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Majority Narrows for Putin’s Party in Russia Polls

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in parliamentary elections, giving the man who has dominated politics there for more than a decade a much reduced majority. With 96 percent of the vote counted, United Russia on Monday looked set to win 238 seats in the 450-seat State Duma, or […]

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Putin’s Party Losing Support in Russian Election

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling party has suffered surprisingly steep losses in Russia’s parliamentary elections, polling just under a 50 percent majority with 92 percent of the vote counted. The Central Election Commission said early Monday that United Russia had garnered 49.8 percent of the ballots cast Sunday, compared with 64 percent in 2007. […]

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Putin’s Party Losing Support in Russian Election

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party suffered a drop in support in Russia’s parliamentary election Sunday. With more than 80 percent of the ballots counted, results show United Russia winning just over 50 percent of the vote, compared with 64 percent in 2007. The Communist Party was running a distant second with just under 20 percent […]

Putin’s Party Losing Support in Russian Election

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party suffered a drop in support in Russia’s parliamentary election Sunday. With more than 75 percent of the ballots counted, results show United Russia winning nearly 50 percent of the vote, compared with 64 percent in 2007. The Communist Party was running a distant second with about 20 percent Russian analysts […]

Ljubljana Mayor’s Party a Surprise Victor in Slovenia

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European financial crisis claimed another victim Sunday as Slovenian voters handed a surprise victory to the party led by the mayor of the capital, Ljubljana, ousting Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s Social Democrats Zoran Jankovic’s Positive Slovenia party won 28.5 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete results. The favored conservatives were trailing with […]

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Croatia’s conservatives ousted from power

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian voters have ousted the ruling conservatives in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, handing the center-left opposition bloc a mandate to overhaul the economy before the country joins the European Union next year. With more than 50 percent of the votes counted, official results show the opposition “Kukuriku” coalition will take 76 seats in Croatia’s 151-seat parliament. […]

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Putin’s Party Losing Support in Russian Election

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party suffered a drop in support in Russia’s parliamentary election Sunday. With more than half of the ballots counted, results show United Russia winning nearly 50 percent of the vote, compared with 64 percent in 2007. The Communist Party was running a distant second with about 20 percent Russian analysts in […]

Ljubljana Mayor’s Party Ahead in Slovenia Election Upset

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The party led by the mayor of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, has a surprise lead in parliamentary elections. Exit polls and early results show Zoran Jankovic’s Positive Slovenia is ahead with almost 30 percent of the vote Sunday. The results show former prime minister Janez Jansa’s center-right party with about 25 percent and the governing Social […]

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Croatian Exit Polls Show Opposition Bloc Headed for Win

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show Croatia’s center-left opposition bloc winning Sunday’s parliamentary elections by a wide margin, a victory that would break the long-dominant conservative grip on national politics in the Adriatic country. A survey released shortly after polls closed showed the opposition coalition carrying more than 44 percent of the vote, against just more than 22 […]

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Russian Ruling Party Weakened as Voters Choose New Parliament

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russians cast votes Sunday across nine time zones, in parliamentary polls widely expected to weaken the grip of Vladimir Putin’s ruling party in the State Duma (lower house of parliament). Minutes after polls closed Sunday, exit surveys showed Mr. Putin’s United Russia Party carrying about 48 percent of the vote. The Communist Party was running […]

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