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Bouteflika limoge Tebboune et nomme Ouyahia Premier ministre

Aug 15 2017
Algeria
Source: 
El Watan - APS

Le Président de la République, Abdelaziz   Bouteflika, a mis fin mardi aux fonctions du Premier ministre Abdelmadjid   Tebboune et a nommé Ahmed Ouyahia à ce poste, indique un communiqué de la   Présidence de la République.

"En application de l'article 91, alinéa 5 de la Constitution, son   Excellence M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Président de la République, a mis fin,   ce jour, aux fonctions de Premier ministre, exercées par M. Abdelmadjid   Tebboune", précise la même source.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

Aug 01 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
Dawn

PML-N's Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony held at President House on Tuesday.

 

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Abbasi.

Abbasi was elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly earlier today, bagging 221 votes to become the successor to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan Names Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Interim Prime Minister

Jul 29 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
Time

(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan's ruling party named senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as successor to the deposed prime minister on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office for concealing assets.

Sharif proposed Abbasi as interim prime minister at the meeting of Pakistan Muslim League party in Islamabad. His request was endorsed by lawmakers from his party.

Pakistan Names Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Interim Prime Minister

Jul 29 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
Time

(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan's ruling party named senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as successor to the deposed prime minister on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office for concealing assets.

Sharif proposed Abbasi as interim prime minister at the meeting of Pakistan Muslim League party in Islamabad. His request was endorsed by lawmakers from his party.

Plan to classify electoral districts finalized: Faisal

Jul 27 2017
Afghanistan
Source: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) office on Thursday said the plan to classify electoral constituencies in districts was being referred to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) within a week after its finalization.

CEO spokesman Javid Faisal told a press conference here that the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections would be managed through needed technology and legal procedures to purchase the technology had been completed.

Pakistan court begins hearings to decide PM Nawaz Sharif's future

Jul 17 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
The Guardian

Pakistan’s supreme court has begun hearings that will decide the future of the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job and contesting a damning corruption report by an investigative panel.

The supreme court is expected to order Sharif be tried Sharif on corruption charges, or disqualify him, but few expect the judges to dismiss the case after the panel tabled a damaging 254-page report into his family wealth.

PS-114: ECP stays Saeed Ghani's victory notification

Jul 13 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
Dawn

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) halted the notification of PPP candidate Saeed Ghani's victory in the PS-114 elections on Thursday. The ECP was hearing a petition by Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Kamran Tessori for a vote recount.

Speaking through its counsel and member national assembly (MNA) Iqbal Qadri, MQM-P requested the ECP to order the returning officer to conduct a recount of votes for the recently-held elections in PS-114 in Karachi.

All set for by-elections in NA-260

Jul 12 2017
Pakistan
Source: 
Dawn

QUETTA: The Election Commissioner of Balochistan, Mohammad Naeem Majeed Jaffar, has said that all arrangements have been completed for holding on July 15 by-elections in NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai.

The National Assembly constituency comprises some parts of Quetta, Chagai and Noshki districts. Necessary instructions have been issued to the deputy commissioners for holding free, fair and transparent elections.

The Provincial Election Commissioner said that measures had also been undertaken for conducting elections in a peaceful atmosphere.

Parliamentary elections – 5 105 counted nationwide, SP ahead with 48.41 %

Jun 27 2017
Albania
Source: 
ATA

TIRANA, June 27/ATA/ – Preliminary election results published by Central Elections Committee (CEC) today show that the Socialist Party heads with 48.41 % votes while 5 105 of ballot boxes are counted out of the remaining 5 362 in total.

CEC preliminary data until 6:20 am result in Socialist Party with 726.290 votes or 48.41%, Democratic Party with 432.885 votes or 28.86%.

Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) is third with 216.330 votes or 14.42%, PJIU fourth with 69.992 votes or 4.67%, LIBRA with 18.363 votes or 1.22%, SDP with 12.914 votes or 0.86%.

IEC Announces Election Date: July Next Year

Jun 22 2017
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

The IEC has announced the election date for parliamentary and district council elections – 7 July 2018.   Addressing a press conference on Thursday afternoon, IEC chief Najibullah Ahmadzai said work is underway to ensure a free and fair election. Ahmadzai said the IEC has learnt much from past elections and that because of the war there are problems.  He said however, that government needs to focus on vulnerable areas in order to hold successful elections.

Municipal elections: "Mourakiboun" and "ATIDE" report significant shortcomings on first day of electoral registration

Jun 20 2017
Tunisia
Source: 
TAP

(TAP) - The Mourakiboun Network and the Tunisian Association for the Integrity and Democracy of Elections (ATIDE) published on Tuesday the detailed results of the first day of the registration operation on the electoral register for the 2017 municipal elections.

Both associations noted gaps in the publication of lists of registration centres and offices that were set up by the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE).

Lebanon to hold parliamentary elections in May 2018

Jun 14 2017
Lebanon
Source: 
Gulf News

After 12 years of unsuccessful attempts to revise a 1960 electoral law, rival politicians finally reach agreement.

Beirut: Lebanon expects to hold a parliamentary election on May 6, 2018 and parliament will extend its current term until May 20 that year, information minister Melhem Riachy told journalists during a cabinet session on Wednesday.

Political, financial leg of coup left in the dark: Opposition MHP

Jun 12 2017
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet daily news

The opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has criticized a draft report prepared by a parliamentary commission formed to investigate the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, saying that the political and financial leg of the coup attempt was not revealed by “obstacles put by AKP [ruling Justice and Development Party] members of the commission.”

Le RND demande à ses militants de poursuivre les efforts pour assurer une bonne préparation aux élections locales

Jun 10 2017
Algeria
Source: 
APS Algerie

ALGER - Le Rassemblement national démocratique (RND) a  demandé samedi à ses militants de poursuivre les efforts en tenant compte  du plan de charge qu’imposera la préparation et la conduite de la  participation du parti aux élections locales.

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