Noticias

GCC members moving from cooperation to integration

28 Nov 2013
Bahréin
Kuwait
Omán
Qatar
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Gulf Cooperation Council parliament and Shura council chiefs have come up with a number of joint recommendations at the end of a meeting in Kuwait yesterday. They decided that Kuwait will host a conference of the committee of parliament chiefs on GCC economic integration in 2014, while Kuwait’s National Assembly will also be responsible for organizing a trip involving the regional group to the US Congress.

Mali: second tour des législatives le 15 Décembre

27 Nov 2013
Malí
Fuente: 
Jeune Afrique y AFP

Aucun parti ou coalition de partis politiques n'a obtenu la majorité aux élections législatives du 24 novembre au Mali où un second tour aura lieu le 15 décembre, selon les résultats provisoires annoncés mercredi soir par le gouvernement.

Le taux de participation a été de 38,4%, soit environ 10 points de moins qu'au second tour de la présidentielle du 11 août, "en deçà de nos attentes", a reconnu le ministre malien de l'Administration du territoire, Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, en annonçant les résultats provisoires.

Parties Continue to Test Water as Poll Nears

27 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

With only a few months to go before the country goes to the polls, political parties are now engaged in talks with one another, strengthening ties in the hope of securing the best possible outcome from the national ballot box.

Gun Gun Heryanto, a political analyst at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, said on Tuesday that all parties were currently considering their options.

“Political elites are looking to find common ground in the hope of finding agreements in the future,” he said.

Another Poll Gives Joko Presidential Lead

26 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has again topped a poll of prospective presidential candidates, despite there being no move by his party to officially nominate him for the nation’s highest office.

In a survey by Australia-based Roy Morgan Research, Joko was chosen by 37 percent of respondents, followed by Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) co-founder and chief patron Prabowo Subianto, who was favored by 15 percent.

Golkar Must Unite, Analysts Say

26 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

The Golkar Party will need to work hard to consolidate internally if its chairman and presidential candidate, Aburizal Bakrie, is to score a victory in next year’s election, commentators say.

“Golkar is experienced in winning legislative elections, but is always vulnerable when it comes to presidential elections,” Gun Gun Heryanto, a political communications lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, said on Tuesday.

“In the reform era, divisions within Golkar in the run-up to presidential elections have long been an issue.

Observers: Absence of Strong Political Icon Hurting Islamic Parties’ Prospects in Next Year’s Elections

26 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

With the lack of a strong Islamic figure in Indonesia’s current political scene and the rise of other political icons such as Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, Islamic-based parties may have to settle for nominating a vice presidential candidate in next year’s election, a new survey shows.

“It is very difficult for Islamic parties if they want to support their own presidential candidates,” Umar S. Bakry, the executive director of the National Survey Institute (LSN), said on Monday. “The most realistic move for them is to nominate a vice presidential candidate.”

Old debts force up Bosnia Federation Budget

25 Nov 2013
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
BalkanInsight

The government of Bosnia's Federation entity has presented the entity's draft budget for 2014, saying it is nearly double this year's budget in size, as it has to include paying off old loans.

The entity has to repay around half a billion euro in these loans. The authorities hope a new tranche from an IMF stand-by will bridge the chasm.

But to get another IMF financial injection, the entity government first has to adopt a budget for next year on time.

Results trickle in after Mauritania election

25 Nov 2013
Mauritania
Fuente: 
al Arabiya y AFP

Results from polling stations across Mauritania began to trickle in Sunday but the electoral commission said it wasn’t in a position to give an early picture of nationwide trends.

The commission said counting had been delayed in many regions where people were allowed to cast their ballots after the official deadline, adding that definitive results from Saturday’s election would be made available “perhaps in the middle of the week.”

Kuwait Tightens Cleric Oversight

25 Nov 2013
Kuwait
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
Arab Times

DUBAI/KUWAIT CITY, Nov 25, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been quietly reining in their clerics on concerns that preachers could use their influence to stir up trouble and inflame sectarian divisions at a time of high tension over the crises in Syria and Egypt. Authorities in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and home to a powerful conservative clergy, have declined to respond to local media reports in recent months which said nearly 20 clerics had been sacked or suspended.

