Africa Followups


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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
Algeria is moving towards presidential elections scheduled for next December. Several practical steps have been taken, including the formation of a national election authority that is independent of the Ministry of Interior, and the appointment of a body to administer it. However,  these measures did not find consensus. In spite of the start of the electoral movement and the withdrawal of many candidates; the opposition remains generally reluctant, and sometimes refusing to neither participate nor nominate. This is in addition to the occurrence of some arrests and temporary imprisonment of the most prominent faces of the movement. It was also
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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
Tunisia's political and party landscape is moving towards significant changes. This is what the results of the first round of the presidential elections on September 15 suggested. In anticipation of the outcome of the legislative elections to be held on October 6, the parties are trying to read the messages of the voters through a thorough study and a comprehensive assessment of what happened and what resulted from the first round of the presidency. Therefore, the political arena may witness a reversal in the balance between parties with the decline of organizations that have played an advanced role since the 2014 elections.
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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
This paper presents a preliminary reading on the results of the Tunisian presidential elections held on Sunday 15 September 2019. The turnout was surprising to observers of the Tunisian affairs as it reached only 45%. The election was surprising due to the decline of traditional parties in favor of new actors. Candidates in this election sent direct and indirect messages to various parties at home and abroad, such as determining a position on ideological issues, how to combat terrorism, an
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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
Since the fall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the anti-corruption campaign has continued in Algeria and has affected a large number of military and civilian officials. The anti-corruption campaign started immediately after the resignation of the President and the completion of the “Fifth Covenant” project, mainly targeting the Bouteflika’s entourage. In parallel, Movement activities continue every Friday, and the mediation and dialogue efforts also continue. The latter completed its work and submitted a report to the current President. Therefore, it can be said that the next stage will be the beginning of the transition to the nor
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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
Tunisia's upcoming presidential elections (September 15th) represent an important political milestone for the country and all parties involved. As a political event, it represents a new step in the consolidation of the democratic and pluralistic path. On the other hand, it is a real challenge for parties and all candidates. *The English translation is currently unavailable.  
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Author: Mohamed Al-Sbitli
Are the Algerian elites approaching a political solution? Several indicators emerged, partisan, interactive and administrative consultations. In addition to the arrival of a political figure in addition to the emergence of the initiative of the mediation and dialogue led by Karim Younis. The English translation is currently unavailable.  
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