Tunisia coalition rejects amending election commission law

The Tunisians for Democracy Coalition yesterday rejected a presidential decree to amend the basic law of the country’s election commission, saying the decree “completely cancels the commission’s independence” and represents a “departure from the constitution”, Anadolu reported. The coalition, which includes human rights activists and politicians who oppose the decisions taken by President Kais[…]

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Israel: Coalition talks discuss annexing 30% of West Bank

The two most prominent political parties in Israel today continued marathon negotiations to reach an agreement to form a coalition government before the Jewish Passover holiday, which lasts for a week, starting from Wednesday evening. “Everybody feels anxious to reach an agreement as soon as possible, preferably before the Passover,”[…]

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EFF will get DA, ANC to do its dirty work: analyst

The EFF’s refusal to enter into coalitions with the ANC or DA will give it extraordinary power in local government, but could slow down decision-making, political analysts say. “It will get the two bigger parties to do the dirty work for it, effectively getting to do what governments do without[…]

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Election results a final warning to ANC: Cosatu

The local government election results should serve as a warning to the African National Congress and its alliance partners to listen, Cosatu said on Friday. “This was a final warning shot to the movement. We must listen, the people they are saying the movement must rid itself of factionalism and[…]

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Coalition talks on the go, says DA

The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday dismissed “ANC-inspired rumours” that coalition agreements have been reached, saying negotiations were ongoing. “This includes Luthuli House’s desperate spin that the DA was horse-trading control of metros. These are the last kicks of a dying horse, desperate to cling onto power using misinformation,” said James[…]

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Coalition planes pound ISIS in Iraq’s Ramadi

Coalition air forces pounded positions held by Islamic State in Ramadi on Thursday, Iraqi military statements said, in support of government troops seeking to retake the western Iraqi city and push on to drive the militants from key population centers. Warplanes from the US-led coalition carried out 27 strikes against[…]

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France seeks global coalition against IS

France’s President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia on Monday to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, and hours later French fighter jets launched fresh strikes on targets in Syria. “France is at war,” Hollande told a joint session of[…]

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Canada to withdraw from coalition against ISIL

Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, without giving a timeline. Trudeau, who had promised to withdraw Canada from combat in the coalition fight against ISIL, said[…]

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