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Programme gouvernemental: L’opposition critique un manque de vision politique

Apr 26 2017
Morocco
Source: 
Aujourd'hui Le Maroc

Les hostilités sont lancées au Parlement. En effet, les partis de l’opposition à la Chambre des représentants ont estimé que le programme gouvernemental ne s’inscrit pas dans une perspective politique claire, manque d’objectifs déterminés et ne présente pas d’agenda précis pour sa mise en application.

Report: Hizbullah Rejects PSP Law Format, Four-Party Meeting over Electoral Law Fails

Apr 25 2017
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

An extended four-party meeting held at the Center House Sunday evening failed to record a breakthrough agreement on a new electoral law for Lebanon's parliamentary polls, as Hizbullah party “mourned” a law format suggested by the Progressive Socialist Party, media reports said on Tuesday.

Campaigning begins in Iran presidential election

Apr 22 2017
Iran
Source: 
Press TV

Campaigning has begun for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against Principlists who criticize his handling of the economy.   

Rouhani’s main rivals in the race appear to be Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, a senior cleric who heads a major charity organization, as well as Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf.  

Rouhani’s deputy Es’haq Jahangiri as well as two more low-key candidates are the other contenders who had their qualifications approved by the Guardian Council, Iran’s top vetting body.

Albania Faces Election Without Opposition Parties

Apr 21 2017
Albania
Source: 
Balkan Insight

For the first time, the opposition parties have not registered to participate in the coming general election in June, raising serious questions about its likely credibility. 

Albania's Central Election Commission on Thursday refused to postpone a deadline for parties and coalitions to register for upcoming general election in June, leaving the ruling parties heading into the polls alone.

Législatives : le gouvernement vole au secours des partis

Apr 21 2017
Algeria
Source: 
Tout sur l'Algérie

Le gouvernement se mobilise pour booster  la campagne électorale. À partir d’Oran où il a effectué,  mercredi, une visite d’inspection, le premier ministre Abdlemalek Sellal a appelé les Algériens à voter massivement le 4 mai « pour barrer la route aux marchands de la démission et aux prêcheurs du désespoir ».

Recorded or Live? Decision on broadcasting presidential debates sparks controversy

Apr 21 2017
Iran
Source: 
Iran Diplomacy

Wednesday afternoon, Iranian media reported that televised debates among presidential candidates would not be livestreamed, but recorded before being broadcast by state-run TV for the citizens. The decision, according to media, was made in the latest session of the Committee for Monitoring Presidential Election Campaigns, a legal body assigned to guarantee that electoral candidates receive an equal share of public facilities during the campaign period.

Voilà pourquoi les partis chrétiens refusent la proportionnelle

Apr 20 2017
Lebanon
Source: 
L'Orient Le Jour

Après avoir à diverses occasions soutenu le mode de scrutin proportionnel par le passé, les partis chrétiens ont opéré un revirement vers le modèle mixte ou le système à deux tours prévoyant la préqualification. Pourquoi les principales formations ont-elles ainsi tourné le dos à la proportionnelle ?

Iran's Interior Ministry announces final list of presidential candidates

Apr 20 2017
Iran
Source: 
Press TV

Iran’s Interior Ministry on Thursday night gave the following list of candidates (in alphabetical order) vetted by the Guardian Council.

  • Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim
  • Mostafa Hashemi-Taba
  • Es'haq Jahangiri
  • Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf
  • Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi
  • Hassan Rouhani

The vetting body was examining the qualifications of more than 1,600 candidates who registered to run for president for days.

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