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Tunisia: Voters Called To The Polls For A New Constitution

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Tunisians were called to the polls on July 25 to decide whether they endorsed a new Consitution that would give extensive powers to the president. Many activists rejected this referendum saying it is part of Kais Saied’s authoritarian, anti-democratic drift.

According to the head of the electoral authority, 12% of voters had cast their ballots at midday, claiming it was a good turnout.

This referendum took place a year after the Tunisian leader ousted the elected parliament. After voting, Saied defended his stance saying it would end economic and political stagnation.

There is no dictatorship, said the leader, as I said in the explanatory document on rights and freedoms: this constitution protects them and the revolution is defended by people who stand up to those who undermine it”.

Some however say this text could put a halt to the democratic movement which emerged after the Arab Spring in 2011. As the new Constitution would allow the president to name judges, revoke members of the government as he pleases and his bills would be given priority treatment.

The first results should be announced on Wednesday and the final ones on August 28.

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US President Joe Biden turns 80 Today: New Generation’ of Democratic Leaders Takes Control in Congress

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President Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has reached that milestone while in office and fueling speculation about how his advancing age will affect his political future.

Biden — who was the oldest person to assume the presidency in January 2021, just 61 days after his 78th birthday — has said he intends to make another White House bid, even as his age-adjacent peers, including 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made the decision to step away from leadership in order to make way for a younger generation.

“My intention is that I will run again. But I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run but we’re going to have discussions about it. And I don’t feel any hurry one way or the other to make that judgment.” he said last week, after helming what many say is the most successful midterm election for a sitting president’s party in decades, though noting that those results would not have an impact on his decision to run again.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets guests before speaking at an event at the White House complex, Nov. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Biden is the oldest person to serve as commander in chief in the nation’s history. Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, the president would be 86 by the end of his second term. He has said he’ll talk over his future with his wife and the rest of his family over the holidays.

Biden has said he is hoping that he and his wife “get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around between Christmas and Thanksgiving” and that his decision to run for reelection will likely “be early next year we make that judgment.”

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Resign If You Have Conscience – Nana Aba Anamoah to Ofori Atta

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Popular media personality based in Ghana, Nana Aba Anamoah, has heaped an unquenchable fire on the head of Ghana’s Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta.

This follows the recent fall of the Ghana cedi against the dollar. In the past month, the cedi has depreciated over 40 percent which has led to rampant price hikes in the country.

The EIB Network manager, known to be extremely vocal and outspoken, commenced her campaign with an open letter to the minister about three days ago.

In the letter, the former called the latter ‘incompetent’, adding that “you have willfully provoked us with your abysmal management”.

Ghanaians, who are the main victims of the current unbearable hardship in the country, seem to love the step the woman has taken with many applauding her for her boldness and fearlessness.Nana Aba Anamoah

A post on the Facebook page of the former tv3 Ghana employee sighted by Mediaplugafrica this morning reads, “If you have a conscience and humility as the Christian you make us believe you are, you’ll acknowledge that the voice of the people is the voice of God. RESIGN, KEN OFORI-ATTA. WALK AWAY.”

Nana Aba Anamoah

In another post, Nana Aba wrote, “Ken Ofori-Atta should just walk away. Come on.”Ken Ofori-Atta

She made it a point to give the president of the land his fair share in her rants as she charged him to prove that he has the men.

Reacting to the GHOne and Star FM’s on-air personality’s way of addressing the economic crisis, some citizens suggested that the president himself must be impeached.

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Martin Kpebu Calls For The Impeachment Of Akufo-Addo

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Martin Kpebu, a private legal practitioner has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as super incompetent.

He opined that the president is clueless about managing the economy well.

Speaking on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, October 22, Mr. Kpebu bemoaned the poor performance of the local currency against the Dollar.

“The president is clueless, he is super incompetent,” he said.

He further asked Parliament to begin a process to impeach the President following what he believes is the mismanagement of the economy.

“We need a Kumepreko demonstration and then Parliament takes up from there. One-third of MPs, let’s make the efforts to remove Akufo-Addo from office otherwise it will be an indictment on all of us.”

He stressed that the MPs from both sides of parliament should step up the process to impeach the president. According to him sitting back and doing nothing shows a nation that lacks honor.

“Make an effort, if it fails it is another matter,” he added.

The President, he said should go with his Vice.

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