TUNISIA: ‘ ESSEBSI SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT AFTER SECOND ROUND OF VOTING ‘

#AceWorldNews – TUNISIA:Dec.31:Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi has been sworn in as president after a second round of voting in landmark polls in the country, Al Arabiya reported.

The 88-year-old won the runoff election in December with 55.7 percent of the vote, while interim President Moncef Marzouki garnered 44.3 percent.

A total of 27 candidates stood in the first round of the election, which was held in November.

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JERUSALEM: ‘ NETANYAHU CALLS FOR SNAP ELECTION AFTER FRACTIOUS ARGUMENTS WITH RIGHT WING COALITION ‘

#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – Dec.03 – Israel will hold a snap election on March 17, AFP reported, citing the parliament’s spokesman as saying on Wednesday.

The decision was made after consultations between different parties, Eran Sidis said.

The procedure to adopt a law to dissolve parliament would begin on Wednesday. Israel National news reported. 

Following a crisis within fractious, mostly right-wing coalition government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections on Tuesday.

He had also fired two ministers, accusing them of “acting against the government from within” and hatching a plot to overthrow him.

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JAPAN: ‘ SHINZO ABE MAY DISSOLVE LOWER HOUSE FOR A SNAP ELECTION BEFORE END OF YEAR ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – Nov.13 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told senior officials of the ruling coalition that he may dissolve the Lower House for a snap election before the end of the year, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

The move is being considered after postponing a proposed consumption tax hike in October 2015 for 18 months. The proposed date for the snap election is December 14, while December 21 could be the second option.

The general election will be the first since the December 2012 poll, in which the LDP returned to power with a landslide victory.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have opted for early election, a senior official within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party told the media, Jiji news agency reported.

“It looks like Shinzo Abe has finally made up his mind and it’s fair to consider that he decided to go to the people,” Tadamori Oshima asid, according to a former deputy chief of the party.

Sankei newspaper revealed reports on Wednesday that Abe was considering calling a general election for December and postponing tax increases.

RT 

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` One Afghan Business Woman's Views on the `Afghanistan Election ' and her Right to Vote '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 05 – As more women have turned out to vote than was first thought, this is one woman’s view on the election and her right to vote.

Apologies cannot add the Video so please follow link below

Courtesy of VOA http://www.voanews.com/content/afghan-women-await-poll-results-with-trepidation/1886962.html  

http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2014/04/20140403_atc_afghan_women.mp3?dl=1

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#AceWorldNews says ATHENS Reuters Greek opposition leader Alexis…

#AceWorldNews says ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday he will not support any candidate for president in spring 2015, in the hope of forcing a parliamentary election.

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