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Sharjah council urges voters to take part in polls

The Sharjah Consulative Council has urged voters to take part in its electoral and political process in order to have a say in the decision-making and development agenda of the emirate.   Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed

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Saudis elect 17 women in landmark council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported. The election was the first in which women cou

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Saudi women voters head to historic polls

A total of 1,486,477 Saudis head to polls today (December 12) to take part in the third session of the municipal elections in Saudi Arabia. Polling stations will remain open from 8 am to 5 pm for people to cast their votes in the

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Turnout low in Egypt's parliamentary election

Egyptians turned out in low numbers on Sunday to vote in the first phase of an election hailed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a milestone on the road to democracy but shunned by critics who say the new chamber will rubber stamp his decisio

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Egypt president signs elections law

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, the official gazette said on Sunday, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls. The election law allocates 4

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Erdogan suffers setback in Turkey elections

Kurds thwart Erdogan's ambitions with Turkey poll advance Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a major setback on Sunday when the ruling AK Party he founded failed to win an outright

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Erdogan suffers setback in Turkey elections

Kurds thwart Erdogan's ambitions with Turkey poll advance Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a major setback on Sunday when the ruling AK Party he founded failed to win an outright

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UK votes in closest election in decades

British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the UK towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.

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Opposition calls for polls boycott ignored in Bahrain

Many voters living in areas considered opposition strongholds in Bahrain ignored boycott calls again as they cast their ballots in the second round of polls yesterday (November 29), a report said. They headed to 12 polling station

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Second round of voting begins in Bahrain

Thousands of Bahrainis and expatriates will go to the polls again today for the second round of voting in parliament and municipal council elections, a report said. Voting will take place in 34 constituencies nationwide where parl

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