Kuwaitis head to the polls tomorrow for a second parliamentary election in eight months that opposition groups are boycotting and that is not expected to heal years of bitter divisions. The election-the sixth in as many years for the oil-rich Gulf state-follows a dull campaign that has failed to jolt apathetic voters into action.
La Corte Suprema de Pakistán fijó el miércoles en el 30 de julio las elecciones presidenciales inicialmente prevista el 6 de agosto, en las que los parlamentarios deben nombrar al sucesor de Asif Ali Zardari, en el poder desde hace cinco años.
En Pakistán, el presidente es elegido por un consejo formado por senadores del parlamento federal, diputados de la Asamblea nacional y representantes de las asambleas provinciales.
The Appeals Court yesterday reinstated four candidates and allowed them to run in the July 27 election after it overturned a decision by the Administrative Court to disqualify them. The original decision was issued by the Interior Ministry because the candidates did not fulfill conditions for running in election.
Protests by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi in the governorates of Qaliubiya, Mansoura and Damietta on Monday escalated to clashes, leaving at least two dead.
Pro-Morsi protesters were reportedly harassed by residents of the areas where protests were held, incidents which soon led to clashes. Tarek Al-Morsi, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) spokesman, denied that the harassers were local residents.
The Constitutional Court yesterday rejected a petition demanding to halt the general election over suspicions that the Amiri decree calling for polls is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the election will be held as initially decided on July 27. The petition was filed by lawyer Adel Abdulhadi who has argued that the formation of the current Kuwait Cabinet violates conditions required under the constitution, an argument that was not accepted by the Administrative Court about two weeks ago.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that leaders and officials from across the world, except for the United States and Israel, have been invited to Rohani’s swearing-in ceremony scheduled for August 4, one day after his endorsement ceremony by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon will travel to Iran to participate in the ceremony.
On July 16, Libya's legislature, the General National Congress (GNC), finally approved the Constitutional Drafting Commission electoral law which outlines the rules and guidelines for electing the 60 member commission charged with drafting Libya's constitution.
Le rapport final d'avant-projet de la révision de la Constitution a été transmis avant-hier au chef de l'Etat.
Around 105,000 members of the party are heading to the ballot box on Monday to select a new party leader, with the main contenders being Tirana mayor Lulzim Basha and transport minister Sokol Olldashi.
This is the first time in the party’s history that rank-and-file members vote directly for their chairman.
Berisha resigned as party boss following the defeat in the June 23 parliamentary elections, won by a landslide by the Socialists headed by former Tirana mayor Edi Rama.
The transitional period that includes constitutional amendments, parliamentary elections and ends with presidential elections is expected to finish within nine months, said Mostafa Higazy, presidential advisor for political affairs.
In a press conference at the presidential palace on Wednesday, Higazy announced that the roadmap detailed in the constitutional declaration released last week is beginning to come to shape, reported state-run Al-Ahram.
The CEC on Wednesday approved the recount decision following appeals from both the Socialist-led coalition and the Democrats of outgoing Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
The Socialist seek a recount in six polling stations, arguing that there are discrepancies between the number of voters and the large number of votes cast. Meanwhile the Democrats have sought a recount at ten polling stations, where tabulation forms for the vote count were not original but were photocopied.
Pour leur première sortie publique, les initiateurs de Tamarod au Maroc ont dévoilé leur plate forme et les objectifs de leur mouvement. Mouvement réformiste ou anti-Benkirane ?
En Mauritanie, le président en exercice de la Coordination de l'Opposition Démocratique (COD) Ahmed Ould Daddah, a appelé les autorités à cesser "l'instrumentalisation de l'Inspection Générale de l'Etat (IGE) et d’en faire un outil de règlement de comptes politiques". Il était en conférence de presse ce mercredi à Nouakchott.
La conférence était consacrée à la défense du président de la Communauté Urbaine de Nouakchott, Ahmed Ould Hamza, auquel une mise en demeure a été adressée pour "mauvaise gestion budgétaire" d’après un rapport de l’IGE, fuité dans la presse.