Noticias

Albanian Socialists Eye Landslide Victory

25 Jun 2013
Albania
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

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.

Albania Counts Votes After Shooting Mars Polls

24 Jun 2013
Albania
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

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.

Election date may change – Govt puts polls on hold for court explanation

24 Jun 2013
Kuwait
Fuente: 
Kuwait Times

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.

Qatari emir to transfer power to his son

24 Jun 2013
Qatar
Fuente: 
Al Jazeera

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.

Abbas acepta la dimisión de su primer ministro

23 Jun 2013
Palestina
Fuente: 
Euronews

El presidente palestino Mahmoud Abbas acepta la dimisión del primer ministro Rami Hamdallah, anunciada el jueves, dos semanas después de asumir el puesto.

El último encargo será formar un Gobierno en funciones.

Sigue sin haber una causa oficial, aunque se cree que la dimisión se debe a desacuerdos sobre la autoridad y atribuciones relacionadas con su cargo.

source: http://es.euronews.com/2013/06/23/abbas-acepta-la-dimision-de-su-primer-ministro/

Anti-Morsi protests in several governorates across Egypt

21 Jun 2013
Egipto
Fuente: 
Daily News Egypt

Protesters gathered in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez, Daqahleya, and Kafr Al-Sheikh to voice their dissent against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and demand the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi’s government.

Al-Dostour Party Spokesman Haitham El-Hariri in Alexandria said that a group of opposition members and Islamists there had started chanting against each other after Friday prayers at the Qa’id Ibrahim Mosque. Minor clashes broke out with some rock-throwing until the Islamists left the scene, El Hariri said.

Première liste des membres de la nouvelle Isie

21 Jun 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
Kapitalis

Le bureau de la nouvelle Isie se compose des personnes suivantes :

Juges judiciaires : Safi-Eddine El Haj, Mourad Ben Moula, Hasna Ben Slimane, Samia El Bokri.

Magistrats : Abdessatar Khlifi, Mohsen Belkhiria, Naoual Hannachi, Lamia Zargouni

Finances publiques : Abdelkhalek Boujnah, El Borni El Amri, Wafa Khouaja et Raja Hannachi.

Huissiers de justice : Rim Selliti, Naoual Chradi.

Plenary session, next Wednesday, to examine impeachment motion against President of the Republic

21 Jun 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) bureau has decided to examine the draft impeachment motion against Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki, in a plenary session set for Wednesday, June 26, Karima Souid, Assessor of the NCA President in charge of Communication told TAP news agency.

The motion has collected 78 signatures from different parliamentary blocks except the elected members of Ennahdha, the Congress for the Republic (CPR) and the Wafa movement.

Fraud Fears Overshadow Albanian Election

21 Jun 2013
Albania
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Polling stations open on Sunday for what will undoubtedly be one of the most closely scrutinised elections in Albania’s recent history.  

Standing by to ensure a free and fair election will by an army of more than 8,000 local and international observers. 

Facing a difficult transition to democracy since the collapse of the Communist regime in 1991, Albania’s elections have been routinely marred by fraud and violence. 

The last elections in 2009 sparked a political crisis between the ruling Democrats and opposition Socialists that still reverberates. 

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

20 Jun 2013
Kuwait
Fuente: 
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
Túnez
Fuente: 
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
Libia
Fuente: 
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
Albania
Fuente: 
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
Irán
Fuente: 
RTVE

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.

 

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