By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The recent national voter registration weekend in South Africa has drawn significant participation, with citizens gearing up for the impending elections once President Cyril Ramaphosa announces the date. The Electoral Officer for the Western Cape, Michael Hendrickse, shared insights into the registration statistics during an interview with[…]
By Daanyaal Matthews Source: Democratic Alliance The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Congress has concluded with no significant changes as John Steenhuisen remains DA leader after beating party peer Dr. Mpho Phalatse. Steenhuisen retaining his position has come as no surprise but has revealed a problem within the official opposition. Speaking on[…]
The Afek Tounes Party announced, on Thursday, its intention to boycott the early legislative elections on 17th December. By so doing, Afeq Tounes becomes the eleventh party to announce its boycott of the elections after Ennahda, Heart of Tunisia, Dignity Coalition, Movement Party, Al Amal, the Republican Party, Workers’ Party,[…]
GOOD party leaders said they’re proud of the increased voter support received during this week’s elections. It was the first time the opposition took part in the Local Government Elections. Across the country, the party scored 42 council seats in total 36 of which are in the Western Cape. Party[…]
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is rushing to meet Monday’s deadline to consider whether it would be practically possible to hold another voter registration weekend this month. On Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled against the IEC’s application to postpone the election until February next year. It ruled that the local[…]
NATIONAL The Constitutional Court is expected to hear the Independent Electoral Commission’s request to postpone the local government elections later this month. The commission filed an urgent application to have the gazetted date of 27 October 2021 postponed to February 2022. The IEC further requested that the court declare all[…]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday submitted his application to run for re-election next month, in a presidential vote decried by Western governments and political opponents as a sham. The scheduled May 26 polls will be the second since Syria’s war broke out in 2011, the first elections taking place[…]
Syria is set to hold a presidential election on May 26, the country’s second in the shadow of civil war, seen as likely to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power. The announcement was made by the parliament speaker on Sunday. Syrians abroad will be “able to vote at embassies” on[…]
Israeli forces arrested 24 Palestinians on Monday morning ahead of May’s Palestinian legislative election, which Israel fears the Hamas movement will win with a landslide majority. This latest round of arrests targeted several towns in the West Bank, according to a statement by the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Asra Media[…]
ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile has revealed that former President Jacob Zuma will be campaigning for the ANC for the upcoming local government elections. Local government elections will take place between August and November this year despite calls from the EFF and some sections of the ANC for the municipal[…]
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