Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libyan National High Electoral Commission, Imad al-Sayeh, has discussed with a French delegation the state of readiness and commitment of the Commission to implement the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. They reviewed the possibilities available to the Commission [...]
©- - 31 january 2023 - 12:53:32 - thread Politics (231 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As Nigeria braces for another critical general election this year, it is pertinent to recall the country’s history of unsavoury post-election violence, which dates back to the post-Republic 1964 elections in the Western region. This was on the heels of the 1962 census dispute, all of which [...]
©- - 30 january 2023 - 12:27:40 - thread Politics (1473 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian voters went to the polls on Sunday for a second round of early parliamentary elections to replace the one dissolved in March by President Kaïs Saied. The first round, held on December 17, was marked by an unprecedented abstention in the electoral annals of nearly 90% [...]
©- - 29 january 2023 - 16:40:30 - thread Politics (503 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Differences over the constitutional basis, which serves as the legal framework for holding elections in Libya, are preventing a consensus on this key issue for a settlement of the crisis in Libya. This situation reflects the unwillingness of the local political stakeholders, as well as the countries [...]
©- - 26 january 2023 - 20:04:01 - thread Politics (1642 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has stressed the importance of inclusive, transparent and secure elections in Libya, urging the need to create the appropriate conditions for their proper conduct. During his meeting on Wednesday in Algiers with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Abdoulaye [...]
©- - 26 january 2023 - 14:32:43 - thread Politics (249 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Presidential candidate of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday accused the federal government of plans to scuttle his ambition in the general election through fuel scarcity and naira redesign.  Tinubu, who spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during the APC [...]
©- - 25 january 2023 - 21:07:44 - thread Politics (277 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of the United Nations Independent Investigation Mission in Libya, Mohamed Aujar, has praised the achievements of the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) to hold elections in the country. This tribute came during the meeting between Mr. Aujar and a member of the Electoral Commission's Governing [...]
©- - 25 january 2023 - 15:49:50 - thread Politics (109 words)


Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The recent call by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign ambassador to desist from interfering in the country's forthcoming elections is both timely and imperative. The president spoke while receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of Switzerland, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of [...]
©- - 25 january 2023 - 11:24:42 - thread Politics (1173 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The steering committee of the referendum and general election started its work Monday at the headquarters of the Independent Authority for the Management of Elections (AIGE) in Bamako, an official source told PANA here. This is part of the preparations for the proper holding of the various [...]
©- - 24 january 2023 - 18:57:05 - thread Politics (322 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The opposition party, The Democrats, has appealed to the constitutional judge regarding the results of the legislative elections of 8 January, sources close to the political group said on Friday. According to the sources, the request aims to order the Directorate General of Elections to provide the [...]
©- - 20 january 2023 - 19:38:02 - thread Politics (273 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 48 presidential candidates in Libya have issued an initiative aimed at breaking the political deadlock and holding elections. It included granting legislative powers to the Libyan Supreme Judicial Council and forming a small government to run the country for a period not exceeding nine [...]
©- - 19 january 2023 - 12:47:02 - thread Politics (542 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The president of the Independent Superior Electoral Authority in Tunisia (ISIE), Farouk Bou Asker, announced on Sunday that the second round of the early legislative elections will take place on January 29. Speaking at a press conference, the head of the ISIE said the electoral campaign would [...]
©- - 16 january 2023 - 15:12:24 - thread Politics (212 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, stressed Friday the importance of speeding up the completion of the constitutional basis on the electoral laws to realize Libyans' hopes of achieving transparent elections. Bathily's statement came during his meeting in Tripoli with [...]
©- - 13 january 2023 - 18:31:01 - thread Politics (220 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The latest meeting in Cairo, Egypt, between the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Parliament), Aguila Saleh, and the chairman of the High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mechri, on the roadmap and a constitutional document for national elections in Libya continues to generate mixed reactions from [...]
©- - 12 january 2023 - 19:56:25 - thread Politics (1746 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the National Unity Government, Najla al-Mangouch, has affirmed the role of her department "in speeding up the approval of the constitutional rule to hasten the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections on democratic and legal basis". Al-Mangouch [...]
©- - 12 january 2023 - 14:32:10 - thread Politics (281 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says it "strongly encourages" the two chambers to in the country to swiftly reach a complete and final agreement, including on contentious issues, to finalise the steps required to take the country to inclusive national elections within a specific [...]
©- - 06 january 2023 - 11:59:25 - thread Politics (322 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The National High Electoral Commission of Libya, with the support of the UN experts, was on Wednesday briefed on the technical procedures on the use of information technologies to verify a voter's identity. During a meeting in Tripoli, the chairman of the Electoral Commission's Board of Directors, [...]
