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Bahrain king signs off on law banning opposition figures from running in elections
Bahrain’s king has signed into law a contentious bill recently adopted by the parliament, which bans figures of dissolved opposition parties and organizations from running in parliamentary elections.
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition seeks release of jailed presidential candidate
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition applied on Tuesday for its jailed presidential candidate to be released before next month’s snap election, saying the detention of Selahattin Demirtas jeopardized voter freedom.
Armenia opposition leader nominated for PM
Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Monday was formally nominated for the post of prime minister by his supporters, inching closer to victory after two weeks of protests that transformed the country's political landscape.
Armenia opposition stages show of force ahead of vote
Supporters of Armenia’s protest leader Nikol Pashinyan took to the streets on Sunday, hoping that a massive show of force will propel the opposition leader to power in a key election in two days.
Armenia PM storms out of talks with opposition leader
Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday as Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who was later forcibly removed from a protest.
Opposition could stop nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state
Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state has fallen into a state of flux after the loss of support in a Senate committee in the wake of President Donald Trump’s Syria strike.
Mainly Catholic Philippines takes step to legalize divorce despite Duterte's opposition
The lower house of Congress in the Philippines has passed a law that would make divorce legal in the mainly Roman Catholic Southeast Asian country.
Kenyan president, opposition leader meet in bid to heal divisions
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, met the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in public for the first time since last year’s disputed elections, with the pair promising to heal the country’s divisions.
Bahrain’s al-Watan daily seeks to sully opposition’s image to please Al Khalifah regime
A Bahraini Arabic-language daily newspaper affiliated to the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty has claimed that the three pro-democracy campaigners recently shot dead by regime forces in the Persian Gulf waters were killed in Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
Thousands rally in Moscow to commemorate slain opposition leader
Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday to commemorate murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
Egypt detains opposition figure Abol Fotouh ahead of presidential election
Egyptian forces have arrested a former presidential candidate who has called for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections as Cairo speeds up its repression campaign against those challenging President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s reelection bid.
Egypt opposition slams Sisi's warning to opponents
A political coalition including several high-profile Egyptians sharply criticized President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a speech in which he warned off anyone seeking to challenge his rule, amid growing calls for a boycott of presidential elections.
Kenyan opposition leader 'sworn in' as event called treason
In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term after months of deadly election turmoil.
Malaysia's opposition names 92-year old Mahathir as PM candidate
Malaysia’s opposition alliance named former premier Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election this year
Honduras opposition bid to annul president's re-election rejected
Election officials in Honduras rejected the opposition's appeal demanding the annulment of President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election, which was lodged over voter fraud allegations in the bitterly disputed poll.

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