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French presidential polls begin in overseas regions


May 6th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Voting in the French presidential elections - that are scheduled for Sunday - began Saturday in some overseas territories of France due to time differences.The ... Read more...

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Rousseff first woman to win Brazil’s presidential election (Lead, changing dateline)


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Economist Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party (PT), Sunday became the first woman to win the Brazilian presidential election, garnering 55.92 percent of the total votes, with ... Read more...

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Fourth round of Nepal prime ministerial election today


August 6th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (ANI): Nepal Parliament will conduct a fourth runoff election for the post of prime minister today.The previous three elections held on July 21, July 23 and August 2 ... Read more...

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Third round of Nepal prime ministerial election today


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (ANI): Nepal Parliament will conduct a third runoff election for the post of prime minister today after previous two elections failed to elect a prime minister.UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa ... Read more...

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Nepal next prime ministerial runoff on August 2


July 24th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 24 (ANI): The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Legislature- Parliament has decided to hold the third runoff election for the prime ministerial post on August 2.The BAC took the decision ... Read more...

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‘We had the kitchen sink thrown at us,’ says Indian American S. Carolina governor candidate


June 9th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): The Republican primary race for the South Carolina governor's nomination is headed for a bruising runoff election after Indian American Nikki Haley, who is trying to become the ... Read more...

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Mitch Landrieu Elected As New Orleans Mayor


February 7th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Orleans, Feb 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu created history on Saturday when he was elected as the mayor of New Orleans, which marked the first time that ... Read more...

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Top UN official proposed to replace ‘tainted’ Karzai with a US-friendly figure


December 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 17 (ANI): A top UN official in Afghanistan had proposed a plan to replace President Hamid Karzai with a more Washington-friendly figure three months ago - when the widespread fraud ... Read more...

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UN chief arrives in Kabul amid poll turmoil


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 2 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived Monday on an unannounced visit to Kabul as political uncertainty deepened in Afghanistan after the pullout of presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah ... Read more...

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Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential runoff poll (Second lead)


November 1st, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (DPA) Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah Sunday announced he would not participate in a planned runoff election, saying that political conditions could not guarantee a fair process. The former foreign ... Read more...

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Abdullah boycotts Afghan presidential runoff poll


November 1st, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (DPA) Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah Sunday announced he would boycott the Nov 7 runoff election, saying that political conditions could not guarantee a fair process. Read more...

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Afghan presidential candidate asks for more troops


October 26th, 2009 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (DPA) Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah called for a "dramatic increase" in troops to secure his country from insurgents, in an interview with US broadcaster Fox News Sunday. Abdullah ... Read more...

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Kerry playing a greater role in Afghanistan with Clinton’s support


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry appears to be playing a far more significant role in matters relating to Afghanistan with the wholehearted support of Secretary ... Read more...

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US pressured Karzai to accept runoff pol


October 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to fight for his job in a Nov 7 runoff election came after US officials lobbied him through personal meetings ... Read more...

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Karzai, Abdullah have agreed to ‘work together’ to end election deadlock: French FM


October 18th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 18 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said that Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his top challenger Abdullah Abdullah have agreed to "work together" for a possible runoff vote ... Read more...

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Karzai’s first time hint at runoff voting in Afghanistan


October 16th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 16 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has hinted at the possibility of holding an election runoff with his main opponent and former Foreign Minister, Abdullah Abdullah.Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United ... Read more...

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Obama close to making decision on next steps for Afghanistan


October 15th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.15 (ANI): After five intense meetings on his war-fighting strategy in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama is assessing all the options and is now "in the decision-making phase," White House ... Read more...

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EU monitors say a third of Karzai votes are suspect


September 17th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep.17 (ANI): European Union monitors believe that about one-third of the votes cast for President Hamid Karzai in the Aug. 20 election are suspicious and should be examined for fraud.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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Zimbabwe PMs wife killed in accident, party terms it assassination bid


March 7th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 7 (ANI): Zimbabwes Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was hurt and his wife, Susan, has been killed in a car crash about 45 miles south of Harare.According to officials ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s opposition pulls out of polls (Lead)


June 22nd, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, June 22 (DPA) Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, has decided to withdraw from the presidential run-off elections June 27, party sources said Sunday. The decision was made ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai ‘may pull out of Zimbabwe election runoff’


June 20th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, June 20 (DPA) Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) candidate Morgan Tsvangirai is considering pulling out of next week's runoff presidential election, a party source told Britain's BBC network ... Read more...

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Neighbours urge Zimbabwe to release poll results


April 14th, 2008 - 2:08 am ICT by admin
DPA Lusaka/Harare, April 14 (DPA) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Sunday called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to quickly release the results of presidential elections held two weeks ago as the ... Read more...

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