“A commission has been set up to study and review what electoral system best suits the country, with 24 MPs from the Lower House...The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has sought to...
Egypt: Court orders dissolving of parliament
“In another setback for Egypt's fledgling political process, elected officials have been disqualified and the lower house of parliament dissolved... [The court decision] explicitly states that the entire parliament is dismissed because of "constitutional violations”...Egypt's constitutional court also ruled against a law that would have barred...Ahmed Shafiq from standing in this weekend's presidential poll runoff...Anonymous sources in the SCAF told Al Jazeera that the military body will regain legislative authority and form a new constituent assembly on Friday, [though] Al Jazeera has been unable to confirm this...Thursday's judgement comes a day after the justice ministry issued a decree allowing military police and intelligence officers to arrest civilians suspected of crimes, restoring some of the powers of the decades-old emergency law.”
Egyptian Parliament in session [EPA].
August 21, 2014
August 21, 2014
“Pakistan opposition politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an expected crackdown on anti-...
August 20, 2014
"The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) commenced in-country election observation on Monday with the arrival in Suva of Andrew Goledzinowski, Observer Coordinator, and other members of the core...