Tag Archives: Elections and campaigns

#REUTERS. | José Maria Neves elected President of Cape Verde

BEACH – Former Prime Minister José Maria Neves was elected President of Cape Verde on Sunday with 51.5% of the votes cast, according to provisional results published by the electoral commission. With 96% of the votes counted, he is well ahead of Carlos Veiga, of the Movement for Democracy (MpD, …

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#VOA. | Elected officials accept Denis Kadima as head of the DRC electoral commission

The National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday ratified the choice of Denis Kadima as president of the electoral commission during a stormy plenary session and despite the veto of the Catholic episcopate which accuses him of “corruption”, a- we learned from a parliamentary source. The …

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Elected at the head of the LDP, Fumio Kishida assured of becoming Prime Minister of Japan ~ #REUTERS:

The number of countries where Internet users have suffered arrests and violence because of their publications reached a record between June 2020 and May 2021, according to a report released Tuesday by an NGO. If the network cuts in Burma and Belarus were the most salient points of the period …

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Merkel’s party in 2nd position ~ #AFP:

The German Social Democrats came out narrowly on Sunday in the parliamentary elections marking the end of the Merkel era, according to initial estimates, but the chancellor’s conservatives still intend to dispute the formation of the next government. The SPD and their leader Olaf Scholz are very slightly ahead, with …

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Arizona audit delivers findings ~ #REUTERS:

The results of an audit of the 2020 Arizona presidential election will be revealed on Friday, five months after its launch at the initiative of Republican elected officials who control the southwestern state Senate. It is difficult to know for the moment whether this epilogue will put an end to …

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In Soweto, Ramaphosa fights campaign for the ANC ~ #AFP:

“I want to see Ramaphosa, he will give us back the electricity!” Shouts 14-year-old Sbusiso Mbele, running towards the presidential convoy. Campaigning for the ANC ahead of local elections in South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday promised residents of a poor neighborhood in Soweto to improve their daily lives. In …

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Moroccan legislative elections with elected officials without much decision-making power ~ #AFP:

The Justice and Development Party (PJD, moderate Islamist) is betting on winning the legislative elections for the third time since taking office in 2011 – without holding key ministries – in the context of the Arab Spring. In the kingdom, major decisions and orientations in key sectors continue to emanate …

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The second round of the presidential election in Sao Tome and Principe postponed again ~ #REUTERS:

The second round of the presidential election in Sao Tome and Principe, a small archipelago in the Gulf of Guinea, was postponed a second time to September 5, after a vote in parliament, we learned on Wednesday. The electoral commission had already postponed the vote to August 29, when it …

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African Union demands transfer of power “to Chadian civil authorities” ~ #REUTERS:

The African Union (AU) called on Friday evening for the restoration of a civilian regime as quickly as possible in Chad, where General Mahamat Idriss Déby took power this week following the death of his father Idriss Déby Itno. In a statement, the AU Peace and Security Council expressed “grave …

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Beninese at the polls to elect their president ~ #AFP:

The Beninese vote Sunday to elect their president after a campaign without fervor and marked by violence in the center of the country where demonstrators were protesting against a ballot confiscated by the outgoing head of state Patrice Talon. The re-election of this former businessman who came to power in …

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Patrice Talon in an armchair, unopposed ~ #AFP:

The re-election of this former oil magnate who came to power in 2016 and who has committed this West African country to an authoritarian turn leaves little doubt: his opponents are two candidates almost unknown to the public, former deputies Alassane Soumanou and Corentin Kohoué. Both are taxed “puppet applications” …

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The Congolese at the polls to decide on the future of Denis Sassou Nguesso ~ #AFP:

Some 2.5 million voters are called to the polls on Sunday in Congo-Brazzaville where the indestructible outgoing president Denis Sassou Nguesso wants to be re-elected in the first round against six opponents who already question the transparency of the ballot. “A blow, KO”, announced the campaign posters of the president-candidate, …

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the opposition denounces “an electoral hold-up”, demonstration in Niamey ~ #REUTERS:

The opposition denounced on Tuesday “un hold-up” election during the second round of the presidential election in Niger, demanding “the immediate suspension of the publication of the results”. “I ask all Nigeriens (…) to mobilize as one man to thwart this electoral hold-up”, Falké Bacharou, the campaign director of the …

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the opponent Bobi Wine challenges the presidential election in court ~ #AFP:

Mr Wine, a 38-year-old MP and former ragga singer, was widely defeated in the January 14 election, which saw Mr Museveni win a sixth term after a campaign marked by violence that claimed dozens of years. dead. According to the official results, updated a few days ago, the authoritarian ruler …

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Indictment against Trump will be sent to the Senate on Monday ~ #AFP:

The head of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, “informed him that the indictment would be sent to the Senate on Monday,” he said in the hemicycle. This step, which involves the reading before the senators of articles of “impeachment” targeting the former president, will mark the formal opening of …

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