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Five things to watch for in Russian polls

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russians vote in local and regional elections on Sunday. Here are five things to watch for during the elections that will take place in each of the country’s 85 regions. – How the Kremlin fares  –  Gubernatorial elections will take place in 16 regions. Elections to …

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Tensions high as Albania heads into disputed local polls

Tirana, Albania | AFP |  Albania will on Sunday hold bitterly disputed municipal polls that have snowballed into a democratic crisis, with the opposition boycotting the vote and refusing to recognise its results. The tense election run-up has seen bouts of violence as opposition supporters attacked polling stations around the country …

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Is democracy dying?

Taking democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls Kampala, Uganda | JOHN J STREMLAU | Visiting Professor of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand More than a dozen national elections will be held across Africa next year. All 55 members of the African Union (AU) are obligated to hold …

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Indian politician killed in bomb attack ahead of polls

New Delhi, India | AFP | Four people including a candidate in upcoming state elections have been killed by a bomb while travelling in a restive northeast region of India, police said Monday. The blast tore through a car in Meghalaya state late Sunday as Jonathone N Sangma, a 43-year-old …

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THIS WEEK: DR Congo to go to polls next year

THIS WEEK: DR Congo to go to polls next year Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has set December 23, 2018 as the date when citizens will choose their next president. In a statement released on Nov.05, the electoral …

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KENYATTA: No power-sharing deal with the opposition

Sagana, Kenya  | PSCU | President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the repeat Kenya elections will be held on schedule and those attempting to delay the poll should know that they are putting the country at risk. The President said the fresh presidential election, being held on the directions of the Supreme …

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