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Manifestations nocturnes : La société civile condamne la réponse sécuritaire

Jan 21 2021
Tunisia
Source: 
Webdo.tn

Plusieurs organisations de la société civile, nationales et internationales, ont condamné la réponse sécuritaire aux récentes manifestations, estimant que « celle-ci vise à réprimer les mouvements sociaux et à jeter les protestataires dans les prisons » après l’arrestation de près d’un millier de manifestants.

Mechanism for selecting new Libyan executive authority approved by LPDF

Jan 19 2021
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Tuesday that the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) had approved the proposal for the selection mechanism of the executive authority of the preparatory period leading to elections in December 2021.

UNSMIL said that following the agreement on a proposal for the selection mechanism of a unified executive authority, reached by the in Geneva on 16 January, it conducted a one-day voting process on Monday, when the LPDF members were asked to cast their vote on the proposal.

Iraqi cabinet votes to delay general election until October 10

Jan 19 2021
Iraq
Source: 
Aljazeera

Iraq’s cabinet has unanimously voted to postpone the country’s general elections to October 10, 2021, according to the INA state news agency.

The polls, which were scheduled for June 6, will still be held roughly a year early as the current parliament’s term officially ends in 2022.

Tuesday’s postponement decision came after a proposal by Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC), which requested more time to implement the legal and logistical measures needed to hold free and fair elections.

Erdogan looks for new allies ahead of elections

Jan 18 2021
Turkey
Source: 
Arab News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hunting for potential electoral allies to bolster the People’s Alliance that he formed with the ultra-nationalist party MHP.

The next elections are not scheduled until June 2023, but the growing popularity of the opposition has made him aware of his vulnerability in a possible snap election.

The unification of the opposition brought victory in key municipalities, including Istanbul and Ankara, during the 2019 local elections. The mayors of both cities are potential presidential challengers to Erdogan.

Libyans fear obstructive status quo, want elections, end of transition, support ceasefire, exit of mercenaries, and for UN to end foreign interference: UNSMIL

Jan 18 2021
Libya
Source: 
Libya Herald

According to the results of a digital chat held yesterday between Acting UNSMIL head Stephanie Williams and 1,000 Libyans, Libyans fear the obstructionist status quo party, want the 24 December elections, support the current ceasefire, want the exit of foreign forces and mercenaries, would like more UN help in ending foreign interference and, otherwise, fear the re-eruption of war.

Egypt's PM to deliver statement on gov't policy programme before parliament Monday

Jan 17 2021
Egypt
Source: 
Ahram Online

Informed parliamentary sources announced on Sunday that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will visit parliament on Monday to deliver a statement on the implementation of his government's two-year old "Egypt Kicks Off" programme.

Informed sources said Madbouly's visit comes after Parliament Speaker Hanafi Gibali announced on Sunday that the house decided to summon Madbouli and other cabinet ministers to deliver statements and answer questions on the implementation of the so-called "Egypt Kicks Off" programme.

Tunisia arrests dozens as protests break out for second night

Jan 17 2021
Tunisia
Source: 
al Jazeera

Tunisian authorities say they arrested at least 240 youths as violent clashes between police and protesters broke out.

Riots and violent clashes between Tunisian police and protesters broke out on Sunday in the capital Tunis and several other cities for the second consecutive day, while security forces arrested dozens of young people.

The disturbances came as the country faced an unprecedented economic crisis and a nationwide lockdown imposed since Thursday as part of efforts to rein in surging coronavirus infections.

Abbas poll decree lifts hopes of Palestinian unity

Jan 16 2021
Palestine
Source: 
Arab News

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s announcement of the first parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years has raised hopes of an end to longstanding divisions, but skeptics doubt it will bring about serious change.

According to decrees issued by the presidential office on Friday, the Palestinian Authority, which has limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, will hold legislative elections on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31.

Los separatistas yemeníes denuncian "nombramientos unilaterales" en el seno del Gobierno de coalición

Jan 16 2021
Yemen
Source: 
Europa press

Los separatistas del sur de Yemen han rechazado este sábado lo que han descrito como "nombramientos unilaterales" del presidente del país, Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi, al considerar que violan el acuerdo de Gobierno de coalición del que han comenzado a formar parte recientemente, así como los pactos de paz entre separatistas y sus ahora compañeros de ejecutivo con sede en la ciudad de Adén.

