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Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

  Washington, United States | AFP |  Republican Karen Handel won a high-stakes, closely-watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump’s presidency. Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger …

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Rwanda-born Berville is French MP as Macron secures majority

 Rwanda-born Berville is MP as Macron marches to clear majority in French parliament  Paris, France | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, although it fell short of a predicted landslide. Macron’s year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the …

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Big names in, big names out in British election

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  As the British general election results rolled in on Friday, here are some of the big names who were voted out of parliament and others who will be returning. – Voted out – NICK CLEGG — The former deputy prime minister and ex-Liberal Democrat …

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Theresa May: Steady leader who gambled and lost

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Theresa May presented herself as a stable leader to take Britain through Brexit, but her gamble of an election backfired spectacularly. The ruling Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday’s vote, after a campaign marred by terror attacks, policy mistakes and her …

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Britain’s Corbyn calls for May to quit after election losses

Britain’s Corbyn calls for May to quit after election losses London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Theresa May should step down after losses for her Conservative Party in the general election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday. May “has lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support …

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A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  An exit poll following Britain’s general election on Thursday suggested the country could be heading for a “hung parliament”, in which no party has an overall majority. Here is what would happen next if the forecast is confirmed by the full results, most likely …

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May ahead but set to lose majority in UK election: exit poll

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are set to lose their overall majority after Britain’s general election, an exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed. The Conservatives were set to win 314 seats, followed by Labour on 266, the Scottish National Party on 34 …

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