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Mali: les dirigeants ouest-africains sanctionnent durement le maintien de la junte au pouvoir

Jan 20 2022
Mali
Source: 
Le Soleil Numérique
Les dirigeants ouest-africains réunis à Accra ont décidé dimanche de fermer les frontières avec le Mali et de mettre le pays sous embargo, sanctionnant lourdement l’intention de la junte de prendre le pays «en otage» en se maintenant au pouvoir sans élections pendant des années.

Tunisia says 50,000 joined consult ahead of new constitution

Jan 19 2022
Tunisia
Source: 
The New Arab

More than 50,000 people have participated in Tunisia's national consultation that will feed into the drafting of a new constitution, authorities said Wednesday.

President Kais Saied had announced the consultation in December when he extended a suspension of parliament, a move which fuelled concerns for the only democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring uprisings a decade ago.

The consultation will last until March 20.

Anti-junta groups launch civil disobedience in Sudan after massacre

Jan 18 2022
Sudan
Source: 
PressTV.ir

Pro-democracy groups have begun two days of strikes and civil disobedience in Sudan after at least seven civilians were killed and hundreds injured in clashes during anti-coup demonstrations in the Northeast African country.

Protesters erected barricades across roads in the capital, Khartoum, and some shops and offices were shut as a two-day general strike and civil disobedience campaign began on Tuesday.

Algeria: Opposition parties face threat of dissolution ahead of uprising anniversary

Jan 18 2022
Algeria
Source: 
Middle East Eye

Secular political parties threatened with dissolution in Algeria have accused authorities of overseeing an assault on liberties ahead of the third anniversary of the pro-democracy Hirak movement.

The secular opposition party Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) received a formal notice on 6 January from the minister of interior, requesting it to cease activities deemed "contrary to regulations."

Somalia leaders agree to hold delayed elections

Jan 15 2022
Somalia
Source: 
Africa News

Somali leaders announced on Sunday they had struck a deal to wrap up parliamentary elections by February 25, after repeated delays that have threatened the stability of the troubled country.

The agreement was reached after several days of talks hosted by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble with state leaders to try to defuse a bitter political crisis.

Mali: US rejects five-year electoral timetable

Jan 12 2022
Mali
Source: 
Africa News

On Tuesday, The United Sates ambassador to the UN rejected the five-year transition proposal of the Malian ruling junta.

Colonel Assimi Goïta The head of the Malian junta has found a new opponent to his electoral timetable in the person of the US ambassador to the United Nations.

On Tuesday, some voices were raised within the Security Council, to reject Bamako's plan for a five-year transition before elections.

Tunisie : lancement d'une consultation populaire sous les critiques de l’opposition

Jan 01 2022
Tunisia
Source: 
TV5 Monde

Une consultation populaire, organisée par le président tunisien Kaïs Saïed, s'ouvre le 1er janvier 2022. Elle est prévue jusqu’au 20 mars prochain. Mais son organisation fait débat, tant sur le plan technique que sur sa légitimité démocratique.

Du 1er janvier au 20 mars 2022, les Tunisiens s’exprimeront sur les réformes qu’ils souhaitent voir advenir dans leur pays, à travers une « consultation populaire » numérique.

 

Lebanon's Interior Ministry sets 2022 parliamentary elections for May

Dec 27 2021
Lebanon
Source: 
The New Arab

Lebanon’s Interior Ministry announced on Monday that its 2022 parliamentary elections would be held on May 15, rather than the previously set date of 27 March.

The decree still needs Lebanese President Michel Aoun and PM Najib Mikati’s signature before it goes into force.

The 2022 elections will be the country’s first since its 2019 uprising, when tens of thousands of people took to the street to demand an end to the corrupt governance that has characterized the country for decades.

Locales: un taux de participation de 35,97% aux élections des APC à la clôture des urnes

Nov 28 2021
Algeria
Source: 
APS

ALGER - Le taux de participation national au scrutin de l'élection des membres des Assemblées populaires communales a atteint 35,97% et 34,39% pour l'élection des Assemblées populaires de wilaya (APW) à la clôture des urnes à 20h00, a annoncé samedi soir le président de l'Autorité nationale indépendante des élections (ANIE), Mohamed Charfi.

Libya election commission says Saif Gaddafi ineligible to run

Nov 28 2021
Libya
Source: 
al Jazeeera

Son of former ruler among 25 of the 98 registered presidential candidates disqualified from running in the December 24 election.

Libya’s election commission has said Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, was ineligible to run in the country’s planned presidential election in December.

Gaddafi was one of 25 candidates disqualified by the commission on Wednesday, in an initial decision pending an appeals process that will ultimately be decided by the judiciary. Some 98 Libyans had registered as candidates.

Libya’s Haftar announces he will run for presidential elections

Nov 16 2021
Libya
Source: 
al Jazeeera

The eastern military commander, backed by Russia, Egypt and the UAE, is a divisive figure, despised by many in western Libya.

Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar will run in Libya’s presidential elections due next month, he announced in a televised speech.

“Elections are the only way out of the severe crisis that our country has plunged into,” said Haftar, who was expected to formally register later on Tuesday at the election centre in Benghazi.

Elections locales: La presse nationale annonce le début de la campagne

Nov 04 2021
Algeria
Source: 
APS

Le quotidien "El Moudjahid" consacre un dossier au début de la campagne électorale qu'il considère comme une "opportunité pour un débat fécond et démocratique" en relevant que la majorité des candidats soient "jeunes et diplômés des universités" et qu'il devront "convaincre par un discours plus réaliste" pour arriver à la gestion des communes, "première molécule de l'Etat de droit".

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