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Pro-West parties secure big win in Ukraine polls

Pro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count showed on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing people's support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic reforms sought by the

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Tunisians vote for new parliament

Tunisians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, four years after their uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than its neighbours who

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Tunisians vote for new parliament today

Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than neighbours who also ou

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Bahrain plans nationwide drive to spur voting

A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage Bahrainis to cast their ballots in the upcoming national elections. It includes setting up social media networks, 12-hour hotlines, SMS services and an interactive website ahead

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Parliamentary elections set for Nov 22 in Bahrain

Bahrain's parliamentary elections will be held on November 22 and a second round, if needed, will be held on November 29. His Majesty King Hamad issued a decree in this regard last night (September 22), said a report in the Gu

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Social media push for Bahrain elections

A social media campaign designed to keep voters informed ahead of this year's general elections in Bahrain is ready for launch, alongside a dedicated hotline and website. Election organisers said that Facebook, Twitter and Ins

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Social media push for Bahrain elections

A social media campaign designed to keep voters informed ahead of this year's general elections in Bahrain is ready for launch, alongside a dedicated hotline and website. Election organisers said that Facebook, Twitter and Ins

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Libya parliament agrees direct presidential election

Libya's new parliament agreed on Tuesday that the next president would be elected by popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new parliament will open s

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Erdogan poised to win; Turkey set for a new era

Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.

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Assad sworn in again, vows to retake all areas

Bashar Al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as Syria's president for a new term, after an election his opponents dismiss as a sham but his supporters say proves that a rebellion to unseat him has failed after three years of war.

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