The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) administrative office is preparing to take “punitive measures” against absentee members, according to state news agency TAP.
Independent NCA member Hatem Klai told TAP on Monday that the measures will also apply to withdrawn NCA members and will only tackle absences recorded during the months of July, August, and September.
The disciplinary action would “ensure the commitment of deputies in order to finish the assembly’s mission,” Klai said to TAP.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has warned members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) against meddling in the country’s politics and advised they remain neutral ahead of next year’s general elections.
Yudhoyono made the call in his speech delivered during the celebration of the 68th anniversary of the TNI.
“The outcome of [the TNI’s] internal reforms must be visible during next year’s elections. Please make sure the military’s position is in the best interests of the state,” Yudhoyono said in a ceremony at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force base in Jakarta on Saturday.
Self-styled king of dangdut Rhoma Irama called on Muslims to vote for the National Awakening Party (PKB) so it could nominate a presidential candidate for 2014.
Rhoma, speaking in Garut, West Java, said that the PKB needed at least 20 percent of the seats in the House of Representatives, to nominate a presidential ticket.
Rhoma was at a gathering to introduce some of the party's prospective presidential candidates including himself.
A total of 334 candidates vying for various positions at Umno division elections have been disqualified due to bankruptcy.
Umno election commitee chief Tan Sri Tajol Rosli Ghazali said 495 candidates for the same election had withdrawn while 39 were not allowed to contest due to disciplinary issues.
He said these people had been barred from contesting as they had sabotaged the party during the 13th general election.
El exministro afgano de Exteriores Zalmai Rassoul registró hoy su candidatura para tratar de acceder a la presidencia en las elecciones generales que se celebrarán en Afganistán en 2014.
Rassoul abandonó ayer la cartera que ocupaba desde enero de 2010 en el Gobierno del presidente Hamid Karzai, quien no se presentará a un tercer mandato, limitado por la Constitución afgana.
La Comisión Electoral afgana concluyó hoy el registro de candidaturas para los comicios presidenciales de 2014, que estarán marcados por la salida del poder de Hamid Karzai y la retirada de las tropas de la OTAN.
Las oficinas de la Comisión Electoral en Kabul vivieron en el última día de registro una agitada jornada ya que ocho de los 17 candidatos se inscribieron hoy, acompañados por multitud de seguidores.
After two years of discussion, the House of Representatives’ Legislation Body (Baleg) has officially rejected a proposal to amend Law No. 42/2008 on presidential elections.
With this decision, the 2014 presidential election will still require parties or coalitions of parties to secure 20 percent of seats in the House or win 25 percent of the popular vote in the legislative election in April next year in order to nominate candidates to contest the presidential election in June.
All major opposition parties and two of the three parties in Tunisia’s governing coalition today signed a roadmap agreement intended to lead the country out of its nearly ten-week political crisis.
A member of the ruling coalition, however, refused to sign the document today.
PETALING JAYA: For the first time since its inception more than 60 years ago, PAS is allowing candidates vying for positions in the party to campaign openly.
Party election committee chairman Asmuni Awi said candidates could promote themselves but not attack their opponents.
“We forbid statements, videos, caricatures and use of various other mediums and tools to belittle or slander other candidates.
“Those resorting to personal attacks risk disciplinary action,” he said.
The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic will organize the Innovative Technologies in Election Process-2013 International Fair in exhibition hall of the State Historical Museum of Bishkek on October 30-31, the Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic informed.
Akbar Tandjung, former chairman of the Golkar Party (1998-2004) and former speaker of the House of Representatives (1999-2004) is the head of Golkar’s board of advisors. Believed to be one of the rare “king makers” in the country, his comments, particularly on the internal affairs of Golkar, have frequently drawn controversy and shaken up the party. The Jakarta Post’s Imanuddin Razak and a number of journalists spoke to Akbar about the latest political issues ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Question: Who do you think is the best candidate for the presidency?
Kabul, 2 oct (PL) El diputado Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf renunció hoy a su puesto en la Cámara de Diputados, con el objetivo de presentarse como candidato a las próximas elecciones presidenciales.
Le secrétaire général du FLN demande les conseils de Hocine Aït Ahmed, ex-président du FFS.
MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on Tuesday denied allegations by 20 MCA Central Committee (CC) members that the MCA failed miserably in the 13th general election (GE13) because he failed to carry out his responsibilities as the chairman of MCA's GE13 committee.
Liow also refuted claims from the group that he had refused to withdraw the membership of Pulai Sebatang state assemblyman Datuk Tee Siew Keong who was offered a post of exco in Johor, resulting in an internal conflict in the party.