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PC member Kajman hails outcomes of current municipal elections

Apr 24 2019
Libya
Source: 
Libya Observer

Member of the Presidential Council (PC), Abdul Salam Kajman praised the achievements of the Central Committee for the Local Government Elections in making the municipal elections held recently a success.

This came during his meeting with the head of the Central Committee for Local Government Elections, Salem Bin Tahia to view the workflow of the electoral process.

Indonesian minister dismisses election rigging allegations

Apr 24 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Post

After much huffing and puffing, the government officially rebuked on Wednesday circulating allegations by the opposition parties that it was involved in a so-called conspiracy to rig the election for a certain candidate pair’s advantage.

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto called the accusation, which alleged that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration was involved in “structured, systematic and massive” vote-rigging, was baseless.

Égypte: la révision constitutionnelle renforçant Sissi approuvée à 88,83%

Apr 24 2019
Egypt
Source: 
Jeune Afrique avec AFP

La révision constitutionnelle controversée permettant la prolongation de la présidence d'Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, qui renforce ses pouvoirs et ceux de l'armée égyptienne, a été approuvée par référendum à 88,83%.

La nouvelle constitution du président Abdel Fattah al-Sissi a été acceptée par 88,83% des votants, a annoncé mardi l’Autorité nationale des élections. 11,17% des électeurs « se sont prononcés contre » cette révision et « le taux de participation (…) a atteint 44,33% », selon le président de l’institution, Lachine Ibrahim.

Gov't scrambles to find compensation as number of election-related deaths approach 100

Apr 23 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

The government agency tasked with organizing elections is scrambling to find extra funds to compensate the families of polling station workers who have died on duty during last week's simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

Arief Budiman, chairman of the General Elections Commission (KPU), said at a press conference at the agency's offices in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Monday that at least 91  have died and 374 have fallen ill while carrying out their duties.

Another overworked election officer dies, toll reaches 92

Apr 23 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Polling Station (TPS) No 1 Head in Adodo Molu Village, Tanimbar Islands District, Maluku, Selvianus Itranbey died of exhaustion while attending his region's Apr 22 plenary meeting on ballot recapitulation following simultaneous legislative and presidential elections. With Itranbey falling victim to exhaustion and overwork, the death toll nationwide reached 92.

Maroc : des centaines de manifestants réclament la libération des détenus du Hirak

Apr 21 2019
Morocco
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

Des centaines de personnes ont manifesté dimanche dans la capitale marocaine Rabat pour réclamer la libération des détenus du Hirak, mouvement de protestation ayant secoué la région du Rif en 2016-2017, après la confirmation de leurs peines allant jusqu'à 20 ans d'emprisonnement.

« Le peuple veut la libération des détenus », ont scandé les manifestants, sous un temps maussade, défilant derrière une banderole en soutien aux prisonniers de ce mouvement de protestation populaire aux revendications sociales et économiques.

Re-voting on Bintan added three polling stations

Apr 21 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Antara News

The number of polling stations (TPS) in re-voting in Bintan district, Riau Islands province is increased to four  from three previously.

Chairman of the Bintan District Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu)   Febriadinata, in Bintan, Sunday, said the initial voting was at TPS 02 Ekang Village Anculai, District Teluk Bintan, and the number has been raised by three in  Kijang Kota Sub-District, East Bintan District.

Supreme court extends president Ghani’s tenure

Apr 21 2019
Afghanistan
Source: 
Tolo News

The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has approved the extension of President Ashraf Ghani’s tenure until the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for September 28. 

Based on the Constitution, Ghani’s tenure ends on May 22. 
 
“In line with the provision of the law and with the consideration of the situation of the country and based on the jurisprudential rules, the tenure of the president and his deputies is endorsed until the presidential elections,” the Supreme Court said in a directive.  

Polling stations of seven municipalities end local government elections

Apr 21 2019
Libya
Source: 
Lybia Observer

The Central Committee for the Municipal Councils Elections closed the polling stations in seven municipalities that held local elections, after the end of the voting process at six o'clock yesterday evening.

The turnout in the seven municipalities until the closing of the ballot boxes amounted to 41%, with Al-Shuwairf Municipality registering the highest record with 67%, while the Municipality of Al-Qarada witnessed the lowest participation rate of 33%, according to Central Committee for the Municipal Councils Elections on Facebook.

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Algérie : le ministre des Finances et l’ex-Premier ministre Ahmed Ouyahia convoqués par la justice

Apr 21 2019
Algeria
Source: 
Jeune Afrique

L'ex-Premier ministre algérien Ahmed Ouyahia et l'actuel ministre des Finances Mohamed Loukal ont été convoqués samedi par le tribunal d'Alger notamment pour "dilapidation des deniers publics", a annoncé la télévision publique algérienne.

« Le tribunal de Sidi Mhamed à Alger a convoqué l’ex-Premier ministre Ahmed Ouyahia et Mohamed Loukal ministre des Finances et ex-gouverneur de la Banque d’Algérie dans des affaires de dilapidation des deniers publics et indus avantages », selon la télévision algérienne.

Présidentielle : les noms des candidats à la candidature enfin dévoilés

Apr 20 2019
Algeria
Source: 
TSA

Vingt-quatre candidats à la candidature à l’élection présidentielle ont retiré leur dossier, selon un dernier décompte publié ce samedi 10 avril par le ministère de l’Intérieur et des collectivités locales.

« Le bilan provisoire de la remise des formulaires de souscription de signatures individuelles pour les postulants à la candidature à l’élection de la présidence de la République, arrêté le jeudi 18 avril 2019, compte vingt-quatre (24) lettre d’intention déposées », précise le communiqué du ministère diffusé en fin de journée.

Qatar announces Central Municipal Council Election 2019 results

Apr 18 2019
Qatar
Source: 
Iloveqatar.net and al-Jazeera

Maj. Gen. Majid Ibrahim Al Khulaifi, director of Elections Department under the Ministry of Interior and head of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) Electoral Committee announced the winners of the CMC 2019 election in a press conference held in the Media Centre of the election in officers club of the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday (April 16) evening.

Elections delayed in some areas of Jayapura

Apr 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
The Jakarta Post

Voting in several regions of Jayapura, Papua have been delayed owing to a lack of materials. 

“Besides in Abepura district, voting has been delayed in three subdistricts in South Jayapura district,” Papua General Elections Commission (KPU) head Theodorus Kossay said in Jayapura on Wednesday as quoted by Antara. 

Election materials such as ballots and ballot boxes have been sent to KPU Jayapura but have yet to be distributed to the polling stations in the aforementioned areas.

Early results are in for Indonesian Presidential election: Jokowi 55 percent, Prabowo 45 percent

Apr 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Quick counts from several pollsters put incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on course to winning a second term as president of the Republic of Indonesia after the world's biggest one-day elections took place on Wednesday (17/04).

With around 50 percent of the votes already in, Jokowi and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin are leading by 55 percent to rivals Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno's 45 percent. 

Pollsters Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting, Cyrus and Charta Politika have already collected more than 50 percent of their sample votes. 

Election could be delayed for thousands of voters in Banggai

Apr 17 2019
Indonesia
Source: 
The Jakarta Post

The 2019 general election is likely to be postponed in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi, due to a delay in the distribution of ballots.

Banggai regency was among the regions that were rocked by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake on April 12.

It was reported earlier that nine districts in the regency, including Luwuk, North Luwuk, South Luwuk, East Luwuk, West Luwuk, Batui, West Toili and Moilong, had not received their assigned quota of ballots by Wednesday.

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