Tag: Politics

Autonomist party establishes provisional government and warns about the risk of bloodshed in Kabylie, Algeria

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Ferhat Mehenni, the President of the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK), announced on Sunday during a gathering in Paris that his movement had formed a “provisional government”. Its composition will be announced on Tuesday, on the occasion of 30th anniversary…

Algeria politics: Where’s Boutef?

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Abdelaziz Bouteflika on April 9th marked the first anniversary of his landslide election victory for a third term. There was not much cause for celebration. The president has been out of the public eye for…

Thailand/civil unrest: arrest warrants issued for 17 Red Shirt leaders

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Local media and officials reported that a Thai court on Friday issued arrest warrants against 17 anti-government Red Shirt leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on charges of defying the Emergency Decree by seizing Bangkok’s prime commercial area of Ratchaprasong.

Georgian Police Briefly Arrest Opposition Leader

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UPDATE: Opposition political rally is scheduled for tomorrow, April 9, 2010 in downtown Tbilisi. TBILISI — Georgian police briefly arrested opposition leader Aleksandr Shalamberidze in Tbilisi today, RFE/RL’s Georgian Service reports.

Peru/Civil unrest: tense standoff in Lima as protest turns deadly

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Following the death of six miners during clashes between police and Peruvian artisan miners – or “wildcats” –  protesting in Arequipaon Sunday, thousands of miners took to the streets on Monday blocking the main highway in the southern region of Arequipa.

Sudan politics: Trade-off?

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The decision of the ruling party of Southern Sudan to pull its candidate out of the national presidential election, while continuing to campaign for seats in the National Assembly, seems to have been taken with…

Russians Don’t Want Closer Ties with U.S.

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Few people in Russia want their country to seek improved relations with the United States, according to a poll by the Yury Levada Analytical Center. Only 14 per cent of respondents advocate for closer bi-lateral…

Syria politics: Roads to Damascus

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Syria is becoming increasingly comfortable with its regional position. It is being courted by all sides with political interests at stake in the Middle East, and its fledgling market economy is attracting the attention of serious…

Iraq politics: Coalition-courting

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Iraqi general election has thrown up an inconclusive result. The final outcome will depend on a secondary contest between the two leading parties to form a majority bloc in parliament. If neither party can…