23 articles tagged "elections"
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Electioneering starts for Israel's March 17 vote
Which slogan will carry Israel’s election? Pledges of affordable housing or security against terror?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 12, 2014

Five major blocs are emerging at the outset of Israel’s election campaign: right, left, center, religious and Arab. Yitzhak Herzog of Labor promises to form the next government after hitching up with former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni of Hatnuah. But private party polls place the couple only third or fourth in the coming election. The only fresh face in the race is Moshe Kahlan, late of Likud, who this week established his Kulanu (All of Us) party. The ultra-religious Shas is about to split with Ellie Yishay quitting to form a new religious party.

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Petro Poroshenko
Oligarchs like the “Chocolate King” Set to Rule Kiev, Promise to Keep Hands off the East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2014

With presidential elections at the end of the month, Ukraine’s oligarchs are likely to agree to an unofficial split of territory in the central and western parts of the country, leaving Russian influence in the east and Crimea intact.

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Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to run for president of Egypt
As Egypt’s president, El-Sisi shoulders huge security challenges: Muslim Brothers, Sinai terror, Gaza, water
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2014

Egypt’s Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Monday, Jan. 27, promoted himself to field marshal and resigned as defense minister, preparatory to his run for the presidency in a still unscheduled vote before parliamentary elections. DEBKA Weekly 620 of Jan. 24 reported: The new constitution substantially reduces presidential powers by removing the army from executive jurisdiction. However, El-Sisi decided to go for the job because the head of state's standing and respect are unmatched at home or in foreign relations. 

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Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi - Egypt's next president?
Egypt’s military strongman Gen. El-Sisi will run for president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013

Egypt’s Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will run for president – possibly before the end of the year, debkafile reports exclusively. He plans to launch a short election campaign on August 15. Untroubled by US and European criticism, the general is restoring the Egyptian army to political center. And like former presidents Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak, he will repress the Muslim Brotherhood. Washington’s answer is the appointment as ambassador to Cairo of former envoy to Damascus Robert Ford, who excelled in building ties with the Syrian opposition.

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Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf
Neither Presidential Frontrunner Suits Ayatollah Khamenei
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 13, 2013

Ayatollah Khamenei has failed to manipulate Iran’s forthcoming presidential election and determine the winner. Will he try and rig the election?

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Saeed Jalili
Saeed Jalili is the Supreme Leader’s Favorite for President
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013

Iran’s nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalilee is the supreme leader’s favorite for president in the June 14 election, appreciating his hard line on Iran’s nuclear program – except that he is short of administrative experience for rescuing a collapsing economy.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad as Ayatollah Khamenei’s Punching Bag
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013

President Ahmadinejad is smearing his enemies while under persecution himself for insisting on pushing his own candidate for president in the June 24 election and bringing the economy to the brink of disaster.

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Yes we are close...
Obama and Netanyahu aid Khamenei’s campaign for Iran’s next president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2013

The White House was unmoved by the IAEA finding that Iran had installed 180 advanced centrifuges at Natanz to speed enrichment and commented Thursday, Feb. 21 that “a diplomatic solution is still possible” for Iran’s nuclear program. debkafile: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is calling in a debt from the US president: He respected Barack’s Obama’s campaign for reelection and gave up Iran’s “October surprise. Now he expects the US president not to upset his push to get his handpicked choice elected as Iran’s next president.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Khamenei Welcomes US Sanctions (!)… for Stopping Ahmadinejad’s Presidential Candidate
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2013

Khamenei has cut short the brawl between Ahmadinejad and Speaker Larijani in the run-up to the June presidential election, by picking a bland, unassuming professor as his favorite candidate for next president.

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Iran's nuclear clock is ticking. Is anyone listening?
Where are Obama and Netanyahu's nuclear clocks?
DEBKAfile Special Report December 26, 2012

While running for reelection, Barack Obama said an Iranian “breakout capacity” must be averted because it meant Tehran could quickly assemble a nuclear weapon before US or Israeli intelligence caught on and had time to intervene. debkafile: Iran is widely presumed to have passed this stage already, and so “breakout capacity” is just another red line to be blown away by Tehran. The talk of 2013 being a critical year for preempting Iran’s nuclear capacity is nothing but election spin.

