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Al Tagammu excludes approach to Al Nour ahead of municipal elections

May 21 2018
Egypt
Source: 
Egypt Today

Al Tagammu Party praised Sunday the suggested idea of launching alliances between political parties ahead of the coming municipal elections. However, the leftist party asserted that it will not join any alliance that includes Al Nour Salafi Party. 

Al Tagammu Spokesperson, Nabil Zaki, told Egypt Today that the party’s policy rejects any alliances or cooperation with a party based on religious concepts. Zaki added that upcoming municipal elections will not witness any cooperation between Al Tagammu and Al Nour Party. 

Who will be the caretaker prime minister?

May 21 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Geo tv

A day before Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are expected to announce the name of caretaker premier, a few names have started doing the rounds for the post.

According to sources, a few names are under consideration for the post and Shah and PM Abbasi have agreed on who should be the caretaker prime minister. "Now, discussions are underway on the caretaker cabinet," the sources said.

CHP presidential candidate İnce vows new constitution, new democracy

May 20 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Muharrem İnce, the presidential nominee of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has vowed a new constitution reinstalling a strong parliamentary system guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law if elected in the June 24 snap election. 

İnce unveiled his election manifesto on May 19, the 99th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey in Samsun, a Black Sea costal city from where Atatürk started a three-year war against occupying forces in 1919.

I will lift state of emergency day after elections if elected: Meral Akşener said

May 20 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

If elected, İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener promised on May 18 “to lift Turkey’s state of emergency the day after the snap elections.” 

“The state of emergency will be lifted the day after I’m elected,” Akşener said, addressing thousands who had gathered for a weekly airing of broadcaster Halk TV’s interview program.

“I will find a trustworthy logistics firm,” she said, declaring her objectives set to be accomplished on June 24 if she gets elected in the snap polls.

BiH Prime Minister resigns of the candidacy for member of BiH Presidency

May 19 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: 
Sarajevo Times

The incumbent Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Denis Zvizdic has resigned of the candidacy for member of tripartite BiH Presidency on Friday afternoon in BiH’s capital Sarajevo.

Zvizdic has decided to resign of the candidacy after the Presidency of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), of which Zvizdic is member for 27 years, has decided that the candidate for Presidency will be elected by individual and secret ballots.

Al Sadr celebra su victoria electoral

May 19 2018
Iraq
Source: 
Europa Press

El clérigo iraquí Muqtada al Sadr, una de las figuras más destacadas de la historia política reciente de Irak, ha celebrado el triunfo de su bloque en las elecciones parlamentarias asumiendo la responsabilidad de la victoria y culpando de la situación actual "a quienes han fallado a este país".

"Vuestro voto ha sido un honor para nosotros y una responsabilidad que vamos a asumir. No os decepcionaremos, la culpa la tienen quienes han fallado a este país", ha hecho saber a través de su cuenta de Twitter.

La victoria del bloque de al Sadr abre las negociaciones para formar Gobierno

May 19 2018
Iraq
Source: 
El Mundo

Como ya anticiparon los resultados parciales, el heterogéneo bloque del clérigo chií Muqtada al Sadr se ha alzado con el triunfo en las elecciones parlamentarias iraquíes, con 54 de los 329 diputados del Hemiciclo. La semana que ha tardado la comisión electoral en anunciar el recuento, entre llamadas de algunos partidos kurdos a repetir las votaciones o el asedio de centros en la disputada Kirkuk, desvela las complicadas y largas negociaciones que se abren ahora para formar Gobierno.

Sécurisation du processus électoral

May 19 2018
Mali
Source: 
Mali Web

A moins de trois mois de l’élection présidentielle du 29 juillet, la fièvre électorale monte à Bamako et à l’intérieur du pays. Les candidats se déclarent progressivement, et le fichier électoral audité vient d’être rendu public. Mais la montée de l’insécurité au Nord et au Centre du pays inquiète l’opposition qui se pose des questions. Du côté du gouvernement, on rassure que les élections se tiendront à la date indiquée. Et le ministre de la sécurité d’annoncer des garanties pour la sécurisation du processus électoral.

Hizbullah Eyeing ‘Key’ Share in Cabinet

May 19 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

Hizbullah party is reportedly eyeing an increased share in Lebanon’s new government amid reports it could “foil its formation” shall Prime Minister Saad Hariri respond to the U.S. “veto” against the party, Saudi daily Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Saturday.

