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Islamists Look to Extend Lead in Egypt Voting

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The second phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections continued Thursday, with Islamist parties looking to extend their already overwhelming electoral gains. Egyptians turned out in large numbers during the two days of voting to fill seats in the 498-member lower house of parliament. The turnout was dwindling later Thursday, with small lines forming outside polling stations […]

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Islamists Look to Extend Lead in Egypt Voting

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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The second phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections is continuing Thursday, with Islamist parties looking to extend their already overwhelming electoral gains. Egyptians turned out in large numbers Wednesday for the first of two days of voting to fill seats in the 498-member lower house of parliament. Polls are being held in nine areas, including Aswan, […]

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Islamists Look to Extend Lead in Egypt Voting

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians turned out in large numbers Wednesday for a second phase of parliamentary elections, with Islamist parties looking to extend their already overwhelming electoral gains. Polls were held in nine areas, including Aswan, Beni Suef, Giza, Ismailia, Suez and Sohag. Nearly 19 million Egyptians were eligible to cast ballots in the second round of the […]

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Egypt Begins Second Round of Voting

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptians jammed polling stations in a third of the nation’s provinces Wednesday in the second round of parliamentary elections as Islamist parties hoped to extend their electoral gains. Polls opened in nine areas Wednesday, including Aswan, Beni Suef, Giza, Ismailia, Suez and Sohag. More than 18 million Egyptians are eligible to cast ballots in the […]

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Egyptians Vote in New Round of Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptians have begun voting in the second round of parliamentary elections, following a first round that was dominated by Islamist parties. Polls opened in nine areas Wednesday, including Aswan, Beni Suef, Giza, Ismailia, Suez and Sohag. Voting will continue Thursday for the seats in the 498-member lower house of parliament. A third round of elections […]

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Russia’s Medvedev Orders Probe Into Alleged Election Fraud

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday ordered an investigation into the allegations of electoral fraud during last week’s parliamentary vote. The announcement came a day after tens of thousands of people rallied in Moscow and other cities to demand the December 4 polls won by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party be annulled […]

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Observers Say DRC Election Results Lack Credibility

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A team of international election observers says the results of last month’s disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “mismanaged” and lack credibility. The U.S.-based Carter Center said the vote, in which President Joseph Kabila was re-elected, was marred by wide variations in the quality of vote counting. In a statement issued […]

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Polls are Open Sunday In Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Citizens of the Ivory Coast voted Sunday in the country’s first parliamentary elections in more than a decade. Voter turnout was reportedly low and no incidents of violence were reported. Nearly 1,000 candidates vied for the National Assembly’s 255 legislative seats in the vote, which was boycotted by the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo. […]

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Observers Say DRC Election Results Lack Credibility

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A team of international election observers says the results of last month’s disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “mismanaged” and lack credibility. The U.S.-based Carter Center said the vote, in which President Joseph Kabila was re-elected, was marred by wide variations in the quality of vote counting. In a statement released […]

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Medvedev: Russia to Probe Election Fraud Allegations

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev — facing unprecedented voter protests — says he has ordered his government to investigate allegations of electoral fraud in last week’s parliamentary elections. Mr. Medvedev broke two days of official silence Sunday, revealing the probe to followers on the social networking site Facebook. He said he disagreed with tens of thousands […]

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