the album just for sale in stores and download sites.

Difficult delivery

And that is the end of a very difficult birth. Rihanna'slast  album Unapologetic dates back to November 2012, more than three years ago so. The successor was supposed to appear before the summer of 2015. When we got Rihanna last year in March spoke in New York, the single was Four Five Seconds just appeared and was the second single (with Paul McCartney and Kanye West) Bitch Better Have My Money just launched. "The album is coming, I just still do not know exactly when," assured RiRi us.

The two singles were clearly intended as a preview of the new album, but the patience of the fans was further endlessly challenged. There was a single, American Oxygen, but flopped grandiose. And when it was suddenly very quiet around the new album. Reportedly was Rihanna's label boss by the disappointing results of the singles hit slightly panicked and RiRi had been instructed to look fast even in a few hits. That took longer than expected. Even though Rihanna late October launched a promotional campaign that counted was the release of ANTI. Certainly before the end of 2015, the fans were hoping, but the New Year began without a new Rihanna album. To do so was suddenly yesterday. Free.

It was about time, because Rihanna's star was seriously on the wane. It's been a while since she had one tackle a number, and it is not exactly storm the ticket for her new world tour. That would be her on July 21 also bring Werchter Boutique. Would, for that concert is in jeopardy. Rihanna would be replaced (called Beyoncé) by another name. Officially, because there is not enough security personnel can be deployed on July 21, but there are rumors that there are only a few thousand tickets sold, not nearly enough to fill the meadow. Therefore high time for Rihanna to polish its reputation, and for that this album is more than welcome.

Trump rages in new polls out on victory

Billionaire Donald Trump is strengthening its position, five days before the first primary in Iowa. A majority of Republican voters, 56 percent, sees him as the strongest candidate who can win in November. 67 percent think he will win the nomination. In a nationwide poll by CNN Trump reached a record high: 41 percent say he preferred.
While Trump is expanding his lead and increasingly the impression that his victory is inevitable, the billionaire yesterday took a bold step. The real estate magnate decided not to participate in the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucus on Thursday. Trump finds that one of the Fox News debate leaders with whom he has been since august war, MegynKelly, must withdraw. He crashed last year in the first debate a lot with Kelly after she had confronted him with several misogynistic comments from the past. Fox News is refusing to go into Trump's requirement. "She's a third-rate journalist," Trump said at a news conference, after Kelly earlier in a tweet 'biased' had called. "We do not give in to the terror of the Trump campaign," the broadcaster later in a statement. "This debate will continue, with or without Mr. Trump," the presenter in its news There Kelly File. Boycotting Trump is risky. It offers its rivals, particularly Senator Ted Cruz, the chance to cut in on the Republican front-runner right before Iowa. By staying away, Trump does not have the ability to key voter groups such as the believer conservatives in Iowa, to win over an audience of millions. The first debate with Kelly in August was viewed by a record number of viewers, about 24 million.


Trump brimming with confidence through a series of public opinion polls of recent days. The poll by ABC News and the Washington Post showing that Republican voters are deemed inevitable victory, for the first election is a landslide. In November, only 42 percent of those convicted, 25 percent less so.  Regarding another weak point that Trump pursued since last year that he cannot win in November a Democrat, has now settled the billionaire. Republican voters think that choosing Cruz or Senator Marco Rubio means the party in November, the White House no longer recaptures the Democrats. From three national surveys also show that the controversial real estate magnate distancing itself from its competitors and does not seem to catch up.  His lead varies from 37 percent to even 41 percent. "A new record," Trump commented on Twitter about passing the 40-percent threshold. Extremely distant follow nearest rival Cruz (19) and Rubio by 8 percent. The remainder of the candidates does not come out above 6 percent. In Iowa Trump has an average of several polls now ahead of Cruz of slightly less than 6 percent.

Record Number

 Crucial for Trump is that his supporters would have showed up Monday in Iowa. A substantial portion of its adherents consists primarily of Republicans who have not previously participated in primaries.  Various polls show that the gap between Trump and Cruz is much smaller among voters that do the cold braved to vote in the past. The caucus system in Iowa, where voters at meetings in schools, churches and community centers make their choice for the new voters barrier to vote. A good sign for Trump is that it looks for a record number of Republican voters go vote in Iowa. Municipalities are ringing off the hook, according to a report in The New York Times, by voters who ask where they can vote Monday. Trump doing the last days of campaigning in Iowa increasingly called on his supporters to vote.