Resignations

Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday after one […]

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Iceland’s president on Saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island’s prime minister, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on Nov. 4. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister’s father to help clear the name […]

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By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan  The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected as a parliamentarian after defeating an opposition candidate in a closely-fought contest on Sunday, according to unofficial results. Kalsoom Nawaz managed to win the election from northeastern Lahore city — a stronghold of her husband’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML) […]

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Iceland’s president on Saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island’s prime minister, who says a new election will most likely be held on Nov. 4. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister’s father to help clear the name of a convicted […]

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Iceland’s nine-month-old, center-right government collapsed Friday after a small coalition member quit and the country’s prime minister called for a new election “as soon as possible,” according to Icelandic media. The centrist Bright Future Party quit over an attempt by the prime minister’s father to help clear a convicted pedophile’s name. It […]

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Iceland is again facing a crisis as coalition partners abandoned the Independence Party-led government over a scandal involving the prime minister’s father. The four-lawmaker Bright Future party announced late on Thursday in Reykjavik that it was leaving the three-party coalition less than a year after it was formed. Hours later, the Reform Party, which has […]

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Pakistan’s Election Commission on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in connection with a contempt of court case. The poll panel was hearing a case filed against 64-year-old Khan by Akbar S Babar, a dissident leader of the PTI. Appearing before the commission, Babar’s counsel said the panel ordered […]

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PHOTO: REUTERS ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) considered as many as 26 complaints of misconduct against superior court judges as new judicial year began on Wednesday. Sources told The Express Tribune that the SJC held a meeting, lasting more than five hours. The meeting was held in the Supreme Court premises under Chief Justice Mian […]

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Updated 2.20pm – Added PL statement  Judge Antonio Mizzi has put off a decision as to whether a Panama Papers-related appeal should be heard in open court by one week, after plaintiffs including the Prime Minister said they needed one more week to prepare their arguments.   The case concerns appeals filed by Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri, Konrad […]

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