Government transitions

August 19, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top court has ratified the results of the country's May parliamentary elections following a manual ballot recount ordered by the outgoing chamber following charges of irregularities. The Federal Court's decision on Sunday paves the way for the president to summon lawmakers to...
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In this photo released by Pakistan's Press Information Department, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, center, administers oath to newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, at Presidential Palace in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. (Press Information Department via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 6:07 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Congo's President Joseph Kabila speaks during the state of the nation address to the National Assembly in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's president is not running again in December's long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in power. A government spokesman on Wednesday, Aug, 8, said former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the ruling party's permanent secretary, is the presidential candidate as Congo faces its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power in the country's history. (AP Photo/John Bompengo, file)
August 08, 2018 - 5:39 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president is not running again in December's long-delayed elections, easing concerns by the opposition and international community that he would try to stay in office and positioning one of Africa's most turbulent nations for what could be its first peaceful,...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo, Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, gives a thumbs up to supporters after voting in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia. Duque will be sworn in as the new leader of Colombia on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, tasked with guiding the implementation of a historic peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 07, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The young protégé of a powerful former president is being sworn in as Colombia's new leader Tuesday, tasked with guiding the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. Ivan Duque, 42, will be the youngest Colombian chief of state ever...
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August 05, 2018 - 12:55 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's state news agency says that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government, the latest effort to end a five-year civil war. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attended the...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government says President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to share power in a transitional government in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war. Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth announced the agreement to reporters...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan attend his election rally in Karachi, Pakistan. As Pakistanis prepare to make history on Wednesday by electing a third consecutive civilian government, rights activists, analysts and even some candidates say the campaign has been among the country's dirtiest imperiling the country's democratic future. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been...
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