Elections

  • Prosecutor wants ex-I.Coast president and ally tried together

    The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor asked judges Monday to combine the trials of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his close ally Charles Ble Goude because their cases alleging post-election violence are nearly identical. "They shared a common plan or purpose and acted…

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  • Greek prosecutor closes bribery investigation before vote

    ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek prosecutor has closed an investigation into allegations that a lawmaker was offered a bribe to back the government in a tight vote in parliament that could trigger a snap general election, a court official said on Monday. The prosecutor ruled there was insufficient…

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  • Defeated Brazilian presidential candidate sues Twitter

    Unhappy with tweets posted during this year's elections, politician demands access to details of users of the microblogging service.

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  • Buckeyes drop nine spots in latest AP poll

    Saturday's tough loss to North Carolina got even worse for Ohio State on Monday.

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    Tunisians look to rebuild country following elections

    Tunisians gather to celebrate results of the first free presidential election in which Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • These flaws on HOA ballot could invalidate election

    Question: Whatever our homeowner association's management company says, the board does. Management uses its own forms and various versions of election ballots. In our recent election, they put out a ballot ...

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  • Kashmir elections: Locals can't forget struggle with India, but want a better life

    Kashmiris have lived in tension with Indian soldiers for decades. The Kashmir Valley is called Indian-controlled Kashmir by the overwhelmingly Muslim majority here and most chafe at the detentions and killings of civilians that have rarely been investigated or prosecuted since they began in the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

    Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov. Turnout reached more than 88 percent, the central election commission said. The head of the commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalamov, praised the…

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  • Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days: elections committee

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir proposed a constitutional change on…

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  • Sri Lanka Muslim party quits in major blow to leader

    Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse suffered a setback to his re-election hopes Monday when a key minister and his minority Muslim party quit the coalition government.

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  • Exit Polls: Ex-Regime Official Wins Tunisia's Presidential Election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.The runoff election marks the culmination of…

    Huffington Post
  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a…

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    Polls close in Tunisian election

    Polls close in Tunisia's historic presidential run-off elections. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Zambia's ruling party mends rift to make Lungu its presidential candidate

    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's ruling party has settled on Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as its presidential candidate, it emerged on Saturday, ending months of in-fighting that had threatened its chances at a January 20 election. After President Michael Sata died in October, his Patriotic Front (PF)…

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  • Kashmir at crossroads on election eve. Will the valley move toward India?

    The Kashmir conflict has dragged on so long that it has consumed an entire generation and brought two nuclear powers – India and Pakistan – to the brink of war. Frustration and anger have become all too normal in a place that Mahatma Gandhi once called the hope of India.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power. Karimov, 76, has ruled Central Asia's most populous nation of 30 million…

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  • Iohannis promises corruption crackdown as new Romanian president

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Center politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania’s president on Sunday, promising to crack down on corruption and strengthen institutions 25 years after the fall of communism. Iohannis won a surprise victory against the leftist prime minister, Victor Ponta, in…

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