Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch on Tuesday held a meeting in Tripoli with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo,  with their discussions focusing on the organisation of December's presidential and parliamentary elections. Despite the adoption of electoral laws by the [...]
©- - 20 october 2021 - 11:33:41 - thread Politics (269 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The deputy chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah al-Lafi, discussed on Saturday with the Assistant Secretary-General and Coordinator of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zenenga, the latest developments in the country, particularly the parliamentary and presidential elections. During the meeting, al-Lafi stressed the [...]
©- - 16 october 2021 - 19:40:44 - thread Politics (270 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US Special Envoy to Libya and ambassador Richard Norland Friday reaffirmed his country's continued support for the important mission of the Electoral Commission. He made the declaration in a meeting with the Chairman of the National High Electoral Commission, Imad al-Sayah. In a tweet on Friday, Norland wrote: [...]
©- - 15 october 2021 - 18:24:39 - thread Politics (231 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The President of the Libyan State Council, Khaled al-Mechri, has asked the High National Electoral Commission to suspend the use of the electoral laws recently approved by Parliament for the presidential and parliamentary elections, saying they are "contrary to the Political Agreement and the Constitutional Declaration". On [...]
©- - 13 october 2021 - 11:40:41 - thread Politics (288 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Manfi, has reaffirmed that the Council will remain committed to organising the elections, "even if there is a 0.1% possibility of organising them". Mr. al-Manfi made the statement during his meeting in Tripoli on Thursday with the head of [...]
©- - 08 october 2021 - 10:56:00 - thread Politics (234 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Governing Council of the National High Electoral Commission, Imad al-Sayeh, Thursday discussed with the head of the Internal Security Agency, Lotfi Al-Hariri, plans to secure the electoral process in Libya, an official source said here.. The two officials agreed to develop a joint [...]
©- - 07 october 2021 - 21:10:21 - thread Politics (200 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The House of Representatives (Parliament) adopted under confusing circumstances the electoral laws to be used in the next election, prompting protests from some Libyan institutions and political parties. The electoral laws to be used for the next election, which are supposed to settle the crisis in Libya, [...]
©- - 07 october 2021 - 20:10:43 - thread Politics (1546 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council and the High National Electoral Commission Wednesday stressed the need to formulate a legal and constitutional framework for the upcoming electoral process, an official statement here said. The meeting, which was attended by the chairman of the Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, vice-chairmen Moussa Al-Kouni [...]
©- - 06 october 2021 - 18:46:09 - thread Politics (206 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Moussa Al-Kouni, has called on Libyan women to actively participate in the upcoming elections. He said they were capable, after the difficult period Libya went through, of being in the forefront to save the country, thanks to the experiences they [...]
©- - 06 october 2021 - 18:02:58 - thread Politics (643 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan parliamentary election has been postponed to 24 January, 2022, 30 days after the 24 December presidential election, the spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abdallah Blihaik, announced on Tuesday. At a press conference on in Tobruk, Blihaik said that parliament chose not to hold simultaneous [...]
©- - 06 october 2021 - 12:10:16 - thread Politics (293 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland has said "no individual or institution should have a veto over electoral legislation" in the country. He urged "Libyan institutions and their leaders to instead trust the voters to decide who should lead the country. In a statement issued [...]
©- - 02 october 2021 - 14:41:02 - thread Politics (220 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has urged the two delegations of the House of Representatives and the High State Council meeting in Morocco to seize this opportunity and assume their historic responsibilities to move forward with the completion of the legislative framework for the [...]
©- - 01 october 2021 - 18:53:42 - thread Politics (288 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Delegations of the Libyan Parliament and the High State Council on Thursday began a consultative meeting in Rabat on Libya's electoral law. During the two-day meeting, which is being held behind closed doors, the two parties will discuss outstanding issues concerning the organisation of the presidential and [...]
©- - 01 october 2021 - 12:08:16 - thread Politics (181 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Although officially unanimously supported by the Libyan parties and by Western countries as the only way to resolve Libya's deep political crisis, the forthcoming elections on 24 December have become a crucial issue in the transitional phase which they should bring to an end. The deadline seem [...]
©- - 30 september 2021 - 19:08:42 - thread Politics (1668 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Dozens of members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) are requesting an emergency session to resolve issues threatening the entire political process designed to lead to presidential and parliamentary elections in December. Forty-six members of the LPDF are asking the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary [...]
©- - 26 september 2021 - 18:15:05 - thread Politics (498 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) based in the east, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, on Wednesday stepped down as he prepares to contest the presidential election scheduled for 24 December. He has delegated his leadership as Commander-in-Chief of the LNA to his Chief of General Staff, [...]
