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Jul 26 2011
Bahrain

Bahrain’s third parliamentary elections under King Hamad took place in an atmosphere of strong political tension. The election campaign period was preceded by a wave of arrests of more than 200 mostly-Shi‘i individuals accused of inciting or involvement in street violence. It especially targeted the leaders and members of unlicensed political associations, Haq and al-Wafa', which had called for a boycott of the elections, accusing them of being involved in a “terror network” and plotting to overthrow the government by instigating unrest.

Jul 26 2011
Turkey

Four major political parties competed in the Turkish legislative elections of June 2011: the governing Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP), the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP) and the Peace and Democracy Party (Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi, BDP).

Jun 24 2011
Qatar

The elections of the members of Qatar's Central Municipal Council (CMC) that took place on 10 May, are the fourth such to be held since the council was first elected in 1999. The CMC is, furthermore, the only Qatari institution whose members are elected by Qatari citizens.

Dec 12 2010
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan heads into its legislative elections on 10 October immersed in a crisis of political instability. In just two months between April and June, the country experienced the overthrow by force of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and then the violent conflict that developed in the southern provinces of Osh and Jalal-Abad. The latter event a wave of violence and destruction unleashed against the country's Uzbek community.

Jul 15 2009
Turkey
Las elecciones locales del 29 de marzo de 2009 han tenido lugar prácticamente dos años después de las elecciones generales de julio de 2007. En julio de 2008 el partido en el Gobierno, Partido de Justicia y Desarrollo (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) se enfrentó a un proceso judicial de ilegalización acusado de estar socavando los principios laicos de la República.
Jul 12 2009
Iran

Iran’s tenth presidential election coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic and with an incipient crisis in the political leadership resulting from clashes between the reformist and conservative sectors, but also between factions among the conservatives, including both President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as well as Hashemi Rafsanjani -the Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council and the Assembly of Experts-, the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, and other important figures in the Iranian political establi

Jul 01 2009
Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President of Iran in May 2005 with the support of the fundamentalists led by the Ayatollah Taqi Mesbah and the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s conservatives, defeating Hashemi Rafsanjani’s pragmatists and the reformists of Mohamed Khatami.

Jun 11 2009
Morocco
En el Sahara Occidental Marruecos celebra también sus elecciones municipales por sexta vez. Ya desde noviembre de 1976, un año después de los acuerdos de Madrid, Marruecos inició en el territorio que controlaba, la Saguia al Hamra (la Acequia Roja), una política de asimilación a las instituciones del reino que más tarde, tras la retirada de Mauritania, extendió al resto del territorio circundado por el muro de protección.
Jun 01 2009
Iran
Ningún presidente iraní ha perdido al competir por su reelección. Jamenei, Rafsanyani y Jatami accedieron a sus respectivos segundos mandatos en 1985, 1993 y 2001 respectivamente. Sin embargo, cabe remarcar que ningún otro presidente iraní había sido tan desafiado por otros candidatos con serias opciones de plantar batalla electoral. Si tenemos en cuenta la división existente también dentro de la élite iraní, no se podría vaticinar una fácil victoria de Ahmadineyad en una sola ronda el 12 de junio.
May 21 2009
Iran
El 20 de mayo el Ministerio del Interior dio a conocer la lista definitiva de candidatos presidenciales para el próximo 12 de junio. Solo los cuatro precandidatos previstos por todas las quinielas han superado el estricto filtro del Consejo de Guardianes. No ha habido sorpresas en este sentido, y los contendientes serán el actual presidente Mahmud Ahmadineyad; el ex Primer Ministro Mir Hussein Musavi; el ex presidente del Parlamento Mehdi Karrubi y el ex jefe de la Guardia Revolucionara Mohsen Rezai.  
 

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