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President Peres and political hopeful Tzipi Livni
Shifting political alliances in the wake of Netanyahu’s new bloc
DEBKAfile Special Report October 26, 2012

Israel’s political parties are on the move and eyeing new alliances in the wake of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s surprise announcement of a merger between his Likud and Avigdor Lieberman’s Israel Beitenu ahead of the general election in January. Netanyahu is eying the brand new Future party headed by ex-journalist Yair Lapid as a third prospective partner in his post-election cabinet. Labor under its new leader Shelly Yachimovich is resurgent and on the lookout for satellites. But the new Likud Beitunu list is still front-runner.

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Iran tests the Karrar bomber drone
Netanyahu’s security lite vs Khamenei’s $1 m UAV reward to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 15, 2012

Ten days after Hizballah launched an Iranian stealth UAV into Israeli air space undetected, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unveiled his new security doctrine in a Knesset speech confirming elections on Jan. 22, 2013. He said that his light but firm finger on the trigger had given Israel seven years without war.
Iran’s leader Khamenei, in contrast, handed Hizballah a $1 m prize for the sending the spy drone in a blatant act of belligerence. He rewarded the Iranian UAV designers with a Porsche car each.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu to Obama and Romney: I Want Labor in Government before a March Showdown with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2012

Netanyahu was in touch with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before his UN speech last month and reached agreement with both that he would set up a centrist government with Labor after Israel’s January election and join them n getting set for a showdown with Iran in March.

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Muslim Brotherhood followers
Morsi will use street power for Egyptian presidency. The US backs Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 18, 2012

Islamist candidate Muhammad Mursi did not wait for the ballots to be counted before proclaiming himself President of Egypt. Shafiq’s protest that final results were not in was drowned out by street celebrations preparing the masses to confirm the Brotherhood win. The Netanyahu government did not oppose Obama’s policy of bringing Muslims to power through the ballot box and now faces Moslem adversaries from a strategic pit. To recover its deterrent effectiveness, Israel must dismantle Iran’s nuclear program by force.

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Ahmed Shafiq and Mohammed Morsi
Muslim Brotherhood Begin Forming Iran-Style Revolutionary Guards
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2012

The Brotherhood's Islamist militias, which first put in an appearance in Egypt's presidential election campaign last month to disrupt Ahmed Shafiq's rallies, quickly took on a national character. They then formed into hierarchical structures on the lines of the paramilitary militias which surfaced in the early years of Iran’s Shiite revolution in the early 1980s and evolved into Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps.

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Ahmed Shafiq, Hamdeen Sabahi, Mohammed Morsi
The Secular Presidential Candidate Has a Better-than-Expected Chance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood lost substantial ground between Egypt’s general and presidential elections round one. The emergence of the two frontrunners, the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and former PM Ahmed Shafiq, has cast the original revolutionaries and pro-democracy elements onto the sidelines.

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Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq
The Two Presidential Contenders Are Tensed for Saudi and US Input
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2012

 

Results of the final round of the presidential vote in Egypt depends on two things: The candidates’ ability to organize their campaigns and funding from the Arab world and American sources.

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Francois Hollande, new President of France
Change of French presidents weakens Western front against nuclear Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 7, 2012

Two stalwarts of the Western confrontation against a nuclear-armed Iran suffered election defeats this week: Nicolas Sarkozy was swept out of the Elysee by the Socialist leader Francois Hollande Sunday, May 6. Three days earlier, the two parties forming UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s government coalition were trounced in local elections across Britain.  Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who faces an election in four months, never imagined he would so soon be left on shifting sands against the Iranian nuclear threat.

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Omar Suleiman
How Was Wily Ex-Spy Chief Omar Suleiman Lured into a Political trap?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2012

 

General Omar Suleiman was gulled into throwing his hat in the presidential ring by two generals who needed a fig leaf for disqualifying the two Islamist contenders for the presidency.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Political Chaos in Tehran: Khamenei and Ahmadinejad in Fight to the Finish
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2012

Khamenei and Ahmadinejad are fighting to the finish for the supremacy of their factions in Iran’s March 2 general election unheeding of the mounting political chaos in Tehran, international sanctions or the threat of war.

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