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Belarus Holds Elections Boycotted by Opposition

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Belarus say a parliamentary election has reached the minimum required voter turnout of 50 percent. The country’s election commission says the threshold was reached late Sunday, in a vote opposition parties are calling a sham. The main opposition parties in Belarus boycotted the poll. President Alexander Lukashenko’s is widely expected to maintain […]

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Belarus Holds Elections Boycotted by Opposition

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Belarus are choosing a new parliament Sunday in elections the opposition is calling a sham. The vote is widely expected to maintain President Alexander Lukashenko’s grip on the country. Main opposition parties called for a boycott of the election. Mr. Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet country for 18 years. Human rights bodies […]

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Angolan Polls Close; Irregularities Reported

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Angola cast ballots Friday in national elections, which the party of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is expected to win easily. Voting appeared to go relatively smoothly during the day, although several irregularities were reported. The main opposition party, UNITA, used the incidents to fuel its claims of fraud and said it will […]

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Angolan Polls Open; Dos Santos Expected to Win

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Elections are underway in Angola, where long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is expected to easily win another term. Voters began heading to the polls at 7:00 am local time to cast ballots for parliamentarians who will choose the country’s president for the next five years. Mr. dos Santos’ MPLA party won the last election […]

Republic of Congo Holds Parliamentary Poll

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are electing a new parliament on Sunday. The ruling party of longtime President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and its allies are expected to hang on to their majority. More than two million people are eligible to vote in the oil-rich central Africa country. They will be electing nearly 140 members […]

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Ruling Party Wins E. Timor Poll

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The party of East Timor’s prime minister has won the parliamentary elections — but without an overall majority. With all the ballots counted from Saturday’s poll, the National Council of Timorese Resistance party, led by former rebel leader and current prime minister Xanana Gusmao, had just over 36 percent of the vote. The results are […]

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Egyptians Torch Shafiq Headquarters as Election Results Trigger Violence

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian demonstrators incensed that ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister has advanced into a run-off presidential election have vandalized his main campaign office and set it on fire after officials confirmed the vote results. Emergency personnel said late Monday the blaze at Ahmed Shafiq’s Cairo headquarters had been extinguished and that no one was […]

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Islamist, Oldliner Confirmed for Egyptian Presidential Run-off

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian election officials on Monday confirmed presidential vote results setting up a polarizing run-off between the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and one with strong ties to the rule of former President Hosni Mubarak. The count from Egypt’s first free presidential race last week show the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi as the top vote-getter and former prime […]

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Egypt Set to Release Presidential Election Results

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian election officials are expected late Monday to announce results from the first round of presidential elections, confirming a polarizing runoff between the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and another with strong ties to former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The preliminary counts from Egypt’s first free presidential race last week show the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi in […]

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Voters in African Highlands Casting Ballots in General Election Saturday

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the tiny mountainous nation of Lesotho, in southern Africa, are casting ballots in a general election Saturday. The vote features rivals from three political parties, including Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili of the new Democratic Congress. His closest challenger is Mothejoa Metsing, who reportedly led the movement to remove Mosisili as leader of the […]

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