Noticias

Iraq court rules cancellation of some votes in May election was unconstitutional

21 Jun 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional.

Parliament, which had mandated the recount after a number of political parties alleged fraud, had canceled some results such as overseas and displaced votes by amending the election law this month.

Record expat voter turnout for Turkey's elections

20 Jun 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
TRT World

Almost half of Turkish voters living abroad cast votes in Turkey’s June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections – a higher turnout than in previous polls, the nation's top election official said on Wednesday.

More than 1.48 million Turkish expats went to the polls between June 7 and 19, a turnout of 48.78 percent, Sadi Guven, head of the Supreme Election Council (YSK), told reporters in the capital Ankara, adding that the voting at foreign missions in 60 countries had occurred without incident.

Opposition candidates offer each other vice president seats ahead of election

20 Jun 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Daily Sabah

nly four days ahead of Turkey's June 24 presidential and parliamentary snap elections, top opposition candidates for the Turkish head of state announced that they will appoint each other for vice presidential seats as a sign of increasing cooperation between their recently forged electoral alliance.

Reviewing new Cabinet’s program on top of Parliament’s priority list

18 Jun 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Egypt Today

CAIRO – 17 June 2018: The Parliament will review a number of topics following Eid Al-Fitr holiday, with the program of the new Cabinet headed by PM Mostafa Madbouly on top of the list. The program is set to be introduced to the Parliament in the upcoming sessions. 

Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic feast that follows the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 

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Jailed presidential candidate of HDP makes landmark pre-recorded election speech from prison

18 Jun 2018
Turquía
Fuente: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed presidential candidate of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), made his campaign speech on the state broadcaster TRT on June 17 from prison, marking a first in Turkey and the world's political histo

Razzaz’s government sworn in before King

15 Jun 2018
Jordania
Fuente: 
The Jordan Times

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and his Cabinet were sworn in on Thursday before His Majesty King Abdullah, who issued a Royal Decree ordering the formation of the Cabinet after the resignation of the government of Hani Mulki, the Royal Court said in a statement.

Besides Razzaz, the Cabinet consists of 28 ministers including 7 women for the first time in the history of the Kingdom.

It includes 11 first-time ministers and 17 who have served in previous governments.

Women rights movement hails unprecedented number of women in government

15 Jun 2018
Jordania
Fuente: 
The Jordan Times

AMMAN — The Jordanian National Commision for Women (JNCW) on Thursday commended the government for the inclusion of women in the new ministerial team headed by Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz, pointing out that “the new government has set a new record in the number of female ministers in the history of Jordan".

Razzaz's team, sworn in on Thursday, includes seven women in the 29-strong Cabinet.

Meet Egypt's 12 new ministers in PM Mostafa Madbouly's cabinet

14 Jun 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

The 32 ministers in the cabinet of Egypt's newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly were sworn in before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday.

Last week, President El-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Madbouly as a new prime minister and tasked him with forming the new cabinet, following the resignation of the cabinet of former PM Sherif Ismail.

The new cabinet includes 12 new ministers.

Mohamed Zaki – Minister of Defence

Sudan opposition to boycott 2020 elections

13 Jun 2018
Sudán
Fuente: 
Middle East Monitor

The Sudanese opposition alliance announced on Monday that it will boycott the general elections scheduled in 2020 after the ruling party approved a new electoral law rejected by the alliance.

The alliance’s media secretary, Mohamed Diyauddin said: “Boycotting the elections is a political process par excellence, and the positive boycott programme aims, through political mobility, to clarify the flaws in the new electoral law and the futility of the electoral process.”

PM Abadi says opposed to repeat of Iraq election

12 Jun 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Middle East Monitor

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he opposed any repeat of the 12 May parliamentary election and warned that anyone who tried to sabotage the political process would be punished, after allegations of electoral fraud raised tensions.

Parliament has demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. Abadi said only the Supreme Court could decide whether to re-run the vote, which was won by a bloc headed by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

New social contract key item on gov’t agenda — Razzaz

12 Jun 2018
Jordania
Fuente: 
The Jordan Times

AMMAN (JT) — Prime Minister-designate Omar Razzaz said on Monday that the King’s directive in the Letter of Designation to forge a new social contract could be the most important item on the political agenda that his in-the-making government is entrusted to implement.

Razzaz made his remarks during a meeting at Al Hussein Youth City with the secretaries general of political parties, as part of a series of meetings and consultations he is holding to form a government and its action plan for the next stage, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Sept candidats lancent “la Convention des Bâtisseurs“

11 Jun 2018
Malí
Fuente: 
Mali Web

A un mois de la présidentielle au Mali, les alliances se multiplient. Trois anciens ministres du président sortant (Moussa Mara,Housseini Amion Guindo et Mountaga Tall) et quatre autres hommes politiques (Dr Hamadoun Touré, Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, Modibo Sidibé et Clément Dembélé) ont signé cette semaine une “Convention des bâtisseurs.”

Sadr rejects election rerun, warns of civil war after ballots burned

11 Jun 2018
Iraq
Fuente: 
Middle East Monitor

Iraqi cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in the country’s recent parliamentary elections, has rejected calls for an election rerun, warning Iraqis about breaking out of a possible “civil war” just a day after a storage site in Baghdad, which housed ballot boxes, was purportedly torched ahead of a recount.

Egypt's Parliament approves in principal two new laws to regulate press and media

11 Jun 2018
Egipto
Fuente: 
Ahram Online

After approving a draft law on press and media regulation in principle on Sunday, Egypt’s parliament endorsed two complementary laws aiming to establish the activity of the National Press Authority and the National Media Authority.

 

Parliamentary Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said "as the two laws are subject to revision by the State Council in legal and constitutional terms, a final vote will be postponed to a later date."

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