Israel parliament to vote on new government on Sunday

Israel’s parliament speaker has scheduled a vote for Sunday on a new government that would end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule, the longest in the country’s history. “The debate and vote on the new government will take place Sunday… during a special session of parliament,” speaker Yariv Levin, a[…]

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Belarus election challenger Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania

The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed presidential election has fled to Lithuania after a second night of street clashes between police and opposition supporters left a protester dead. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who refused to concede her defeat against President Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s vote, had arrived in the neighbouring country and[…]

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Syria votes for new parliament amid war, economic woes

Syria is holding parliamentary elections across government-controlled areas of the country on Sunday, as President Bashar al-Assad marks 20 years in power amid a continuing war and deep economic woes. More than 2,000 candidates, including businessmen under recently-imposed United States sanctions, are running in the legislative election – the third[…]

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No major tax hikes expected in election year

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is not expected to announce any major changes to corporate, personal income tax as well as value added tax (VAT) in his budget speech on February 20, according to Deloitte Africa tax & legal. Delia Ndlovu, Deloitte’s tax & legal managing director said instead they believe[…]

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