While the new Government of Libya has evinced determination to tackle the many challenges faced by the nascent democracy, national dialogue must be held so that difficult decisions on a range of issues can be taken with broad popular support, a United Nations envoy said today.
In six months' time Iranians will go to the polls to elect a new president.
Although the campaign does not officially start until March, there has already been much speculation about who will be competing in the race to succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
After a year dominated by infighting between supporters and opponents of Mr Ahmadinejad, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has warned politicians not to engage in early electioneering.
After coming to power in March 2008, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s coalition government announced a nine-point agenda to reform the governance mode and address structural problems of the national economy it inherited from the military-led regime.
Five years down the road, most of the challenges, more or less, still exist. With transfer of power expected to take place in a few weeks after general elections due in May this year, the new government would be confronted with even more serious economic problems.
The Future bloc will not attend this week’s meeting of the joint parliamentary committees on a new vote law in line with its boycott of the government, former Prime Minister Foaud Siniora said Sunday, casting gloom over the outcome of the lawmakers’ talks.
Siniora also said the Future Movement would unveil this week a comprehensive draft electoral law designed to address the Christians’ concerns, in the latest attempt to break the deadlock over which proposal best guarantees fair representation for all sects.
|Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council and the most serious critic of Ahmadinejad says some people have tried to disrupt his relations with the Supreme Leader. “We usually talk, and we are very comfortable in our relationship.”|
Fresh off a strong showing in last week’s parliamentary elections, leaders of the Islamic Centrist Party now claim they are positioned to assume the mantle of Lower House speaker and even form the country’s next government.
Defying initial forecasts, members of the party took 16 seats in the January 23 polls, including three through the national list competition and 13 in district-level races, over four times the number of those secured by the second leading national list.
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A party crisis in the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is deepening as CHPAdıyaman deputy Salih Fırat announced Jan. 25 that he would resign despite calls from the party administration to withdraw his resignation.
“I assure everybody that my resignation is not connected with single statement or person. There has been a long process that led me to resign,” Fırat said in a written statement.
The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) on Saturday said the Citizenship ticket, led by former minister Hazem Qashou, did not win a seat in the 17th Lower House, granting the seat instead to the leftist Democratic Renaissance list.
After recounting the votes following a complaint by the leftist list’s leader, Ablah Abu Olbeh, to the National Centre for Human Rights, the commission recounted the votes and discovered a mistake in the preliminary result.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), in its intra-party elections, elected Makhoom Amin Fahim as President and PM Raja Pervez Ashraf as General Secretary, Geo News reported.
Farooq H Naek performed duties as Election Commissioner for intra-party polls.
In the elections, Makhoom Amin Fahim was elected as President and Raja Pervez Ashraf as General Secretary of PPP parliamentarians.
It also elected Manzoor Wattoo, Qaim Ali Shah, Sadiq Emrani and Anwar Saifullah as provincial presidents in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, respectively.
|The Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union emphasized the right of Iran and other Muslim countries to peaceful use of nuclear technology in a statement issued at the end of its two-day meeting in Khartoum on Tuesday.|
The members also condemned the assassination of nuclear scientists of Muslims countries, the Persian service of IRNA reported.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani slammed politicians across the country’s political divide Wednesday, saying that both the March 14 and March 8 coalitions are working to maintain Lebanon’s failing political system.
“The dictatorship of the politicians, the zuama [leaders] and the political parties continues to bless the sharp divisions between the members of this nation so that they [political leaders] can exploit them for political gains through lies and deceit,” Qabbani said.
The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) on Thursday acknowledged a delay in vote counting after all polling stations across the country were closed late Wednesday.
Several local districts witnessed a delay in the announcement of their preliminary results last night, due to what the IEC described as the "new system for the polls".
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's election, despite unexpected losses to resurgent centre-left challengers.
Netanyahu gave a speech to his supporters at the Likud headquarters where he thanked Israelis for the opportunity to govern for a third term.
"I am proud to be your prime minister....and I want to carry forward changes, and in order to do that we need to construct a wide government, which I've started to do already," he said.
Jerusalem (CNN) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party got the most votes in Israel's national election Tuesday, but a respectable showing by centrists could slow or halt a rightward swing in the government.
Netanyahu's Likud Beitenu won between 31 and 33 Knesset seats in the Israel election, TV exit polls reported, winning the most, as expected. Jewish Home, an extreme right party with a charismatic leader named Naftali Bennett, got between 11 and 12 seats.
Jordania acude hoy a las urnas para renovar su Cámara de Diputados, mientras el Gobierno resiste el embiste de la oposición, tanto islamista como de izquierdas y sindicalista, que ha llamado al boicot de los comicios para exigir reformas estructurales del Estado, protestando por lo que considera corrupción en el Gobierno y mostrando una incipiente insatisfacción con la monarquía del rey Abdalá II.