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Ailing Economy Looms Over Portuguese Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Portugal Sunday chose a new government to implement the country’s $110 billion bailout programs. Late in the voting day, turnout was reported at 42 percent, slightly less than in the last set of elections in 2009. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, a former prime minister of Portugal, said the election is the […]

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Macedonians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonians voted Sunday in elections that many hope will speed up reforms necessary for membership in the European Union. The chairman of the state electoral commission, Boris Kondarko, said toward the end of the day that voter turnout was nearly 54 percent, higher than in other recent elections. He said only minor irregularities had been […]

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Macedonians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The latest surveys gave Mr. Gruevski’s coalition the lead, but many believe it will fall short of winning an outright majority. Voting was monitored by around 3,500 local and 330 international observers.

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Macedonia Holds Snap Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Polls opened in Macedonia Sunday for snap elections that many hope will speed up reforms necessary for membership in the European Union. About 1.8 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to elect deputies for the 123-seat parliament, which will have a four-year mandate. The main contenders are the ruling 24-party coalition led by […]

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Portugal Holds Early General Elections

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Portuguese voters go to the polls Sunday to choose a new government. Latest opinion polls indicate that the opposition Social Democrats have the backing of about 36 percent of voters, while the ruling center-left Socialist Party would collect about 31 percent of the vote in early elections. If the poll numbers are correct, the Social […]

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