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Ghana Opposition Challenges Election in Top Court

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s main opposition party has appealed to the nation’s top court to overturn the result of presidential elections won by incumbent President John Mahama. The New Patriotic Party says it has presented evidence of fraud and irregularities to the Supreme Court from the poll earlier this month. The party says it gathered its data from […]

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Japan Votes in Key Parliamentary Polls

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese voters are casting ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections that analysts say could return once-dominant conservatives to power after three years of center-left rule. Pre-election polling by major Japanese newspapers show the conservative Liberal Democratic Party — led by hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — in line to win the majority of seats in […]

US Congratulates Sierra Leone President’s Reelection

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn into office for a second term after winning last week’s election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment. The United States congratulated President Koroma in a statement, saying the election has shown the progress […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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) Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has been sworn in to office for a second term after winning last week’s election. In a speech Friday to cheering supporters in Freetown, President Koroma promised to fight corruption and attract foreign investment. The president took the oath of office hours after the head of the county’s […]

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Sierra Leone’s President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Sierra Leone say President Ernest Bai Koroma has won re-election with more than 58 percent of the vote. The head of the National Election Commission announced Friday that President Koroma beat his main rival, Julius Maada Bio, who took just over 37 percent of the vote. No results were announced for parliamentary […]

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Nepal Vote Postponed Til Next Year

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s interim government has decided to postpone elections set for this week until next year, after opposition parties threatened to boycott the vote. Communication Minister Raj Kishore Yadav said Tuesday the Cabinet decided to hold parliamentary elections between mid-April and mid-May of next year. He said the date will be set after discussions with all […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Vote counting has begun in Sierra Leone, where voters were choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. This is the third set of elections since the end of the nation’s civil war in 2002, and voters flocked to the polls early in the day to place their votes. The head of the European Union observer […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Polls are crowded but peaceful in Sierra Leone, where voters are choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. This is the third set of elections since the end of the nation’s civil war in 2002, and voters flocked to the polls early in the day to place their votes. The head of the European Union […]

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Sierra Leone Choosing President, Parliament

Posted November 17th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Sierra Leone are choosing a new president and parliament Saturday. People formed long lines outside polling stations in the capital, Freetown, before the voting got under way. Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma faces eight challengers, including main opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio. Ahead of the polls, political parties urged their supporters to refrain […]

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Clinton: Ukraine Vote a ‘Step Backward’

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is adding her voice to the chorus of international observers criticizing Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, Tuesday, Clinton called the elections a “step backward” for Ukrainian democracy. Official results show the ruling party of President Viktor Yanukovych maintaining its legislative majority. […]

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