Hezbollah rejects linking its arms to electoral law

MP Ali Fayad who represents Hezbollah in the parliament rejected on Wednesday the link between resistance ( Hezbollah ) arms and the electoral law which is based on proportionality calling the link ” not credible ” and accusing the opposition of using the link as an excuse to reject the law

Geagea defends the Orthodox electoral law

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea defended on Tuesday his party’s decision to back the Orthodox Gathering draft electoral law and slammed the various factions for criticizing the draft law and for their failure in providing a workable alternative that can enjoy the backing of the majority . During a press conference on Tuesday Geagea challenged […]

Hezbollah MP: 1960 electoral law is not in lebanon’s interest

Hezbollah MP Hussein Hajj Hassan on Sunday voice his objection to the 1960 electoral law that was used in the 2009 parliamentary elections and said it is against the Lebanese interests “The March 14 coalition should realize that Lebanon’s interests requires that we dispose of the 1960 electoral law and agree on a new one,” […]

South Korea elects first female president

SOUTH Korea has elected its first female president, with voters handing a historic victory to conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country’s former military ruler. As leader of Asia’s fourth-largest economy, Ms Park, 60, will face numerous challenges, handling a belligerent North Korea , a slowing economy and soaring welfare costs

Iran to hold presidential election on June 14, 2013

The Iranian presidential election will be held on June 14, 2013, Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar announced on Saturday adding that the registration of presidential candidates will be conducted from May 7, 2013 to May 11. “The presidential election will be held simultaneously with Iran’s fourth city council elections,” he added

Syria’s SNC elects a Christian as its new leader

The Syrian National Council, the main opposition body outside the country in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, elected veteran activist George Sabra as its head on Friday. Sabra, a Christian, takes over a body that has come under heavy criticism from international allies for being ineffective in the fight against the Syrian government

Syrian opposition paves the way for new leadership

The Syrian National Council voted for new leaders at a conference here on Wednesday, a last-ditch attempt to restructure the organization into a more inclusive body and maintain U.S. support. The United States has been increasingly frustrated with infighting among the opposition group’s leaders

Presidential Debate: Obama, Romney Agree On Foreign Policy

There may be a presidential election around the corner, but voters won’t have two competing foreign policies to choose from at the ballot box, at least among the major parties. If Monday night’s debate proved anything, it showed that when it comes to drone strikes, the war in Afghanistan, relations with Pakistan, the intervention in […]