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|Jun 21 2023
On 10 October 2021, the sixth parliamentary elections were held in Iraq to elect 329 members of the Council of Representatives (CoR). A total of 3325 candidates, including 21 political coalitions, 108 political parties and 789 independent candidates competed for office (IHEC, 2021). The elections per se were conducted peacefully, but Iraqi citizens’ enthusiasm for elections was significantly low.
|Jun 19 2023
In the realm of political science, electoral analysis constitutes a pivotal means to comprehend the dynamics of a nation’s political landscape. However, the examination of election results in Kuwait presents a distinct challenge due to the scarcity of accessible official data, a situation that differs markedly from conventional practices. A further challenge in evaluating Kuwait’s election results lies in the absence of formal political parties, and the difficulty to attribute a potential legislative performance to the winning candidates.
|Apr 24 2022
On April 19, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his 34-member cabinet (thirty-one federal ministers and three ministers of state) took the oath which was administered by Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi has supposedly approved the nominations. Rumors of disagreements amongst the ruling coalition regarding the portfolios were rife. However, the new federal government claims to have resolved the reservations with the new cabinet.
|Sep 30 2021
The legal framework
|Jun 25 2021
With the final results already published, and after all the controversies about the disqualification of ma
|Jun 15 2021
The long awaited first Qatar Shura Council elections will be held in October 2021, according to the announcement by HH Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the inauguration of the 49th session of the appointed Shura Council on 3rd November 2020.
|Dec 01 2020
On November 11, 2020, the President of the Constitutional Council of Algeria, Kamal Feniche, solemnly proclaimed the results of the Constitutional Referendum held on November 1, 2020. According to this same proclamation, the constitutional revision text would have been approved upon obtaining 66.8% of the votes with a record minimum participation of 23.84%.
|Mar 15 2020
On February 21st, 2020, 57,918,000 Iranians were called to vote in the first round of the 11th Legislative Elections since the establishment of the Iranian Islamic Republic in 1979. Among the voters, 2,931,000 were first-time voters, as they were over the minimum age of 18 established by the electoral law. The posts in dispute were the 290 seats of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), which represents the 31 Iranian provinces, divided among 208 electoral districts (174 single and 34 multiple).
|Sep 15 2019
Five months after the past election the Israelis will return to the polls on Tuesday September 18th to settle a bet between the two most experienced right politicians. The acting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opted for new election hoping to improve the outcome of April 9th and form a new government with his far-right and ultra-religious allies.
|Apr 14 2019
Despite corruption charges, Netanyahu won elections for the fourth time and he will likely form a very similar government, although with slightly less support in the Knesset.