©- - 22 september 2021 - 22:05:11 - thread Politics (565 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, on his re-election. A statement by Presidential Spokesperson Garba Shheu quoted President Buhari as saying: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I congratulate a true friend of Nigeria and Africa following his [...]
©- - 21 september 2021 - 20:57:10 - thread Politics (318 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The president of the Libyan High State Council, Khaled Al Mechri, said here Tuesday his institution strongly insisted on holding legislative and presidential elections on 24 December and assured all candidates of its commitment to neutrality and independence. The Libyan official was speaking during a joint press [...]
©- - 21 september 2021 - 20:09:24 - thread Politics (323 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - "If the presidency of the House of Representatives (Parliament) insists on preserving the law to elect the president, we consider this as a clear impediment to the elections," High State Council chairman Khaled Al-Mechri said on Monday. Maintaining that the House of Representatives does not have the [...]
©- - 20 september 2021 - 18:20:46 - thread Politics (278 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 10,729 voters residing abroad had registered at the close of registration of Libyans in the Diaspora on Friday at 11:59 p.m. local time (21:59 GMT), the High National Electoral Commission announced. They comprised 7,296 men and 3,433 women, said a statement issued here Saturday, [...]
©- - 18 september 2021 - 12:11:42 - thread Politics (261 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The 24 December date set for the organization of general election in Libya is fast approaching, with only about three months left, as the protagonists race against time to keep the county on track. However, meeting this deadline to which both Libyans and countries of the international [...]
©- - 16 september 2021 - 23:23:50 - thread Politics (1613 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 9,648 Libyan voters have been registered abroad since the opening of the electoral register revision on August 18, the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) announced on Monday. The Commission said in a statement that of the registered voters 6,598 are men and 3,050 are women. It [...]
©- - 13 september 2021 - 17:22:25 - thread Politics (322 words)


New York, US (PANA) - With just over 100 days until landmark elections in Libya, political leaders must join forces to ensure the vote is free, fair and inclusive, the UN envoy for the country told the Security Council on Friday.  Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission [...]
©- - 11 september 2021 - 05:12:42 - thread Politics (561 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The continued tug-of-war between the various Libyan political parties has considerably aggravated the political deadlock, following the stalemate in the political process and failure to adopt a constitutional basis for elections on 24 December. This situation makes it very difficult to respect this date, given the situation [...]
©- - 09 september 2021 - 20:53:36 - thread Politics (1611 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), the governing party in Morocco for the past 10 years, suffered a crushing defeat in Wednesday's legislative elections, winning only 12 in the 395 seats in the House. According to the results announced by the Moroccan Interior Minister, Abdelouafi Laftit, [...]
©- - 09 september 2021 - 12:30:33 - thread Politics (236 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Around 17.5 million Moroccans started early Wednesday to vote for their representatives in the first chamber of Parliament and in the regional and communal councils, against the backdrop of economic and strategic challenges that should bring Morocco to competitive levels to face the upcoming international changes. Last [...]
©- - 08 september 2021 - 18:44:38 - thread Politics (612 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Al-Lafi, met here Tuesday with the chairman of the Libyan National High Electoral Commission, Imad Al-Sayeh, on the commission's latest preparations for the upcoming elections in December. During the meeting, Al-Sayeh reviewed the working mechanism of the High National [...]
©- - 07 september 2021 - 20:51:02 - thread Politics (282 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland on Friday called on Libyan political actors to find a median solution to holding the general elections scheduled for December 2021. Norland said the responsibility for an immediate agreement hold the elections on the scheduled date lies with all Libyan parties. He [...]
©- - 04 september 2021 - 13:31:27 - thread Politics (110 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Interior Minister Khaled Mazen has discussed with his departments means to secure the general election scheduled for 24 December, an official statement issued here said. Mazen discussed with members of the Libyan High Commission for the Security and Protection of Elections plans to secure the upcoming [...]
©- - 03 september 2021 - 20:54:29 - thread Politics (110 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The respect of the election calendar on which Libyans and civil society have agreed is a necessary and fundamental thing to restore stability in Libya, Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, said here Friday. "Libya is going through a decisive [...]
©- - 03 september 2021 - 20:21:01 - thread Politics (476 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbours, held on Monday and Tuesday in Algiers, did not find a convincing compromise for the states that have thousands of fighters and mercenaries, including Chad and Sudan, to withdraw them from this north African country. Commenting on this failure, Al-Wassat, published [...]
©- - 03 september 2021 - 12:53:48 - thread Politics (1214 words)


Tripoli Libya (PANA) - The head of the European Union Delegation to Libya, José Antonio Sabadell, affirmed here Thursday the readiness of the European Mission to cooperate with the Libyan High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) to ensure the success of the general election scheduled for 24 December, 2021. Sabadell, who was [...]
