Politics - Elections
  • UN team observes Gambian poll preparations
    08 june 2001 22:03:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A two-member UN team is on a weeklong visit in Gambia to assess the ongoing preparations for the October general elections. Full text...

  • Taylor assures on elections 2003
    29 may 2001 19:59:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor has vowed to uphold the constitutional provision for national elections in 2003, in spite of the on-going war in the north, an official said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal envisages party pre-conditions for elections
    28 may 2001 22:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Political parties would henceforth have to meet certain pre-condition to field candidates in elections in Senegal, President Abdoulaye Wade hinted Monday evening in Dakar. Full text...

  • Minnows scoop ruling party elections in Botswana
    28 may 2001 12:43:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- It was a sad weekend for cabinet minister Tebelelo Seretse who lost the chair of the women's wing of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to civic leader Bontlogile Tshireletso. Full text...

  • Observers satisfied, opposition questions elections
    23 may 2001 17:25:00
    N'djamena- Tchad (PANA) -- International observers said in a report issued in N'djamena Tuesday evening that they were generally satisfied with the conduct of Sunday's first round of Chad's presidential elections. Full text...

  • Rival supporters clash over election results
    22 may 2001 15:22:00
    Masvingo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Thousands of rival party supporters clashed in the southern Zimbabwean town of Masvingo Monday over the outcome of a mayoral election held two weeks ago, police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Chad holds presidential election Sunday
    19 may 2001 13:51:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad, which is holding presidential elections on Sunday, is a country with an area of 1,284,000 sq km stuck between Niger to the west, Libya to the north, Sudan to the east), the Central African Republic to the south and Cameroon to the south-west. Full text...

  • Gambian political temperature rising ahead of October polls
    09 may 2001 20:46:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Political suspicion and excitement are already rising among political parties in Gambia five months before the next general elections in October. Full text...

  • Ten parties to sit in Senegal's new National Assembly
    05 may 2001 17:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ten political parties, as against eleven in the preceding House, will be represented in Senegal's new National Assembly. Full text...

  • Commission releases provision results in Senegals legislatives
    05 may 2001 17:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National Electoral Commission has announced provisional results of the country's early parliamentary elections conducted 29 April as follows: [ST] Registered Voters : 2,802,253 Voted : 1,888,911 Spoiled ballots : 11,075 Recorded votes : 1,877,836 Voter turnout rate : 67. Full text...

  • Senegalese NGO wants article 38 in Constitution repealed
    02 may 2001 21:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the African Rally for Human Rights (RADDHO), Alioune Tine, has called for the repeal of Article 38 of the Senegalese Constitution, which makes it possible for the President of the Republic to concurrently head a political party. Full text...

  • President's coalition poised for poll victory
    30 april 2001 14:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's "Sopi" Coalition (or change in Wolof) comprising about 40 political parties is poised to secure a comfortable parliamentary majority according to preliminary elections results of Sunday's poll. Full text...

  • No polling-booths for Senegalese in France
    30 april 2001 14:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign affairs minister Cheikh Gadio has said French government officials caused "last minute difficulties" by failing to open some polling stations early Sunday to allow Senegalese elect their parliamentarians, the Senegalese News Agency or APS reported. Full text...

  • Senegalese President wants party politics regimented
    29 april 2001 17:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of a crowded race for the Senegalese Parliament Sunday, President Abdoulaye Wade has expressed the wish for "a [tighter] regulation of party participation at elections," observing that "there are too many political parties" in the country. Full text...

  • The lesson from Senegal's peaceful electioneering
    29 april 2001 14:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese voters went to the polls Sunday to elect their national legislators in a hotly contested poll, in which none of the 25 parties is expected to win an absolute majority in the 120-seat Parliament, according to political observers. Full text...

  • Calm in Dakar as polling stations open in parliamentary poll
    29 april 2001 12:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three million voters began voting Sunday in Senegal's parliamentary elections which is expected to choose 120 MPs for the National Assembly. Full text...

  • All set for parliamentary polls
    27 april 2001 22:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Interior minister, General Mamadou Niang, gave the assurance Friday that all election equipment for Sunday's parliamentary elections had reached designated points around the country. Full text...

  • Journalists set up election monitoring system
    27 april 2001 21:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Union of Senegalese Information and Communication Professionals is putting in place a monitoring system for the 29 April parliamentary elections, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) has reported. Full text...

  • Ruling party tops Malawi council by-elections
    26 april 2001 17:30:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) has won 10 of the 21 wards in Tuesday's local government by-election. Full text...

  • By-Election Suspects Charged With Murder
    24 april 2001 13:19:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Ten opposition supporters arrested two weeks ago following the death of a ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) supporter during clashes were Tuesday committed to the high court for trial. Full text...

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