Different sources have expected a large ministerial reshuffle in Khartoum, saying that the first vice-president Ali Osman Taha might be relieved from his position.
A presidential source told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that First Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha is one of the most prominent figure that will quit the government in the upcoming reshuffle, adding he will dedicate his time as deputy chairman to the management of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).
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?
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».
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.
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."
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)”.
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.
El veterano líder del PPP en el Senado, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, ha presentado su dimisión. Además, su esposa, Bushra Aitzaz se presentó como candidata a la Asamblea Nacional por el distrito 124, escaño que perdió ante el candidato de la Liga Musulmana de Nawaz Sharif.
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.
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.
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’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.
Dans le sillage de ce nouveau atterrissage dans l'opposition, le scellage des alliances avec les partis issus de la fissuration du mouvement du défunt cheikh Mahfoudh Nahnah est devenu jouable et plausible.
Le bras droit d'Abdelilah Benkirane s'est adressé aujourd'hui aux parlementaires du PJD. Aucun commentaire sur la décision de l'Istiqlal de se retirer du gouvernement mais une référence au jugement du roi Salomon à propos des réformes et de l'intérêt du pays...
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.
Leila Bahria, Najla Brahem, Houda Touzri, Kamel Ben Doukhan, Amor Tounakti et autres proches d'Ennahdha et du gouvernement ont été sélectionnés pour faire partie l'Instance supérieure indépendante pour les élections (Isie).