Showing Archived Posts

Kazakhstan Votes in Parliamentary Elections

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Voters in the oil-rich ex-Soviet republic of Kazakhstan cast ballots Sunday in general elections aimed at adding a second party to parliament. Local and Western news media reports said voter turnout easily exceeded the 70 percent mark as polls closed Sunday evening. To date, all seats in the Kazakh parliament has been occupied by President […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in Europe

Kazakhstan Votes in Parliamentary Elections

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Voters in Kazakhstan are casting ballots in an election expected to only slightly broaden democratic representation in parliament. All seats in the former Soviet nation’s parliament are currently occupied by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Nur Otan party, which is expected to win Sunday’s election by a landslide. Under a new law, the second-place party will be […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Egypt Votes in Final Round of Parliamentary Elections

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egypt’s Islamist Muslim Brotherhood says it intends to form a unity government, as voters in rural areas go to the polls in the third and final phase of elections that have so far been dominated by Islamist parties. Voting continued for a second day Wednesday in nine provinces, including al-Gharbiya, North Sinai and South Sinai, […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Votes in Final Round of Parliamentary Elections

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptians in rural areas are voting in the third and final phase of parliamentary elections, as the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood looked to possibly win an outright majority instead of the plurality indicated by previous results. Voting began Tuesday in nine provinces, including al-Gharbiya, North Sinai and South Sinai, the last areas to hold polls in […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Begins Final Round of Lower House Vote

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

With Islamist parties dominating the process, Egyptians in rural areas started voting Tuesday in the third and final round of elections to choose lower house of parliament members. Voting began Tuesday in nine provinces, including al-Gharbiya, North Sinai and South Sinai, the last areas to hold polls in a series of voting that began in […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Begins Final Round of Lower House Vote

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptians have begun voting in the final round of elections to choose members of the country’s lower house of parliament. Voting began Tuesday in nine provinces, including al-Gharbiya, North Sinai and South Sinai, the last areas to hold polls in a process that began in late November. The two-day vote is part of Egypt’s first […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Middle East

Egypt Begins Final Stage of Lower House Vote

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egyptians have begun voting in the final round of a staged election process to choose members of the country’s lower house of parliament. Voting began Tuesday in nine provinces, including al-Gharbiya, North Sinai and South Sinai, the last areas to hold polls in a process that began in late November. The two-day vote is part […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

Islamist Parties Consolidate Gains in Egypt Polls

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Egypt’s two main Islamist parties have won about two-thirds the vote in the second round of parliamentary elections. Election commission chief Abdel-Moez Ibrahim announced results from the second round of three rounds, which was held December 14-15, followed by a run-off this week. The second round took place in nine provinces, and Ibrahim said turnout […]

Tags: , Posted in Middle East

Ouattara Alliance Sweeps Ivory Coast Elections

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Ivory Coast officials say the ruling coalition of President Alassane Ouattara has won 80 percent of the seats in parliament in the country’s elections held on Sunday. The country’s election commission said Friday that President Ouattara’s Rally of Republicans party won 127 of the 255 seats in the National Assembly. The Ivory Coast Democratic Party, […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

Congo Supreme Court Hears Election Challenge

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Supreme Court has begun hearing a lawsuit seeking to annul the presidential election that returned incumbent Joseph Kabila to power. Opposition candidate Vital Kamerhe, who finished third in the vote, filed the lawsuit, in which he claims the poll was rigged in favor of Mr. Kabila. Mr. Kamerhe, who was […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Calendar

May 2024
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Archives

Categories