Noticias

Iran’s Guardian Council extends deadline for vetting presidential hopefuls

16 Mayo 2013
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

Iran's top electoral supervisory body, the Guardian Council (GC), has extended the deadline for announcing the names of approved hopefuls for the June 14 presidential race.

Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman for the body, said Thursday that the Guardian Council will have until the 21st of May to announce the final list of candidates.

Opinion: Will Qatar finally see legislative elections?

16 Mayo 2013
Qatar
Fuente: 
Doha News

By Hassan Abdulrahim Al-Sayed

A matter of weeks separate us from June 30, 2013, the date set by Emiri declaration (number 18 for the year 2010), for the current term of the appointed Advisory Council to end.

Will it be renewed for another term? Or will we actually witness legislative elections this year, years after the law stipulating the need for elections and the institutionalization of them was issued?

L’opposition rappelle ses 4 conditions pour une transparence électorale

16 Mayo 2013
Mauritania
Fuente: 
Alakhbar

La Coordination de l’Opposition Démocratique en Mauritanie a rappelé en conférence de presse lundi à Nouakchott ses quatre conditions pour la tenue d’élections législatives et municipales transparentes.

Les quatre conditions sont : «Une supervision politique crédible, des institutions électorales fiables, la garantie de la neutralité de l’Etat et des attributs de la puissance publique, une préparation technique suffisante».

Al-Amen President: All parties for LPR's dissolution except Ennahdha

15 Mayo 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

All the parties participating in the national dialogue have called for dissolving the Revolution Protection Leagues (LPR) expect for Ennahdha Movement which insists on keeping them," Al-Amen Party President Lazhar Bali declared on Tuesday.

"Apart from Ennahdha, all parties agreed on the need to fight violence committed by these leagues," he said.

"Today, we made a step backward," he regretted on the sidelines of the dialogue sessions, specifying that "this position will weaken us, especially as Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT)'s dialogue will start on Thursday."

Cabinet ministers resign amid standoff with MPs

15 Mayo 2013
Kuwait
Fuente: 
Kuwait Times

In what appears to be the first confrontation with supposedly loyal MPs, the government boycotted the parliamentary session yesterday as all Cabinet ministers submitted their resignations to the prime minister a day after five MPs filed to grill the oil and interior ministers. National Assembly Speaker Ali Al-Rashed told reporters after a meeting with Justice Minister Shareeda Al-Maousherji that he has been informed that “Cabinet ministers submitted their resignation to the prime minister and accordingly they will not attend the Assembly session tomorrow (today)”.

Thousands Join Albanian Ruling Party’s Campaign Rally

14 Mayo 2013
Albania
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Thousands of ruling party supporters gathered in Mother Theresa Square in Tirana on Monday, waving the party’s flag and chanting Berisha’s name after he walked onto the stage.

“The June 23 parliamentary elections present a big choice for Albanian citizens,” Berisha told his cheering supporters.

“Our alternative has at heart your freedom, wealth and free enterprise, while the opposition wants to raise taxes and make Albania a country that works for its government,” he said.

Iranian expatriates can vote in 120 countries for pres. election: Qashqavi

14 Mayo 2013
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi says Iranian expatriates can cast their ballots for the June 14 presidential election in 120 countries.

Speaking at a meeting with the representatives of electoral executive and monitoring committees outside Iran in Tehran on Monday, he said nearly 300 polling stations have been set up abroad for Iranians to vote overseas.

UAE security trial: Session postponed until May 20

14 Mayo 2013
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The prime suspect accused of heading a clandestine organisation that was plotting to overthrow the government defended himself in court on Tuesday.

He claimed the dispute was triggered not over the organisation’s legitimacy but over the signing of a petition asking for free elections of Federal National Council (FNC) members.

The Supreme Court’s National Security Court concluded the five-hour session by postponing deliberations until May 20, to hear the final argument from the defence attorney and from four more suspects.

Vetting of Iran’s presidential hopefuls underway: Guardian Council

13 Mayo 2013
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

Iran’s Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei says the supervisory body has begun the vetting process of hopefuls for the upcoming presidential election.

Kadkhodaei made the comments on Sunday, adding that the council would try to finish vetting the hopefuls in five days’ time.

However, Kadkhodaei added, the supervisory body may need another five days to vet the hopefuls if it cannot finish the job during the initial five-day period.

Egypt opposition convenes to discuss latest updates

13 Mayo 2013
Egipto
Fuente: 
Aswat Masriya

Egypt’s main opposition alliance, the National Salvation Front, will meet on Monday to discuss the latest political and economic developments.

The NSF is also expected to discuss future work plans and strategies, the state news agency reported.

The opposition alliance intends to transform itself into a larger network with roots in every part of the country.

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La Liga Musulmana de Nawaz Sharif gana la mayoría en las elecciones de Pakistán

12 Mayo 2013
Pakistán
Fuente: 
The Express Tribune y elaboración propia

Las elecciones del 11 de mayo en Pakistán no solo fueron las primeras en organizarse tras completar un gobierno electo sus cinco años de mandato, sino que han demostrado que los ciudadanos pakistaníes siguen apostando por la democracia, con un porcentaje de participación en torno al 60% (fue un 44% en las elecciones de 2008).

Principlists reconsider election strategy over heavyweight registrations

12 Mayo 2013
Irán
Fuente: 
Press TV

Former foreign minister, Ali Akbar Velayati, said the Coalition of Three will endorse chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, provided that top clerics throw their weight behind him.

The Coalition of Three brings together Velayati, former Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel and Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf.

Jalili, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, signed up on the final day of the registration for the June 14 vote on Saturday.

Des points fondamentaux du dialogue national sont restés lettre morte (CAP)

12 Mayo 2013
Mauritania
Fuente: 
Alakhbar

La Convention pour une Alternance Pacifique (CAP) a déploré le fait que certains points fondamentaux de l’accord suite au dialogue national entre la Majorité consolidée et les Partis, notamment ceux relatifs à la bonne gouvernance, à la professionnalisation et la neutralité de l’Administration ainsi qu’aux inéligibilités et aux incompatibilités entre certaines fonctions avec l’engagement politique de ceux qui les occupent, sont, jusqu’à présent, restés lettre morte.

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