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Ahmadinejad barred from Iran elections

Ahmadinejad barred as Iran Guardians pick vote candidates Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from running in next month’s election Thursday while President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran’s conservative-controlled Guardian Council, state media reported. The other candidates selected were hardliners …

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Spat over Kenyan electronic vote tender goes to court

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Six Kenyans urged a court Wednesday to suspend a controversial decision by election officials to scrap a tender process and directly procure an electronic voting system for the August polls. The petition is the umpteenth disruption to already chaotic election preparations, a sensitive process in …

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Head of Gambia’s electoral commission flees to Senegal

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The head of Gambia’s electoral commission has fled to neighbouring Senegal fearing a plot against him, a month after declaring President Yahya Jammeh lost elections following 22 years in power, one of his relatives said. Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairman Alieu Momar Njie “fled to …

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No elections in DR Congo before April 2018

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP |  Controversial moves to extend Congolese President Laurent Kabila’s stay in power appeared to advance Sunday as a close ally said elections would not be held until April 2018, 16 months after Kabila was due to leave office. Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda also warned that the …

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Somalia delays elections one more month

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Troubled Somalia on Monday announced it was delaying its elections for one more month to October and November due to security issues and administrative problems. Somalia’s internationally-backed government was supposed to hold national elections this year but instead scheduled a limited franchise election in which …

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Trump predicts ‘we’re going to win’ US election

Washington, United States | AFP | Newly minted Republican presumptive frontrunner Donald Trump predicted Tuesday he would win the 2016 presidential race against his Democratic challenger, likely to be Hillary Clinton. “We’re going to win in November, and we’re going to win big and it’s going to be America first,” …

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