©- - 02 september 2021 - 22:21:32 - thread Politics (291 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Libya, Leslie Ordeman, accompanied by the Representative of the United States Agency for International Development in Libya (USAID), John Pennell, spoke, Wednesday in Tripoli, with the chairman of the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), Imad Al-Sayeh, [...]
©- - 25 august 2021 - 19:06:05 - thread Politics (264 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The adoption by the House of Representatives Wednesday of the draft law on the election of a president directly by the Libyan people,  described by Libyan parties as an individual initiative, may jeopardize the organization of elections on 24 December. Indeed, the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) is [...]
©- - 19 august 2021 - 21:41:00 - thread Politics (1474 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the former leader of South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), says Hakainde Hichilema's victory in the Zambian elections will strengthen opposition politics in the SADC region. “Suddenly, we feel, for the purposes of opposition, we have an ally in Zambia,” said Maimane [...]
©- - 18 august 2021 - 17:28:29 - thread Politics (158 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye has congratulated Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema following his victory in the presidential against incumbent President Edgar Lungu. "I wish the winner all the wisdom needed to keep Zambia on the same path of peace and prosperity," President Ndayishimiye tweeted. The Burundian head of [...]
©- - 18 august 2021 - 15:23:38 - thread Politics (111 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) says the voter registration exercise inside Libya closed on Tuesday, while the registration of Libyans in diaspora opens on Wednesday. This announcement was made during a press conference held by the Commission, during which it said that the number of [...]
©- - 17 august 2021 - 19:57:16 - thread Politics (299 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021. In a statement by Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, President Buhari applauded the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 17:37:34 - thread Politics (201 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday congratulated Zambian President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development after winning last week’s election. It said the victory is an incredible triumph for Hichilema, who as opposition leader endured incarceration, intense deprivation and [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 16:12:48 - thread Politics (214 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi on Monday congratulated Zambia’s President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema on behalf of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following his victory in the general elections held on 12 August 2021. According to an official statement issued in Gaborone, President Masisi, who is current [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 15:13:38 - thread Politics (226 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s outgoing President Edgar Lungu has congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema and committed to a peaceful transfer of power. In a brief address to the nation aired live on public broadcaster Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) on Monday, President Lungu thanked Zambians for giving him the opportunity to [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 13:11:23 - thread Politics (170 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the country's presidential election on his sixth attempt. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) chairperson, Justice Esau Chulu, early on Monday, at about 02.35 local time, declared Hichilema, 59, a business tycoon, president-elect.  -0- PANA MM/MA 16Aug2021   [...]
©- - 16 august 2021 - 05:20:19 - thread Politics (67 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema appears to be heading for victory in the Presidential election as latest results show him leading by 2,324,847 votes against President Edgar Lungu’s 1,464,681 votes. Results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on Sunday from 128 of the country’s [...]
©- - 15 august 2021 - 17:21:14 - thread Politics (137 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 2,803,458 Libyans have been registered on the national electoral roll following the addition of 463,045 new voters during the revision of the register since July 4, the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) announced in a bulletin published on Sunday. The HNEC chair, Imad Al-Sayeh, [...]
©- - 15 august 2021 - 15:00:56 - thread Politics (191 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema, has widen his lead in the latest preliminary results of the presidential election announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia on Sunday. According to the Commission, Hichilema is leading by 1,871,228 votes against [...]
©- - 15 august 2021 - 14:22:32 - thread Politics (161 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission has said the Zambia 12 August elections were marred by unequal campaign conditions, restrictions on freedom of assembly and movement, and abuse of incumbency. The mission said the selective application of laws and regulations, misuse of state resources and one-sided [...]
©- - 14 august 2021 - 17:24:42 - thread Politics (262 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared that the 12 August general election was not free and fair, citing three provinces, Southern, North Western and Western which he said were characterised by violence. In a statement issued by State House on Saturday as the Electoral Commission of Zambia [...]
©- - 14 august 2021 - 15:52:15 - thread Politics (285 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead in the preliminary presidential results announced Saturday by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) in the capital city, Lusaka. According to the Commission, Hichilema is leading with 449,699 votes against President Lungu’s 266,202 votes in 31 [...]
©- - 14 august 2021 - 14:00:55 - thread Politics (175 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has delayed the announcement of preliminary results following Thursday's Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayoral and Local Government elections. After postponing the announcement of results for the second time, ECZ was scheduled to announce the first results at 16.00hrs local time. However, the main opposition [...]
©- - 13 august 2021 - 18:41:50 - thread Politics (214 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Not content with having served as a blocking element in the new political transition that has taken place in Libya, thanks to the inter-Libyan consensus in the framework of the Political Dialogue Forum on the adoption of a roadmap leading to the elections of 24 December, [...]
©- - 12 august 2021 - 22:01:57 - thread Politics (1628 words)