April 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday called on the nation's parliament to vote on creating a European Union-backed tribunal to investigate allegations of harvesting organs from dead Serbs during the 1990s Balkans war. In a press release, Thaci stated, "although the issue is completely ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The International Criminal Court (ICC) adjourned the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Kenyatta was charged in March 2011 with five counts of crimes against humanity as an indirect co-perpetrator of the violence following Kenya's 2007 elections, which led to more than 1,100 ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday expressed concern about Algerian authorities suppressing demonstrations in the weeks leading up to the Algerian elections. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is running for a fourth term, and the crackdown on protests appears to focus on demonstrators ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Sunday confirmed the presidential victory of former Marxist rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren, denying conservative candidate Norman Quijano's call for annulment. Sanchez Ceren received a narrow 50.11 percent of the votes in the run-off election, making him ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Syrian parliament on Thursday passed a law that bans any candidate from the presidential elections if he or she has not lived in Syria for the past ten years or holds any other nationality. The residency requirement of the law effectively bars many members of Syrian opposition groups, many of ...[read more]
March 9, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
On Sunday North Korea held its first parliamentary elections under the leadership of Kim Jong-un, successor and son of the late Kim Jong-Il. The elections are held at five-year intervals and are considered more a formality than an actual democratic process, as constituents vote "yes" or "no" for ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Kutaisi City Court in Georgia on Monday sentenced former prime minister Vano Merabishvili to a five-year prison term for embezzling government funds and bribing voters. Prosecutors specifically alleged that Merabishvili used government money to employ his supporters in fictitious government ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected petitions filed by both the ruling and opposition parties accusing each other of attempting to overthrow the country's government during recent elections. The court cited insufficient grounds for either claim brought by Prime Minister Yingluck ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Thailand's Democrat party, the country's main opposition political party, petitioned the Thai Constitutional Court Tuesday to annul the results of last week's national elections, alleging that the polls were unconstitutional. The petition also seeks the dissolution of the ruling party of Prime ...[read more]

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