Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

  • 23 July 2018 - 18:49
France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

France’s foreign minister visited Libya on Monday to encourage holding elections in the north African country later this year as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May. Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of...

Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

  • 10 July 2018 - 22:55
Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

An online survey for a week posted by news operator Ean Libya showed that 79% of the voters prefer to have a constitution referendum before having to hold elections in the country.   The voters of the constitution option (79%) won over those who wanted to go immediately to elections (21%)...

Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

  • 24 June 2018 - 23:41
Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Sunday declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. “Our nation has given me the duty of the presidency and executive power,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul citing unofficial results, which would make him Turkey's first...

Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

  • 10 June 2018 - 20:34
Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May has caught fire, Reuters reported. This came just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. An Interior Ministry spokesman said...

UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

  • 6 June 2018 - 17:17
UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

The U.N. Security Council has given its backing to the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in December, which could be a significant step in bringing stability to a country where lawlessness has fed Islamic militancy and instability. The council adopted a French-drafted...

Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

  • 29 May 2018 - 13:09
Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

The Libyan parties under the auspices of the UN, intentional community and hosted in Paris by Emmanuel Macron, agreed on finalizing the constitution laws and adopting it by September 16 this year and holding presidential and parliamentary elections by December 10, 2018. The announcement came...

ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

  • 2 May 2018 - 17:00
ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for the attack on the Libyan electoral commission in Tripoli Wednesday morning, Reuters reported citing Amaq Media Agency. The death toll of the attack on the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli’s Ghout Al-Shaal has reached 16 and injuries...

Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack reaches 16: officials

  • 2 May 2018 - 14:35
Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack reaches 16: officials

The death toll of the attack on the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli's Ghout Al-Shaal has reached 16 and injuries reached 19, according to the field hospital official Mohammed Damja, who talked to local media. The attack was conducted by three suicide bombers, two of whom...

Update: Five dead in suicide bombing at Libya Elections Commission building

  • 2 May 2018 - 11:39
Update: Five dead in suicide bombing at Libya Elections Commission building

High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya, has been attacked by three suicide bombers leaving the building ablaze and killing several security personnel, and injuring others. Local media reported Tripoli Field Hospital Head, Abdeldaiem Al-Rabti, as saying that at least five deaths and...

Saif Gaddafi for Libya President: Press Conference in Tunisia

  • 18 March 2018 - 21:37
Saif Gaddafi for Libya President: Press Conference in Tunisia

Local Tunisian media and social media activists circulated over the last two days an invitation for the press to attend a press conference in Tunis to shed light on Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi's presidential bid.   "Mr. Ayman Abu Ras - the spokesman for the Libyan Popular Front -...