Noticias

Competition to be tight in 2014

15 Ene 2013
Indonesia
Fuente: 
Antara News

President Susilo Yudhoyono in Jakarta has said that competition would be very tight in the presidential elections in 2014.

"The 2014 presidential elections would be different from the ones in 2004 and 2009 because there will be no incumbent in the 2014 elections while the political arena would be very wide to make the competition widen and fiercer than before," he said at a general lecture on the national democracy in 2013 held by the Indonesian National Youth Committee (KNPI) here on Tuesday.

Sudan accuse US & EU of standing behind "New Dawn" charter

15 Ene 2013
Sudán
Fuente: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie accused both the United States and the European Union (EU) of providing the funding and support to the "New Dawn" charter signed by opposition parties this month in Uganda.

The accord endorsed by most major Sudanese opposition parties along with rebel groups fighting Khartoum in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile calls for toppling the government dominated by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Le PPS veut jouer les médiateurs entre le PJD et l’Istiqlal

15 Ene 2013
Marruecos
Fuente: 
Le Matin

Le Parti du progrès et du socialisme joue le rôle du médiateur entre les composantes de la majorité, notamment entre le PJD et le PI. L’objectif est d’apaiser les esprits en attendant de réunir les quatre alliés gouvernementaux, selon le chef du PPS, Mohamed Nabil Benabdellah, qui était l’invité, hier à Rabat, du Forum de la MAP.

Rainbow rally lifts opposition in Malaysia

14 Ene 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
Asia Times Online

In a run-up to highly anticipated national elections, an estimated 100,000 people supporting the political opposition thronged Merdeka Stadium in the national capital for a rally organizers referred to as a "people's uprising". 

Signaling a potential shift in government tack, unlike previous rallies where the call had been for reform of election rules and procedures, the event was not suppressed by security officials. 

Christian leaders object to 1960 law, but fail to agree on an alternative

14 Ene 2013
Líbano
Fuente: 
The Daily Star

Efforts to contain a wave of objections to the Orthodox Gathering’s draft electoral law have not managed to eliminate mounting doubts about whether elections will be held on time. Friday’s Bkirki meeting between Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, Marada Movement leader MP Sleiman Franjieh, and Kataeb Party head Amin Gemayel was the latest of these efforts.

Saudi replaces governor of oil-rich province

14 Ene 2013
Arabia Saudí
Fuente: 
al-Yazeera

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appointed Prince Saud bin Nayef as governor of the oil-producing Eastern Province, the Royal Court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

"Prince Mohamad bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz is relieved of his duties as the governor of the Eastern Province, upon his request, and Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz ... is appointed governor of the Eastern province," the statement released on Monday said.

Reiterates commitment to Shar’ia

14 Ene 2013
Sudán
Fuente: 
Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir again blasted opposition parties for signing what is known as the "New Dawn" charter saying that it will be combated using the Quran.

The deal signed last week between most major Sudanese opposition parties and armed rebel movements affirm the common goal of toppling the regime though the signatories disagreed on means to achieve that.

Another contentious clause relates to the relation between the religion and the state which the participants say it seeks to avoid using religion in politics.

L'Islam rime avec modernité

13 Ene 2013
Túnez
Fuente: 
La Presse

«La troisième année de la révolution sera ponctuée par la fin de la rédaction de la première Constitution démocratique en Tunisie, où Islam rime avec modernité», a affirmé, vendredi, le président du mouvement Ennahdha Rached Ghannouchi.
«L’Islam est synonyme de justice et de liberté et ne s’oppose pas au pluralisme et à la démocratie», a-t-il lancé lors d’un meeting populaire à Raoued (gouvernorat de l’Ariana).

Full mandate from opposition parties: Al-Fadil

13 Ene 2013
Sudán
Fuente: 
Sudan Tribune

The representatives of opposition parties who signed the ’New Dawn’ charter in Uganda last week were fully authorized and mandated to endorse the document, an opposition figure said.

Mubarak al-Fadil who in 2011 disbanded his party and rejoined the National Umma Party (NUP) said in a statement today that the provisions included in the ’New Dawn’ were negotiated and agreed to by the signatories which included most major Sudanese opposition parties as well as armed movements fighting Khartoum on different fronts.

Political Money Threatens Integrity of Elections

12 Ene 2013
Jordania
Fuente: 
Al-Hayat, Al-Monitor

Officials and observers of the Jordanian elections have admitted that political money has been used to influence the electoral process leading up to elections due to take place on January 23rd. According to them, if the phenomenon continues, the future of the elections would be endangered, their integrity would be called into question and official promises of reform and combating corruption would be in “an unenviable position.”

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