Noticias

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri resigns citing Iranian meddling

04 Nov 2017
Líbano
Fuente: 
Al Jazeera

Saad Hariri has announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister and implicitly blamed Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, for his decision.

In a televised speech on Saturday, he said he suspected there were covert plans to target his life, but he did not elaborate.

Hariri, who made the statement during a visit to Saudi Arabia, said Iran planted "disorder and destruction" in the country and meddled in the internal issues of Lebanon as well as other Arab countries.

Emergency state does not adversely affect freedom of candidacy

04 Nov 2017
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

CAIRO – 4 November 2017: Egypt's 2018 Presidential Election Observatory argued that the Parliament’s move to enforce an emergency state across the country is not adversely impacting the freedom of the candidacy. 

In its second report regarding the procedures and environment surrounding the electoral process, the observatory argued that the candidacy process provides fair competitiveness and that there are no complaints reported by any candidates about any possible disruptions. 

Iranian State Officials Clash Over Allowing Religious Minorities in Local Elections

04 Nov 2017
Irán
Fuente: 
Payvand

The head of Iran's judiciary has sided with proponents of banning religious minorities from local elections while the Rouhani government has reiterated their rights as citizens under the Constitution. 

In his October 31 remarks, Chief Justice Sadegh Larijani said that the ban was the Guardian Council's prerogative as the country's highest authority in determining legislative compliance with Islamic principles.

El primer ministro libanés, Saad Hariri, anuncia por sorpresa su dimisión.

04 Nov 2017
Líbano
Fuente: 
El País

El primer ministro libanés, Saad Hariri, ha anunciado este sábado por sorpresa y desde Arabia Saudí su dimisión aludiendo al clima político que vive el país. Tras arremeter contra las armas del partido-milicia chií libanesa Hezbolá y contra Irán, ha afirmado temer por su vida. "Anuncio mi dimisión del puesto de primer ministro", ha declarado Hariri en un discurso retransmitido por la cadena de noticias Al Arabiya. Lo ha hecho durante su segunda visita a Arabia Saudí en menos de cinco días.

Machrou Tounes : Le bureau politique approuve la fusion avec le parti de la Nation unifié.

02 Nov 2017
Túnez
Fuente: 
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunis, 2 nov 2017 (TAP) -  Le bureau politique du parti Machrou Tounes a approuvé la fusion avec le parti de la Nation unifié après une série de consultations entre les deux partis, a déclaré Khaoula Ben Aicha, membre de Machrou Tounes et députée à l'Assemblée des Représentants du Peuple (ARP), jeudi soir à l'agence TAP.

"La fusion du parti de la Nation avec Machrou Tounes sera effective après l'achèvement des procédures de dissolution du parti au plan national et local", a-t-elle précisé.

Bahrain charges opposition leader with 'spying'

01 Nov 2017
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Al Jazeera

Bahrain has charged the leader of the country's outlawed main opposition party with "spying" and suggested the 2011 Arab Spring protests that gripped the country were instigated by a "foreign country".

Bahrain's public prosecutor charged Ali Salman, secretary-general of the al-Wefaq party, and Hassan Sultan, a former member of parliament, of colluding with Qatar to carry out "hostile acts" in Bahrain and damage its "prestige", a statement on the state news agency BNA said on Wednesday.

Iraqi cabinet sets date for upcoming parliamentary election

01 Nov 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
The Baghdad Post

The Iraqi cabinet set on Wednesday the date for the upcoming parliamentary election on May 15, 2018.   

In a statement, the cabinet said that the federal government would be responsible for providing a secure environment to hold the elections and help displaced persons return to their districts. 

Electronic voting will be available. Political parties taking part in the elections are not supposed to have armed wings, it noted.

Ces affiches électorales ridicules qui font rire les internautes.

30 Oct 2017
Argelia
Fuente: 
TSA

La campagne pour les élections locales du 23 novembre prochain a commencé ce dimanche 29 octobre. Les listes des partis présentant des candidats à ce scrutin peuvent désormais être collées sur les tableaux qui leur sont dédiés dans les espaces publics. Toutefois, les partis politiques utilisent les réseaux sociaux pour faire connaitre leurs candidats. Sur la toile, certaines de ces affiches électorales ont déjà été dévoilées et tournées en dérision.

Pourquoi les poids lourds politiques ne briguent pas le poste de maire.

