Muscat: Four women, Al Shaima bint Ali bin Ibrahim bin Shonoon Al Raisi, Sana'a bint Hilal bin Salim Al Mashariyah, Fatima bint Nassir bin Said Al Sinaniyah and Mooza bint Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hosaniyah, have made history by being elected to the first-ever 192-member Municipal Council of Oman.
Le Service de la Coopération de l’Action Culturelle de la Coopération Française a organisé le 19 et 20 décembre 2012 une consultation avec les organisations de la société civile Mauritanienne animé par Monsieur Youssouf Cissé consultant indépendant Sénégalais.
Egypt’s political opposition boycotted a debate on the draft constitution on Friday, one day before the second phase of the national charter’s referendum. The session, however, was held as planned.
The debate, designed to give opposition the chance to voice their reservations over the draft constitution, was held at the headquarters of the upper house of parliament (Shura Council).
A list of 90 members that shall be appointed to the Shura Council upheld by President Morsi; MENA reports that 75 per cent of the members are not from the Islamist current.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approved the schedule for door to door verification of voters’ in Karachi. The process will take 69 days to complete.
Two new political groups announced their nominees for the national ticket on Thursday, two days ahead of the start of the official period to file candidacy applications for the January 23 parliamentary polls.
The “Nation List”, which will be a nucleus of a new political party, announced on Thursday its 27 candidates on the national level, headed by former deputy Lower House speaker Atef Tarawneh.
The new group is expected to announce its full programme next week, according to Tarawneh.
The external body monitoring Bosnia's 2013 census has advised the authorities to postpone the headcount planned for April on the grounds that the country is insufficiently prepared.
Andy McGuffie, of the EU delegation to Bosnia, told Balkan Insight on Wednesday that the International Monitoring Operation, IMO, which oversaw this year's test census, does not believe Bosnia and Herzegovina is ready.
El presidente francés, François Hollande, ha reconocido hoy, en el segundo y último día de su primera visita oficial a Argelia, el "sufrimiento" que infligió al pueblo argelino la colonización francesa. "Durante 132 años", subrayó Hollande hablando ante las dos Cámaras del país magrebí, "Argelia fue sometida a un sistema profundamente injusto y brutal".
Contrairement aux informations distillées il y a quelques jours par des sources de presse selon lesquelles la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) va fixer dans les 48 heures, une date pour la tenue d’élections législatives et municipales, les faits semblent prouver le contraire.
Selon d’autres indications, ces scrutins, qui souffrent déjà d’un retard de plus d’un an par rapport à leur délai constitutionnel, ne pourront pas avoir lieu en 2013. Certains analystes tablent pour des élections générales en 2014.
The National Dialogue Committee (NDC) has completed its final list of nominations for the Shura Council and plans to present it to President Mohamed Morsy on Friday.
The NDC was formed by the president in an attempt to appease political forces who oppose the draft constitution, and to bridge differences across the parties in the future of the political process.
Leftists and pan-Arab parties agreed to run for the January 23 parliamentary elections under one national list, a leftist leader said on Wednesday.
“We will form the necessary coalitions with candidates at the national level, particularly those who adopt programmes similar to ours, but we will not have our own candidates to run in the local districts,” Abla Abu Olbeh, secretary general of the Jordanian Democratic People’s Party (Hashed), said.
Religious scholars on Wednesday asked people, political parties, civil society organisations and warring parties to participate in the next presidential and provincial council polls to ensure a just political system in the country.
Several observers have blamed existing legislation for encouraging political parties to rely on business tycoons to support their operational costs, saying such practices often lead to political transactions.
According to the Clean Indonesia Movement (GIB) chairman Adhie Massardi, several existing regulations had driven political parties to dishonestly exercise all possible means to solicit financial aid.
El presidente palestino, Mahmud Abbas, viajará este martes a Madrid para entrevistarse con el presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, y agradecerle personalmente el apoyo de España a Palestina en la reciente votación en la Asamblea General de la ONU en la que recibió estatus de Estado observador no miembro, han informado a Europa Press fuentes diplomáticas palestinas.
|The head of Iran Presidency international affairs office reported of the cancellation of the president’s trip to Turkey due to preoccupations in job.|
Mohammad Reza Forghani, head of Iran Presidency international affairs office told news of the president’s revocation of his plan to travel to Turkey.
Forghani counted the revocation due to engagement.
Presque rétabli, le président mauritanien, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, revient sur "l'accident" qui a failli lui coûter la vie et sur sa convalescence. Sans oublier ses relations avec l'opposition, qu'il souhaite voir plus responsable.
Egypt's new public prosecutor, appointed by President Mohamed Morsi last month, has resigned from his post, judicial sources and the main state newspaper al-Ahram reports.
The resignation of Public Prosecutor Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah on Monday follows a furore among members of the judiciary who said Morsi's decision in November to sack the former public prosecutor and appoint Abdallah was an assault on the independence of the judiciary.