©- - 05 january 2023 - 13:04:12 - thread Politics (279 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - In Libya, the years have almost all come together for almost a decade, with each time a missed opportunity to achieve peace to which Libyans aspire to stabilise their country. Full of twists and turns and rich in events along a path strewn with jolts caused by [...]
©- - 29 december 2022 - 19:10:54 - thread Politics (1718 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Germany, US, Italy and the UK have called for alternative mechanisms in case of persistent disagreements between the House of Representatives and the High State Council, a consultative body, on a roadmap to hold elections as soon as possible. This is contained in a communiqué on the [...]
©- - 25 december 2022 - 15:40:57 - thread Politics (480 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, has called on the High State Council to prioritise the "interest of the nation" by resuming dialogue between the committees of the constitutional track of the two chambers. In a brief statement issued on Tuesday by Parliament, [...]
©- - 21 december 2022 - 13:50:26 - thread Politics (371 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The president of Tunisia's electoral commission, Farouk Bouaskar, has updated the turnout figure of last Saturday's parliamentary election putting it at 11.22% against 8.8% stated on the evening of the vote. According to the preliminary official results announced on Monday at a press conference by Mr. Bouaskar, more than [...]
©- - 20 december 2022 - 13:01:53 - thread Politics (330 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kaïs Saied is fighting off criticisms after a disastrous turnout in the first round of last Saturday's parliamentary election that saw only 11.22% of voters turning up. Speaking at a meeting with Prime Minister Najla Bouden, Mr. Saied attacked his critics, whom he accused of wanting to cast [...]
©- - 20 december 2022 - 12:30:57 - thread Politics (250 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba discussed here Sunday with the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General Abdoulaye Bathily ways to move the electoral process in the country forward quickly. During a [...]
©- - 19 december 2022 - 15:14:21 - thread Politics (470 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Mission of Support in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, has called on candidates in Libya's presidential election to agree on a unified proposal to break the current deadlock within a specific timeframe. In a series of [...]
©- - 18 december 2022 - 16:11:17 - thread Politics (325 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisians are voting on Saturday in legislative elections boycotted by most political parties in protest against President Kaïs Saied's stranglehold on power. The election, which should lead to the establishment of a new parliament to replace the one dissolved last March by the head of state, is [...]
©- - 17 december 2022 - 14:34:06 - thread Politics (677 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The first step to legitimacy and security in Libya is to allow registered voters to cast their ballot in fresh elections, UN Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily told the Security Council on Friday.  Since his briefing last month, Mr. Bathily has continued working to advance the political process [...]
©- - 17 december 2022 - 05:23:01 - thread Politics (814 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia is preparing to elect a new parliament on Saturday to replace the one dissolved about 10 months ago, which was boycotted by most political parties and several non-governmental organisations including the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD). The opposition accuses President Kaïs Saied of having "unilaterally" [...]
©- - 13 december 2022 - 14:23:47 - thread Politics (971 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, said here Thursday his position coincides with the UN position on protecting the will of Libyans and holding elections as soon as possible. In a speech during the 16th Council of Ministers of the year 2022 [...]
©- - 08 december 2022 - 16:25:53 - thread Politics (467 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Experts from a dozen African countries opened here Wednesday a sub-regional seminar on the security crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is under the theme "Electoral processes and security crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: resilience of election management bodies". This seminar brings together about 150 participants and experts from [...]
©- - 07 december 2022 - 15:51:16 - thread Politics (533 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The House of Representatives in Libya (Parliament) adopted on Tuesday by a majority vote, the draft law on the establishment of a Constitutional Court. In a brief statement, the spokesperson for the House of Representatives, Abdallah Blihak, announced that the House also approved by "consensus" the transfer [...]
©- - 06 december 2022 - 16:37:10 - thread Politics (315 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Ministerial Commission for Elections Support chaired by the Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs, Walid Al-Lafi Monday discussed proposals, programmes and activities to be implemented in the coming days by the ministries in charge of Foreign Affairs, Youth, Education, the Information Authority and [...]
©- - 05 december 2022 - 19:51:34 - thread Politics (346 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and envoy of the Secretary-General, Abdoulaye Bathily, reaffirmed here Thursday that all the mission's efforts with the Libyan parties would be focused on holding elections as soon as possible. During a meeting on Thursday evening with [...]
©- - 01 december 2022 - 19:14:48 - thread Politics (342 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The search for solution to the Libyan crisis is still at the crossroads even as the various parties try to reach a political settlement, with the focus now on elections, the formation of a new government or the elaboration of a constitutional basis. This situation contributes to [...]
