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Ecuador’s president-elect Lasso promises ‘better days are coming’ | Coronavirus pandemic News

Ecuador’s new president-elect Guillermo Lasso has promised to unite the country, hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and a related economic…

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Latin America

Somalia’s parliament votes to extend embattled president’s term | Elections News

Move to extend president’s mandate for another two years comes amid growing pressure to end political stalemate. Somalia’s lower house…

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Europe

Greenland elections: Left-wing opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit party wins snap vote

The opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party has won the early parliamentary elections in Greenland. After votes were counted on Wednesday…

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Asia

Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News

President Patrice Talon is expected to win a second term in office as group of opposition parties called for a…

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Asia

Peru votes in ‘most fragmented elections in history’ | Elections News

Peruvians, hard hit by COVID pandemic and political scandals, will cast ballots on Sunday for next president and Congress. Polls…

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Africa

Ecuador votes for next president amid COVID and economic crises | Elections News

Quito, Ecuador – More than 13 million eligible Ecuadorian voters are heading to the polls on Sunday as left-wing economist…

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Asia

Chad goes to polls as President Deby seeks sixth term | Elections News

Election kicks off amid mounting popular discontent and opposition criticism against incumbent Deby. Polling stations have opened in Chad for…

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Africa

Kyrgyzstan votes on constitution boosting president’s powers | Elections News

Draft constitution will reduce the size of the Kyrgyz parliament and give the president the power to appoint judges and…

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Africa

Opposition sidelined as Benin votes in presidential election | Elections News

With most rivals in exile or sidelined, Benin’s President Patrice Talon looks set to win a second term in office.…

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Latin America

Ecuador weighs two very different economic visions in election | Coronavirus pandemic News

Quito, Ecuador — Tanks and barbed wire surround the National Electoral Council as Ecuador prepares to choose a new president…

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Africa

Politically weary Peruvians to elect new president and Congress | Coronavirus pandemic News

Lima, Peru – Weary Peruvians heading to the polls this Sunday face an unlikely conundrum – an overwhelming majority of…

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Africa

Counting under way in tight Samoa election | Elections News

The election pitted Malielegaoi, who has been prime minister for the last 22 years, against former ally Mataafa. More than…

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Middle East

Polls open in Djibouti as veteran ruler Guelleh seeks fifth term | Business and Economy News

Main opposition parties boycotted the vote, leaving Zakaria Ismail Farah, a 56-year-old political newcomer as incumbent leader’s only challenger. Voting…

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Africa

One protester killed in Benin days before polls: Health official | Elections News

One person has been killed and six others have been wounded by gunfire in central Benin, according to a local…

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Africa

Fierce contest for power as Samoa prepares for general election | Elections News

A fierce contest for power is playing out in the small Polynesian nation of Samoa ahead of its next general…

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Africa

South Korea: Moon’s party dealt crushing defeats in mayoral polls | Elections News

Conservative opposition People Power Party wins landslide victories in votes for the mayors of the country’s two biggest cities of…

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Africa

Left-wing party opposed to mining project wins Greenland vote | Elections News

Inuit Ataqatigiit leader says mining complex at Kvanefjeld ‘won’t happen’ after landmark election win. Greenland’s left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit party pledged…

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Latin America

Palestinian leader in good health after check up in Germany | Elections News

Mahmoud Abbas is set to return to the West Bank on Thursday ahead of the first Palestinian election held in…

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Africa

Indian states vote in assembly polls amid surge in COVID cases | Coronavirus pandemic News

Four states and a union territory vote in elections seen as a crucial test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.…

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Asia

Top Senate Republican slams corporate activism over Georgia law | Business and Economy News

United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, criticised companies for taking a stand on social justice issues, warning…

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Africa

Major mining project takes centre stage in Greenland vote | Business and Economy News

Greenlanders are bracing for a snap election that is being viewed as a referendum on a controversial mining project at…