30 Oct 2017
Argelia
Fuente: 
TSA

La campagne électorale pour les locales du 23 novembre prochain a commencé ce dimanche 29 octobre dans une indifférence totale. Une cinquantaine de partis politiques, quatre alliances et des groupes d’indépendants ont présenté 165.000 candidats, selon l’agence officielle.

Sur ces listes, les anciens ministres, les chefs des partis politiques, les cadres dirigeants et les célébrités ou animateurs vedettes sont absents. Contrairement aux législatives, les locales n’attirent pas les personnalités politiques, économiques et médiatiques connues. Pourquoi ?

Nouvel échec des députés de l’ARP à choisir un nouveau président de l’ISIE

30 Oct 2017
Túnez
Fuente: 
Tunisie Numerique.

L’Assemblée des représentants du peuple (ARP)  a échoué lundi 30 octobre pour la quatrième fois consécutive à élire à un nouveau président de l’Instance supérieure indépendante des élections (ISIE), poste vacant depuis bientôt 4 mois à l’issue de la démission de Chafik Sarsar.

Les deux finalistes du deuxième tour, Mohamed Tlilli Mansari et Njala Brahem ont obtenu respectivement 100 et 51 voix en deçà du quota requis de 109 voix pour être désigné au poste de président de l’ISIE.

Amir accepts resignation of Cabinet

30 Oct 2017
Kuwait
Fuente: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s Cabinet. The Amiri Order, effective as of Monday, stipulates the acceptance of the resignation, whereby the premier and ministers will proceed amid urgent circumstances as a caretaker Cabinet, pending the formation of a new Cabinet.

Iran Parliament Starts Vetting Nominees for Vacant Cabinet Posts

29 Oct 2017
Irán
Fuente: 
Tasnim News

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s parliament began vetting President Hassan Rouhani’s nominees for the two remaining cabinet posts on Sunday, two months after all his proposed ministerial picks except one managed to win the vote of confidence from the lawmakers.

Intensive talks are underway in the parliament about the credentials and backgrounds of Reza Ardakanian and Mansour Gholami, who have been nominated for the positions of the minister of science, research and technology and the energy minister respectively.

Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on November 1

28 Oct 2017
Iraq
Fuente: 
Reuters

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan’s veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

His decision came just weeks after a referendum on Kurdish independence backfired and triggered a crisis for Iraq’s Kurds who had been enjoying a period of unprecedented autonomy.

CHP leader calls for early presidential, parliamentary and local elections

27 Oct 2017
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has once again called on the government to bring forward all three elections slated to take place in 2019, including local, parliamentary and presidential polls, in a bid to avoid further deterioration of democracy in the country.

“Today Turkey is not being governed. I know their [ruling Justice and Development Party – AKP’s] biggest anxiety. The economy will worsen… I challenge them,” Kılıçdaroğlu said in an interview with private broadcaster CNN Türk on Oct. 26.

Cabinet expected to submit resignation Monday

26 Oct 2017
Kuwait
Fuente: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: MP Faisal Al-Kandari said he went to the Speaker’s office on Thursday to present his interpellation against the oil minister, but the Speaker informed him that there was no need for that because the government will not attend the next session. Al-Kandari said, “We all know that the government has resigned and will submit its resignation officially on Monday. Consequently, there is no point in submitting the interpellation request.”

Le chef de file de l’opposition, l’honorable Soumaïla Cissé : « Les partis politiques de l’opposition se coaliseront en 2018 pour faire barrage à IBK »

26 Oct 2017
Malí
Fuente: 
Malijet

Les membres des partis politiques de l’opposition républicaine et démocratique en collaboration avec les membres de la  société civile  étaient face à la presse le lundi 23 octobre dans la salle de conférence de la maison de la Presse pour exprimer leur ras-le-bol face l’insécurité rampante, la politisation de l’école et la mauvaise organisation des prochaines élections. C’était sous la présidence du chef de file de l’opposition, l’honorable Soumaïla Cissé qui avait à ses côtés l’honorable Amadou Thiam de l’ADP-Maliba,  du Dr Oumar Mariko du parti SADI, M.

Turkey, Iraq say KRG poll results must be annulled

26 Oct 2017
Iraq
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Both and Turkey and the Iraqi central government said on Oct. 26 that the results of an independence referendum held by Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last month should be annulled.

The damage caused by the independence vote is “unrecoverable,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 26, while earlier in the day, his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi vowed that Baghdad “will not accept anything but the cancellation of the referendum.”

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