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‘US presidential polls among world’s worst’


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's election chief Vladimir Churov said Thursday that the system of US presidential elections is "one of the worst in the world"."Presidential elections in the ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Voting in presidential poll ends in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, July 19 (IANS) Voting in the presidential election ended in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Thursday with two political parties abstaining in Tamil Nadu.In Tamil Nadu, of the 234 ... Read more...

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Militants shoot down helicopter in Libya


July 7th, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 7 (IANS) Unidentified militants in Libya's largest city of Benghazi shot down a police helicopter Friday, killing one person in the incident, Xinhua reported early Saturday.The police ... Read more...

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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, the Greek state television reported Monday.Voting was ... Read more...

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Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood says it is winning


June 18th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohammed Mursi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, is leading by a million votes in the Egyptian presidential runoff after 95 percent ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

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CBI raids 19 places in Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll case


June 13th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday conducted searches at 19 places, including houses of two legislators, in connection with horse trading linked to the ... Read more...

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80 percent turnout in Andhra by-polls (Night Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) An average of 80 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Voting under way in Hatia bypoll in Jharkhand


June 12th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 12 (IANS) Heavy security was in place Tuesday as voters queued up to cast their ballots in the by-election to the Jharkhand assembly from the Hatia ... Read more...

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64 percent polling in Shimla municipal polls (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, saw 64.08 percent polling Sunday, an official said here. The Congress and the BJP are locked ... Read more...

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Majority Americans approve Obama’s same-sex marriage decision


May 12th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A little over half of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage, according to a new survey taken after his ABC ... Read more...

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Poland’s choice of Euro 2012 song attracts mixed feelings


May 8th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 8 (IANS) The folk song Koko Euro Spoko (Cluck cluck Euro coo) performed by the rural band Jarzebina, which won the contest for Poland's official anthem for the ... Read more...

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Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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Sarkozy concedes defeat, wishes Hollande good luck


May 7th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat to his Socialist Party challenger Francois Hollande in the presidential runoff Sunday, saying he had called his rival on the ... Read more...

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Mahanta elected AGP president


April 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was Thursday elected the new president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).Another senior leader Atul Bora was elected ... Read more...

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‘Over 70 percent vote in French presidential elections’


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in ... Read more...

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French presidential election starts (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off Sunday with over 44 million registered voters eligible to cast their ballots for one of ... Read more...

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French presidential election kicks off


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off in France Sunday. With polling stations opening at 8 a.m., some 44.3 million registered voters ... Read more...

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Monica Bharti new Himachal Youth Congress chief


April 21st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Monica Bharti, daughter-in-law of former MP Chander Kumar, is the newpresident of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC), a party official said here Saturday.In a ... Read more...

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Delhi votes to pick trifurcated civic body (Fourth Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The national capital voted Sunday to pick a new team for its trifurcated civic body, with more people coming out to vote this election ... Read more...

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Himachal Youth Congress re-poll April 19


April 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Re-polling will be held April 19 to elect the president of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC) after the election of Union Minister Virbhadra Singh's ... Read more...

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‘Criminal charges against 9 percent MCD poll nominees’


April 10th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Tweenty-three percent of the candidates in the April 15 municipal elections here are millionaires while nearly nine percent have criminal charges against them, think ... Read more...

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It’s victory of people, says Suu Kyi


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called it a "victory of the people" after her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), said she had won ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wins landmark Myanmar by-polls (Roundup)


April 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Sunday scored a momentous victory following a decades-long fight for democracy by winning a parliamentary by-poll for a seat in ... Read more...

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MCD polls: BJP candidates rush to file papers, anger among workers


March 26th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates rushed to fill nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on the last day Monday, angry ... Read more...

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Congress releases candidates list for MCD polls


March 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Congress Sunday released the list of candidates for elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) which are scheduled to be held April ... Read more...

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AIADMK leading in Sankarankoil bypoll


March 21st, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) V. Muthuselvi of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was Wednesday way ahead of his nearest DMK rival in the Sankarankoil assembly constituency by-election with an impressive lead ... Read more...

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Congress leads in Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll


March 21st, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Congress took an early lead over ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka as counting of votes cast in the March 18 bypoll in the ... Read more...

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Around 75 percent voting in Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 percent of the voters ... Read more...

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Over 60 percent voting in Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) The bypoll to Karnataka's Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat ended peacefully Sunday with over 60 percent of 1.24 million voters casting their ballots."Around 60 percent voting ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) The bypoll to Karnataka's Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat saw brisk voting after a dull start Sunday, with around 45 percent of 1.24 million voters casting ... Read more...

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Dull voting in Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll


March 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) The bypoll to Karanataka's Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat saw a slow start Sunday, with around 10 percent of 1.24 million voters casting their ballots in ... Read more...

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