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CNN | Link to story  » Observers who for the first time were allowed to monitor elections in Jordan said Friday that the vote showed a marked improvement from past polls, but there is still some way to go. An international team fielded by the National Democratic Institute, made up of 50 observers from 29 countries, highlighted "shortcomings and irregularities," as well as certain systemic problems.
New York Times | Link to story  » The new 150-seat Parliament here will include members arrested just days before the elections on charges of vote-buying, and a cast of government loyalists will dominate a body long seen by Jordanians as being as corrupt as it is inept.
Zawya | Link to story  » The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) will dispatch a mission to observe Wednesday's parliamentary elections. The NDI said the delegation will include 50 observers from 29 countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Petra News Agency | Link to story  » The National Democratic Institute (NDI) will field an international observation delegation for the Jan. 23 parliamentary elections in Jordan, the NDI said in a statement issued on Friday.
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | Link to story  » BEGINNING at 8:05 tonight, the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC) will facilitate a debate between the leaders of the political parties contesting the upcoming Tobago House of Assembly Elections which will be carried live on major television and radio stations across the country.
AFP | Link to story  » Libyans paid with their lives to end the 42-year dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, but nearly 15 months after he was killed by rebels they remain at odds over a democratic constitution to replace it. "There is broad consensus that the new constitution should draw heavily from Islamic sharia law, but also consensus on the need to avoid extremism," said the Washington-based National Democratic Institute.
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | Link to story  » WITH the Tobago Hose of Assembly election date having been called, the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission will be hosting a Leaders’ Debate among the political leaders in the Tobago on January 10, 2013, for which plans are already well advanced. Countries around the world are fast recognising the benefits of independently run political debates before national elections.
Magharebia | Link to story  » Mauritanian government officials and young people recently met for two days in Nouadhibou to discuss ways to improve the city. The Youth Dialogue Forum in Nouadhibou, "Citoyennes et Citoyens Debout" (Citizens Standing) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) organised the December 16th-17th event.
Business Recorder | Link to story  » Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will provide level playing ground to all the political parties and contesting candidates to ensure fair, transparent and credible elections, Secretary ECP Ishtiak Ahmad Khan said.