Ex-leader Gul says Turkey needs stronger parliament, not presidency

  Turkey needs a better parliamentary system, not a more powerful presidency, former President Abdullah Gul said, in clear disagreement with his successor`s drive to change the constitution and give the head of state executive powers.

Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership
Sepp Blatter rivals slam FIFA leadership

Sepp Blatter on Tuesday listened as his rivals for the FIFA presidency accused his leadership of being authoritarian, not spending enough of its wealth and tarnishing the world body`s image.

Liberia lifts Ebola curfew, re-opens borders: Presidency

Liberia said Friday it was lifting nationwide curfews and re-opening borders shut last year at the height of the Ebola crisis, after the retreat of an epidemic that has killed thousands.

Ex-party head charged in Sarkozy campaign finance scandal

The former head of France's right-wing UMP party was charged on Tuesday with "abuse of confidence" over a campaign finance scandal dating back to Nicolas Sarkozy's run for the presidency in 2012.

David Ginola suggests doomed FIFA bid is over
David Ginola suggests doomed FIFA bid is over

David Ginola`s unlikely bid for the FIFA presidency appeared to end on Thursday when his campaign website said all financial donations would be returned.

Francois Hollande says won`t stand again for French presidency if unemployment doesn`t drop

Francois Hollande vowed Thursday he would not stand again for the French presidency in 2017 if he had not managed to live up to his promise to bring down unemployment by then.

Suu Kyi says law barring her from Myanmar presidency is unacceptable

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi put her political future in the hands of the people of Myanmar on Monday, saying that a parliamentary panel vote to retain a key constitutional clause was intended to bar her from running for the presidency.

Brazil`s first black Supreme Court president resigns

Brazilian judge Joaquim Barbosa, the first black to head the country`s Supreme Court, has resigned from the post after a year and a half, the Senate speaker said Thursday.

Eyeing presidency, Bobby Jindal addresses Christian conservatives

Louisiana`s Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal referred to himself as an "evangelical Catholic" while addressing Christian conservatives and shared his story of conversion from Hinduism.

Leftist ex-guerrilla wins El Salvador presidency

Sanchez Ceren, 69, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), is set to be sworn in for his five-year term on June 1, Chicas said at a press conference.

Russia fields 25,000 volunteers for Sochi Games

They are young, bright and speak good English. Russia has trained 25,000 volunteers to work at the upcoming Sochi Games.

Nelson Mandela`s statue to be erected at Presidency

A statue of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced Thursday.

Mandela`s health improving, but still critical: Presidency

Former South African President Nelson Mandela`s health has improved but he remains in a critical condition, the Presidency said.

Iraq presidency claims progress in stroke recovery

The office of Iraq`s ailing president says he is making progress in a German hospital recovering from a stroke last month.

Barack Obama officially wins Presidency

US President Barack Obama was officially declared winner of November presidential elections as votes of the electoral college were certified by a joint session of Congress.

Incumbent John Mahama wins Ghana Presidency

Ghana’s incumbent President John Mahama was declared winner of the presidential election, the country’s electoral commission announced on Monday.

Pawar greets Mukherjee

NCP chief Sharad Pawar Monday led a delegation of party leaders to congratulate President-elect Pranab Mukherjee.

Mohammed Morsi: From engineering to Presidency

An engineer turned politician, Mohammed Morsi has come a long way to become the first freely elected President of Egypt.

Egypt court hears case to bar Mubarak aides from presidency

An Egyptian court will hear a suit seeking to prevent Hosni Mubarak`s aides from running for the presidency.

New Syria constitution limits presidency to 2 mandates

The committee decided to limit presidential terms to two
seven-year mandates.