©- - 01 december 2022 - 19:05:28 - thread Politics (1690 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed doubts about the credibility of election in Equatorial Guinea that saw the re-election of  Pesident Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 80, for his sixth term. "Given the scale of irregularities observed and the announced results giving the PDGE (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea) [...]
©- - 30 november 2022 - 06:42:34 - thread Politics (293 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The prime minister of the national unity government, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, Tuesday reaffirmed his readiness to dialogue with everyone without exception to overcome all differences. He also expressed his readiness for any initiative that strengthens confidence in the achievement of elections in Libya. In a speech delivered at the [...]
©- - 29 november 2022 - 18:46:16 - thread Politics (813 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs, Walid al-Lafi, on Monday chaired the second meeting of the Ministerial Election Support Commission, which focused, among other things, on activating its activities and coordinating its future programmes. The meeting of the Commission, formed by a decision of [...]
©- - 22 november 2022 - 12:56:54 - thread Politics (233 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the High State Council, Khaled Al-Mechri, and the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, on Friday held a meeting that focused on ways to move the political process forward through consensus between the two legislative bodies -- [...]
©- - 18 november 2022 - 17:06:01 - thread Politics (341 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Efforts continue to get political leaders in Libya to overcome their differences so that long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections can finally take place, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.  UN Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily briefed ambassadors on the ongoing impasse and other obstacles to the vote, which [...]
©- - 16 november 2022 - 05:10:27 - thread Politics (630 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council reaffirmed its commitment to cooperate with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Mission in Libya (UNMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, to achieve stability in the country and to end the transitional stages. The efforts of the UN envoy to [...]
©- - 12 november 2022 - 16:45:20 - thread Politics (256 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The never-ending disagreements between Parliament and the High Council of State for the legal basis for holding Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Libya remain the major hurdle yet to be surmounted. It is in this light that the recent agreement between the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh, [...]
©- - 10 november 2022 - 17:47:42 - thread Politics (911 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US special envoy and ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, has reiterated during a series of meetings in Tripoli the need to finalise a constitutional basis for elections so that the poll can be conducted. In a tweet, Norland added during a meeting with Prime Minister Abdelhamid [...]
©- - 09 november 2022 - 12:03:25 - thread Politics (251 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - As Equatorial Guinea’s electoral campaign for the 20 November general elections opened on Thursday, the U.S. government has called on the government to honour its international commitments and constitutional principles by supporting a free and fair vote. A statement issued by the US Department of State [...]
©- - 04 november 2022 - 05:55:39 - thread Politics (169 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs0 Walid Al-Lafi discussed Monday in Algiers with Special Envoy and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, details of the roadmap proposed by the national unity government, and the results of the Committee [...]
©- - 31 october 2022 - 19:10:05 - thread Politics (335 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA ) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, reaffirmed on Thursday that his desire to hold elections in Libya was not an illusion, adding that there was no obstacle to this goal. "We are looking to actually hold the elections, which is not [...]
©- - 27 october 2022 - 15:27:04 - thread Politics (554 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United States representative to the UN Security Council, Jeffrey Delaurentis, on Monday called on the Libyan parties to support the UN's efforts to establish a stable electoral basis. He said that the eligibility criteria for the presidential election must be established and a realistic timetable defined, [...]
©- - 25 october 2022 - 13:20:46 - thread Politics (443 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 25,492 voters began on Saturday to go to polling stations to choose a new municipal council in Tarhouna (about 90 km south of Tripoli), more than a year after its liberation from the al-Kaniat militias allied to the eastern-based Libyan National Army forces [...]
©- - 22 october 2022 - 17:43:15 - thread Politics (310 words)


Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Conflicting political utterances that go against the events on the ground have become the norm in Sudan, adding more confusion to an already chaotic scene. Local and international calls are urging a return to civilian government in Khartoum, Sudan, hopefully to restore stability and order in state [...]
©- - 19 october 2022 - 16:24:59 - thread Politics (1175 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libyan High National Électorale Commission (HNEC), Imad Al-Sayeh, met here Wednesday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, to discuss  international technical support for [...]
©- - 19 october 2022 - 15:46:47 - thread Politics (552 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya (DSRSG), Raisedon Zenenga, has stressed the need to finalize the constitutional framework to allow for national elections as soon as possible. Mr. Zenenga, during his meeting on Sunday in Tripoli with the second vice-president of the High [...]
©- - 11 october 2022 - 20:06:56 - thread Politics (279 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA)- Unanimously considered as the ultimate and only solution to the crisis in Libya, the organization of elections remains a difficult objective to achieve in the country at present. This is particularly so, given the local and international situation marked by the persistence of disagreements between Libyan actors and [...]
©- - 29 september 2022 - 18:16:50 - thread Politics (1599 words)