Daily Archives: 2019-10-06

Anti-establishment parties battle political elite in Tunisia legislative elections

by Caroline Nelly Perrot Tunisians headed to the polls Sunday for the third round of legislative elections since the country’s 2011 revolution, weeks after a presidential vote swept aside the post-Arab Spring political establishment. Polling stations for the seven-million electorate were set to remain open until 6:00 pm (1700 GMT), with preliminary official results scheduled for Wednesday although exit polls …

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Hong Kong protests: UN human rights chief condemns “all acts of violence from all sides”

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Saturday she was “troubled” by Hong Kong’s increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, and stressed that any measures to quell the unrest must be grounded in law. The city endured another night of chaos Friday, after leader Carrie Lam banned face masks at demonstrations, invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century. Hardcore …

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