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Lahcen Daoudi démissionne après avoir participé au sit-in des employés de Centrale Danone

Jun 06 2018
Morocco
Source: 
Huffpost

Lahcen Daoudi démissionne. Le ministre PJDiste des Affaires générales et de la gouvernance a demandé, mercredi 6 juin, sa démission du gouvernement suite à sa participation très controversée au sit-in des employés de Centrale Danone tenu hier soir devant le Parlement à Rabat. 

Dans un communiqué publié mercredi soir, le PJD a annoncé qu’une réunion extraordinaire du secrétariat général du “parti de la lampe” s’est tenue sous la présidence de Saad Eddine El Othmani, secrétaire général du parti et chef du gouvernement.

"30-Minister Cabinet to Be Formed" said Hariri

Jun 06 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri announced on Tuesday during a Iftar in Beirut that the government to be formed will be comprised of 30 ministers.

“The government that we will form hopefully will be of 30 ministers, this is the maximum that I can announce, and cooperation is ongoing with all parties to accomplish this task,” said Hariri in a speech he made.

“I am optimistic that all political parties are cooperating to form this government. If we want to please each party regarding the number of ministers it wants, we would form a government of 50 ministers,” he added.

BiH incumbent Presidency Member candidates for second Term at upcoming general elections

Jun 05 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: 
Sarajevo Times

The incumbent Member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Presidency Mladen Ivanic announced his candidacy for another term at the upcoming general elections on Monday in Banja Luka, a city 190 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo.

During the meeting, representatives of 10 parties in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the entities in BiH, signed the Agreement on Principles of Joint Action, presenting Ivanic as a candidate for BiH Presidency in front of Parties of Alliance for Change.

Bosnian Serb Opposition Unites to Challenge Dodik’s Rule

Jun 04 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: 
Balkan Insight

Opposition parties from the Alliance for Change coalition in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity signed an agreement to co-operate in a bid to defeat President Milorad Dodik’s party at polls in October.

Three major Bosnian Serb opposition parties, along with six other political groups, joined forces on Monday in an attempt to defeat the coalition centred around Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik’s Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, which has been in power in the entity for 12 years.

Elections won't be delayed at any cost unless ECP becomes helpless: CJP said

Jun 04 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Geo tv

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said there was no possibility of a delay in the upcoming elections unless the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) 'becomes helpless.'  Justice Nisar made the comment during the hearing of a case regarding electoral amendments — filed by the Workers Party. 

All matters pertaining to elections must be completed on an urgent basis, the chief justice noted. Director-general of Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) noted that the code of conduct was formed with consensus from all political parties.   

Turkish opposition agree to work on ‘strengthening parliamentary system’

Jun 04 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Opposition alliance agreed to intensify talks to prepare a roadmap for the post-election period in order to ensure “a strong parliamentary system,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and İYİ (Good) Party leaders stated after a meeting.

“The electorate is expecting us to build a strengthened parliamentary system, in which democracy is fully implemented and parliament is strong,” said İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener, after visiting CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at the CHP headquarters on June 4.

Jailed HDP candidate Demirtaş allowed to campaign on state-run TRT

Jun 03 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Supreme Board Election (YSK) has granted Selahattin Demirtas, the jailed presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the right to conduct audio-visual campaigning to be aired on state-run TRT ahead of the June 24 presidential election.

The YSK granted presidential candidates President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Muharrem İnce, Meral Akşener, Temel Karamollaoğlu, Doğu Perinçek and Demirtaş permission to campaign through audio-visual material to appear on state-run TRT.

Plusieurs blessés lors d’une manifestation de l’opposition

Jun 02 2018
Mali
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Au moins seize personnes ont été blessées samedi à Bamako lors d'une "marche pacifique" de l'opposition, interdite par le pouvoir, qui a rassemblé plusieurs centaines de manifestants, à deux mois de l'élection présidentielle, a constaté un correspondant de l'AFP.

« Il y a effectivement plusieurs blessés, dont un policier blessé au front et au moins un homme politique », a déclaré à l’AFP un médecin de l’hôpital Gabriel Touré de Bamako.

IBK candidat en 2018 !

