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Greek Conservatives Must Form Coalition Government

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek voters have pushed the country into more political uncertainty after no party garnered nearly enough votes to form a government. Results Monday from parliamentary elections the day before show the conservative New Democracy party winning about 19 percent of the votes. That is the most of any single party, but the percentage falls far […]

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Serbian Presidential Election Heading for Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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First results in Serbia show the country’s presidential election going to a runoff. Projections late Sunday show the incumbent president, Boris Tadic of the Democratic Party, slightly ahead of his main challenger, Tomislav Nikolic of the nationalist Serbian Progressive Party. Neither contender has even 30 percent of the vote, and a majority is necessary to […]

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Exit Polls: Top Two Greek Parties Suffer Major Election Losses

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek voters have punished the two main parties for imposing unpopular economic austerity measures demanded by the European Union. Government projections from Sunday’s parliamentary elections show the conservative New Democracy party winning about 19 percent of the votes — far short of being able to form a government on its own and sharply down from […]

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Projection: Socialist Hollande Becomes New French President

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show challenger Francois Hollande beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French runoff presidential election Sunday. Projections estimate that Mr. Hollande had won just over 50 percent of the vote, becoming France’s first Socialist president in nearly two decades. Shortly after the polls closed, Mr. Sarkozy called his challenger to concede defeat. Interior ministry […]

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Exit Polls: Greek Austerity Parties Suffer Major Losses

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show Greece’s two main austerity parties have suffered major losses in parliamentary elections. The surveys, reported minutes after polls closed Sunday, indicated the conservative New Democracy party — the leading vote-getter — carrying 17 to 20 percent of the vote, down from 33.5 percent in 2009 polls. The samplings showed the left-wing PASOK […]

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Exit Poll: Armenia’s Ruling Party Won Election

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An exit poll shows that Armenia’s ruling Republican Party won parliamentary elections held on Sunday. The survey by Gallup International Association shows President Serzh Sarkisian’s party with roughly 44 percent of the vote. The exit poll shows the Prosperous Armenia Party in second place with nearly 29 percent of the vote. The two parties were […]

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Exit Polls: Greek Austerity Parties Suffer Major Losses

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show Greece’s two main austerity parties have suffered major losses in parliamentary elections. The surveys, reported minutes after polls closed Sunday, showed the conservative New Democracy party — the leading vote- getter — carrying 17 to 20 percent of the vote, down from 33.5 percent in 2009 polls. The polls showed the socialist […]

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Armenians Vote in Calm Parliamentary Poll

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Armenians are voting for a new parliament Sunday, four years after the former Soviet state’s presidential election ended in deadly clashes between police and opposition supporters. Opinion polls indicate President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party and its ally, Prosperous Armenia, are expected to win a majority of the 131 seats. Unemployment, poverty and Armenia’s long-running disputes […]

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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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French citizens are casting their ballots in a presidential runoff election Sunday. The latest opinion polls indicate President Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Francois Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. Mr. Hollande cast his vote Sunday in the central town of Tulle, where he was once the mayor. […]

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Polling Stations Open in Serbia

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Polling stations are open across Serbia Sunday as citizens cast their ballots for president, legislators and local officials. Sunday’s ballot could have an impact on the country’s push for EU membership and its reconciliation with neighboring Kosovo. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo’s independence. The two leading presidential candidates are incumbent Boris Tadic of the pro-EU […]

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