Qatar’s long-awaited legislative elections may not happen until 2016, following the former Emir’s decision to extend the Advisory (Shura) Council’s term for another three years. QNA previously announced that a decree regarding the council’s term was made in the last few hours of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s rule, but just yesterday disclosed details of the decision. The Advisory Council’s term was last extended in 2010, until 2013, based on the constitutional provision that “extending the council’s term is permitted if it is found to be in the public’s best interest."
A Kuwaiti voter residing in the new residential area of Nahdha yesterday filed a new petition calling for the court to suspend the July 27 election because his area is not listed among any of the five electoral constituencies. As a result, the voter will not be able to participate in the election either as a candidate or voter. Under Kuwait election law, a candidate must be a registered voter and for citizens to vote, their residential areas must be part of any of the five constituencies.It was the third petition against the election.
El golpe de Estado en Egipto se ha consumado. Los militares han anunciado en televisión la destitución del presidente Morsi, la derogación de la Constitución y la disolución del Parlamento tras un gran despliegue de efectivos en El Cairo. Los manifestantes de la plaza Tahrir celebran la expulsión de los Hermanos Musulmanes del poder. Sigue la última hora de lo que ocurre en El Cairo
Efforts to forge an agreement on a new Cabinet appeared to be stalled Thursday as political rhetoric ramped up ahead of next week’s parliamentary sessions, the first since MPs extended their mandate and postponed elections. There has been no progress in attempts to form a new Cabinet, political sources said following a meeting between Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam andCaretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour, a representative of Druze leader Walid Jumblatt.
The speech President Mohamed Mursi gave on Wednesday only makes the National Salvation Front more adamant on calling for early presidential elections to achieve the revolution's goals.
In a statement it made today, the front expressed its confidence that millions of Egyptians will peacefully demonstrate on June 30 to assert their will and rectify the revolution's course.
Le Mouvement 25 février a qualifié les prochaines législatives et municipales en Mauritanie de "mascarade électorale à laquelle aucune force politique ne doit participer".
" Participer à ces élections, c’est contribuer à l’enracinement du régime militaire, unilatéral et corrompu. C’est aussi entraver la dynamique du changement tant réclamé par le peuple mauritanien", selon le Mouvement qui a annoncé une campagne de sensibilisation de l’opinion publique sur la nécessité de boycotter ces élections.
The impeachment motion against the President of the Republic was considered inadmissible during the plenary session of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) held, on Wednesday, devoted to the examination of the conditions of admissibility of the motion.
Following the withdrawal of some elected NCA members of their signatures, a day before the holding of the plenary session, 99 NCA members out of 113 judged inadmissible the motion, against 9 NCA members favourable and 5 abstentions.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The session of the Upper House Chaired by Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, the Senators approved the amendments to the law on elections up to the article 19.
Based on information of the press office of Upper House, the law has been prepared on the basis of provision of Constitution for conducting presidential elections, parliamentary elections, provincial council’s elections, district council elections, and municipality’s elections.
As the vote count continued for a third day on Tuesday, the left-wing opposition held onto its lead that would likely secure it 84 of the 140 seats in Albania’s parliament.
Socialist leader Edi Rama called on Prime Minister Sali Berisha to concede defeat, while underlining the importance that the remaining ballots are counted without further delay.
“We calmly wait for our opponent to concede defeat,” Rama said at a press conference.
“This is the time for all parties to work together so that the counting process can end, and Albania can move on,” he added.
Weary-eyed poll commissioners continued to count ballots on Monday after an election day marred by the murder of an opposition supporter and the wounding of a ruling Democratic Party candidate in a shootout in the northern town of Lac.
The counting began in the early hours of Monday, and so far the Central Electoral Commission, CEC, has announced partial results representing than two per cent of the national vote. The partial results put the left-wing opposition in the lead.
he Cabinet yesterday put the election process on hold “as a precautionary measure” while the country waits for the constitutional court to explain its verdict issued last week amid expectation the election date could change. The constitutional court, whose rulings are final, is scheduled to provide legal interpretations for its verdict which ordered the National Assembly dissolved and confirmed the controversial single-vote amendment.
The Qatari emir has confirmed to members of the ruling family that he will step down and transfer power to his heir apparent.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani met royals and prominent members of Qatari society on Monday, and announced plans for a transition to his son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Sheikh Tamim, 33, has been groomed for the position since 2003, when his elder brother stepped aside.
Sheikh Hamad has been in power since 1995, during which Qatar has evolved into an important player on the regional and international political scenes.