Jun 02 2018
Mali
Source: 
Mali Web

Un secret de polichinelle pouvait penser grand nombre d’observateurs pour ce qui est de la candidature du président Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA à l’élection présidentielle du 29 juillet prochain. C’était sous-entendu, soutenu, annoncé, prédit, connu ! Mais il fallait y mettre la forme et de la manière la plus solennelle. Oui le RPM lors de sa conférence nationale l’a investi candidat. Oui les partis de la majorité présidentielle sont allés lui faire allégeance jusqu’à Koulouba pour lui dire tout ce qu’ils pensent de lui en grand champion.

Baabda Assures ‘New Govt to Isolate No One’

Jun 02 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

Lebanon’s new government to be formed by PM-designate Saad Hariri will not “isolate” any political party, amid assurances that any obstacle threatening the formation process will be “overcome,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Sources of President Michel Aoun said: “The new government will not isolate anyone,” noting that the “Lebanese Forces are not targeted at all,” and that their concerns have been addressed during a meeting between the President and LF chief Samir Geagea.

Process for July 25 polls starts today

Jun 01 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Dawn News

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued the schedule for the 2018 general elections.

According to the schedule, returning officers through public notices will invite nominations from prospective candidates on June 1, while nomination papers will be filed from June 2 to 6.

The list of nominated candidates will be published on June 7. The last date for scrutiny of nomination papers is June 14, while June 19 will be the last date for filing of appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers.

Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM

Jun 01 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
The Express Tribune

Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as the country’s interim prime minister.

The newly-appointed caretaker chief executive’s oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House. Following the ceremony, Justice Mulk was presented a guard of honour by the armed forces.

Speaking to the media after the oath-taking, the interim premier said free and fair polls were his priority.

“Mark my words, general polls will be held timely,” Mulk said,

Egypt's Future of Homeland party swells as 200 MPs join ranks

Jun 01 2018
Egypt
Source: 
Ahram Online

The parliamentary landscape is being redrawn as MPs from For the Sake of Egypt and Free Egyptians Party migrate

Future of Homeland Party head Ashraf Rashad has revealed that 150 independent MPs who are members of the For the Sake of Egypt Association have decided to join the party. The new intake will quadruple the party’s representation in parliament.

The plans of Dodik and Covic must be stopped: Suljagic said

Jun 01 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: 
N1 BA

The most important goal in the upcoming general election is to prevent Croat leader Dragan Covic from once again being a member of the tripartite Presidency, member of the Civic Alliance (GS) political council, Emir Suljagic, told N1.

Suljagic was a Bosniak Presidency member candidate in the 2014 general election, representing the Democratic Front (DF), who’se leader, Zeljko Komsic, is now running for the Croat Presidency member position.

The Presidency is composed of three members representing Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs.

Dernier tour pour Béji Caïd Essebsi ?

Jun 01 2018
Tunisia
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

L'entourage du président tunisien l'assure : il ne se présentera pas pour un second mandat en 2019. Il se pourrait cependant qu'il décide de reporter la présidentielle de deux ans.

Béji Caïd Essebsi (BCE) ne briguera pas de second mandat en 2019 selon son entourage, qui lui suggère, compte tenu de l’instabilité du pays, de reporter la présidentielle et les législatives de deux ans. Le temps de parachever la mise en place des instances constitutionnelles.

Sudan’s ruling party in S. Kordofan backs al-Bashir re-election in 2020

Jun 01 2018
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in South Kordofan state voiced its support to the re-election of President Omer al-Bashir for a new term in the election of 2020.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the NCP leadership in South Kordofan headed by the newly appointed governor Gen Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadal who is also the chairman of the ruling party in the troubled state.

"The meeting announced its support for the nomination of Marshal Omer al-Bashir for a new term in the elections of 2020," according to the official Sudan News Agency.

Les raisons d’un pacte

May 31 2018
Mauritania
Source: 
Cridem

Discours de Biram Dah Abeid à la cérémonie qui scelle l'alliance électorale et politique entre le courant qui soutient BDA aux élections présidentielles et le parti ESSAWAB.

Il y a dix ans, naissait l'initiative pour la Résurgence du mouvement Abolitionniste en Mauritanie (IRA). Tout de suite, le mouvement a été identifié, par le pouvoir en place, comme le vecteur de la subversion sociale et le levier de la déconstruction idéologique. 

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