Kuwait’s cabinet members resign amid dispute with Parliament

Jan 12 2021
Kuwait
Source: 
Aljazeera

Kuwaiti cabinet handed its resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah, only a month after the government was formed and just days after legislators submitted a motion asking to question the premier over issues including the cabinet’s makeup.

Tuesday’s resignation of the cabinet – formed on December 14 – was expected after the move in Parliament earlier this month that posed the first political challenge for the new emir as the country faces its worst economic crisis in decades.

Kuwait’s cabinet members resign amid dispute with Parliament

Jan 12 2021
Kuwait
Source: 
Aljazeera

Kuwaiti cabinet handed its resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah, only a month after the government was formed and just days after legislators submitted a motion asking to question the premier over issues including the cabinet’s makeup.

Tuesday’s resignation of the cabinet – formed on December 14 – was expected after the move in Parliament earlier this month that posed the first political challenge for the new emir as the country faces its worst economic crisis in decades.

Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women in upcoming poll

Jan 12 2021
Somalia
Source: 
Arab News

Nearly a third of Somalia’s parliamentary seats will be reserved for female lawmakers in an election next month, the prime minister said, a measure long demanded by women’s rights campaigners in the Horn of Africa nation.

While welcoming Saturday’s announcement by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, some women’s groups cautioned that implementing the measure in time for the Feb. 8 poll would be challenging and depended on the commitment of clan leaders.

4 candidates run for Egypt's newly-elected House of Representatives Speaker, secret ballot begins

Jan 12 2021
Egypt
Source: 
Egypt Today

After all members of the newly-elected House of Representatives took the oath, Writer and Parliamentarian Farida al-Shobashy – who presided over the inaugural session – began the selection of the Speaker and two deputies through secret ballot after receiving candidacy requests.

At the beginning, Shobashy greeted the soul of late Chairman of National Elections Authority Lashin Ibrahim for running a successful electoral process.

International partners urge resolution of electoral impasse

Jan 12 2021
Somalia
Source: 
al Banaadir

Somalia’s international partners* are deeply concerned about the continuing impasse in implementing the electoral model agreed on 17 September by President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo and Federal Member State leaders.

We urge Somalia’s top political stakeholders to demonstrate leadership in the interest of the nation and to quickly resolve outstanding issues of implementation through dialogue and compromise, so that a credible electoral process can proceed as soon as possible.

SRF, Umma party to form coalition supporting transition in Sudan

Jan 11 2021
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the National Umma Party (NUP) agreed to form a new political coalition to support a smooth democratic transition in Sudan, said the deputy leader of the SPLM-N Agar on Sunday.

"The SRF and the NUP agreed to start work on forming a transitional bloc. Also, they established a joint working committee," Yasir Arman, told the Sudan Tribune.

SRF, Umma party to form coalition supporting transition in Sudan

Jan 11 2021
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the National Umma Party (NUP) agreed to form a new political coalition to support a smooth democratic transition in Sudan, said the deputy leader of the SPLM-N Agar on Sunday.

"The SRF and the NUP agreed to start work on forming a transitional bloc. Also, they established a joint working committee," Yasir Arman, told the Sudan Tribune.

After unrest, Kyrgyzstan heads to presidential vote

Jan 08 2021
Kyrgyzstan
Source: 
Aljazeera

The freezing, snowy streets of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, bear few traces of the events that shook the nation last October, when mass protests led to the annulment of disputed parliamentary elections.

But over the past four months, the Central Asian country has taken a path few expected.

With the old parliament still in place and no new parliamentary elections in sight, Kyrgyzstan is getting ready to choose its next president.

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential polls, referendum on Sunday

Jan 08 2021
Kyrgyzstan
Source: 
Agencia Anadolu

As many as 17 candidates are in the fray in the presidential elections in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, scheduled on Sunday.

A referendum is also scheduled on the same day to determine the form of government alongside choosing the president.

Kyrgyzstan, which gained its independence on Aug.31, 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, will witness the eighth elections in its political history.

As many as 3.5 million registered voters will cast their votes in 2,474 ballot boxes put up in the country and 48 ballot boxes outside the country.

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