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« IBK sera réélu grâce à son bilan positif », assure le porte-parole du gouvernement

May 30 2018
Mali
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Amadou Koïta, ministre de la Jeunesse et porte-parole du gouvernement malien, défend le bilan d'Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, qui s'est porté officiellement candidat à un second mandat, lundi 28 mai. Pour le porte-parole du gouvernement, IBK sera réélu dès le premier tour à la présidentielle du 29 juillet. Interview.

Ending the de facto ruling political institutions and the way forward

May 30 2018
Libya
Source: 
Libya Herald

Yesterday, President Emmanuel Macron managed to break the Libyan iceberg in Paris. He convened all four parties to the Libyan conflict, along with the heavyweight presence of presidents and high delegations from a number of state. The meeting resulted in the parties agreeing to a joint statement. This statement symbolizes a new roadmap for Libya: a shortcut to elect legitimate institutions for a probably new transitional period that would lead to the adoption of a Libyan constitution and stability for the country.

La comisión electoral de Irak anula los resultados de las parlamentarias en más de mil centros de votación

May 30 2018
Iraq
Source: 
Europa Press

La comisión electoral de Irak ha anunciado este miércoles la anulación de los resultados de las parlamentarias celebradas el 12 de mayo en más de mil centros de votación debido a las irregularidades registradas en los mismos.

En su comunicado, recogido por el portal local de noticias Iraqi News, el organismo ha señalado que ha analizado 102 colegios electorales en diez provincias donde hubo denuncias por parte de los partidos políticos y ha confirmado que hubo violaciones del proceso.

LF Concerned of Bassil’s Attempt to Break their Relation with Aoun

May 30 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

The Lebanese Forces emphasized eagerness to maintain good relations with President Michel Aoun, voicing fears that outgoing Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil “seeks to break” their ties with the “presidential term,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

“Bassil wants to blow the LF relationship with the presidential term,” by allocating the share of the president in the new government to figures belonging to his “political line,” LF sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.

Good Party gradually unraveling with series of resignations

May 30 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Daily Sabah

With less than a month remaining for the presidential and parliamentary elections, resignations continue to plague the newly established Good Party (İP). Most recently, the founding member and general board member of the İP, Ruhat Mengi, resigned from her duties, blaming the party of being different than it is being portrayed

Resolution seeking delay in elections submitted in Balochistan Assembly

May 30 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
Pakistan Today

A resolution demanding one-month delay in general elections was submitted in Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday.

The resolution, submitted by Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, sought that elections be held in August, instead of July this year, because “a majority of the public wants to undertake Hajj for which [many] would be travelling to Saudi Arabia in July” and hence, they would be unable to vote in the elections.

PM Abbasi reiterates call for free, fair elections

May 30 2018
Pakistan
Source: 
The Express Tribune

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday reiterated his call for free and fair elections and voiced concerns regarding a government, non-representative of the masses, assuming power.

“You can see what happened in Balochistan and the Senate. It is not in the country’s best interests,” said the premier while addressing a news conference in Islamabad.

Élections le 10 décembre: une date, de l’optimisme et encore beaucoup de questions

May 29 2018
Libya
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Les principaux acteurs politiques libyens se sont engagés mardi 29 mai, à Paris, à assurer l'organisation d'élections présidentielle et législatives le 10 décembre 2018. Bien que nombre de questions restent en suspens sur ce document qui n'a pas encore été paraphé, le ton était à l'optimisme à l'issue de la rencontre.

One of ‘Obstacles’ Facing Hariri

May 29 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

One of the "main obstacles" facing PM-designate Saad Hariri’s bid to form a new government is “Hizbullah’s demand that a ministerial seat be allocated to a Sunni deputy close to the party,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Tuesday.

“The party has presented its demand to Hariri during Monday’s consultations, and is expected to reiterate it later on,” well-informed sources told the daily on condition of anonymity.

Ce que vous devez retenir du discours du Youssef Chahed

May 29 2018
Tunisia
Source: 
Huffpost

"Les dirigeants de Nidaa Tounes, et à leur tête Hafedh Caid Essebsi, ont détruit le parti. Cela est même devenu une menace pour les institutions publiques"

Le chef du gouvernement, Youssef Chahed, s’est adressé aux Tunisiens ce soir le 29 mai 2018, revenant sur la situation politique du pays ainsi que sur les incertitudes relatives à son départ, après la suspension des discussions du Document de Carthage 2.

