Sunday , September 27 2020
Home / Tag Archives: presidential election

Tag Archives: presidential election

Burundi opposition takes poll dispute to constitutional court

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition party on Thursday filed its submission to the Constitutional Court to contest the results of a presidential election it alleges was riddled with fraud and irregularities. On Monday the electoral commission announced that ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye had won the vote with …

Read More »

From sex scandals to impeachment: the unsinkable Donald Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  Impeached for abuse of power, President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate is just the latest escape for the real estate tycoon turned politician who has repeatedly defied the odds. The following are some of the events that could have torpedoed his political fortunes: – …

Read More »

Protests, unrest mar Algeria’s disputed presidential vote

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria held a tense presidential election Thursday meant to bring stability after a year of turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters stormed polling stations and staged a mass rally in the capital. The unpopular vote comes almost 10 months into a street protest movement that …

Read More »

Trump on impeachment brink, but far from falling

Washington, United States | AFP |  For a man on the brink of becoming only the third US president to be impeached, Donald Trump sure sounds confident. “You’re so lucky I became your president,” he boomed to cheering supporters late Tuesday in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “A regular president would have been under …

Read More »

Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP |  Guinea-Bissau voted in a presidential election on Sunday which is hoped to solve a long-running leadership crisis in the coup-prone and impoverished West African country. The vote caps four years of political chaos as incumbent Jose Mario Vaz, 62 — who is running for re-election — …

Read More »

Algerians protest against December presidential poll

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Hundreds of Algerians took to the streets of the capital Thursday to protest against next month’s presidential election, despite a crackdown during which dozens were arrested. Around 300 protesters chanted “We will have freedom!” and “We will not retreat!” and banged on pots as motorists showed …

Read More »