Noticias

With Joko’s Stock Rising, Few See 2014 Front-Runner Abandoning His Party

21 Sep 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo leaves an event in Ancol, North Jakarta, with Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chair Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Any talk of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo joining another party’s presidential ticket in 2014 is groundless because of the hugely popular official’s strong loyalty to the country’s main opposition party, analysts said on Thursday.

Arya Fernandes, an analyst from Charta Politika, a think tank, said the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) was fully aware of Joko’s potential.

Umno polls: Nomination paper submission smooth across nation

21 Sep 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The process of submitting the nomination papers for the 2013 Umno election nationwide was running smoothly as of 10am Saturday.

The process took place at most of the respective state Umno offices except for the Langkawi division which was given an exemption to carry out the process at their own place due to logistical problems. 

In SABAH, the supporters and representatives turned up as early as 8am at the state Umno headquarters to submit their nomination forms.

Tunisia Islamists urged to fully accept crisis plan

21 Sep 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
Al Arabiya (AFP)

Mediators in Tunisia’s protracted political crisis urged the ruling party on Saturday to fully accept their roadmap for the way forward, saying its response so far had been “ambiguous.”

The ruling Ennahda party had issued a statement on Friday saying it accepted the blueprint for the formation of a government of independents and a national dialogue to finalize a new constitution and clear the way for elections.

Iraqi Kurd forces vote for regional assembly

19 Sep 2013
Iraq
Fuente: 
al-Arabiya; Associated Press

Tens of thousands of security forces in Iraq’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region flocked on Thursday to polling centers to vote, two days ahead of the area’s fourth election for local parliament since 1992.

Saturday’s balloting in the region also known as Iraqi Kurdistan is likely to underline the Kurdish minority’s insistence on self-rule and independence from the central, Arab-led government in Baghdad.

Tunisia's ruling Islamists said to agree to transition negotiations

19 Sep 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
Reuters

Tunisia's governing Islamists on Thursday agreed in principle to a trade union proposal that it step down to make way for a transitional government and new elections.

The coalition's approval of the plan may open up an immediate dialogue with the its secular opponents and end the unrest that erupted after the assassination of an opposition figure in July.

"Our response to the initiative of the union was positive as a platform for dialogue with the political parties," said Ameur Larayedh, a senior official in the moderate Islamist ruling party Ennahda.

Toma de funciones del nuevo equipo gubernamental

15 Sep 2013
Argelia
Fuente: 
el-Moudjahid

Los ministros nuevamente designados en virtud de la remodelación ministerial efectuada el miércoles por el Presidente de la republica, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, han tomado posesión de sus carteras en el nuevo Ejecutivo dirigido por Abdelmalek Sellal.

Los ministros nuevamente designados en virtud de la remodelación ministerial efectuada el miércoles por el Presidente de la republica, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, han tomado posesión  de sus carteras en el nuevo Ejecutivo dirigido por Abdelmalek Sellal.

Abyei referendum should be conducted without tribal interference

13 Sep 2013
Sudán
Fuente: 
Sudan Tribune

Jeing Youth Union in South Sudan has issued a press release calling to emplace the Abyei referendum in October 2013; the Union encourages the international community to exert more pressure on the Government of Sudan to accept the census of eligible voters proposed by the AU-led mediation team last year and to set the date with no delay.
Sudanese government has totally refused to leave the Misseriya out of the elections claiming their rights over the land of Abyei despite of the mediation team recommendation for which only permanent residents could cast the vote (mainly Dinka Ngok)

Small parties battle the odds

13 Sep 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star

PETALING JAYA: When the Kuala Besut by-election was held in July within weeks of GE13, it confirmed what many media observers suspected ... the Malaysian public is down with election fatigue.

Conversely though, in the aftermath of the closely-fought general elections, parties within the two major coalitions, Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat, are now firmly focused on preparing for internal elections.

And the secondary business of running government of course.

Heat is on as political parties begin 100-day countdown

13 Sep 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star

PETALING JAYA: The political temperature is set to rise as the 100-day countdown begins for four major political parties ending the year with heated elections.

Umno and MCA, the Barisan Nasional’s two largest component parties are set to hold their party elections on Oct 19 and Dec 21 respectively.

For the Opposition, the DAP will be conducting its election for office bearers on Sept 29 while PAS will elect its office bearers on Nov 22.

Protesters in Tunisia renew calls for government to step down

08 Sep 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
The Guardian

Tens of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of Tunis on Saturday to renew their demands that the Islamist-led government step down and end a political deadlock threatening the north African country's fledgling democracy.

It was the largest protest since Tunisia's crisis erupted over the killing of an opposition leader in July, increasing pressure on the ruling Ennahda party to make way for a caretaker government before proposed elections.

Govt worries about voter apathy in 2014 elections

05 Sep 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
The Jakarta Post

The government is worried that voter participation in the 2014 elections will decline as people are getting more and more pessimistic about the organization of elections in Indonesia.

Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi said the level of voter participation in the country’s five-yearly elections tended to decline. He said in average there was a 10 percent decline of voter participation in every election.

He said the rate of voter participation in the 2009 elections stood at 71 percent, down from 84.07 percent in 2004 and 92.74 percent in 1999.

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