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First Results: Fico Wins Slovakia General Election

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakia’s former prime minister Robert Fico will likely return to his old job after his left-wing Smer party trounced its opponents in Saturday’s parliamentary election. Preliminary results show Smer winning at least 86 of 150 seats. Fico supporters threw him in the air and danced with him at a wild celebration at party headquarters in […]

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Slovakia Holding General Elections Saturday

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Slovakia is holding general elections Saturday, with former Prime Minister Robert Fico expected to emerge as winner. The most recent opinion polls showed Mr. Fico’s Smer-Social Democrats well ahead of the center-right SDKU party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Iveta Radicova. Mr. Fico declined to make any predictions as he cast his ballot Saturday. “There […]

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Slovakians Voting In General Elections

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Slovakians are voting in parliamentary elections Saturday amid a bribery scandal some observers say may diminish the turnout. A recent poll indicates popular former prime minister Robert Fico’s Smer-Social Democracy could win half of the seats in the 150-member single chamber parliament. The Social Democracy party is challenging the outgoing 4-party coalition, which may feel […]

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Sonia Gandhi: Indian Voters Unhappy with Congress Party Candidates

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The head of India’s Congress Party says voter unhappiness with the party’s candidates is one reason for its poor finish in recent state elections. Sonia Gandhi held a rare news conference Wednesday to talk about Congress’ defeat in three of five states where elections were held over a period between late January and early March. […]

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India’s Gandhi Takes Blame for Ruling Party Loss

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leading Indian politician Rahul Gandhi says he is to blame for the Congress Party’s poor finish in Tuesday’s election in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Congress, the national ruling party, finished fourth in Uttar Pradesh and won in just one of the five states that held elections. Gandhi says as the leader of the […]

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India’s Ruling Party Suffers Election Blow

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Early returns from India’s state elections suggest the country’s ruling Congress party and famed Gandhi-Nehru political dynasty have suffered a severe political blow. Figures released Tuesday showed Congress winning clearly in only one of five states and facing a defeat in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. The clear winner in the state, the socialist […]

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India’s Ruling Party Trails Badly in Key Election

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Early returns from India’s state elections point to a major mid-term defeat for the country’s ruling Congress party and famed Gandhi political dynasty. Figures released Tuesday showed Congress winning clearly in only one of five states and facing a landslide defeat in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. The party is likely to win just […]

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Ruling Congress Party Trailing Badly in Uttar Pradesh Election

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Early returns from elections in five Indian states indicate a mid-term loss for the national ruling Congress Party, which is trailing badly in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Some Indian political analysts say what happens in Uttar Pradesh could be a harbinger of national elections in 2014. The first results, released Tuesday, put the […]

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Ruling Congress Party Trailing Badly in Uttar Pradesh Election

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Early returns from elections in five Indian states indicate a mid-term loss for the national ruling Congress Party, which is trailing badly in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Some Indian political analysts say what happens in Uttar Pradesh could be a harbinger of national elections in 2014. The first results, released Tuesday, put the […]

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Early Iran Results: Ahmadinejad Faction Losing in Parliamentary Vote

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Iran’s parliamentary elections show conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on course to take firm control of the 290-seat parliament, after winning in several constituencies. Early returns from provincial towns show loyalist supporters of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in the lead, and also show the president’s supporters are losing ground. Final results […]

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