Official results are in for Lebanon’s legislative elections, with the incoming Parliament set to be a contested one: Hezbollah and its allies have failed to retain their majority, while the withdrawal of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Future Movement opened the path for a re-shuffling of the rest of the establishment in Parliament, with opposition figures now holding a bloc in parliament.
- Casi 3,8 millones de personas estaban convocadas en las elecciones celebradas el domingo
- Los comicios son los primeros que se celebran desde la grave crisis económica que se inició en 2019
BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) - Iran-backed Hezbollah has been dealt a blow in Lebanon's parliamentary election with preliminary results showing losses for some of its oldest allies and the Saudi-aligned Lebanese Forces party saying it had gained seats.
Lebanon holds parliamentary elections on Sunday while reeling from an economic crisis that has pushed more than three-quarters of the population into poverty.
Some 3.9 million eligible voters will select their preferred representatives among 718 candidates spread across 103 lists in 15 districts and 27 subdistricts, an increase from 597 candidates and 77 lists in 2018.
Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese expatriates have begun casting their votes in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, almost three years into a crippling economic crisis that has decimated the Lebanese pound, sparked unprecedented inflation, and pushed thousands of people to leave the country.
Lebanese expats living in 10 countries – including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Iraq – will vote on Friday, while the diaspora living in 48 other countries will vote on Sunday.
Lebanese citizens at home will vote on May 15.
Días vertiginosos en Pakistán, en que el primer ministro que llegó del cricket podría ser sustituido hoy mismo por el número dos de la familia Sharif. El capitán Imran Jan perdió el partido al filo de la medianoche del sábado, cuando el estado profundo se cuadró ante las maniobras dilatorias de sus correligionarios para esquivar la moción de censura.
Shebaz Sharif se convirtió este 11 de abril en el nuevo primer ministro de Pakistán, tras una votación de la Asamblea Nacional. El político fue nombrado para dirigir el nuevo gabinete hasta mediados de 2023, cuando están previstas elecciones generales. Su designación llega luego de la destitución de Imra Khan, el fin de semana, mediante una moción de censura. El partido del derrocado líder denunció una presunta injerencia extranjera en el nuevo rumbo político del país.
KUWAIT: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Tuesday His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who tendered a letter of the Cabinet’s resignation.
KUWAIT: HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday submitted his government’s resignation to the Crown Prince. The resignation came after three opposition MPs grilled the premier last week, accusing him of failing to check rife corruption. Sheikh Sabah categorically denied the allegations.
Pakistán se encamina a nuevas elecciones, antes de noventa días. Cuando todo parecía a punto para que una abigarrada mayoría parlamentaria destituyera este domingo a Imran Jan, el primer ministro de Pakistán ha logrado sobrevivir sacándose un as de la manga. La moción de censura prevista finalmente no ha sido votada, después de que el vicepresidente de la Asamblea -en ausencia del presidente- haya aceptado los argumentos del ministro de Justicia para disolver la sesión "por anticonstitucional".
BEIRUT, March 14 (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday he would not seek re-election in a parliamentary election scheduled for May 15.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its main ally, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), have submitted a draft law to the parliament to decrease the election threshold from the current 10 percent to 7 percent.
The 15-article draft law was introduced to the parliament on March 14 by the AKP and the MHP officials. The new electoral law can be applied in the next parliamentary elections slated for June 2023.
- The cost of holding elections is estimated at $15.5 million
- Nearly 3.97 million voters will partake in the upcoming ballot, including about 225,000 overseas voters
BEIRUT: Lebanese parties have been rushing to submit their candidacies for the upcoming parliamentary elections to the Ministry of Interior with the deadline for registration, March 15, soon approaching.
The European Union’s Election Observation Mission to Iraq has described October’s national elections as “largely peaceful and orderly” in its final comprehensive assessment.
Iraq held early elections on October 10 in response to one of the core demands of a nationwide, pro-reform protest movement that erupted in 2019.
Leaders of six opposition parties in Turkey have signed a joint declaration outlining their plan to restore parliamentary system and strip the powers of the president if they win 2023 elections.
The plan aimed to entirely overhaul the existing executive presidential system, which has been backed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies, and in force since June 2018.
A 48-page document covering 23 articles was signed on Monday by the leaders at a large event organised in a hotel in the capital Ankara.
Supporters of the Hezbollah party in Lebanon have increased their threats against opponents through social media ahead of the May parliamentary elections.
The latest threat was against Lebanese University professor Bassel Saleh.
Threats are often made ahead of elections, but this year they take on a new edge given that the polls are taking place after the 2019 popular revolt against Lebanon's ruling class.