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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:25 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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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 2:00 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. President Sarkozy has faced criticism for his handling of the economy and his brash style during his five […]

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Greeks Vote in Elections

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Greeks are voting Sunday in the first general election since the start of the country’s debt crisis. Angered by economic difficulties, voters are expected to punish the country’s two main parties: the socialist PASOK party and the conservative New Democracy party. Many Greeks blame the parties for leading the nation into its current bind through […]

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France’s Sarkozy, Hollande Clash Ahead of Sunday’s Runoff Election

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist rival Francois Hollande have clashed repeatedly in their only debate ahead of this Sunday’s runoff election, which Mr. Hollande is expected to win. During Wednesday’s televised debate, Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Hollande accused each other of lying during exchanges on economic policies. In campaigning, Mr. Hollande has blamed Mr. […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Official results from France’s presidential election show Socialist candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy advancing to a second round of voting. Partial results from Sunday’s poll give Hollande 28.4 percent of the vote, with Sarkozy receiving 25.5 percent. In a surprising finish, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was in a strong third place, […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of French are voting in presidential elections, which are expected to see incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy lose his seat after just one term. Sunday’s vote will whittle down the field from 10 to two, with Mr. Sarkozy and his main opponent, Socialist Francois Hollande, expected to face each other in a head-to-head runoff May 6. […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni voted Sunday in the first round of France’s presidential election. Mr. Sarkozy’s main opponent, Socialist Francois Hollande cast his vote earlier in the day. Opinion polls before the election indicated that Mr. Sarkozy was trailing Mr. Hollande by several points. Pollsters say Marine Le Pen on […]

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France Holds Round One of Presidential Election

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Voting began in France Sunday, in the first round of a presidential election that current President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to lose. The latest opinion polls indicate that Mr. Sarkozy is trailing his main rival, Socialist Francois Hollande, by several points. The polls also indicate that Mr. Sarkozy would lose in an expected runoff May […]

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French Presidential Campaing in Final Phase

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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French voters go the the polls on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election in which President Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking reelection and his main rival, Socialist Francois Hollande, is gaining momentum and could become the country’s first Socialist leader in nearly 20 years. Public opinion surveys show both men in a dead […]

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Egypt Disqualifies 10 Presidential Hopefuls

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Egyptian election commission has barred 10 candidates from running for president, including Omar Suleiman,former spy chief under autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat al-Shater, and Salafi politician Hazem Abu Ismail. The head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission, Farouk Sultan, declined to give details on the reasons for their disqualification, but said […]

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