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Turnout Low in Cameroon Presidential Poll

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroonian President Paul Biya called on his country to be “indulgent” of any imperfections in the voting process, as he cast his ballot in Sunday’s presidential election. Although results may not be announced for two weeks, Mr. Biya is widely expected to win a new seven-year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African […]

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Turnout Low in Cameroon Presidential Poll

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroonian President Paul Biya called on his country to be “indulgent” of any imperfections in the voting process, as he cast his ballot in Sunday’s presidential election. Although results may not be announced for two weeks, Mr. Biya is widely expected to win a new seven-year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African […]

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Exit Poll: Tusk to Keep Power in Poland

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An exit poll shows Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his conservative Civic Platform Party holding on to power after Sunday’s parliamentary election. The survey gives Civic Platform candidates close to 40 percent of the vote, while the main opposition Law and Justice Party, which also is conservative, has 30 percent. A newly founded liberal […]

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Liberia’s President Sirleaf Facing Stiff Oppostion in Re-election Bid

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Just days after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing a strong challenge in an election Tuesday that is focusing on opposition charges that she has failed to repair the ravages of war to the West African nation after six years in power. The award has highlighted Ms. Sirleaf’s standing […]

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Poland Holds General Election

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Poland is voting in parliamentary elections that could give incumbent Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his center-right Civic Platform four more years to pursue economic reforms and improved ties with the rest of Europe. Voters are electing 460 members of the lower house of parliament and 100 members of the senate. The party winning the […]

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Presidential Voting Off to Slow Start in Cameroon

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Voting in Cameroon’s presidential election got off to a slow start Sunday, with polls opening later than expected. Incumbent President Paul Biya is expected to win a new seven year term, extending his 29-year rule over the central African state. The 78-year old leader is facing a fractured opposition, with a record 22 candidates running […]

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Poland General Election Under Way

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voting is under way in Poland’s parliamentary election, which looks likely to return centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform Party to a second four-year term. Final opinion polls last week indicated the ruling pro-market party held a lead over the opposition. In a poll published by the Gazeta Wyborcza daily Tuesday, the PO received […]

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Cameroon Holds Presidential Election Sunday

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Cameroon head to the to the polls Sunday to elect a president for a new seven-year term. Incumbent Paul Biya is widely expected to extend his 29-year rule over the central African state because the opposition has again failed to solidify behind one strong candidate. In the last election in 2004, Mr. Biya […]

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Liberia President Sirleaf Cleared for Re-Election Bid

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been cleared to run for re-election in next week’s presidential poll, despite failing to meet the constitution’s residency requirement. The Liberian Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a case against Sirleaf, her main challenger Winston Tubman, and five other top candidates. Liberia’s constitution says candidates must be a resident in the […]

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Seychelles Parliamentary Election Begins Thursday

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:38 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles begin casting ballots Thursday in a parliamentary election that is being boycotted by the country’s main opposition party. The leader of the Seychelles National Party, Wavel Ramkalawan, called for the boycott to protest the alleged electoral misconduct that he says led to his defeat in the country’s […]

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