Bamako – Les Maliens votaient sans enthousiasme, hier , au second tour des législatives devant parachever le retour à l’ordre constitutionnel après le coup d’Etat de 2012, dans un climat alourdi au lendemain d’un attentat jihadiste qui a tué deux soldats sénégalais de l’Onu.
Budimir sacked Krajina on Friday over a complaint by several Croat war veterans’ organisations which said that their members had not received their pensions, but the president was quickly accused of forcing him out for political reasons.
After the dismissal of Krajina, a Croat, there are now not enough Croats in the Federation entity government for it to function properly.
Budimir has also demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nermin Niksic so that the whole entity government can be replaced.
Despite the party’s efforts to restore the its reputation, not a single figure joining the Democratic Party convention to select a presidential candidate is popular enough to win the election, a new survey has shown.
The survey conducted by Indo Barometer found that Dahlan Iskan, the state-owned enterprise minister, was still the most popular, although he was only favored by 12.1 percent of the respondents.
Dahlan was followed by Pramono Edhie Wibowo, the former Army chief of staff and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s brother-in-law, who could only garner 1.9 percent.
A rare meeting this week between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Prabowo Subianto, one of the front-runners to replace him next year, has rekindled long-running speculation about a possible coalition between the two former Army generals’ parties.
The meeting took place behind closed doors on Tuesday morning at the State Palace, with Prabowo, the founder and chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), telling reporters afterward that he and the president had seen eye-to-eye on many of the economic and social issues affecting the country.
Abdelkader Bensalah a été élu, hier, à la majorité absolue des voix des congressistes, secrétaire général du RND pour les 5 années à venir. Sans surprise, le congrès a confirmé le soutien du parti à un quatrième mandat pour le président Bouteflika.
Libya's General National Congress on Monday voted to extend its mandate until December 24, 2014, a decision that will not be accepted by many Libyans who see the Congress as being a huge failure.
102 members out of 120 who attended the session voted in favour of the new transition plan.
Extremists can never understate the role of the Chinese and Indians in making Malaysia a better country, said an MCA central delegate from Bukit Mertajam.
Gui Guat Lye said Malaysians should not forget the sacrifices made by their ancestors in contributing to the country’s development.
“Extremists could ask us to return to China all they want but they cannot deny the role of our forefathers,” he said when debating the resolutions at the party’s 60th annual general meeting.
Bakrie, chairman of the Golkar Party, and Prabowo Subianto, founder and chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement Party — known as Gerindra — are neck-and-neck in the most recent poll of prospective presidential candidates, a survey showed on Sunday.
Hanta Yuda, executive director of Pol-Tracking Institute, said the survey, conducted from Sept. 13 to Oct. 11, found that Aburizal and Prabowo’s electability levels were almost equal.
“Prabowo was voted for by 11.73 percent of the respondents while Aburizal got 11.67 percent,” Hanta said.
Selon les résultats officiels provisoires publiés mardi soir, le RPM du président Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta et ses alliés ont obtenu la majorité absolue aux élections législatives, dont le second tour s'est déroulé dimanche au Mali.
Selon le site internet du quotidien Le Parisien, le Premier ministre français Jean-Marc Ayrault a donné des nouvelles d’Abdelaziz Bouteflika au lendemain de sa rencontre avec lui. Le Premier ministre français a affirmé, mardi 17 décembre, lors d'une visite à Oran, que le président algérien, rencontré la veille, était « très courageux après sa maladie » et « suivait bien » les dossiers.
Two major Sabah Barisan Nasional components are voicing reservations over a proposed fundamental shift in the decision making process of the ruling coalition.
The United Pasok Momogun Kadazanmurut Organisation (Upko) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) said Barisan's proposed switch from consensus to a simple majority in decision making should be made after thorough deliberations by the coalition's supreme council.
PBS secretary general Datuk Johnny Mositun said such an important shift should require an input from all senior component party chiefs.
The leadership of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has said it is convinced Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will not be tempted by an offer from a rival political party to nominate him for the 2014 presidential election.
PDI-P central board member Maruarar Sirait said Jokowi would not jump ship even if he was not nominated by the party.
“Jokowi is a politician who values loyalty to his political party. So there’s no way [he would join a rival party,” Maruarar told reporters on Monday.
Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie said on Monday that his party’s strong presence in rural areas could help it win a significant number of seats through the legislative election.
“Golkar is still strong in the regions, so we are confident that we can win 170 seats at the House [of Representatives],” Aburizal said on Monday.
Aburizal visited Palu to introduce himself to voters in the city. Golkar has officially nominated Aburizal for the 2014 presidential election.
Les Maliens votent dimanche pour le second tour des élections législatives devant parachever le retour à l'ordre constitutionnel, après le coup d'Etat de 2012.
Au premier tour, le taux de participation était de 38,6%, contre 48,9% pour le second tour de la présidentielle. Il risquait d’être plus faible dimanche, selon les observateurs.
Quelque 6,5 millions d’électeurs sont appelés à participer à cette dernière étape du processus électoral, après la présidentielle remportée le 11
août par Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.