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Tunisia Agrees to June Elections in Islamist-Secular Compromise

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s Islamist-led Cabinet has agreed to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next June as part of a compromise aimed at balancing governmental powers between the president and lawmakers. In a statement, the Cabinet led by the Islamic Ennahda Movement said general elections will be held on June 23, with a presidential runoff scheduled for July […]

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Israeli Cabinet Approves January 22 Early Election

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Cabinet has agreed to hold a national election January 22, speeding up a vote that polls say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to win. Israeli ministers approved the early election date in Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting. Mr. Netanyahu said Tuesday he wants to hold the vote eight months before his mandate expires because […]

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Montenegro Rulers Set to Keep Power

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Montenegro votes Sunday to choose a government that will lead European Union entry talks for the tiny Balkans country. The ruling Democratic Party of Socialists is expected to keep its grip on power despite a deep economic crisis. Opinion polls indicate the DPS could win 47 percent of the vote – well ahead of opposition […]

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Both Sides Claiming Victory in Georgia

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Both sides are claiming victory in Georgia’s parliamentary election, even with the outcome far from certain. Pro-Russian billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition is challenging President Mikhail Saakashvili’s United National Movement for control of parliament. Exit polls give Georgia Dream the lead, based on the count of votes for party lists. This accounts for […]

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Exit Polls: Georgia Opposition Leads Parliamentary Vote

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Georgia have given an early edge to the opposition coalition in Monday’s parliamentary vote, but the lead may not translate into a victory. A state television exit poll says pro-Russian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili’s group “Georgian Dream” leads with 35-percent of the vote over President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling United National Movement’s 30 percent. […]

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Georgia Votes in Pivotal Parliamentary Election

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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People voted across Georgia Monday in a parliamentary election that analysts say could determine the direction of the former Soviet republic. Monday’s vote pitted President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ruling United National Movement against Georgian Dream – a coalition founded by pro-Russian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. More than 51,000 international election monitors and observers kept an eye on […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikheil Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters are choosing candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikhail Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters are choosing candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Saakashvili: Georgia Election to Decide ‘Important and Crucial’ Question

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgian President President Mikhail Saakashvili says Monday’s parliamentary election will decide a very important and crucial question about the country’s future. Voters will choose candidates for 150 seats in parliament. Georgia has changed the constitution to give the prime minister many of the powers now held by the president. Parliament will name a new prime […]

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Ukraine’s Ex-FM Gives Negative Assessment Election Campaign

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian lawmaker and former foreign minister Borys Tarasyuk says the political environment in his country today is not conducive to free and fair parliamentary elections next month. Tarasyuk told VOA in an interview that the United States, international observers and local non-governmental groups have all given Ukraine’s election campaign negative assessments. He asserted that the […]

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