Category: ruling

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Malaysia’s opposition claims steal over ruling coalition

Malaysia’s opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said the alliance he leads has won enough parliament seats in Wednesday’s general election to form the next government. The vote count was continuing, however, and official results so far did not back his claim. A simple majority of 112 seats is required by a party or alliance to rule,…

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Abiy Ahmed elected as chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected Abiy Ahmed as its new chairman, according to state media. The announcement on Tuesday by state broadcaster FANA means that Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo ethnic group, is now expected to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as Ethiopia’s prime minister. The chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition has historically also…

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Turkish court overturns Taner Kilic initiating ruling

A Turkish court has overturned a decision to release the head of the local branch of Amnesty International from detention, the human rights group said, calling the ruling “a travesty of justice of spectacular proportions”. A court in Istanbul approved the state’s request on Thursday to keep Taner Kilic, head of Amnesty International Turkey, in…

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Q&A: ‘This is a combat among Iran’s ruling factions’

Nationwide anti-government protests have left nearly two dozen people dead and hundreds of others arrested across Iran. Erupting amid growing public discontent over widespread unemployment and economic inequality, the protests have taken on an anti-government message and new calls for mass rallies were heard this week. For its part, the Iranian state mobilised thousands of supporters…

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa requires solidarity in ruling safe collectively

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s newly appointed president has called for the country’s ruling party to protect itself against factional divisions after tension within ZANU-PF reached its peak last month just before the resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Addressing delegates at a special extraordinary congress on Friday, Emmerson Mnangagwa urged ZANU-PF party members to remain vigilant against internal…