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Infantino, only candidate for FIFA 2023 presidential election

Doha, Qatar | Xinhua | FIFA announced on Thursday that it received one candidature — Gianni Infantino for its presidential election that will be held in 2023. Following the call for election issued by the FIFA Council on March 30 this year, FIFA’s member associations have proposed, in due time and …

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UMSC issues roadmap for election of new Muslim leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC Independent Electoral Commission has issued the long-awaited roadmap for the election of new office bearers. The term of office for the current officials expired this year. Although the previous general assembly had left in place an Electoral Commission, the election …

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Why populists don’t concede

 They cry fraud because they base on the claim that they, and only they, represent `the real people’ COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election next month, President Jair Bolsonaro is crafting his own version of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”: the claim …

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Another peaceful election in Senegal

Why this time the results herald a big political shift | CATHERINE LENA KELLY | Senegalese voters went to the polls in July 2022, continuing a tradition of robust multiparty competition in the country. It is one of a handful of African countries that have never experienced a military coup. …

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Deputy Speaker Tayebwa prays for peace in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has congratulated the people of Kenya for the recently concluded election and called for a peaceful post-election period. Kenyans went to the polls on 09 August 2022 amidst rising tension from the country that has in recent times been riddled …

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President Uhuru Kenyatta comments on Kenya election

Kenyan President meets Election Observers Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday met a team of AU/ COMESA election observers at State House, Nairobi, who briefed him on their observations about the election process. The team led by former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said …

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Tororo district authorities gazette refugee centers ahead of Kenyan polls

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo district authorities have earmarked Oriyoi primary school in Morukatipe sub-county, and St. Jude primary school in Malaba town council as reception centers for refugees from Kenya in case tomorrow’s polls turn violent. According to Tororo district authorities, the chaotic 2007 Kenyan elections taught them a …

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Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as new president of Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka | Xinhua | Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as the new president of Sri Lanka in an election held in parliament on Wednesday. Soon after winning the election, Wickremesinghe addressed the parliament, calling on all legislators including the opposition parliamentarians to unite and work together with him to …

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