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Kuwait announces parliamentary election results

Dec 06 2020
Kuwait
Source: 
Anadolu Agency

KUWAIT CITY

Only 19 members reelected, no woman candidate could make it to parliament

Kuwait's electoral committees announced on Sunday winners of 2020 parliamentary elections in five electoral districts held yesterday, according to the Kuwaiti News Agency.

The results of the 50-member unicameral National Assembly, which is directly elected every four years, were surprising as it led to all-male parliament and several previous lawmakers lost their seats.

Mali: les 121 membres du Conseil national de transition sont connus

Dec 04 2020
Mali
Source: 
RFI

Après la désignation du chef d’État du Mali, la nomination d’un Premier ministre et des membres de son gouvernement, la troisième institution de la transition, le tant attendu Conseil national de transition (CNT) a vu le jour vendredi. Parmi les 121 membres, des noms attendus, mais également des surprises.

Avec notre correspondant à Bamako, Serge Daniel

Egyptian expats to print ballots starting Thursday for 2nd stage of parliamentary run-offs

Dec 02 2020
Egypt
Source: 
Ahram Online

Ballots are to be mailed out to embassies on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Egyptian expats will be able to print their ballot papers for the run-off of the second stage of the country's new House of Representatives’ elections on Thursday and Friday, with ballots to be mailed out to embassies on the following three days.

The run-off of the second stage, which includes constituencies of 13 out of 27 Egyptian governorates, will be limited to candidates running under the individual system who will compete for the 101 remaining undecided seats.

FFC components launch nominations for Sudan's transitional parliament

Dec 02 2020
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

Political forces affiliated with the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) ruling coalition begin to nominate their representatives in the Transitional Legislative Council (TLC) which would be established in coming weeks.

The transitional parliament is to be formed of 300 lawmakers. 165 chosen by the FFC, 75 nominated by the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, while the remaining 60 seats will go to the political forces that did not sign the FFC Declaration but support the revolution.

Somalia misses parliamentary election deadline

Dec 01 2020
Somalia
Source: 
Anadolu Agency

Opposition had called for electoral reforms before Dec. 1 vote

MOGADISHU, Somalia

Somalia on Tuesday missed a deadline to hold its parliamentary elections on Dec. 1 as agreed by the federal government and six regional states earlier this year.

Opposition leaders had called for reforms, raising concerns regarding the election commission and its capacity to hold a free, fair and credible vote. The last elections were held in 2016.

The Federal Indirect Elections Team has not yet announced a new date for the elections.

Sudan's former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19

Nov 26 2020
Sudan
Source: 
Aljazeera

Said al-Mahdi was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister before he was toppled in a 1989 coup.

Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from a coronavirus infection. He was 84. In a brief statement, al-Mahdi’s family said he died on Thursday, three weeks after being admitted to hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Mahdi was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup that brought former President Omar al-Bashir to power.

Le Parlement européen demande la libération de tous les détenus d'opinion en Algérie

Nov 26 2020
Algeria
Source: 
TSA Algérie

Le Parlement européen demande la libération du journaliste Khaled Drareni et de tous les détenus d’opinion en Algérie. Dans une résolution d’urgence adoptée ce jeudi 26 novembre, le PE appelle les autorités algériennes à « remettre immédiatement en liberté, sans conditions, Mohamed Khaled Drareni et tous ceux qui ont été détenus et inculpés pour avoir exercé leur droit à la liberté d’expression, que ce soit en ligne ou hors ligne, et à la liberté de réunion et d’association ».

Turkey's opposition alliance calls for snap polls amid turrmoil within ruling AKP

Nov 25 2020
Turkey
Source: 
DuvarEnglish

Turkey's opposition alliance has called for snap polls amid the deepening turmoil within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). "We want elections to be held as the opposition," İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener told reporters during a joint press briefing with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Nov. 25.

Turkey's opposition Nation Alliance has called for holding early elections amid the turmoil within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). 

PC allocates 50 million dinars for the High National Elections Commission

Nov 25 2020
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord has allocated 50 million dinars to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).

The HNEC will spend the amount on implementing the presidential and legislative elections, scheduled to be held in December of next year.

 

By: Rabia Golden

Source: https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/pc-allocates-50-million-dinars-high...

Polls in 13 Egyptian governorates open for 2nd day of parliamentary run-offs

Nov 24 2020
Egypt
Source: 
Ahram Online

Polls in 13 Egyptian governorates opened at 9 AM local time on Monday, marking the beginning of the second and final day of voting in the run-off for the first stage of the country's parliamentary elections at home.

The National Election Authority (NEA), the state’s authority in charge of supervising elections, said the voting process on the first day went smoothly.

Judges and members of the public prosecution supervised the polling stations to ensure all standards of transparency, integrity, and adherence to relevant laws are applied, the NEA added.

1st stage of Egyptian parliamentary run-offs kicks off Monday

Nov 22 2020
Egypt
Source: 
al-Ahram

The run-off will be limited to candidates running under the individual candidacy system. Voting on both days starts at 9 AM and ends at 9 PM.

Polling stations in 13 Egyptian governorates are set to receive citizens on 23-24 November to cast their ballots in the run-off of the first stage of the House of Representatives elections amid strict Coronavirus measures.

Élections 2021 : Le Coronavirus gâchera-t-il la fête démocratique ?

Nov 17 2020
Morocco
Source: 
Maroc-diplomatique.net

La pandémie de Covid-19 n’a pas épargné la vie politique de ses répercussions. Le caractère imprévisible de la situation épidémiologique et l’absence de la visibilité quant aux conditions de la tenue du scrutin menacent de changer les échéances électorales prévues pour 2021. Mais, si les élections sont maintenues, comment trouver un équilibre entre la gestion du virus et le déploiement des ressources et du matériel nécessaires pour mener des élections crédibles ?

 

Include national dialogue conference resolutions in permanent constitution: Kiir

Nov 17 2020
Sudan
Source: 
Sudan Tribune

All resolutions agreed upon at the recently concluded national dialogue conference will be harmonized with the permanent constitution making process provided for in the revitalized peace deal, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said.

The South Sudanese leader made the remarks while closing the national dialogue conference held in Juba from November 3-17 on Tuesday.

Second phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections sees 29.5% voter turnout

Nov 16 2020
Egypt
Source: 
Marsad-Egypt.info

Head of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Lasheen Ibrahim announced, on Monday, that the second phase of the House of Representatives elections has witnessed 29.5% voter turnout.

 

The electoral list led by pro-government Mostaqbal Watan Party has won the majority of votes in the second phase.

CHP leader refutes claims of joint constitutional work

Nov 16 2020
Turkey
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu refuted the claims that his party, along with İYİ (Good) Party, People’s Democratic Party (HDP), and Felicity Party had conducted a joint study to make a new constitution in 2018.

Recalling the claim by İYİ Party Deputy Ümit Özdağ, Kılıçdaroğlu on Nov. 15 stated the allegation did not reflect the truth.

“There is no such constitutional work. I am watching this debate with amazement,” the CHP leader said, addressing a group of heads via videoconference.

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