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Breakaway Georgian Region Elects President

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia voted for a new president Friday, three years after Russia recognized the region, and another breakaway area, South Ossetia, as independent states. Three candidates are hoping to replace President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. They are acting President Alexander Ankvab, Prime Minister Sergei Shamba and Raul […]

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Abkhazia Holds Presidential Election

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia cast their ballots for a new president on Friday. The winner replaces President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. The election was held three years to the day Moscow recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. Much of the West and Tbilisi maintain that both regions […]

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Danish PM Sets Parliamentary Elections Next Month

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen announced Friday the parliamentary elections will be held on September 15th. Mr. Rasmussen has led Denmark’s center-right minority coalition government since 2009. Polls show Mr. Rasmussen’s party could face some stiff competiton from the opposing Social Democrats in the upcoming elections.

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Abkhazia Holds Presidential Election Friday

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Georgian breakwaway region of Abkhazia will cast their ballots for a new president on Friday. The winner replaces President Sergei Bagapsh, who died in May. The candidates include acting president Alexander Ankvab, Prime Minister Sergei Shamba and Raul Khajimba of the opposition Forum of the National Unity of Abkhazia. If no candidate […]

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Fonseca Wins Cape Verde Presidential Runoff

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Cape Verde have elected opposition candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca as their new president in a runoff election. With most of the votes counted late Sunday, Fonseca led with 54 percent of the vote over Manuel Inocencio Sousa of the ruling African Party of the Independence of Cape Verde . Sousa has conceded defeat […]

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Cape Verde Holds Presidential Run-Off

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Cape Verde went to the polls Sunday to choose a new president in a run-off election. The vote is a contest between Manuel Inocencio Sousa of the ruling African Party of the Independence of Cape Verde and Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the opposition Movement for Democracy . Fonseca, a former foreign minister, won […]

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Morocco to Hold Early Elections on November 25

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on November 25, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The country’s official MAP news agency reported that Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui announced the date Tuesday. The elections were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt […]

Morocco to Hold Early Elections on November 25

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Morocco says it will hold early parliamentary elections on November 25, as the monarchy pursues democratic reforms designed to head off “Arab Spring”-style protests. The country’s official TAP news agency reported that Interior Minister Taieb Cherkaoui announced the date Tuesday. The elections were expected in late 2012, but Morocco’s King Mohammed called for a prompt […]

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83 Candidates to Run for Kyrgyzstan Presidential Election

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission says 83 people have registered to run in the country’s presidential election at the end of October. The commission said Tuesday that 16 candidates received nominations from political parties and 67 are running as independents. The candidates are now required to collect at least 30,000 signatures, submit an electoral deposit of […]

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Exit Polls: Fernandez Has Big Lead in Argentina Presidential Primary

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Television exit polls show Argentina’s President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner well on her way toward reelection in October after Sunday’s open primary. The exit polls give her about 45 percent of the vote, far ahead of the second place candidate. Final results are expected Monday. Sunday’s primary was Argentina’s first open primary, meaning that all […]

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