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Voters Optimistic About Libya’s ‘Extraordinary’ Elections

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Voters streamed into polling stations in Tripoli and across Libya Saturday, hoping the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years mark the start of a new era. In some parts of the capital crowds began gathering more than an hour before polling places opened, amid scenes of jubilation and celebration seen in many major cities. […]

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Libyans Cast Ballots in Historic Election

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Libyans are going to the polls in the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years. Voters on Saturday are choosing candidates for a 200-seat National Assembly. The assembly will form a temporary government and draft a constitution, ahead of full parliamentary elections next year. Security forces are on guard near polling centers to prevent any […]

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Libyans Cast Ballots in Historic Election

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Libyans are going to the polls in the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years. Voters on Saturday are choosing candidates for a 200-seat National Assembly. The assembly will form a temporary government and draft a constitution, ahead of another election set for next year. Security forces are on guard near polling centers to prevent […]

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East Timor Votes In National Elections

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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East Timorese are voting to choose members of parliament, following a relatively peaceful two-round presidential contest in March and April. Polls opened early Saturday in an electoral process that is expected to result in the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in December. Twenty-one parties have fielded candidates for the 65-seat parliament. The two top parties are […]

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Libyans Prepare for Historic Election

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyans are preparing to cast ballots in the country’s first multi-party election in 60 years. Saturday’s polling will take place less than a year after long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi died shortly after being captured by Libyan anti-government fighters. Voters will choose candidates for a 200-seat National Assembly. The assembly will form a temporary government and […]

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East Timor Holds National Elections Saturday

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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East Timorese go to the polls Saturday to choose members of parliament, following a relatively peaceful two-round presidential contest in March and April. The electoral process is expected to result in the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers in December. Twenty-one parties have fielded candidates for the 65-seat parliament. The two top parties are the National Congress […]

President’s Coalition Wins Majority in Legislative Poll

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Early results from Senegal’s legislative election on Sunday show the coalition led by newly elected Senegalese President Macky Sall has won a landslide victory. The country’s election commission announced provisional results Wednesday, saying that President Sall’s Bokk Yakaar coalition secured 119 seats in the 150-member assembly. Demba Kandji, who is president of the national electoral […]

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Voters in Senegal Pick a Parliament

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Senegal went to the polls Sunday to pick a new parliament. Newly-elected President Macky Sall needs a majority of supporters to get approval for his legislative agenda, which includes job creation and bringing down food prices. Witnesses say voter turnout Sunday was low. Results are expected in several days. President Sall defeated long-time […]

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Opposition Poised to Win Mongolian Election

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Mongolian election officials say the opposition Democratic Party has captured more votes than the ruling Mongolian People’s Party in Thursday’s parliamentary election, but not the required majority. The final results have not been announced due to technical problems with a new automated counting system, introduced to ensure more fairness in the voting process. The ruling […]

Mongolians Decide Fate of Mineral Wealth in Parliamentary Election

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Mongolians are heading to the polls Thursday to elect a new parliament that will be tasked with how to best use the country’s massive influx of mineral wealth to help its still poor population. The resource-rich country boasts the world’s fastest growing economy, thanks to a jump in revenue from its still largely untapped gold, […]

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