Attempts to portray the performative elections as otherwise look foolish, and won’t convince the public.
Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, who was forced to resign as prime minister after protests earlier this year, will replace incumbent Khaltmaa Battulga who was denied an opportunity to seek re-election.
The Hindu right’s defeat in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu could open the door to stitch together an anti-BJP coalition. But it won’t be easy.
A few days after announcing snap parliamentary elections for June 20, Pashinyan had declared last month that he would resign in April in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.
Opposition leaders are wary about the new laws, arguing they will lead to internet shutdowns and invasion of privacy of internet users.
The parliament has been split, as have most state institutions, since soon after it was elected in 2014, as Libya broke between warring factions in the east and west.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces a government reshuffle and orders the release of 60 detainees of a protest movement that forced his predecessor from power.
Somalia, which has had only limited central government since 1991, is trying to rebuild with the help of the United Nations.
Libyan delegates chose a list of candidates in a UN-hosted process aimed to give balance to regional powers and various political and economic interests.
Guaido boycotted the December 6 polls, losing the limited institutional legitimacy he had and leaving foreign governments backing his claim to the presidency in a difficult position.
The elections in 76 Thai provinces are the first since Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha overthrew an elected government in a military coup.
The move comes after Kenya hosted the leadership of Somaliland, a breakaway state not recognised by Mogadishu, following months of tensions between the two neighbours.
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