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Current situation not suitable for elections: Ismail Khan

Sep 11 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

The current situation in the country is not suitable for the presidential elections, said Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Jihadi leader and prominent member of Jamiat-e-Islami party, suggesting it will be better to resume the peace talks.

Mr. Khan, who has served as minister of energy and water under former President Hamid Karzai’s government, said the country will be driven into a new crisis if the elections are held within the next two weeks.

En Tunisie, la campagne a officiellement débuté pour les 26 candidats à la présidentielle

Sep 02 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
France24

La campagne présidentielle tunisienne s'ouvre officiellement lundi, laissant apparaître de nombreuses incertitudes quant à la popularité de chacun des 26 candidats.

 

Un mois après le décès du chef de l’État Béji Caïd Essebsi, la campagne présidentielle s’ouvre officiellement lundi 2 septembre en Tunisie. Un scrutin aussi indécis que vital pour l’unique pays rescapé des Printemps arabesde 2011, qui doit encore consolider ses acquis démocratiques.

 

Le président de la République par intérim s’adresse aux Tunisiens: Non aux atteintes au processus électoral

Aug 28 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
La Presse

Dans un discours adressé aux Tunisiens à l’occasion du démarrage, le 2 septembre, de la campagne électorale de l’élection présidentielle anticipée, le président de la République par intérim, Mohamed Ennaceur, a dénoncé les atteintes portées par certaines parties au processus électoral et aux appareils de l’Etat.

FNC elections: 555 Emiratis, including 200 women, file candidacy

Aug 22 2019
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Khaleej Times

A total of 98 Emiratis filed their candidacy for the Federal National Council (FNC) elections on the last day of registration of application, taking the total figure up to 555, including 200 from women in five days.

On Thursday, Abu Dhabi received 27 applications, Dubai 26, Sharjah 18, and Ajman saw six. While no applications were registered in Umm Al Quwain on the fifth day, Ras Al Khaimah recorded 14 applications and Fujairah saw seven.

Tunisie : candidat à la présidentielle, le premier ministre renonce à sa nationalité française

Aug 21 2019
Tunisia
Source: 
Le Monde

Youssef Chahed, chef du gouvernement, est l’un des principaux candidats à l’élection suprême anticipée prévue le 15 septembre.

Le chef du gouvernement tunisien Youssef Chahed, l’un des principaux candidats à la présidentielle anticipée prévue le 15 septembre, a annoncé mardi 20 août avoir renoncé à la nationalité française avant le dépôt de sa candidature, comme le demande la Constitution.

 

Preparations for election on right track: IEC chief

Aug 20 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

Chairperson of the Independent Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, at a press conference on Tuesday assured that her team is fully ready to hold the presidential election on its scheduled time. 

She said that all required election materials, including ballot papers, result sheets, and ink, have arrived from abroad and the transfer of the materials to provinces has also started.

Figures by the IEC show that 9.6 million people have registered to vote. 

Mrs. Nuristani said that holding a national identity card and fingerprint will be a must on election day. 

Nine FNC centres to start accepting registrations this week

Aug 16 2019
United Arab Emirates
Source: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Nine candidate registration centres will start receiving applications for Federal National Council (FNC) membership this week.

All eligible potential candidates wishing to submit their applications can do so at centres in their respective emirate from Sunday to Thursday, between 8am to 3pm. There are three centres in Abu Dhabi, and one each in Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

Three Basic Scenarios for Israel’s Upcoming Election: Sweet Dreams, King Lieberman and Your Worst Nightmare

Aug 15 2019
Israel
Source: 
Haaretz

It takes a swing of only five Knesset seats to save Netanyahu from prosecution and undermine Israeli democracy – or vice versa.

There are only 34 days left before Israelis head to the polls for the second time this year. Despite the critical and possibly fateful importance ascribed to the September 17 ballot, most Israelis seem disengaged, if not apathetic. That may change, however, once the parties launch their campaigns in earnest at the beginning of next month, when summer vacation is over and the school year starts.

 

Nabil invites Govt leaders for debate as he begins campaign

Aug 03 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

Presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil at his first election rally in Kabul on Saturday accused the National Unity Government leaders – President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah – of pursuing policies which fuel discrimination among the people.

Nabil said the government leaders have failed to serve the people and practice good governance over the past five years.

Nabil, who represents the Security and Justice Election Campaign Team, invited Abdullah and Ghani for an election debate.

US ready for ‘Good agreement’ with Taliban: Khalilzad

Aug 03 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, who has arrived in Doha for another round of talks with the Taliban, said on Saturday that the United States is ready for “a good agreement” with the Taliban.

Khalilzad said in a tweet that the “Taliban are signaling they would like to conclude an agreement” but he reiterated that the US is pursuing a peace agreement, not a withdrawal agreement. A peace agreement that enables withdrawal, he added.  

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