(From left to right) Osama Saadi raises his hands together with Mtanes Shehadeh, Ayman Odeh, Ahmad Tibi and Aida Touma before supporters in Nazareth on Tuesday, as the first exit polls are announced on TV. Agence France-Presse
Thailand’s election results were due on Monday, with the junta appearing poised to hold on to power in a vote that saw its main rival diminished but vaulted a new pro-democracy force into the kingdom’s politics.
Around 90,000 polling stations across the country opened at 8 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m., reports Efe news. Voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives, the lower house, for a four-year term.
Singapore is due to hold its next national ballot by early 2021, although analysts say it could come as soon as this year. The PAP has never seen its vote share drop below 60 per cent
Two sales executives of a telecom company who faked documents to swindle 142 mobiles that were used to incur Dhs953, 680 in unpaid bills were imprisoned on Wednesday.
A clerk who tried to swindle a police officer’s Dhs12m after claiming he would use it to purchase a chemical to clean tainted Dhs45m was punished on Wednesday.
A gang of three men who broke into a Dubai villa and decamped with Dhs355, 000 valuables were on Wednesday sent to spend three years behind bars.