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Sangma to file election petition Tuesday (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Purno Sangma to file election petition Tuesday


August 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... 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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Parliamentary polls begin in Kazakhstan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 9,000 polling stations opened in Kazakhstan Sunday for parliamentary elections that are expected to end the ruling party's monopolistic control of the legislature.After securing ... Read more...

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Kazakhs in Delhi can vote for Sunday’s Kazakhstan polls


January 13th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Kazakhs in Delhi can vote in the snap Kazakhstan elections Sunday that will bring an end to one-party democracy in the oil-rich Central Asian republic, ... Read more...

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Team Anna’s conduct will be monitored: Quraishi


December 25th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Team Anna's conduct will be monitored during the assembly elections in five states, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Sunday, adding that its campaign against ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan welcomes international observers for January polls


December 24th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan has said it would welcome international observers to monitor landmark parliament elections in mid January that would pave the way for a multi-party legislature in ... Read more...

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Egyptian parties divided on army official’s meeting


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 2 (IANS) A consultant meeting held between Egyptian chief of staff of the armed forces Sami Anan and several political parties and movements pricked up divisions among parties ... Read more...

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Syria introduces new reforms with 10,000 jobs


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) Reflecting its determination to push forward reforms, Syria introduced a new package of reforms while the government troops ended its mission in the central province of ... Read more...

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Police kill six in Yemen anti-government protests


March 12th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sana'a (Yemen), Mar. 12 (ANI): Police have reportedly killed six people and injured over a thousand others during anti-government demonstrations in Yemeni capital Sana'a.Reports on Saturday said hundreds of police moved in, ... Read more...

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Protests continue as Yemen’s President Saleh proposes new constitution


March 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday announced a new political initiative in the First National Conference, which includes the preparation of a new constitution, Yemen's Saba ... Read more...

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Former aide accuses Palin of breaching state election law in 2006 gubernatorial campaign


February 21st, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A leaked manuscript by one of Sarah Palin's closest former aides has revealed that Palin had broken the state election law in her 2006 gubernatorial campaign, and ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Jordan protests


February 19th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Feb 19 (IANS) At least eight people were injured in clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators in Jordan's capital Amman, a media report said Saturday. Anti-government protests continued Friday as Jordanians ... Read more...

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Chelsea owner Abramovich’s wealth declaration reveals his billions from business


February 17th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Chelsea owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich owns 16 homes, seven cars, 22 bank accounts, six companies, one football club, and earned three billion pounds last year, according to ... Read more...

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Karzai Govt. issues arrest warrants, puts pressure on Afghan poll Officials


November 26th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.26 (ANI): The Hamid Karzai Government's move to issue arrest warrants for several top election officials and to accuse a United Nations worker of leading a bribery ring, is an indication ... Read more...

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Mexican fined for mentioning god during poll campaign


July 30th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) A politician in Mexico has been fined over 27,000 pesos ($2,000) for referring to god in public during his election campaign for governor of a northwestern state, ... Read more...

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Election Commission to decide on BSP’s party symbol


July 9th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to decide within three months a complaint-seeking freezing of the 'elephant' symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party ... Read more...

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US diplomat meets Aung San Suu Kyi


May 10th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 10 (DPA) US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell Monday met with Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and other opposition figures during an official visit to assess ... Read more...

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West believes ties with antagonistic Karzai likely to become worse


April 5th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul (Afghanistan), Apr.5 (ANI): Many in the West are of the view that President Hamid Karzai's antagonistic statements against NATO countries fighting on behalf of his government, could worsen the relationship."The ... Read more...

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Yanukovych wins Ukraine presidential vote


February 9th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 9 (DPA) Viktor Yanukovych has effectively won Ukraine's presidential election with a 3.14 percentage-point margin of victory over his opponent, and practically all ballots counted, a senior election official said ... Read more...

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Brazil’s Green Party to raise funds on the Web


December 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (EFE) The Green Party has said that it would be the first political party in Brazil to create an Internet-based fundraising system. Congress amended the election law ... Read more...

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Terrorists trying to undermine Iraq’s poll process: Italian minister


December 9th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has condemned the coordinated car bomb attacks that killed over 120 people and injured 500 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and said terrorists ... Read more...

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Iraqi legislators approve election law (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 7 (DPA) Iraq's parliament adopted a new election law late Sunday, finally paving the way for voters to head to the polls early next year. The next parliament would see ... Read more...

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Iraqi legislators agree on new election law


December 7th, 2009 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 7 (DPA) An agreement has been reached by the parties in Parliament on a new election law for Iraq's upcoming vote, legislators said Sunday. If passed, the it would pave the ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha debate over poll reforms remains inconclusive


December 2nd, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday failed to pass a bill on minor electoral reforms with many members demanding more radical changes in the election law. The ... Read more...

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ASEAN welcomes US engagement with Myanmar


October 25th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cha-am (Thailand), Oct 25 (DPA) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Sunday welcomed a new US policy of engagement with Myanmar, saying it was the right approach to dealing with ... Read more...

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Afghans await results of tainted presidential election


October 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 17 (DPA) Afghan election officials were expected to announce later Saturday whether a runoff vote would be necessary in the disputed presidential election. The results of the election have been ... Read more...

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Obama `drops in’ on Talabani


October 7th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama "dropped in" on a meeting that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was having with a top White House official Tuesday. According to a statement released ... Read more...

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Haryana to penalise objectionable SMSes during assembly polls


September 7th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) Sending objectionable SMS messages ahead of the assembly polls in Haryana next month will invite penal action. Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Sajjan Singh said Monday that the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Kusum Rai faces action for provocative speech at Noida


April 21st, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kusum Rai, considered to be close to rebel leader Kalyan Singh, is in trouble as the Noida police have filed a ... Read more...

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Election Commission guidelines for poll conduct (To go with: West Bengal poll panel to start ‘violation index’ as moral tool)


March 19th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Some guidelines set by the Election Commission for parties and candidates: - No party or candidate shall include in any activity during elections which may aggravate existing differences or ... Read more...

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UN envoy fails to change Myanmar junta’s stance (Lead)


February 3rd, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 3 (DPA) UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari left Myanmar Tuesday after failing to persuade the country's junta to alter its set roadmap to "discipline flourishing democracy".Gambari departed on a Silk ... Read more...

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Ugly Betty to help Hillary Clinton repay presidential campaign debt


December 5th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, December 5 (ANI): Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is helping Democrat Hillary Clinton in her efforts to dispose of millions of dollars in debt leftover from the latters failed ... Read more...

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Mother of two poised to become Israel’’s second woman PM


September 18th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv (Israel), Sept.18 (ANI): A mother of two, who is also the countrys foreign minister, is poised to become Israels second woman Prime Minister. Tzipi Livni, 50, has been voted the ... Read more...

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Female suicide bombers kill 47 in Iraq (Fourth lead)


July 28th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, July 28 (DPA) Four suicide bombers believed to be women killed at least 47 people and injured 165 Monday in the Iraqi capital and the northern city of Kirkuk, marking one ... Read more...

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