Elections

  • When Will Marijuana Be Legalized Nationwide? Americans' Surprising Answer

    Public opinion suggests that a growing number of Americans would approve of legalizing marijuana. But how long could it take for the U.S. government to actually make sweeping changes to the current marijuana ...

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  • Soccer-Suriname promise to vote for Van Praag in FIFA election

    By Brian Homewood BERNE, April 26 (Reuters) - Suriname have pledged to support Michael van Praag in next month's FIFA presidential election, becoming the first national association to publicly promise their vote to the Dutchman. "I am delighted that John Krishnadath, the president of the Suriname…

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  • Portugal coalition partners to field joint list in upcoming polls

    Leaders of the two parties in Portugal's centre-right coalition government on Saturday announced they would field a single list of candidates to contest this year's parliamentary elections. "This alliance is strong because it can already show the Portuguese how much work has been done," Prime…

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  • Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev 'wins fifth term by a landslide'

    Energy-rich Kazakhstan's incumbent strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing victory in Sunday's one-sided presidential ballot, taking 97.5 percent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term, an exit poll showed. The exit poll carried out by the Institute for Democracy, a research company…

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    Getting out of the month-to-month rat race- Over the years, as I've traveled and talk to thousands upon thousands of people, I've often heard...

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  • Alaska is big. Alaska.org wants to show you exactly how big.

    Did you know Alaska is big? The Alaska tourism promotion site Alaska.org is particularly invested in spreading the message that Alaska is big, bigness being a key tourist attraction to the state.

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  • Cameron in election own goal over favourite football team

    Prime Minister David Cameron, fighting to keep power at a general election in two weeks, was left red-faced Saturday after getting the name of his favourite football team wrong. Cameron said he supported West Ham United during a speech, despite previously insisting he was a fan of fellow Premier…

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  • As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests.

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  • Togo votes in delayed presidential election

    By David Lewis and John Zodzi LOME (Reuters) - Togo began voting on Saturday in an election expected to give President Faure Gnassingbe a third term in power, facing a divided opposition and last minute changes to the tallying of results. Gnassingbe has been president since 2005 when his father…

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  • Burundi ruling party nominates president for third term, risking unrest

    By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi's ruling party chose President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term on Saturday, a move critics say is unconstitutional and may trigger unrest. Two months ahead of the presidential election, close to a thousand members of the party…

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  • Portugal's ruling coalition agrees election alliance

    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - The leaders of the two parties in Portugal's center-right ruling coalition agreed on Saturday to come up with a single list of candidates in an autumn general election to take on the opposition Socialists, who lead in opinion polls. In the previous election in…

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  • Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in.

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  • Benin votes in key test for president's controversial plans

    Benin goes to the polls this weekend in legislative elections seen as a test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whose controversial plans to change the constitution could be crushed if the opposition makes gains. Boni Yayi has led the small west Africa nation since 2006 and his two-term limit expires…

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  • Effort to repeal Clean Election law faces opposition

    A proposal to ask voters whether they want to repeal Maine's Clean Election law received a cool response Friday from members of a legislative committee, most of whom received public funds on the campaign ...

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  • Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants.

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  • Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus.

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  • Only half Togo's voters turned out for key poll

    Turnout was low for Togo's weekend vote, boosting the chances of incumbent Faure Gnassingbe staying in power, extending his family's almost 50-tear rule, the electoral commission said. Of some 3.5 million voters called to polling stations on Saturday, only 53 to 55 percent took part, the…

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  • Burundi president re-election bid lost opportunity: US

    "We regret this significant missed opportunity, but the hard work of building democratic practices and institutions must continue," acting State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, accusing the ruling party of disregarding the term-limit provisions of the Arusha Accords. Burundi only emerged…

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