Senate chairman election: the numbers game

Mar 12 2021
Dawn News

All eyes are on the Senate today as the upper house gears up for the crucial election for the offices of chairman and deputy chairman.

Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (PPP) and Maulana Abdul Gha­foor Haideri (JUI-F) have been fielded by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) as its joint candidates for the posts of chairman and deputy chairman, respectively.

Palestine’s Fatah sacks senior member over election breakaway bid

Mar 11 2021
al Jazeera and News Agencies

Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party strips Nasser al-Qudwa of membership after he announced his own list of candidates in upcoming polls.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has expelled one of its senior officials over his attempt to field a separate list of candidates in a parliamentary election.


In a statement on Thursday, Fatah’s Central Committee said it had given Nasser al-Qudwa two days to reverse his decision and drop his breakaway challenge, but that he had failed to comply.

Fatah agrees to ally with other 5 factions to run in Palestinian elections: official

Mar 11 2021

RAMALLAH, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Fatah, a major faction in Palestine, has agreed to ally with other five factions to run in the upcoming general elections, according to a Fatah official on Sunday.

"Five factions have officially informed us that they are ready to ally with Fatah to contest in the elections in a unified list," Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Libya gets new unified government as corruption allegations swirl

Mar 10 2021
The Guardian

Move follows almost a decade of division, with no stable government since fall of Gaddafi in 201.

Libya’s parliament has brushed aside allegations of corruption to endorse a new, unified government in which a woman was appointed as foreign minister for the first time.

Libya has been unable to form a stable unified government since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with divisions between the east and west of the country leading to fighting and institutionalised division.

G-B Assembly unanimously adopts joint-resolution for interim province status

Mar 09 2021
The Express Tribune


The Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a joint resolution to make the region an interim constitutional province.

The resolution was jointly-tabled by G-B Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan and opposition leader Amjad Hussain.

The text of the resolution read that the federal government, the prime minister and the state institutions should give G-B the status of an interim constitutional province and adequate representation in the National Assembly and other federal bodies.

Le Maroc adopte des lois électorales qui limiteront le pouvoir des islamistes

Mar 06 2021
Source: y EFE

Les amendements ont été approuvés par presque tous les partis restants.

Le Parlement marocain a approuvé hier soir une réforme des lois électorales qui régiront les élections de l'automne prochain, avec l'opposition des islamistes du Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD, le parti qui a le plus de sièges) car ils limiteront leur poids à la Chambre.

PDM's Yousaf Raza Gilani defeats PTI's Hafeez Shaikh in major upset in Senate elections

Mar 03 2021
The Express Tribune

According to unofficial result, Gilani bags 169 votes while Shaikh receives 164 ballots; seven votes rejected.


In a major upset in the Senate election, Yousaf Raza Gilani, the joint candidate of opposition parties, has been elected senator from Islamabad, by defeating Abdul Hafeez Shaikh of the ruling party, according to unofficial results.

Algerians mark protest movement anniversary with fresh rallies

Feb 23 2021
al Jazzeera

Thousands rally in Algiers and elsewhere to mark two years since the beginning of a mass movement that toppled the longtime president.

Thousands of protesters marched in the Algerian capital and cities across the country to commemorate two years since the beginning of mass protests that culminated weeks later in the departure of longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

2.57 mln voters registered for upcoming Palestinian general elections

Feb 16 2021

RAMALLAH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (PCEC) announced on Tuesday that 2.57 million voters have already been registered for the upcoming general elections in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The PCEC said in a statement sent to Xinhua that the registration of voters in the Palestinian territories is scheduled to end at midnight on Tuesday.

The Palestinian citizens in East Jerusalem, who hold Israeli identity cards, will participate in the general elections without being registered in the PCEC's voter registry, it noted.

Kherrata entame la célébration du 2e anniversaire du Hirak

Feb 15 2021

La ville de Kherrata a entamé ce lundi la célébration du deuxième anniversaire de la première grande marche contre le 5e mandat du président Abdelaziz Bouteflika. C’était le samedi 16 février 2019. Moins d’une semaine plus tard, le vendredi 22 février 2019, les Algériens sont sortis en masse à Alger, pour lancer la grande révolution populaire, qui a ébranlé le régime de Bouteflika, et fait échouer le 5e mandat de l’ex-chef de l’État.

Sudan’s prime minister names new cabinet

Feb 08 2021
al Jazeera

Reshuffle comes as Abdalla Hamdok struggles to push through reforms and secure foreign financing to boost economy.

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok appointed Darfur rebel leader Gibril Ibrahim as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday.

Hamdok announced his new cabinet, which includes ministers from the Sudan Revolutionary Front, an alliance of armed groups, in a televised news conference in the capital, Khartoum.