Elections

  • Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge

    A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit ...

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  • Mitt Romney leads GOP field in New Hampshire by 19 points: poll

    Mitt Romney has said repeatedly he has no interest in running for president in 2016. But a new survey of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire shows if he did, he'd win the primary.

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  • Tunisians Hold Landmark Presidential Election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.Beji Caid…

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  • Tunisia's Essebsi's party says he's ahead in presidential vote count

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's campaign manager told reporters he was ahead in Sunday's election by at least 10 points, according to his own party's initial results. Official results have yet to be released by electoral authorities. But Essebsi and rival…

    Reuters
  • Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era

    By Tarek Amara and Patrick Markey TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. More…

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  • GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

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  • Tunisians vote for first freely elected president

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. More than three years since overturning Ben Ali's…

    Reuters
  • Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers. That could help Abe's ruling coalition win the poll for parliament's lower house, but…

    Reuters
  • Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine.

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  • Bahrain opposition blasts electoral turnout figure

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group on Sunday criticized the Sunni-led government's claim that more than half of registered voters participated in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.

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  • Proof Hillary Clinton isn't vulnerable to a liberal challenge in 2016

    Hillary Clinton tops a tentative Democratic presidential primary field in New Hampshire by a cavernous 49-point margin, according to a Bloomberg poll released Monday.Among likely voters, Clinton leads the pack at 62 percent, with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren a distant second at 13 percent.…

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  • John McCain ‘Strongly Encouraging’ Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

    Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham.“I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it,” McCain, R-Ariz., told ABC News. “I know of no one who is better versed and more…

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  • Polish opposition questions election results

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition leader suggested Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.

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  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

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  • Gordon Brown to step down as MP: reports

    London (AFP) - Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce he is standing down as an MP at the May general election, reports said Sunday.

    AFP
  • Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

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