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Georgian Dream’s Giorgi Margvelashvili wins presidential election

With 90 percent of the ballots counted, the results of the October 27 presidential election give an outright victory to Georgian Dream’s (GD) candidate Giorgi Margvelashvili with over 62 percent of the votes. These results, if confirmed, mean that there will not be a second election round, as predicted by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili (GD), who announced he would resign after the presidential election. The election result also means consolidation of Georgian Dream’s power, since the party is now in charge of both the presidency and the government for the first time. The official voter turnout was 46.6 percent, which is lower than during last year’s parliamentary elections (61.3 percent).

Call for academic papers on Women Rights in the MENA region

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) together with SOLIDAR is organising a new research programme focussed on Women Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and now they have launched a call for academic papers on this issue. The call is open for independent thinkers, journalists, academics and researchers from the MENA region and the aim is to define the challenges in the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality and enhancing equal participation of women in social, democratic, economic, political and cultural life.

Training voor Trainers in Marokko

Afgelopen weekend (27-29 september) organiseerde de FMS in samenwerking met de lokale partner in Marokko, de Unified Socialist Party (PSU), een Training of Trainers (ToT) voor PSU leden. De FMS werkt al een aantal jaren samen met de FMS en organiseert regelmatig trainingen voor de partij op het gebied van campagne voeren, nieuwe media en vrouwen trainingen. Nu kwam de partij met de vraag of de FMS een ToT kon verzorgen voor PSU leden.

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