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FNC elections: 555 Emiratis, including 200 women, file candidacy

Aug 22 2019
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Khaleej Times

A total of 98 Emiratis filed their candidacy for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections on the last day of registration of application, taking the total figure up to 555, including 200 from women in five days.

On Thursday, Abu Dhabi received 27 applications, Dubai 26, Sharjah 18, and Ajman saw six. While no applications were registered in Umm Al Quwain on the fifth day, Ras Al Khaimah recorded 14 applications and Fujairah saw seven.

Tunisie : candidat à la présidentielle, le premier ministre renonce à sa nationalité française

Aug 21 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
Le Monde

Youssef Chahed, chef du gouvernement, est l’un des principaux candidats à l’élection suprême anticipée prévue le 15 septembre.

Le chef du gouvernement tunisien Youssef Chahed, l’un des principaux candidats à la présidentielle anticipée prévue le 15 septembre, a annoncé mardi 20 août avoir renoncé à la nationalité française avant le dépôt de sa candidature, comme le demande la Constitution.

 

Nine FNC centres to start accepting registrations this week

Aug 16 2019
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Nine candidate registration centres will start receiving applications for Federal National Council (FNC) membership this week.

All eligible potential candidates wishing to submit their applications can do so at centres in their respective emirate from Sunday to Thursday, between 8am to 3pm. There are three centres in Abu Dhabi, and one each in Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

Three Basic Scenarios for Israel’s Upcoming Election: Sweet Dreams, King Lieberman and Your Worst Nightmare

Aug 15 2019
Israel
Source: 
Haaretz

It takes a swing of only five Knesset seats to save Netanyahu from prosecution and undermine Israeli democracy – or vice versa.

There are only 34 days left before Israelis head to the polls for the second time this year. Despite the critical and possibly fateful importance ascribed to the September 17 ballot, most Israelis seem disengaged, if not apathetic. That may change, however, once the parties launch their campaigns in earnest at the beginning of next month, when summer vacation is over and the school year starts.

 

Nabil invites Govt leaders for debate as he begins campaign

Aug 03 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil at his first election rally in Kabul on Saturday accused the National Unity Government leaders – President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah – of pursuing policies which fuel discrimination among the people.

Nabil said the government leaders have failed to serve the people and practice good governance over the past five years.

Nabil, who represents the Security and Justice Election Campaign Team, invited Abdullah and Ghani for an election debate.

US ready for ‘Good agreement’ with Taliban: Khalilzad

Aug 03 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, who has arrived in Doha for another round of talks with the Taliban, said on Saturday that the United States is ready for “a good agreement” with the Taliban.

Khalilzad said in a tweet that the “Taliban are signaling they would like to conclude an agreement” but he reiterated that the US is pursuing a peace agreement, not a withdrawal agreement. A peace agreement that enables withdrawal, he added.  

Tunisie – DERNIERE MINUTE : Le président de la République Béji Caïed Essebsi n’est plus !

Jul 25 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
Tunisie numérique

La page officielle de la présidence de la République vient d’annoncer le décès du président qui avait été transféré, hier en début de soirée à l’hôpital militaire de Tunis, suite à une détérioration de son état de santé.

La junta de Sudán asegura haber desarticulado otro intento de golpe de Estado en el país

Jul 24 2019
Sudan
Source: 
ElPaís.cr

La junta militar de Sudán ha asegurado este miércoles haber desarticulado un intento de golpe de Estado y haber arrestado a varios oficiales, según ha informado la agencia estatal sudanesa de noticias, SUNA.

El Consejo Militar de Transición ha resaltado que «el objetivo del intento de golpe era abortar la gloriosa revolución del pueblo y el retorno del antiguo sistema del Partido del Congreso Nacional»

Le Bardo, Túnez: el porcentaje de participación civil en las elecciones municipales fue de 11.66%

Jul 14 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
Nessma.tv
La Comisión Electoral Independiente (IECI) informó en un comunicado hoy domingo 14 de julio de 2019, que el porcentaje de participación de civiles en las elecciones municipales parciales celebradas hoy en Bardo (una ciudad tunecina al oeste de Túnez), después del cierre de los colegios electorales, alcanzó el 11.66% (5202 votantes de los 44626 registrados).
 

Algerian interim president calls for dialogue without gov't, army

Jul 04 2019
Algeria
Source: 
Xinhua Net

ALGIERS, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Algerian interim President Abdelkader Bensalah on Wednesday announced to launch a comprehensive dialogue led by independent personalities in which the government and army would not participate.

Bensalah said in a speech broadcast on the state-run television that he "once again calls all political players to join the comprehensive dialogue process that the government is due to launch in a bid to discuss the forthcoming presidential elections."

Haratin: Hereditary Slavery Continues Despite Legislation

Jul 04 2019
Mauritania
Source: 
UNPO
In Mauritania, many ethnic Haratin remain enslaved despite the fact that the government has passed several laws that criminalise slavery. The Haratin, of whom many have been born into slavery, continue to be victims of this as efforts by the Mauritanian government to address hereditary slavery remain weak, with almost no prosecutions or convictions reported between 2017 and 2018. Moreover, human rights activists pursuing information on slavery practices in Mauritania have been harassed, jailed or denied access to the country.
 

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