Noticias

Mali: UN approves new UN peacekeeping force, Minusma

25 Abr 2013
Malí
Fuente: 
BBC

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to create a UN peacekeeping force for Mali.

The 12,600-strong force is intended incorporate some 6,000 West African soldiers already in the country.

The resolution was proposed by France, which intervened militarily in January to drive out Islamist militants from Mali's northern desert region.

The UN force is to deploy at the beginning of July before planned nationwide elections.

Algeria: Belmoctar given death sentence for Amenas siege

24 Abr 2013
Argelia
Fuente: 
ANSA Med

TUNIS, APRIL 24 - Algeria's criminal court on Tuesday condemned Moctar Belmoctar to death in absentia for his part in the bloody siege at a gas field in Amenas in January. Belmoctar, believed to be the mastermind behind the attack, had been presumed dead after an air raid in Mali, although France has never confirmed this and his fate remains shrouded in mystery.

El Tribunal Supremo de Lahore da definitivamente 'luz verde' a Ashraf para que se presente a las elecciones

23 Abr 2013
Pakistán
Fuente: 
Europapress

 El Tribunal Supremo de Lahore ha dado finalmente 'luz verde' este lunes al exprimer ministro Raja Pervez Ashraf para que pueda presentarse a las elecciones del próximo 11 de mayo, según ha informado el diario paquistaní 'Dawn'.

   La semana pasada, un tribunal electoral descalificó a Ashraf por "violar el principio de transparencia" tras declarar que los documentos presentados para su nominación eran inválidos, motivo por el que prohibió su participación en el proceso, decisión que fue apelada por el exprimer ministro.

Wolesi Jirga OKs SNTV system

22 Abr 2013
Afganistán
Fuente: 
Pajhwok Afghan News

The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved two important articles of the proposed election law concerning the Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV) system and ballot counts at voting centres.

The draft law, having 17 chapters and 67 articles, was referred to Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- in December 2012.

Tight security for regional elections in Iraq. 50% turnout.

21 Abr 2013
Iraq
Fuente: 
Ireland's National Television

Close to 50% of eligible voters cast their ballot in Iraq's provincial elections today amid tight security.

Election officials said including results from a special vote a week earlier for members of the armed forces, total participation would be more than 51%.

Official preliminary results are not expected for several days, but the local vote will be a key test of political parties' strength before the parliamentary elections in 2014.

Irak celebra elecciones en medio de una escalada de la violencia sectaria

20 Abr 2013
Iraq
Fuente: 
El País

Irak ha celebrado hoy sábado sus primeras elecciones desde la salida de las tropas estadounidenses en diciembre de 2011. Un total de 13,8 millones de ciudadanos estaban convocados para renovar las asambleas provinciales. Pero los comicios dicen tanto de la progresiva normalización del país como de su disfuncionalidad. Una docena de bombas caseras y ataques con mortero a otros tantos colegios electorales han dejado cuatro heridos, apenas un recordatorio de la violencia que ha precedido a la cita con las urnas y causado un centenar de muertos desde el pasado domingo.

BN candidates list is final, no more changes, says Muhyiddin

19 Abr 2013
Malasia
Fuente: 
The Star

 Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Barisan Nasional election candidate list is final and no more changes will be allowed.

He urged all component parties to throw their support for the candidates selected by the party leaders. He said he understands their frustration but urged them not to do anything rash.

Pressure Intensifies on President Of Mauritania to Step Down

17 Abr 2013
Mauritania
Fuente: 
al Monitor

Islamic Republic of Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is clearly in trouble. His faults have been exposed and he is being pressured to step down. This is what can be concluded from the recent media appearance by the leader of Mauritania’s Democratic Opposition Coordination Committee, Ahmed Ould Daddah. Without mincing words, Daddah explicitly accused President Aziz of being involved in a “serious matter.” Daddah accused the president of moral decay and a lack of credibility.

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