Elections

  • Former army chief, leftist are only candidates in Egypt presidential poll

    By Maggie Fick and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter before nominations closed, the committee organizing the vote…

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  • Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes

    BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up.

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  • After Algerian landslide, what next?

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation — what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the 77-year-old leader who has been in power since 1999 and deal with an…

    Associated Press
  • Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential poll

    Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said Sunday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next month. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that Abdullah was…

    AFP
  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have…

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    Modi Claims Sharad Pawar Left Field Before Fighting As He Was Aware Of BJP Wave In Country

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Sunday, that Minister of Agriculture Sharad Pawar was a clever politician because he stepped back from contesting six months back as he had already realized that there was a BJP wave in the country. Modi said while…

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  • South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority - poll

    The African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid. The poll, published by South Africa's…

    Reuters
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    The political party on the defensive tries to portray the gubernatorial, House and Senate races in off-year elections as individual races without a unifying theme. The last three governors of the state were women, one Democratic and two Republican. Of the 14 governors since mid-century, seven were…

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  • Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win. The election is due to start on May…

    Reuters
  • Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud. The 77-year-old incumbent who voted from a wheelchair on Thursday scooped 81.53 percent of the votes,…

    AFP
  • Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

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  • Egypt vote a two-man race between ex-army chief, leftist

    Egypt's presidential election next month is set to be a contest between ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi, after nobody else entered the race by Sunday's cut-off. The lack of other candidates means the poll will be held over one round on May 26 and 27, with Sisi…

    AFP
  • Young Algerians say Bouteflika win dashes hopes for change

    A day after Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term, many young people in the oil-rich nation wonder if the next generation will ever have a chance to rule. Results announced on Friday by Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz showed that Bouteflika, 77, won 81.53 percent of the…

    AFP
  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

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  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.

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  • Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.

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  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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    2 Democrats challenge Republican incumbent in Valley congressional race

    Two Democrats are hoping to unseat Republican David Valadao in the race for the 21st Congressional District.

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  • Egyptian leftist Sabbahi submits bid for presidency

    Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabbahi on Saturday submitted the documents required to run in next month's presidential election, in which he is seen as the main rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi, who is riding a wave of popularity after ousting Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last…

    AFP
  • Abdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.

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