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It’s an important step towards a fresh start: Malians go to the polls in late November to elect a new parliament. The election campaign has just begun in the crisis-hit West African country, and expectations are high.
"Many are convinced that the elections mean a return to calm and democracy," said Badié Hima, who works for the US organization the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Mali's capital Bamako.
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Outgoing Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has proposed as his successor the youngest member of the current cabinet, 31-year-old Interior Minister Irakli Garibashvili, describing him as "very practical," "very honest," and "a good manager." Garibashvili for his part has affirmed his commitment to Ivansivhili's aims and principles and vowed to work "for the development of the country."
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Privacy, surveillance and the closing of political space for openness and transparency activists in many countries was the hot issue at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in London that was left largely unaddressed by the OGP member countries present.
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Major political parties contesting the November Constituent Assembly (CA) election on Wednesday said a new constitution will make way for economic prosperity in the country.
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Voters overwhelmingly elected Giorgi Margvelashvili of the ruling Georgian Dream party to lead the former Soviet republic. But tough issues await the pro-West nation.
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The Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) are jointly organizing ´Constituent Assembly (CA) National Debate´ on October 30 to provide people the opportunity to submit questions to leaders of different political parties and hear answers from them.
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In Cote d’Ivoire, preparations for the Oct. 2015 presidential election have already begun. An international delegation fielded by NDI recently traveled to Abidjan at the invitation of the Ivorian government to conduct an election reform mission.
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphasized that democracy had taken roots in Pakistan. He expressed these views while meeting with Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Chair of the National Democratic Institute who called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington.
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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Chair of the National Democratic Institute has called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington, say media reports. - See more at: http://www.saach.tv/2013/10/23/madeleine-calls-on-pm-nawaz-sharif/#sthas...
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