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22nd May 2013

Iran authorities remove Rafsanjani from presidential election

Iranian election authorities have excluded former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from running in June’s election. The protege of the current president has also been omitted, eliminating potential election surprises.   The Guardian Council did not include Rafsanjani (pictured) and Esfandair … Continued

19th May 2013

Pakistan: PTI senior leader Zahra Shahid killed on eve of Karachi re-polls

KARACHI, (Dawn): Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf’s Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed late on Saturday in an attempted robbery incident on the eve of re-polls in Karachi’s NA-250 constituency, DawnNews reported. According to police, three motorcycle riders tried to … Continued

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US
14th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US

LAHORE, (Dawn): Nawaz Sharif, poised to become prime minister for a third time after a decisive victory in the elections, said on Monday that the mistrust which had long dogged relations with India needed to be addressed. He also pledged … Continued

13th May 2013

Iran: 686 candidates register for Iran’s upcoming presidential election

  [Former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati shows his inked finger after registration for Iran’s 11th presidential election at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on May 11, 2013. Candidates’ registration for the June 14 presidential election was over on … Continued

12th May 2013

Iran: Nuclear negotiator and former president eye Iran election

Two powerful Iranian political figures have registered their intention to run in the country’s presidential election. The two men have created a stir within the political scene just one month ahead of the vote. Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (pictured) … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz declares victory for his party

LAHORE, (The News): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif late Saturday declared victory for his centre-right opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party and invited other parties to work with him.   “We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Jamaat-i-Islami boycotts elections in Karachi, Hyderabad

Dawn: In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad. Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan … Continued

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

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