Two former MPs, Jamal Al-Omar and Mohammad Al-Huwailah, were among 47 new candidates who registered to run in the July 27 election, raising the total number of hopefuls to 339 with just two days more for registrations. Mishari Mohammad Al-Anjari however became the first candidate to withdraw from the race yesterday. Pulling out of the race is open until 10 days before the actual election day. Registration closes tomorrow.
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."
Las Fuerzas Armadas egipcias han llamado a la "unidad" y la "reconciliación" este jueves, después de que los Hermanos Musulmanes hayan convocado manifestaciones para este viernes en contra del golpe de Estado en lo que han llamado "Viernes del rechazo".
The Muslim Brotherhood refuses to cooperate and acknowledge the “usurped” government appointed after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, its Supreme Guide Mohammed Badei said on Friday.
Despite of an arrest warrant issued against him on Thursday, Badei gave a speech at the pro-Morsi sit-in at Raba’a Al-Adaweya at 6:30pm. Security reports had initially indicated that he was detained following the overthrow of Morsi, but the Brotherhood denied his arrest.
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.