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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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60 percent Russians say Putin victory fair: State poll


March 20th, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sixty percent of Russian voters believe the March 4 presidential elections which secured Vladimir Putin a third term in the Kremlin were "open and fair", ... Read more...

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Russian election chief accused of spying for Britain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov has been accused of spying for Britain after he personally invited deputy head of the British diplomatic mission ... Read more...

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Russia’s election chief declines to resign


January 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), Vladimir Churov has said he will not resign despite demands by many critics following claims of rigged ... Read more...

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Russian election chief wants transparent ballot boxes


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's chief election official has proposed making ballot boxes fully transparent to prevent fraud at the presidential election next March."I will soon come forward with ... Read more...

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Court allows sale of subsidised rice in poll-bound Kerala


March 21st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday allowed the state government to give rice to all ration card holders at Rs.two a kg and set aside curbs imposed ... Read more...

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Challenge is to conduct peaceful polls in West Bengal: CEC


February 4th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Their three main buzzwords are "free, fair and peaceful" elections. And in West Bengal where the state assembly elections are due, the challenge is to conduct a ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ruling Left staring rout in local bodies polls (Second Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Kerala faced an imminent rout in the local bodies elections as the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) made a remarkable comeback, winning ... Read more...

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Gujarat civic polls: BJP plea rejected


September 27th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's plea to the Gujarat Election Commission seeking rejection of the Congress nominees' candidature in the Oct 10 polls to six municipal ... Read more...

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Pawar confidant is Maharashtra assembly speaker


November 11th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Dilip Walse-Patil, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and a confidant of party chief Sharad Pawar, was Wednesday unanimously elected the speaker of the 12th Maharashtra assembly. In ... Read more...

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U.S.-Afghan ties strained over election: NYT


August 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.29 (ANI): Reports of widespread fraud in the second presidential elections in Afghanistan have introduced an unwanted strain in the relationship between Kabul and the United States.Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints ... Read more...

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