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Japan PM Abe posts big win in parliament vote

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a landslide victory on Sunday in an election for parliament's upper house, despite concerns about his economic policies and plans to revise the nation's post-war pacifist constitution

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Australia's election cliff-hanger leaves nation in limbo

Australia's political parties began horsetrading on Sunday to break an anticipated parliamentary deadlock after a dramatic election failed to produce a clear winner, raising the prospect of prolonged political and economic instability.

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Anti-immigration party wins big in Germany polls

Supporters of Germany's new anti-immigration party erupted into raucous celebrations in this eastern city on Sunday after the Alternative for Germany (AfD) surged into three state assemblies with scores that would have been unthinkable only

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Trump wins Michigan; Sanders stuns Clinton

Republican front-runner Donald Trump rolled to primary wins in the big prize of Michigan and in Mississippi on Tuesday, brushing off a week of blistering attacks from the party's establishment and expanding his lead in the White House nomina

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Iran reformists cheer election gains

President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won big gains in elections that could deepen Iran's engagement with the world after his government ended years of sanctions by agreeing to curb its nuclear programme. The outcome in the

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Sharjah citizens cast vote in first council elections

The first-ever historic elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) started today (January 28) with citizens turning up in droves with great enthusiasm to cast their votes at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club polling centre in the em

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In a first, five women elected to Saudi councils

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that at least five women had been elected to public office in the kingdom after winning seats on municipal councils in Saturday's election. The five women hail from vastly different parts of the country,

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Saudi municipal election campaign begins

Campaigning for the historic December 12 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia begins today (November 29). The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has taken many steps to ensure free, effective and convenient campaigning, Hamad

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Egyptians vote in second round of polls

Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore parliament after a more than three-year hiatus but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repression. The elections have been haile

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Egypt's poor poll turnout might strengthen Sisi's hand

Turnout was so low in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, that satirist Bassem Youssef derided it as an ingenious strategy to show the world Egypt had rid itself of its notorious overcrowding. Empty polling sta

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