Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, the frontrunner for Indonesia’s presidency, secured the backing of the National Democratic Party to ensure he has enough support to stand as a candidate in July elections.
Parties skeptical toward the European Union may benefit from today’s German court ruling that a threshold of 3 percent for the European Parliament election is unconstitutional, lawmakers and pollsters said.
Germany’s states sought to ban the far-right National Democratic Party, petitioning the country’s highest court to rule its aims and activities unconstitutional a decade after an earlier attempt to outlaw the group failed.
Egypt’s prime minister-designate vowed to form a new government within days and pursue the fight against terrorism, ahead of a presidential election race in which Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah Al-Seesi may run
Egypt’s ruling party won the country’s parliamentary election by a landslide, eliminating its main Islamist rival ahead of next year’s presidential poll that may see the first leadership change in 30 years.