Hizbullah, “will not accept to get the so called non-service-related ministerial portfolios like it did in previous governments,” said the daily.

Date for 2018 elections to be announced after consultation, says ECP

May 18 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Geo tv

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the date for General Elections 2018 will be announced after mutual consultation, an hour after its website mentioned July 31 as the date for the conduct of polls.

"The date and schedule of elections is not something to be hidden," Altaf Hussain, a spokesman for the ECP told Geo News. He said that an "empty link was put on the ECP website."

Presidential spokesperson Kalın denies post-election ‘peace process with PKK’

May 18 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has denied any new peace process with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), after a chief presidential advisor suggested that such an initiative could be launched after the June 24 snap election. 

“Our president’s agenda does not include such a solution process. The struggle against the PKK will continue,” Kalın said in a written statement issued on May 18.

PML-N loses another MNA to PTI

May 18 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Pakistan Today

Another Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker has joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday, along with two former legislators. According to details, PML-N lawmaker Jaffar Leghari after meeting Imran Khan in Lahore, announced to join PTI.

Jaffar Leghari’s decision was also endorsed by member of National Assembly (MNA) Dr Meena Leghari and ex-senator Mohsin Leghari, who also announced their decision to join Imran Khan’s party.

Le document de Carthage 2 fin prêt

May 18 2018
Tunisia
Source: 
Huffpost

Un document contenant 100 points touchant aux volets politique, économique et social.

La Commission des experts va signer mardi prochain le Document de Carthage 2, a annoncé samedi Samira Chaouachi, représentante de l’Union patriotique libre (UPL) à la Commission des signataires du Document de Carthage.

Selon elle, le Document de Carthage 2 est désormais fin prêt après avoir statué sur l’ensemble des points litigieux.

Le MSP entame de “larges contacts” pour réaliser “le consensus national”

May 17 2018
Algeria
Source: 
Huffpost

A la question de savoir s’il s’agit là d’une réactivation de “la Coordination nationale pour les libertés et la transition démocratique”, qui avait regroupé de nombreux partis politiques, toutes tendances confondues, y compris le MSP, Makri n’a ni confirmé ni infirmé.

Le président du Mouvement de la société pour la paix (MSP), Abderrazak Makri a annoncé, mercredi à Alger, que son parti entamera prochainement de larges contacts avec l’ensemble des forces nationales pour parvenir au consensus national, y compris avec le pourvoir, “sans lequel il ne peut être réalisé”.

Mustaqbal-LF: to Restore Confidence in New Government

May 17 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

A new leaf in relations has been turned over between the Lebanese Forces and al-Mustaqbal Movement following the Geagea-Hariri meeting at the latter’s residence early this week, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

LF sources told the daily, “the meeting between LF chief Samir Geagea and Mustaqbal head PM Saad Hariri has turned the page on previous differences and opened a new leaf based on a joint alliance”

Egypt asks the President: Aren’t you scared?

May 17 2018
Egypt
Source: 
Egypt Today

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi held an “Ask the President” session during the National Youth Conference on Wednesday; a move seemingly unprecedented for an Egyptian president. The questions, too, were unusually straightforward; no one was beating around the bush. 

What the Q&A session signified in terms of internal policies was somewhat a new strategy for bringing the people and their president on closer terms. The presidential palace was opening wide, and the president was going to meet the people half way. 

L’opposition prépare un brûlot anti-IBK

May 17 2018
Mali
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

À l'approche de l'élection présidentielle, prévue le 29 juillet, l'opposition prévoit de publier un ouvrage de 300 pages contre la politique du chef de l’État, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

D’ici à la présidentielle de juillet, l’opposition publiera un livre de 300 pages fustigeant la politique du chef de l’État, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, et intitulé Le Mali sous IBK : cinq années de mauvaise gouvernance politique et financière. Indignez-vous !

Satisfaction mitigée de l’opposition

May 17 2018
Mali
Source: 
Mali Web

Le fichier électoral a été présenté ce mercredi 16 mai aux partis politiques. Pour cette année le pays compte huit millions quatre cent soixante deux électeurs. Ce chiffre est reparti entre vingt trois mille quarante un bureaux de vote. Ce document comporte le nombre d’électeurs, de bureaux et des centres de vote. Un fichier globalement satisfaisant selon les représentants de la classe politique. Toutes fois l’opposition émet des réserves.

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