Cabinet to meet to decide on ideal date for elections – Debate rages over constitutional court ruling

20 Jun 2013
Kuwait Times

The Cabinet is expected to hold an extraordinary session today to discuss an ideal date for the parliamentary election following the constitutional court’s ruling that scrapped the National Assembly as the debate over the verdict continues among various political groups. The Cabinet may announce the election date today after approving a decree to dissolve the Assembly or postpone a final decision until the beginning of next week.

Marzouki, delegation of Ennahdha NCA bloc discuss ways to reach compromise on draft constitution

19 Jun 2013
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

ssues related to the draft Constitution and ways to reach compromise were discussed at a meeting held Tuesday between Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and members of Ennahdha National Constituent Caucus in the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).

At the end of the meeting, President of Ennahdha bloc Sahbi Atig stressed the need to find a common ground on conflicting issues raised after the submission of the draft Constitution, the Presidency of the Republic said in a press release.

UN told that Libya’s transition will remain difficult and that Political Isolation Law violates civil rights.

19 Jun 2013
Libya Herald

In his latest quarterly briefing on Libya, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, has told the UN Security Council that, largely because of the security situation, the current transition period is likely to be longer and more difficult than previously expected.

Albania PM Tempts Voters With Wage Hike

17 Jun 2013
Balkan Insight

With the June 23 election only days way, the Albanian government has approved a decision to raise wages and pensions by 6 per cent in a bid to win votes for the ruling Democratic Party.

“We have approved in principle the increase of wages and pensions by 6 per cent, which will come into force after the election,” Prime Minister Sali Berisha said last Thursday.

Taking a swipe at his main rival in the June 23 general election, Mr Berisha said that the Socialist leader, Edi Rama, “never mentions salaries but only taxes and their increase”.

El reformista Hasan Rohani gana las presidenciales de Irán en la primera vuelta

15 Jun 2013

El candidato reformista moderado a los comicios de Irán, Hasan Rohani, ha conseguido la Presidencia en la primera vuelta al superar el 50,68% de los votos emitidos en las elecciones celebradas este viernes en el país, según ha informado el ministro del Interior, Mostafa Mohamad Nayar.


Reformist candidate Aref quits presidential race

11 Jun 2013
Press TV

Mohammad Reza Aref has withdrawn his candidacy from Iran’s June 14 presidential election in order to give the reformist camp a better chance to win. The former vice president announced his decision to drop out of the election in a statement issued late on Monday, in which he said the decision was made after he received suggestions from former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, who advised to stand aside.

Qatar preparing for leadership transition

10 Jun 2013

Qatar is preparing to launch a leadership transition this summer that will see the emir relinquish power to his son, and his cousin, the owner of Harrods, step down as prime minister.

Senior figures in Qatar have briefed foreign counterparts that the time has come for Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the 33-year-old crown prince to take over the leadership of the gas-rich Gulf state, the Daily Telegraph has learned.

Sudan’s opposition PCP says regime downfall ‘imminent’

04 Jun 2013
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has expressed optimism on the imminent demise of the Sudanese regime to bring what it says was two decades of turbulence, corruption and civil wars to an end.

The PCP’s political secretary Kamal Omer declared on Monday that opposition forces are united around the goal of toppling the regime led by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir and said that the opposition is setting up coordination committees among grassroots to bring about an unprecedented breakthrough.

Le mouvement du 25 février manifeste

04 Jun 2013

Un nombre des militants du mouvement du 25 février a organisé, ce lundi, à Nouakchott, une manifestation pour dénoncer la déliquescence de l'économie.

Les manifestants ont critiqué l'absence de l'action du gouvernement dans un contexte marqué par "la recrudescence de maladies et de pauvreté"