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Nepal Fails to Agree on New Constitution

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Ghattarai called for new elections after the term of the country’s parliament, the Constituent Assembly, expired at Sunday midnight without completing the task of writing a new post-war constitution. Mr. Ghattarai, who leads a national unity government made up of the country’s four main political parties, said the Constituent Assembly had […]

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Egypt Parliament Selects Constitution-Setting Panel

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s newly elected parliament has selected members of an assembly that will draft the country’s first constitution since last year’s overthrow of long-time President Hosni Mubarak. However, lawmakers from liberal and leftist parties withdrew from Saturday’s crucial vote, saying the country’s most powerful political group — the Muslim Brotherhood which won a sweeping victory in […]

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Somalian Leaders Sign Agreements on Formation of Government

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalian leaders have concluded a conference in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland with an agreement on the formation of a new elected government. Somalian President Shaykh Sharif Shaykh Ahmad and the president of the Puntland regional administration, Abdirahman Farole, both attended the conference, along with international envoys from the United Nations and the African Union. […]

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Somalia Leaders Sign Agreements on Formation of Government

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Somali leaders have concluded a conference in the Puntland State of Somalia by signing an agreement on the formation of a new elected government. The three-day conference, attended by international delegates, ended early Saturday, with the Somali representatives agreeing to set up a bicameral legislature of upper and lower house representatives from the country’s states. […]

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Former Soviet State Celebrates 16th Constitution Day

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan celebrates its 16th Constitution Day Tuesday. In the capital city, Astana, festivities include a military parade, concerts and festivals. President Nursultan Nazarbayev will host the the Astana events. The military parade features more than 250 weapons and military equipment including missiles, tanks and artillery. More than 2,500 military personnel are scheduled to march in […]

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Former Nepalese King Criticizes Lack of Progress on Constitution

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former king has chided the country’s lawmakers for failing to come up with a constitution and stable government in the years since the monarchy was abolished. Gyanendra Shah told reporters Thursday that he does not understand why there has not been more progress since he gave up his crown in a peaceful transition in […]

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