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Zambia’s opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential election

– – Zambia’s electoral commission has declared opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema winner of last week’s presidential election. Mr Hichilema defeated his main rival, the outgoing President Edgar Lungu, by more than a million votes. In its final tally, the electoral commission said Mr Hichilema had won 2,810,777 votes to Mr Lungu’s 1,814,201 out of over seven million registered voters. “I… Read More
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Algerians vote for presidential term limits

– – Algerians are voting on presidential term limits and creation of a new anti-corruption body. To win the referendum, either the “yes” or “no” camp needs at least 51% of the vote. Results are to be announced on Monday November 2, 2020. The referendum is expected to cement changes made after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He was forced to… Read More
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Tunisians vote for new president in run-off poll

Tunisians started voting on Sunday for a new president in a second and final round of the country’s presidential election. Voters are choosing between a media mogul and a retired law professor to help sustain the country’s democracy. Law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui emerged as outsiders in the first round of voting to head into… Read More
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Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui to remain in jail

One of the two candidates to reach the presidential run-off contest in Tunisia, Nabil Karoui has failed to secure his release from prison. Nabil Karoui, 56 was unable to win an appeal case against his detention. He was detained last month on charges of money laundering and tax fraud, which he denies. He came second in the first round of… Read More
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Tunisia: Two outsiders to contest presidential runoff poll

Tunisia’s electoral commission has confirmed that a law professor Kais Saied and detained media mogul Nabil Karoui will contest the presidential run-off vote. They are the two candidates out of the 26 that contested this month’s first round of votes who emerged top. According to the independent electoral commission Saied won 18.4% of votes and Karoui 15.6%. Abdelfattah Mourou of the… Read More

Algeria: Presidential election to take place in December

Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced in a televised speech on Sunday that presidential election will take place this year. According to Bensalah, an election to choose a new president will take place on December 12. Algerians for months now have been agitating, demanding political reforms in the North African nation. They wanted a complete overhaul of the political… Read More
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Tunisia: 26 candidates approved for presidential race

Tunisia’s electoral commission on Wednesday sad it has approved 26 candidates to run for president next month. Those approved include two women, the electoral commission said. 71 other applicants were rejected after the commission received 98 nomination forms. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed got his candidacy approved as he faces a major task to win the presidential race. He however refused… Read More