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Obama gains advantage in three swing states


September 21st, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A slew of new opinion polls shows President Barack Obama gaining advantage over Mitt Romney as his Republican challenger scrambles to put his campaign back on ... Read more...

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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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Greece votes on EU bailout


June 17th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 17 (IANS) Voting began Sunday for crucial elections in Greece that are expected to determine the country's future in the Eurozone, with the main contenders being the right-wing ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to polls Wednesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) More than 50 million voters in Egypt will Wednesday decide who will lead them as president after more than a year since the fall of Hosni ... Read more...

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Polish president plays down outside threats to Euro 2012


May 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) There are no signals of outside security threats to the upcoming European football championship, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski confirmed.Attending a sitting of the National Security Council ... Read more...

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Indians start to see less corruption: Gallup poll


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Indians continue to see corruption as widespread in their country's government and business, but are less likely to feel that way this year, according to ... Read more...

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Netanyahu calls for early polls in Israel


May 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an early general election in four months' time, BBC reported.The vote is expected to take place in ... Read more...

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Hollande beats Sarkozy in French presidential polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger Fran├žois Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1995.Hollande beat Sarkozy in a ... Read more...

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Hollande wrests French presidency from Sarkozy


May 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger Fran├žois Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1988.Hollande has beaten Sarkozy in ... Read more...

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France votes to choose Sarkozy or Hollande (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Voters in France cast their ballots Sunday in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls that could see a Socialist win for the first time ... Read more...

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France votes in crucial presidential run-off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French people are voting in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls Sunday that could see a Socialist win for the first time since ... Read more...

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Greeks vote in crucial parliamentary election


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (IANS) Greeks are participating in crucial parliamentary elections Sunday that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 9.9 ... Read more...

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Medvedev accepts offer to head ruling party


April 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday accepted a formal offer to take up the leadership of the ruling United Russia party, two days after Prime ... Read more...

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A woman emerges kingmaker in France


April 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who ... Read more...

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Sarkozy pledges budget surplus if re-elected


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS) Incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to reach 0.5 percent surplus of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and pledged to stick to growth targets ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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Opinion polls banned in Uttar Pradesh till Wednesday


February 7th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has banned the publication of opinion polls regarding the first phase of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh till 5 p.m. ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges Russians to vote, ‘make right choice’


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in an address to the nation Friday, called on citizens to take part in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections and "make ... Read more...

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US presidential candidate accused of sexual harassment


October 31st, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two US women have complained of "inappropriate behaviour" from Herman Cain, a presidential Republican frontrunner, the Politico newspaper said Monday.Cain, 65, who has been leading ... Read more...

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Poland votes in parliamentary polls


October 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poles voted Sunday in a poll to elect 460 membes to the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, and 100 senators to the upper ... Read more...

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Russian voters may now have an ‘against all’ option


July 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian voters may now be able to choose the option of voting "against all" political candidates when the lower house of parliament considers a bill ... Read more...

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Stop exit polls, demands Left Front


May 12th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Incensed with exit polls that predict the end of its 34-year reign in West Bengal, the Left Front Thursday demanded that the Election Commission consider stopping ... Read more...

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Bengal opinion polls will be proved wrong: Yechury


April 15th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Heaping scorn on the opinion polls which indicated that the Left Front could lose power in West Bengal, front major Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Assange claims to be more popular among Aussies than any Oz PM


April 12th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Controversial Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange has claimed he is more popular among Australians that any of the country's prime ministers have been for years."If we look at Australian ... Read more...

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Trump’s desire to be President surprises many in US


April 9th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): American business tycoon Donald Trump has surprised many in his country by indicating that he might run for president in 2012."I never really considered very strongly ... Read more...

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Divorce opens way for Guatemalan first lady’s presidential bid


April 9th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan judge announced Friday that she has granted the divorce petition of President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres, clearing the way for the ... Read more...

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DMK-Congress alliance will win: Thangkabalu


April 6th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Labelling opinion polls manipulated, Congress chief in Tamil Nadu K.V. Thangkabalu says the DMK-Congress alliance will surprise pundits by winning the April 13 elections on ... Read more...

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Poll panel for hiking candidates’ expenses


February 12th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Election Commission of India has recommended an increase in the election expenses of candidates fighting the Lok Sabha and state assembly polls, a top official said Saturday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Paid news, opinion polls cause concern


February 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With five states going for assembly polls before May, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday said that paid news was a matter of grave concern for the ... Read more...

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Quraishi opposes state funding of elections


January 30th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) Opposing state funding of poll campaigning of parties and individuals in the country, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi Sunday sought a complete ban on criminals joining ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings shot up in two polls following ‘Arizona shooting’ speech


January 19th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's approval ratings have shot up in two polls following his speech delivered to condole the agony of Arizona shoot out victims.The Politico ... Read more...

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Ban opinion polls after model code imposed: Quraishi


January 10th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Suggesting a ban on opinion polls once the model code of conduct comes into effect, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Sunday opposed state funding of elections, saying the ... Read more...

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Don’t delay resolution of Kashmir issue: Mufti


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) The resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue cannot be put into cold storage anymore without risking the future of the region, People's Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad ... Read more...

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