Category: elections

Venezuela elections 2018: A scrutinize at basically the most critical parts 0

Venezuela elections 2018: A scrutinize at basically the most critical parts

Venezuelans will head to the polls on May 20 to elect a new president. Considered a snap election, some in the opposition are calling for a boycott. The elections were originally scheduled for December, then changed to April 22, but then delayed for additional weeks to May, 2018. This electoral process has been heavily criticised…

Iraq votes in first elections since ISIL defeat 0

Iraq votes in first elections since ISIL defeat

Iraqis head to the polls on Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Few foresee a dramatic government shake-up in the country’s sectarian divides but the balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s tenure and…

Unpicking the outcomes of Lebanon’s elections 0

Unpicking the outcomes of Lebanon’s elections

Beirut, Lebanon – The dust has finally settled in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, after most of the 128 winning candidates were announced on Monday. Yet, as election fever cools in the country, analysts continue to dispute the significance of the results, especially when it comes to Hezbollah’s gains. Until Sunday’s vote, the country had not held…

Lebanon elections 2018: Politics as current 0

Lebanon elections 2018: Politics as current

Lebanon is heading for its first parliamentary elections in nine years. On May 6, more than 3.6 million registered voters in the country will be eligible to choose among 583 candidates competing for 128 parliamentary seats. The candidates are spread across 77 lists in 15 districts, which have 27 subdistricts. For Lebanese nationals living abroad,…

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Why did Erdogan call snap elections in Turkey?

Turkish voters are expected to head to the polls in June, in an early election held against a backdrop of an ongoing state of emergency and a declining lira, as well as shifting international alliances and increasing involvement in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the snap poll on Wednesday, moving it more than 18 months…

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Turkey’s Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a snap parliamentary and presidential election to be held on June 24, more than a year earlier than planned. In an address at his presidential palace on Wednesday, Erdogan said the country urgently needed to make the switch to an executive presidency. The date will still need…

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Malaysia PM Najib to dissolve parliament paving contrivance for elections

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election that will test his hold on power amid allegations of massive corruption in his government. Najib said on Friday that he has sought consent from the country’s monarch and head of state, Sultan Muhammad, to dissolve parliament…

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Mexico elections: Why are they crucial?

The official campaign season for the Mexican presidency kicks off on Friday, with four candidates vying to win the position.  For the next 90 days, presidential candidates Margarita Zavala,  Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Ricardo Anaya, and Jose Antonio Meade will do their best to win the hearts and minds of approximately 88 million registered Mexicans.  Here is…

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Egypt’s elections come to a discontinuance with Sisi position to recall

Cairo, Egypt – Polls closed after a three-day presidential election that incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to easily win, but questions remained whether enough voters showed up to lend it legitimacy. Polling stations remained quiet throughout Wednesday with only a few people trickling in to periodically cast their ballots.  A prosecutor who oversaw one station…

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Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi bustle in Libyan elections?

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi plans to run in Libya’s presidential elections expected for later this year, according to a spokesman for the son of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The announcement by Ayman Boras was made on Monday during in a press conference in Tunisia, during which the spokesman outlined Saif al-Islam’s vision of “restoring the Libyan state, making it…