“Preparing for a contentious round of elections, Nigeria announced Tuesday a set of voting-day restrictions that would halt the movement of all but the most essential traffic in the West African...
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].
March 25, 2015
International Business Times
March 24, 2015
Today, the National Legislative Assembly passed an amendment to the 2011 Transitional Constitution extending the President’s term for three years from 9 July 2015 to 9 July 2018. The amendment,...
March 18, 2015
“Haitian government and election authorities on Monday expressed concern about the security of the upcoming elections as UN peacekeepers plan to pull out of six of the Caribbean country’s ten...