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Senegal Opposition Rallies Ahead of Ruling on President’s Re-election Bid

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of opposition activists in Senegal are holding a protest rally in the capital, Dakar, ahead of a high court ruling on whether President Abdoulaye Wade can seek a third term. Opposition parties have threatened to riot if the country’s Constitutional Court approves Mr. Wade’s application to seek another term in next month’s presidential vote. […]

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Kabila’s Party Losing Ground in DRC

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are chipping away at President Joseph Kabila’s hold on parliament. Partial results released Friday by Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) show Mr. Kabila’s PPRD party won 58 seats, the most of any party in the country’s parliamentary elections. But the results put the PPRD on pace […]

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Senegal Braces for Court Ruling on President’s Re-election Bid

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition forces in Senegal are preparing to demonstrate if the country’s highest court rules that President Abdoulaye Wade can seek a third term. The Constitutional Court is facing a midnight Friday deadline to announce its list of approved candidates for next month’s presidential elections. The 85-year-old Wade is seeking re-election despite a constitutional amendment that […]

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Russia Billionaire to Contest Presidential Race

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has been officially registered as a candidate in the country’s upcoming presidential elections. Wednesday’s decision by the Central Election Commission will make him the fifth candidate to run in the March race. He joins three veteran politicians and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is seeking to return to the post he […]

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Kazakhstan Leader Hails Unity, OSCE Criticizes Parliament Vote

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says his party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is a sign of support for his government after last month’s deadly anti-government protests. But observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday criticized the election, saying it excluded any real opposition. The OSCE report said the polls […]

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Kazakhstan Leader Hails Unity, OSCE Criticizes Parliament Vote

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says his party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is a sign of support for his government after last month’s deadly anti-government protests. But observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday criticized the election, saying it excluded any real opposition. The OSCE report said the polls […]

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Kazakh Leader Hails Unity, OSCE Criticizes Parliament Vote

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev says his party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is a sign of national unity and support for his government, following deadly anti-government protests last month. But international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday criticized the election, saying it excluded any real opposition to Mr. […]

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Three Parties Win Seats in Kazakhstan Parliament

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Three political parties will enter Kazakhstan’s parliament, where every seat is currently held by the ruling party. Election results released Monday give the pro-business Ak Zhol party and the largely pro-government Communist People’s Party at least seven percent of the vote each. Under Kazakhstan’s new election law, the second-place finisher automatically gets seats. But any […]

Three Parties Win Seats in Kazakhstan Parliament

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Three political parties will enter Kazakhstan’s parliament, where every seat is currently held by the ruling party. Election results released Monday give the pro-business Ak Zhol party and the largely pro-government Communist People’s Party at least seven percent of the vote each. Under Kazakhstan’s new election law, the second-place finisher automatically gets seats. But any […]

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Exit Poll: 2 New Parties Win Seats in Kazakhstan Parliament

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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As many as two new political parties could enter Kazakhstan’s parliament, where every seat is currently held by the ruling party. An exit poll taken after Sunday’s parliamentary elections gives the pro-business Ak Zhol party and the Communist People’s Party at least seven percent of the vote each. Under Kazakhstan’s new election law, the second-place […]

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