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Elections 2019

Morales leads Bolivia vote for fourth term

La Paz, Bolivia – President Evo Morales was in the lead in early returns from the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Bolivia, but with less than a ten percent margin over his closest opponent, former President Carlos Mesa, the election appeared to be headed into a run-off. The Andean country’s top electoral authority[…]

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Gantz party says no to Netanyahu-led unity government

Benny Gantz, the leader of Blue and White party, has rejected an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to join forces in a governing coalition under the incumbent. Gantz, Netanyahu’s main opponent in Israel’s general election, told reporters he should be the prime minister in a broad unity government. With more than[…]

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Malawi protests spread after disputed election

Police and protesters clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month’s presidential election. In the biggest rallies since the vote count was announced, police used teargas to disperse protesters who tore down billboards of re-elected President Peter Mutharika. Thousands of[…]

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India votes Modi back with landmark mandate

New Delhi, India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to a landslide victory in the Indian elections and is set to return to power. The BJP, which ran a presidential-style campaign with Modi as its mascot and based its campaign on a hardline Hindu agenda, won 208[…]

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