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Egypt’s Coptics Choose New Pope

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church has chosen a new pope. Bishop Tawadros became the new head the church early Sunday when a blindfolded boy picked his name from a transparent container in a ceremony at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral. Bishop Tawadros, who is 60 years old, succeeds Pope Shenouda the Third who died in March at the […]

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Afghanistan Sets Date for Presidential Election

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan election officials say the country has set a date for its next presidential election. The country’s Independent Election Commission said in a statement Tuesday that the election will be held April 5, 2014. The date was given, according to the Islamic calendar, as “Hamal 16, 1393.” President Hamid Karzai is serving his second term […]

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Ruling Party Leads in Ukraine Exit Polls

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Early exit polls show that Ukraine’s ruling party, Regions Party of President Viktor Yanukovych, leading in Sunday’s elections for parliament with the largest share of votes – at least 28 percent. Voter surveys released after the polls closed indicated the opposition alliance of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko was running in second place with about […]

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Ukrainians Vote in Election Seen by West as Democracy Test

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainians have voted in a parliamentary election seen by the West as a test of democracy in a former Soviet nation maneuvering between relationships with the European Union and Russia. The ruling Regions Party of President Viktor Yanukovych is hoping to retain its parliamentary majority against a divided pro-Western opposition. Voters are choosing party lists […]

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Ukraine Parliamentary Election Under Way

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Polls are open in Ukraine in a parliamentary election that pits President Viktor Yanukovych’s ruling party against the country’s divided opposition. Mr. Yanukovych’s Party of Regions is expected to retain its majority. Groups within and outside Ukraine are questioning the fairness of the vote. More than 20 political parties are competing for 450 parliamentary seats, […]

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Russian Elections Preserve Putin’s Dominance

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s ruling party appears to have won Sunday’s local elections, but opponents are alleging widespread voting violations that will preserve President Vladimir Putin’s dominance. The Central Elections Commission said Monday early results showed United Russia heading for victory in all five provincial elections for governor. The ruling party had nearly 5,000 candidates running for office […]

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Russian Elections Preserves Putin’s Dominance

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s ruling party is the big winner in Sunday’s elections. United Russia had nearly 5,000 candidates running for office around the country. The ruling party’s candidates were set to win all five elections for governor. Opponents allege widespread voting violations in the elections that will preserve President Vladimir Putin’s dominance. Leaders of United Russia – […]

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Lithuania Votes in Opposition

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of Lithuania’s three opposition parties met Monday to craft an agreement that could lead to a new government coalition, following Sunday’s vote that rejected the austerity-minded government. The three opposition parties received a little more than half of the votes cast. The Labor Party received 23 percent of the ballots, while the Social Democrats […]

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Montenegro Ruling Party Wins Election

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s ruling coalition has won the most votes in Sunday’s parliamentary election. An unofficial tally by CEMI, a non-government election monitoring group, shows the center-left Democratic Party of Socialists, led by veteran politician Milo Djukanovic, won 46 percent of the vote. That gives them 39 out of 81 seats in the future parliament with 95 […]

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Montenegro Ruling Party Set to Keep Power

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s ruling coalition has taken a strong lead in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Exit polls show the center-left Democratic Party of Socialists, led by veteran political Milo Djukanovic, won 46 percent of the vote, which would extend their 20-year hold on power in the former Yugoslav republic. The exit polls showed the lead opposition Democratic Front […]

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