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Balkans

Bulgaria’s Borissov faces struggle for political survival – POLITICO

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is facing the battle of his political life after a weak performance in Sunday’s general…

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Asia

Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new president | Elections News

The 120-seat parliament gave 71 votes to Osmani amid an opposition boycott, making her Kosovo’s second female president. Politicians in…

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Balkans

Borissov’s party tops Bulgarian election – POLITICO

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have the first shot at trying to assemble a coalition government but faces a struggle…

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Africa

Bulgarians vote for new parliament amid corruption, COVID woes | Elections News

More than 6.7 million Bulgarians are eligible to vote, but pollsters expect a low turnout due to voters’ fears of…

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Africa

MLB moves All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions | American Voter News

Georgia last week strengthened ID requirements for absentee ballots, shortened early voting periods for runoffs and made it a crime…

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Asia

Fears of low turnout as Bulgarians prepare to vote in pandemic | Elections News

Sofia, Bulgaria – With days until Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Bulgaria on Wednesday registered 5,176 daily COVID-19 cases – a record…

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Latin America

Delta CEO takes a stand against ‘unacceptable’ Georgia voting law | Civil Rights News

The new Georgia law is part of a tide of Republican-sponsored election bills introduced in states across the US after…

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Asia

Why ex-communists are joining Modi’s BJP in India’s West Bengal | Elections News

Nadia, West Bengal, India – Kumaresh Adhikari became a political activist much before turning 18 – the age when you…

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Africa

‘Fatah to the bone’: Who is Palestinian official Nasser al-Qudwa? | Elections News

The dismissal of Nasser al-Qudwa highlights political divisions within the Palestinian party Fatah in upcoming elections. Senior Palestinian official and…

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Middle East

Back in court: Trump’s appeal in defamation case dismissed | Courts News

The New York court said Trump’s argument that he is protected by the United States Constitution is moot, as he…

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Asia

Israel president to pick candidate next week to try to form gov’t | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Whether Israel can form a government might not be known for weeks, leaving open the possibility of a fifth election…

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Middle East

A cold civil war is being waged in America | Elections News

In the US, the right-wing voter suppression efforts reached a level not seen since the era of segregation, when white…

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Asia

Armenia PM confirms he will step down to allow early election | Elections News

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who has faced months of protests, to step down in April to allow early parliamentary election.…

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Europe

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond announces new political party | Elections News

Former Scottish first minister to launch new political party ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections. Glasgow, Scotland – Former Scottish First…

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Europe

US: Dominion Voting sues Fox News for defamation | Donald Trump News

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6bn defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the United States cable news giant falsely…

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Asia

Final Israeli election results confirm deadlock | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Final tally shows PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its allies eight seats short of a majority to lead country.…

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Africa

‘Stress on Hindu identity’: BJP hate campaign in poll-bound Assam | Elections News

Assam, India – India’s northeastern state of Assam goes to polls starting Saturday. For more than four decades, issues of…

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Asia

Israel election: What happens next in 600 words | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospects for another term look uncertain after partial results from Israel’s fourth national election in…

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Latin America

Israel votes: Palestinian-Israeli party now a potential kingmaker | Benjamin Netanyahu News

A small Palestinian-Israeli party has unexpectedly won crucial seats in Israel’s election, potentially putting it in a position to choose…

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Latin America

From labour camp to councillor? North Korean refugee eyes UK vote | Elections News

Jihyun Park was left for dead in a North Korean labour camp, now she’s running for office in northern England.…

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Latin America

Netanyahu’s future unclear as Israel election threatens deadlock | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospects for retaining power in Israel are looking uncertain after exit polls in the country’s fourth…

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Africa

Israel votes in fourth election in two years | Corruption News

During Israel’s 72-year history, no single party list of candidates has been able to form a governing majority in the…

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Middle East

Will Israel’s fourth election produce a clear winner?

Israelis go to the polls again hoping to end the deadlock that has gripped their country for years. Credit

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