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.
(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).
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.
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.”
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.
The Muslim World League posted a statement reaffirming their support for the joint four Arab powers releasing a list of Qatar-linked designated terrorists.
The Muslim World League has said it supports a decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in designating 59 Qatar-linked individuals and 12 entities with ties to terrorism.
Baghdad government says unilateral moves for independence unconstitutional two days after Kurds announce referendum.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said in April he respected the Kurdish right to vote on independence, but didn't think the timing was right [Reuters]
The latest news after Arab Gulf countriescut diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended Doha-bound flights.
The latest developments since four Arab countries cut ties with Qatar on Monday morning. (All times local.)
10pm - Saudi FM holds talks in Oman
The IEC says that work still needs to be done by the election commission before they can think of setting a date.
The parliamentary meeting convened to discuss the harmonization of a parliamentary bylaw dispersed without any conclusion amid criticism from the opposition parties, which decided to propose their own draft plans separately.
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has called a referendum on independence to be held on Sept. 25, an official said on Wednesday, moving ahead with a plan for full statehood that is likely to be opposed by Baghdad.
Hemin Hawrami, assistant to Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, tweeted: “big news. Kurdistan Referendum for independence is on 25/9/2017.”
Arab countries' decisions led by Saudi Arabia are founded on 'baseless' allegations, Qatar foreign ministry says.
Qatar said there is "no legitimate justification" for several nations cutting diplomatic ties after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives announced they would suspend relations with the Gulf state.
The Saudi kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, saying it was taking action for what it called the protection of national security.
Le nouveau président de l’APN, Saïd Bouhadja, réunira ces jours-ci, du moins avant la fin de cette semaine, les présidents des dix groupes parlementaires que compte la huitième législature.