The Armed Forces of Algeria are pushing for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down amidst continued protests. However, the ruling FLN has, so far, been unable to find a replacement that satisfies all sides.
Delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have met again in Sulaimani City in order to discuss the formation of a new cabinet for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
Muqtada al-Sadr the leader of the winning Sa’iroun Alliance called on Twitter for a halt on all political negotiations until the protesters demands are met. Sadr met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Jan Kubic on Thursday in order to discuss the situation of the country.
Before the May 6 vote, leaders from across the deeply divided political establishment sounded the alarm about the state’s finances and economy. Lebanon is the world’s third-most indebted nation with a debt-to-GDP ratio of more than 150 percent
The number of security troops allowed to take part in the special vote is 943,639.While the main polling takes place on 12 May, the “special voting” for servicemen from various branches of the military and security forces, takes place two days earlier.