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Re-voting on Bintan added three polling stations

Apr 21 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

The number of polling stations (TPS) in re-voting in Bintan district, Riau Islands province is increased to four  from three previously.

Chairman of the Bintan District Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu)   Febriadinata, in Bintan, Sunday, said the initial voting was at TPS 02 Ekang Village Anculai, District Teluk Bintan, and the number has been raised by three in  Kijang Kota Sub-District, East Bintan District.

Supreme court extends president Ghani’s tenure

Apr 21 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. 

Based on the Constitution, Ghani’s tenure ends on May 22. 
 
“In line with the provision of the law and with the consideration of the situation of the country and based on the jurisprudential rules, the tenure of the president and his deputies is endorsed until the presidential elections,” the Supreme Court said in a directive.  

Polling stations of seven municipalities end local government elections

Apr 21 2019
Libya
Source: 
Lybia Observer

The Central Committee for the Municipal Councils Elections closed the polling stations in seven municipalities that held local elections, after the end of the voting process at six o'clock yesterday evening.

The turnout in the seven municipalities until the closing of the ballot boxes amounted to 41%, with Al-Shuwairf Municipality registering the highest record with 67%, while the Municipality of Al-Qarada witnessed the lowest participation rate of 33%, according to Central Committee for the Municipal Councils Elections on Facebook.

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Algérie : le ministre des Finances et l’ex-Premier ministre Ahmed Ouyahia convoqués par la justice

Apr 21 2019
Algeria
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

L'ex-Premier ministre algérien Ahmed Ouyahia et l'actuel ministre des Finances Mohamed Loukal ont été convoqués samedi par le tribunal d'Alger notamment pour "dilapidation des deniers publics", a annoncé la télévision publique algérienne.

« Le tribunal de Sidi Mhamed à Alger a convoqué l’ex-Premier ministre Ahmed Ouyahia et Mohamed Loukal ministre des Finances et ex-gouverneur de la Banque d’Algérie dans des affaires de dilapidation des deniers publics et indus avantages », selon la télévision algérienne.

Présidentielle : les noms des candidats à la candidature enfin dévoilés

Apr 20 2019
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Vingt-quatre candidats à la candidature à l’élection présidentielle ont retiré leur dossier, selon un dernier décompte publié ce samedi 10 avril par le ministère de l’Intérieur et des collectivités locales.

« Le bilan provisoire de la remise des formulaires de souscription de signatures individuelles pour les postulants à la candidature à l’élection de la présidence de la République, arrêté le jeudi 18 avril 2019, compte vingt-quatre (24) lettre d’intention déposées », précise le communiqué du ministère diffusé en fin de journée.

Qatar announces Central Municipal Council Election 2019 results

Apr 18 2019
Qatar
Source: 
Iloveqatar.net and al-Jazeera

Maj. Gen. Majid Ibrahim Al Khulaifi, director of Elections Department under the Ministry of Interior and head of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) Electoral Committee announced the winners of the CMC 2019 election in a press conference held in the Media Centre of the election in officers club of the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday (April 16) evening.

Soudan: le président déchu Omar el-Béchir transféré en prison, selon un de ses proches

Apr 17 2019
Sudan
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

L'ancien chef de l'État soudanais, destitué par l'armée, a été transféré dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi dans une prison de la capitale, Khartoum, a affirmé à la presse l'un de ses proches.

Omar el-Béchir « a été transféré la nuit dernière dans la prison de Kober à Khartoum », a indiqué mercredi 17 avril un membre de sa famille, s’exprimant sous le couvert de l’anonymat pour des raisons de sécurité.

Turkish opposition candidate declared Istanbul mayor, in a fresh blow to Erdogan’s ruling party

Apr 17 2019
Turkey
Source: 
Iraq now
Turkey's main opposition party candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, has officially and decisively won Istanbul mayoral seat

Turkey's main opposition party candidate has officially won Istanbul's mayoral seat on Wednesday, after the city's electoral board decided that he was the winner of the March 31 local polls, despite objections by Turkey's ruling party.

Ekrem Imamoglu, the Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate, received the mandate at the board headquarters, with a large crowd of supporters celebrating outside the building in the Istanbul district of Caglayan.

Elections delayed in some areas of Jayapura

Apr 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
The Jakarta Post

Voting in several regions of Jayapura, Papua have been delayed owing to a lack of materials. 

“Besides in Abepura district, voting has been delayed in three subdistricts in South Jayapura district,” Papua General Elections Commission (KPU) head Theodorus Kossay said in Jayapura on Wednesday as quoted by Antara. 

Election materials such as ballots and ballot boxes have been sent to KPU Jayapura but have yet to be distributed to the polling stations in the aforementioned areas.

Early results are in for Indonesian Presidential election: Jokowi 55 percent, Prabowo 45 percent

Apr 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Quick counts from several pollsters put incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on course to winning a second term as president of the Republic of Indonesia after the world's biggest one-day elections took place on Wednesday (17/04).

With around 50 percent of the votes already in, Jokowi and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin are leading by 55 percent to rivals Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno's 45 percent. 

Pollsters Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting, Cyrus and Charta Politika have already collected more than 50 percent of their sample votes. 

Election could be delayed for thousands of voters in Banggai

Apr 17 2019
Albania
Source: 
The Jakarta Post

The 2019 general election is likely to be postponed in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi, due to a delay in the distribution of ballots.

Banggai regency was among the regions that were rocked by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake on April 12.

It was reported earlier that nine districts in the regency, including Luwuk, North Luwuk, South Luwuk, East Luwuk, West Luwuk, Batui, West Toili and Moilong, had not received their assigned quota of ballots by Wednesday.

Turkey after the heated municipal elections

Apr 16 2019
Turkey
Source: 
Lobe Log

The outcome of Turkey’s local elections has surprised many analysts and frustrated the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which had dominated the Turkish media and benefited from massive state resources for its campaign. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech on election night was one marked by cautious optimism and not celebratory joy, which was unusual in recent Turkish history. “We will see how they rule.

Conseil constitutionnel : Kamel Feniche désigné à la place de Tayeb Belaïz

Apr 16 2019
Algeria
Source: 
Le Matin D'Algerie

Kamel Feniche a été désigné, ce mardi 16 avril, comme président du Conseil constitutionnel en remplacement de Tayeb Belaiz, qui a présenté sa démission aujourd’hui, mardi, annonce l’ENTV.

Kamel Feniche est membre du Conseil constitutionnel élu au sein du Conseil d’État, ajoute le JT de l'ENTV.

M. Kamel Feniche a été désigné mardi président du Conseil Constitutionnel en remplacement de M. Tayeb Belaïz, qui a présenté sa démission, le même jour, au Chef de l'Etat, M. Abdelkader Bensalah, indique un communiqué de la Présidence de la République.

Algérie : neuf nouveaux candidats à l’élection présidentielle

Apr 16 2019
Algeria
Source: 
Observ'Algerie

Alors que les algériens rejettent massivement la prochaine élection présidentielle, prévue le 4 juillet prochain, 9 candidats au scrutin – dont les noms n’ont pas été révélés – ont retiré les formulaires de souscription, a indiqué le ministère de l’Intérieur dans un communiqué rendu public ce lundi 15 avril.

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