Tunisian secularist wins first presidential round, heads for run-off

Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off. The vote for Tunisia’s first directly elected president marks the final step in the North African state’s transition to full democracy following […]

Aoun sets another condition for presidential run

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun finally decided to forego his former condition of being the only consensus presidential candidate and announced on Wednesday that he will run for the presidential post against Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, but on condition that they will be the only 2 candidates. But as expected PSP leader […]

Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt presidential vote

The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the stunning wave of protests demanding democracy that swept the Middle East the past year. But the military handed itself the lion’s share power over the […]