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Ex-Pakistan PM’s wife on course to win his by-election seat

  Lahore, Pakistan | AFP |  The wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on course to win a parliamentary by-election for her husband’s seat, which became vacant when he was ousted from office, according to unofficial early results Sunday. The Supreme Court ended Sharif’s tenure as prime …

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Angola’s UNITA drops parliament boycott threat over vote dispute

Luanda, Angola | AFP | The leading opposition party in Angola said Saturday its lawmakers would take their seats in parliament, withdrawing a threat to boycott the assembly to protest last month’s election outcome. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), which won 27 percent of the vote, …

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“Audit shows no hacking of Kenya vote system”

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya’s cancelled presidential poll showed no manipulation of data, the French biometrics firm that supplied the system told AFP Friday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the company, OT-Morpho, of being complicit in alleged rigging …

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Zimbabwe opposition warns over 2018 polls voter registration

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s long serving President Robert Mugabe unveiled a new biometric voter registration programme Thursday ahead of next year’s elections, drawing criticism from opponents who claim the system could be manipulated. Registration will open nationwide on Monday and continue until January 15 for the polls in which …

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Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Three Angolan opposition parties on Friday filed a complaint against the outcome of nationwide elections on August 23 that asserted the 42-year grip of the ruling MPLA party. Representatives from the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and two smaller parties, the …

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