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Iraq: Sadr, Amiri Agree on Their Nominee for Premiership

BAS News - 2018-09-17 21:18
ERBIL - A leader in the Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Sairoon coalition, the winner of May parliamentary elections, said on Monday that they have reached an agreement with the Fatih Coalition, led by Hadi al-Amiri, on the premiership nomination. ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Syria: Local elections Under Way

BAS News - 2018-09-16 10:26
ERBIL — The first local election since 2011 has begun across the government-controlled areas of Syria, state news agency SANA said. "Voting centres opened for citizens to cast their ballots to elect their representatives in the local administrative counc ...

Gorran Decides to Join Kurdstan Elections: Statement

BAS News - 2018-09-10 20:56
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) finally decided to participate in the upcoming regioal parliamentary election, said the party in a statement on Monday evening. Gorran and some other Kurdish political factions previously attempted to postpone the par ...

KDP Determined to Hold Kurdistan Elections as Scheduled

BAS News - 2018-08-30 20:32
ERBIL - The Kurdish ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has asserted that it wants the regional parliamentary election to be held as scheduled. The KDP, after a meeting on Thursday, headed by the party's leader, Masoud Barzani, reaffirmed its stance ...

Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections

Waar Media - 2018-08-30 10:26
WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail. Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening atte ...

Our Imperial Democracies

E-Kurd - 2018-08-24 13:33
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Democracy, a recent invention, has been proven frail and fragile, susceptible to being hijacked by totalitarian forces. Lest we forget, Hitler’s rise to power was the result of the 1932 elections with the Naz ...

After Elections, Zimbabwe Government’s Legitimacy in Limbo

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-21 17:19
Zimbabwe’s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results. The military crackdown on opposition protesters highlights the urgency of reform if the government is to preserve ...

Iraqi Federal Court ratifies May 12 Parliamentary elections result

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Federal Court has ratified the final results of May 12 parliamentary election, said Ayas al-Samuk, spokesperson for the court. He added that the court’s decision was made by consensus. “The Federal Supreme Court has made its decisio ...

Kabila Shows His Hand in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-16 20:52
As election preparations in the Democratic Republic of Congo proceed, President Joseph Kabila has announced he will not run for re-election. He may hope this important move will relieve outside pressure for free and fair elections. International actors s ...

McGurk Asserts Timing of Kurdistan's Elections Up to Kurdish Leaders

BAS News - 2018-08-08 21:00
ERBIL - The special presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reiterated on Wednesday evening that only the Kurdistan Region and its leaders can time the parliamentary election. The remarks came after the Kurdistan Region ...

Iraqi Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani says elections should held on time

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani, on Tuesday, said that the Kurdish region’s election, which is set for September 30, 2018, should be held on time. Barzani said tha ...

US Says Setting Kurdistan Elections is Up to Kurdish Leaders

BAS News - 2018-08-06 22:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has made it clear that only the Kurdish leaders in the Kurdistan Region can decide about the date of the regional parliamentary election, a report said. "[The] timing of elections in the IKR [Iraqi Kurdistan Region] is up ...

Tensions Rise Ahead of Zimbabwe’s Elections

International Crisis Group - 2018-07-27 16:31
On 30 July Zimbabwe will hold elections. For the first time since independence Robert Mugabe is not a candidate. His successor presents himself as a reformer – but many doubt the polls will be clean. The opposition warns that Zimbabweans will not tolerat ...
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