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11th May 2013

Pakistan: Toll rises to 11 in Quaidabad blast

KARACHI,(The News): A bomb blast targeting an election candidate killed eleven people and wounded dozens near Dawood intersection in Quaidabd area of Karachi as historic elections got underway on Saturday, police said.   “We have received 11 dead bodies and … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Bombings kill one, injures seven in Balochistan

By Syed Ali Shah (Dawn): At least one person was killed and seven injured in two different bomb explosions in Balochistan’s insurgency hit Naseerabad district on Saturday as people visited polling stations to cast their votes. One person was killed … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Son of former Pakistan PM Gilani abducted at election rally

Police in Pakistan have confirmed that Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped in the southern Punjab province on Thursday. A candidate himself, Gilani was at a campaign rally. Police said on Thursday … Continued

9th May 2013

Pakistan: Attack on PML-N rally in Turbat kills two

By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): At least two people were killed and three others were injured when gunmen opened fire on a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Balochistan’s Turbat region on Thursday. According to police, PML-N … Continued

6th May 2013

Malaysia: Najib promises national reconciliation in front of voting polarization

KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Razak has promised a national reconciliation after the voting polarization in the fiercely contested general election. Barisan retained power by winning 133 parliamentary seats, a simple majority in the 222-seat lower … Continued

27th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Election Commissin concerned over attacks targeting election candidates

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday expressed grave concern over the attacks targeting election candidates and political workers in parts of the country, DawnNews reported. The ECP moreover issued instructions to all four provinces to take steps … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Iran: Rival camps of Iran’s 2013 Presidential elections

  By Elie Chalhoub   Al-Akhbar: Uncertainty continues to dominate the impending Iranian presidential elections, set to be held in June 2013. The Guardian Council has yet to vet any candidates and the election criteria is still up in the … Continued

21st Apr 2013

Iraq votes in provincial elections

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the country’s first polls since 2010, a key test of its stability in the face of a spike in attacks that has claimed more than 100 lives over the past week.   But the credibility … Continued

15th Apr 2013

Montenegrin opposition candidate challenges presidential election results

Montenegrin opposition candidate challenges presidential election results PODGORICA, (Xinhua): Miodrag Lekic, the defeated candidate in Montenegro’s presidential election, has filed an official complaint with the country’s electoral commission, citing numerous irregularities, reported Radio Television Montenegro (RTCG) on Sunday. According to … Continued

Venezuela: Maduro narrowly wins presidential elections, rival rejects results
15th Apr 2013

Venezuela: Maduro narrowly wins presidential elections, rival rejects results

CARACAS, (Xinhua): Venezuelan Acting President Nicolas Maduro narrowly won Sunday’s presidential elections carrying 50.66 percent of the votes according to official tally, which was rejected by opposition challenger Henrique Capriles. With 99.2 percent of the ballots counted, Maduro beat Capriles … Continued

9th Mar 2013

Kenya: Kibaki congratulates president-elect Uhuru

Nation: President Kibaki has congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta for his victory in elections called to pick his successor. The President who is leaving office after serving two five-year terms, wished the president-elect success as he prepared to take over leadership. “To … Continued

26th Feb 2013

EU urges Italy to form stable government

Italy’s EU partners have called for a stable government to be formed as quickly as possible. Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi hinted he might be willing to join a grand coalition with his center-left rivals. According to near-final results on Tuesday, the … Continued

18th Feb 2013

Ecuadorian President wins 2nd reelection

Ecuadorian President wins 2nd reelection QUITO, (Xinhua): Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was re-elected in Sunday’s elections, according to preliminary results. The incumbent won 56.36 percent of the vote against 24.09 percent for his closest challenger, former banker Guillermo Lasso, after … Continued

24th Feb 2013

Djibouti’s ruling party claims victory amid fraud complaints

Djibouti’s ruling party claims victory amid fraud complaints The ruling party of Djibouti has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. Members of the opposition alliance, however, claim that voting in the strategically important Red Sea state was rigged. Interior Minister Hassan … Continued

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