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Japan Conservatives Deliver Crushing Defeat to Ruling Liberals

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese media say the conservative opposition has swept to power in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, returning hawkish former prime minister Shinzo Abe to power. The Liberal Democratic Power, which once dominated Japanese politics, will again hold power after three years of center-left rule. The LDP and its coalition partner New Komeito may secure enough seats to […]

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Romania’s Center-Left Coalition Wins Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s center-left ruling coalition has won a Sunday’s parliamentary elections. With more than 80 percent of the ballots counted Monday, the Social-Liberal Union led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta has won about 60 percent of the votes, defeating President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitored the […]

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Partial Count Shows Romania’s Center-Left Winning Election

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. With about 80 percent of polling stations reporting, Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union has take about 60 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance is trailing at a distant second with […]

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Romanian Ruling Alliance Set for Majority

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. Two polls indicate Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union was expected to take about 57 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance was trailing at a distant second with close to 19 […]

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Ghana Opposition Claims Election Fraud

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s main opposition party is alleging fraud in the country’s recent presidential election. The claims, made by the New Patriotic Party, come as preliminary results indicate a tight race between their candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, and incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama. Local news outlet Joy News used counts from polling stations to predict a slight victory […]

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Parliamentary Elections Under Way in Romania

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Parliamentary elections are under way in Romania, with polls indicating the center-left ruling alliance is expected to win. Opinion polls put Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union at about 57 percent, with President Traian Basecu’s Right Romania Alliance trailing at a distant second with around 20 percent. The two candidates have been locked in […]

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Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor has won Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. Official results give Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s second round election, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Mr. Pahor also won the first round on November 11. He called his win a time of new hope […]

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Exit Polls: Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit poll show left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor winning Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. The surveys of voters gives Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s runoff, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Official results are expected later Sunday. Mr. Pahor called his apparent win a time of new hope […]

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Polls Open in Slovenian Presidential Runoff

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Polls have opened in Slovenia for a runoff presidential election, amid growing discontent with government cost-cutting measures designed to avoid an international bailout. The opposition candidate, center-left former Prime Minister Borut Pahor, led incumbent President Danilo Turk in the first round of voting last month. Slovenia joined the euro zone in 2007, when it was […]

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Kuwait Election Boycott is Successful

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition groups in Kuwait say they have successfully boycotted a parliamentary election held under a new electoral law. Election officials say the turnout for Saturday’s election was lighter than usual with about 39 percent of eligible voters participating. Turnout for a parliamentary vote earlier this year was nearly 60 percent. Kuwaitis voted for all 50 […]

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