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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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Bahrain elections to use automated voting machines

Automated voting machines could be used for the first time in Bahrain during national elections later this year, it has emerged.   Officials hope they would speed up the process when people cast their ballots in

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Landslide win for Assad in election

President Bashar Al-Assad has secured a landslide victory in a wartime election that was condemned as a sham by his opponents but demonstrated his tenacious hold on power after three years of brutal civil war. Parliamentary speake

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Modi sworn-in; speaks of 'glorious future'

Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's resplendent presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule by the Congress party.

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