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Finally Kandahar Residents Cast Their Votes

Oct 27 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

After waiting a week to cast their votes, Kandahar residents have finally been able to post their ballots in this parliamentary election. 

Kandahar residents will choose 11 candidates out of 111 parliamentary candidates Saturday, a week after the rest of the country voted.

Having had a week to sort out problems that plagued polling centers and stations around the country last Saturday, it was hoped that by now these issues would have been ironed out. 

Mouad Bouchareb élu président de l’APN

Oct 24 2018
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

C'est officiel. Le député FLN de la wilaya de Sétif, Mouad Bouchareb a été élu ce mercredi 24 octobre nouveau président de l’APN, en remplacement de Saïd Bouhadja.

317 ont voté « oui », un « non » et deux se sont abstenus.

Le constat de vacance de la présidence de l’APN a été fait le 17 octobre par le Bureau de l’institution et confirmé le lendemain par la commission des affaires juridiques et des libertés.

Afghans To Vote In Parliamentary Elections

Oct 20 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

Afghans are due to cast their ballots in the long-awaited parliamentary elections today (Saturday) amid heavy security measures across the country.

Nearly nine million people registered to vote in the elections. 

Polling centers in 32 provinces will open at 7am this morning. 

The Independent Election Commission says the polling centers will remain open until 4pm today.

The election commission has 5,070 centers across the country and more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament.

Crise à l’APN : les troublantes insinuations de Ould Abbes

Oct 20 2018
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Djamel Ould Abbes s’est exprimé, ce samedi 20 octobre, sur les développements de la crise qui secoue l’Assemblée Populaire Nationale. Le patron du FLN a, sans surprise, apporté son soutien à la démarche du bureau de l’APN qui a constaté mercredi dernier la vacance du poste de président de la chambre basse du Parlement.

IECC Disqualifies 7 Candidates Two Days Before Elections

Oct 18 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

The Independent Election Complaints Commission’s (IECC) spokesman Ali Reza Rohani on Thursday announced seven more candidates have been disqualified.

The IECC spokesman said the seven candidates were disqualified for various reasons. Some had criminal records, others were found to be ineligible and one had Iranian citizenship, he said.

According to him, the disqualified candidates were from 6 different provinces.

Two were from Herat and one each from Wardak, Farah, Kunduz, Ghor and Balk provinces.  

PTI front runner despite losing seats in by-polls

Oct 15 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Dawn

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: After a neck-and-neck contest, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to win most of the seats in Sunday’s by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assembly seats with the PML-N seems to be edging past the PTI in Punjab.

Most of the seats where by-elections were held had been vacated by those elected on more than one seat in the July 25 general elections, including Prime Minister Imran Khan who won in all the five NA constituencies he had contested.

La députée Salima Ghezali exclue du FFS à cause d’un article sur Gaid Salah

Oct 14 2018
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

La députée du FFS à Alger Salima Ghezali a été exclue de son parti. « C’est une exclusion du parti pour avoir écrit un article, publié par TSA, sans demander leur aval, parait-il. Je n’ai pas à demander la permission à qui que ce soit pour défendre les principes qui sont les miens et qui, je le croyais, convergeaient avec ceux du FFS.

IEC Issues Accreditation To Over 200,000 Election Observers

Oct 14 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

Officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said they have issued over 200,000 accreditation cards to national and international observers and organizations, including the Afghan election watchdog organizations. 

IEC spokesman Sayed Hafizullah Hashemi said 19 people who have received the cards are international observers who will monitor and oversee October 20 parliamentary elections. 

Hashemi said a large number of these observers are volunteers who will work at polling stations to prevent fraud and electoral violations. 

UNAMA Notes Progress By Govt Over Election Day Security

Oct 11 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

With just over a week to go for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Thursday that it has noted, that despite significant security challenges, progress has been made by the country's security forces to create conditions for the majority of citizens to exercise their right to vote.

Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan said in the statement: "Afghanistan’s security forces are fully responsible for providing security for the elections process." 

Dodik Wins Presidency Seat in Bosnia Election

Oct 08 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: 
Balkan Insight

he hard-line Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik appeared set on Monday to take a seat on Bosnia's state presidency alongside Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic – in election results that are unlikely to ease Bosnia's political crisis.

Bosnia's politial future looked more uncertain on Monday after the hard-line Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik looked set to win the Serbian seat on Bosnia's three-member state presidency.

Polls closed at 7pm on Sunday in an election in which 3,352,933 voters were eligible to vote at 5,794 polling stations.

La crise continue à l’APN : partie d’échecs ou de poker menteur ?

Oct 07 2018
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Douze jours. Depuis le mercredi 26 septembre, l’Assemblée populaire nationale (APN) est plongée dans une crise inédite.

Les députés de la majorité (FLN, RND, TAJ, MPA et les indépendants) exigent le départ du président de l’APN qu’ils ont pourtant triomphalement élu il y à peine 18 mois. Mais Said Bouhadja fait de la résistance et refuse de partir.

Candidates Begin Campaign For Parliamentary Elections

Sep 28 2018
Afghanistan
Source: 
ToloNews

The campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections officialy kicked off on Friday night with candidates installing billboards in the city and posting videos and pictures on social media platforms.

The vote for the Wolesi Jirga, the Lowe House of parliament, is scheduled for October 20. However, it remains unclear if voting will take place in areas held by the Taliban.

Election monitoring organizations and some officials have said insecurity is a main challenge for the upcoming elections.

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