The leader of New Zealand’s main opposition party was replaced on Friday after opinion polls suggested he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the country heads towards a general election. Simon Bridges was replaced by Todd Muller in an emergency caucus meeting of[…]
Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests aimed to stymie their preparations for parliamentary elections next year. Zyad Elelaimy, a prominent member of the Social Democratic Party and the Civil Democratic Movement,[…]
The rays of the “new dawn” didn’t illuminate South Africa’s four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the EFF viewing Pravin Gordhan’s reappointment as a “declaration of war”. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the appointment of the Cabinet was the first real[…]
Malawi’s main opposition party on Monday called for President Peter Mutharika to resign over allegations he received a kickback from a $4 million government contract. Mutharika has called the allegations “fake news” designed to smear him ahead of an election next year. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) added its voice[…]
When President Cyril Ramaphosa famously said “send me” in his State of the Nation Address, it apparently did not include sending his Cabinet to Parliament. On Thursday afternoon, not a single member of Cabinet was present in the National Assembly for members’ statements, one of the ways in which Parliament[…]
The presiding officers of Parliament will on Tuesday hold a meeting with political parties represented in the National Assembly. Some of the opposition parties are hoping that the meeting will resolve their concerns around who will deliver the State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on Thursday. The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom[…]
Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Kenyatta a clear lead in[…]
A day before President Jacob Zuma is due in Parliament, opposition parties decried what they call the legislature’s failure to hold the president and his executive to account. A groan was audible from the ANC benches when Agang MP Andries Tlouamma stepped up to the National Assembly’s podium to deliver[…]
Venezuelan protesters have lobbed bottles and bags of faeces at soldiers who fought back with tear gas to block the latest march in more than a month of nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro. The march on the main highway through Caracas on Wednesday came as thousands of opposition supporters[…]
President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said he would resign with an open heart if the ANC wanted him to resign immediately. “There is a few more months left before my task as president ends. In December, a new president will be elected. I don’t know who it will be, the[…]
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