Survey Indicates Broad Support for Islamic Coalition in 2014

24 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Indonesian voters appear to welcome the notion of an Islamic party coalition ahead of next year’s presidential election, a new survey found, despite some Islamic parties’ own reluctance to the proposal.

The National Survey Institute (LSN) said its latest poll found that 45.6 percent of respondents favored, in principle, a coalition of Islamic parties, while 23.7 percent disagreed. The remainder were undecided or had no opinion.  The survey was conducted from Oct. 20 through 30, from 1,240 eligible voters across Indonesia’s 34 provinces.

Las legislativas malienses, sin incidentes y marcadas por falta de entusiasmo

24 Nov 2013
Malí
Fuente: 
El Confidencial - EFE

Idrissa Diakité

Bamako, 24 nov (EFE).- La primera vuelta de las elecciones legislativas de Mali se ha desarrollado hoy sin graves incidentes y sin haber logrado despertar un gran entusiasmo entre los seis millones y medio de malienses convocados a las urnas.

Los comicios, en los que 1.100 candidatos de medio centenar de partidos e independientes compiten por ocupar los 147 escaños del futuro Parlamento, se celebran tres meses después de las históricas elecciones presidenciales, que supusieron el regreso del orden constitucional tras el golpe de estado de marzo de 2012.

Mauritania holds elections despite opposition boycott

23 Nov 2013
Mauritania
Fuente: 
BBC News

Mauritanians have voted in general and local elections - the first since a military coup five years ago.

The party of leader Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, the Union for the Republic, is expected to retain power.

However, the poll was boycotted by almost all the radical opposition parties. They have described it as an "electoral masquerade".

The main Islamist party, Tewassoul, took part, but in what it described as a struggle against a "dictatorship".

Once candidatos son admitidos por la Comisión Electoral afgana para las elecciones de abril

20 Nov 2013
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Fahrenheit Magazine

KABUL (AFP) – Durante la primera vuelta de la elección presidencial de Afganistán, once candidatos participarán el 5 de abril próximo, anunció este miércoles la Comisión Electoral Independiente (IEC).

“Se ha inscrito a once candidatos en la lista final para las elecciones presidenciales”, anunció Abdul Rahman Hotak, vicepresidente de esta comisión, durante una rueda de prensa en Kabul. En la primera vuelta de la elección presidencial de 2009 habían participado 41 candidatos.

PDI-P Leaders Still Denying Gerindra Pact

19 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Members of the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle have denied the existence of a pact that says chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri will support Great Indonesia Movement founder Prabowo Subianto in his presidential bid in 2014.

“I do not want to comment on that. The people from Gerindra [Great Indonesia Movement] first revealed the issue, so let them assume and interpret it as they like,” said Puan Maharani, chairwoman of the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) central executive board.

BN, Pakatan to discuss 'global settlement' over 19 pending election petition appeals

13 Nov 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star

Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat are in discussions over a possible "global settlement" on 19 election petition appeals that are pending at the Federal Court for determination.

Global settlement refers to an agreement between the parties after they address or compromise on the matter accordingly.

Barisan's lawyer Datuk Firoz Hussein Ahmad Jamaluddin said the political parties were in discussions whether the matter could be resolved amicably.

Political Pact ‘Could Boost Voter Engagement, Hold Officials Accountable’

13 Nov 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

The number of eligible voters who are not exercising their voting rights continues to rise, with many analysts believing the number will increase in next year’s legislative and presidential elections.

M. Fadillah, a member of the Jakarta office of the General Elections Committee (KPU), said the number of people voting in the capital had been falling for a number of years now.

Albania Opposition Rally against vote-rigging

12 Nov 2013
Albania
Fuente: 
BalkanInsight

Nearly a thousand supporters of the former ruling Democratic Party gathered on Monday despite rainy weather to shout slogans against the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama.

The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, told supporters that reported incidents of vote-buying in the elections in Korca revealed the truth about Rama’s centre-left government.

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