First Past the Post: November 30

Many liberals and Islamists alike are boycotting tomorrow’s Kuwaiti parliamentary elections.

Inder Kumar Gujral, a former prime minister of India from 1997-98, has died.

Cairo’s street graffiti.

Nigel Farage gloats after his UK Independence Party places second in by-election result.

Growing pains for Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto with Diet elections in Japan just 17 days away.

Further thoughts on Japan’s political fragmentation.

Meanwhile, Tokyo also has a mayoral race on December 16.

Enrique Peña Nieto, on the eve of his inauguration, announces his cabinet. [Spanish]

Former French president Jacques Chirac celebrates his 80th birthday quietly.

Germany approves €43.7 billion in Greek aid.

Georgia’s new foreign secretary comes to Washington.

Protests continue against the new Egyptian constitution and the process by which it was adopted.

A cabinet reshuffle in Ethiopia.


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