Elections

Democratic process by which leaders are chosen. Israel must hold parliamentary elections at least once every five years
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Iran’s presidential election shrouds who really runs the country - opinion

Historically, Iranian presidents have had very little impact on either domestic or foreign policy. He cannot make change. In effect, the president has limited power with an impressive title.

Race for president set for June 2

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog will formally announce in the days ahead that he is a candidate.

10/05/2021

Reality stronger than any coalition deal - analysis

If violence breaks out after the government is formed, Ra'am (United Arab List) head Mansour Abbas will not only be able to scream about it like every other MK.

09/05/2021

Yamina MK to quit party in protest of Bennett-Lapid unity talks

MK Amichai Chikli, who was fifth on the list, wrote Bennett that he could not back a government with left-wing parties.

05/05/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Trump launches space on his site for messages to be shared on social media

The launch of this space on his website comes a day before Facebook's decision on whether to uphold his indefinite suspension from the platform.

By REUTERS
05/05/2021
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference with Health minister Yuli Edelste

Lessons learned since Israel's last elections - analysis

No one expected Netanyahu, with the cards he was dealt, to be able to put together a winning hand, and – after 28 days of trying – he was unable to do so.

04/05/2021

Iraq: A country notorious for its democracy - opinion

Post-Saddam Iraq has suffered from poor governance. The new, democratic Iraq is rife with bribery, kickbacks, and embezzlement, a routine part of its corrupt politics.

By HEYRSH ABDULRAHMAN
02/05/2021

Will Abbas survive the elections crisis?

The controversy over the Jerusalem vote provided Abbas with a good excuse to call off the elections. There's nothing better than blaming Israel for obstructing the planned elections.

Abbas’s decision to delay elections sparks public outcry

Abbas’s political opponents condemned the decision as a “big catastrophe” and called on the PA president to proceed with the elections.

EU, UN call on Abbas to set new date for Palestinian elections

Abbas blamed Israel for the delay, explaining it had rejected a request to allow for Palestinians to vote in Jerusalem. Israel has not issued a formal public response on the matter.

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