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Mahmud Jibril

July 10th, 2012 Comments off
The deck was stacked in Libya for the victory of Mahmud Jibril.  His coalition comprised more than 60–yes, sixty–parties.  2) it is identified in the West as “liberal” and “secular” when Jibril himself–former mentor of Sayf Al-Islam Al-Qadhdhafi–specifically denied that his coalition is secular and said that one of its main planks is the commitment to Islamic law.  That is being ignored in the Western press to promote the headline of “liberal victory” in Libya. 3) Who was behind the unification of the more than 60 parties?  4) the electoral law (combination of voting for parties and single candidates–to weaken the Islamists) produced the desirable outcome.  5) typical in Arab countries where elections take place, not a single report in the press about external funding.  It is undemocratic to speak of external funding in Arab elections.  

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"The Friday of Reclaiming the Revolution"

September 30th, 2011 Comments off

Today a broad coalition of center and left parties in Egypt are demonstrating to express their objections to the ruling Military Council’s recent changes to the electoral law and to threaten a possible boycott of the elections. It’s been proclaimed the “Friday of Reclaiming the Revolution.”

Ahram Online is providing ongoing coverage as the day progresses. I’ll have more when it’s over.


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More on Egypt’s Electoral Law

July 21st, 2011 Comments off

Al-Ahram Online has more details on Egypt’s new electoral law; besides what I noted yesterday, it would allow any party winning only half of one percent of the vote into Parliament. That could produce a chaotic body, I should think: every tiny faction represented. Also more here on the refusal to allow international election monitors.


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Towards a new electoral law

May 19th, 2011 Comments off

The government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf is set to wrap up a new law regulating parliamentary elections scheduled for next September, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
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Iraqi MPs reach agreement on electoral law

December 7th, 2009 Comments off

UPDATE 2: Iraqi lawmakers agree on new version of stalled electoral law, paving way for early ’10 vote.
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New Iraqi election law approved

December 6th, 2009 Comments off

Iraq’s parliament unanimously approves a new electoral law, paving the way for elections early next year.
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Jordan’s King Dissolves Parliament

November 24th, 2009 Comments off

Jordan’s King ‘Abdullah II has dissolved Parliament and called for early elections, though no date has been set. After some genuine liberalizations in the 1990s, Parliament’s role has been curtailed considerably in recent years and the electoral law changed to give more power to tribal and rural blocs. There had been some speculation, apparently, that the King might go for new elections; it will be interesting to see how soon he holds them. More as this develops.


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U.S. warns against Iraq election ‘slippage’

November 24th, 2009 Comments off

Ambassador says important to get country’s general election going which delayed due to stalled electoral law.
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Iraqi MPs to meet Sunday on wrangle

November 21st, 2009 Comments off

Iraqi MPs to meet again to try to break deadlock on stalled electoral law leaving election in doubt.
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