Tag Archives: Elections

Mohammed VI Appoints New Government

  January 6, 2012 at 1:04 am by

After days of suspense, Morocco has a new government. Negotiations came to an end on Tuesday between party leaders, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and the Palace, as  King Mohammed VI named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists, who won polls the monarch called early to abort Arab Spring-inspired protests. Prime Minister Benkirane, whose moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took the most seats in the elections, will lead … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Final Day

  August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am by

Yesterday, August 25th, was the final day of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s tour of Jutland on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They visited Hirtshals, and once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine made an appearance on the deck of the yacht. As in each port they have visited, the Prince and Princess were greeted on land by local dignitaries and then rode in a … Continue reading

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Sheikh Khalifa Wins Second Term

  November 4, 2009 at 7:59 am by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been re-elected as President of the UAE by the members of the Supreme Council, made up of the rulers of the seven emirates. He has been elected for the second term for the next five years. The President has traditionally been the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. On the occasion of the President’s re-election, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, said … Continue reading

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Royals Vote In European Elections

  June 8, 2009 at 6:05 am by

Over the last few days all member states of the European Union organised elections for the European parlament. Belgium’s royal family set a good example and all adult members of the royal family were pictured while visiting the polling stations. The duke and duchess of Brabant voted at a polling station in Laeken, as did princess Astrid, her husband Lorenz and their two eldest children prince Amedeo and princess Maria … Continue reading

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Denmark Votes “Yes” for Equal Primogeniture

  June 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm by

The Danish Constitution on the Act of Succession will be ammended to allow the monarch’s first-born child of either gender to succeed the throne, following the successful referendum on equal primogeniture this weekend. According to Politiken.dk, 45.5% of the entire Danish electorate (4.03 million Danes) voted in favour of the proposed change, which will see future first-born daughters of Danish monarchs retain their place in the order of succession even … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals vote

  June 7, 2009 at 5:41 am by

Today, June 7, is Election Day in Belgium. People have to elect representatives for the European Parliament and the regional Parliaments (Flemish, Wallonian, Brussels Parliaments). In Belgium, everybody is obliged to turn up at the polling station, even though we are not obliged to vote. But since we actually have to be there, most of us vote anyway. It would be quite the waste of your Sunday Morning, if you … Continue reading

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