El Parlamento de Irak exige un recuento manual del 10% de los votos

May 29 2018
Iraq
Source: 
Europa Press

El Parlamento de Irak ha aceptado este lunes rechazar los votos de los iraquíes que han abandonado el país y de los desplazados internos y ha exigido un recuento manual del 10 por ciento de las papeletas debido a las denuncias de fraude en las elecciones parlamentarias celebradas el pasado 12 de mayo.

Los votos anulados incluyen los de aquellos que se han marchado de Irak y los que se han desplazado de forma interna en todas las provincias excepto en Ninive, según ha informadola cadena de televisión kurda Rudaw.

Sisi will officially be inaugurated president for a second term next Saturday

May 29 2018
Egypt
Source: 
Egypt Independent

Egypt’s Parliament is conducting final preparations for the inauguration of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president of Egypt for a second term, after he won the election held on March by 97%.

Sisi will officially begin his second term as president next Saturday according to Al-Ahram newspaper, following a constitutional oath before the special session of the parliament, which will attended by members of the House of Representatives as well as a number of guests and the media.

Saudi FM: Macron’s comments on Lebanon’s Hariri being detained in KSA ‘incorrect’

May 29 2018
Saudi Arabia
Source: 
Arab News

Hariri spent two weeks in November in Saudi Arabia before heading to Paris, Abu Dhabi and Cairo

France's President Macron made his comments on French broadcaster BFMTV on Friday

A source at Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent comments that the Kingdom had detained Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri in November were incorrect, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta candidat à un second mandat

May 28 2018
Mali
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Le président malien a annoncé lundi officiellement sa candidature à l'élection du 29 juillet, où il affrontera au moins une quinzaine d'adversaires, plaçant la "sécurisation" du pays en tête de ses priorités.

« Aucune ambition personnelle ne m’habite, aucune volonté de durer ne m’anime », a assuré Ibrahima Boubacar Keïta, 73 ans, élu en 2013 pour cinq ans, invoquant son désir de « servir au mieux le Mali en ces heures où les incertitudes ne sont pas encore totalement levées ».

Hariri Wraps Up One-Day Govt. Consultations with Parliamentary Blocs

May 28 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Monday held one-day, unbinding consultations with the parliamentary blocs and deputies in Nejmeh Square, kicking off his bid to form a new government.

Hariri first met with Speaker Nabih Berri, and afterwards met separately with former PM Tammam Salam and ex-PM Najib Miqati.

Salam made remarks to reporters after the meeting saying although everyone is calling for a quick Cabinet formation, “but I don’t think it should be rushed.”

Benchamach prépare la refonte des instances de son parti

May 28 2018
Morocco
Source: 
TelQuel

Deux jours après son élection au poste de secrétaire général du PAM, Hakim Benchamach prépare la refonte des instances de son parti. Il commence par une concertation à large échelle.

Pas de répit pour Hakim Benchamach , nouveau secrétaire général du PAM. Elu dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, pour succéder à Ilyas El Omari, il s’attaque à l’un des plus grands chantiers de son mandat : la restructuration des instances du parti, dont le Bureau politique et le Bureau fédéral.

New Govt. to be Formed around Eid al-Fitr

May 27 2018
Lebanon
Source: 
Naharnet

The line-up of the new government is likely to be announced on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr holiday or shortly afterwards, a media report said.

"The parties' demands regarding portfolios and shares will not become totally clear before the end of the one-day official consultations that PM-designate Saad Hariri will hold Monday with the parliamentary blocs," political sources informed on the formation process told al-Hayat daily in remarks published Sunday.

MHP unveils election manifesto promising 'national revival'

May 27 2018
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has unveiled its election manifesto ahead of the June 24 early elections. The manifesto, with a tagline “National Revival, Blessed Uprising”, calls for reforms to bring economic relief to farmers, retired people and families of disabled, martyred people and veterans. 

The MHP election manifesto emphasized five topics, including "Smart state and public administration", "justice", "combatting corruption", "multifaceted and multi-dimensional foreign policy" and "industrialization and SMEs."

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