Moroccans vote in crucial parliamentary polls

Voters headed to the polls on Friday for the kingdom’s 10th parliamentary elections since independence in 1956 to define a new political map for the North African country. About 16 million Moroccans out of the country’s 34 million people have registered to vote. They will choose from 30 parties that[…]

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Exit polls show big win for Japan’s Abe

Media exit polls in Japan point to a commanding victory for Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition in Sunday’s elections. The vote was dubbed a referendum on the incumbent prime minister’s reflationary recipe for reviving Japan’s economy. The polls show the coalition – Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner[…]

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Essebsi leads presidential vote

The run-off battle in Tunisia’s first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round. Political veteran Essebsi, 87, came out ahead in the first round vote at the weekend, securing 39.46 percent of votes cast, six percentage[…]

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Tunisia elects new president in landmark poll

Voting was continuing Monday after Tunisians cast ballots in the country’s first presidential election since the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a 2011 uprising. Official results are expected by Tuesday. Shortly after polls closed Sunday, aides of former prime minister Beji Caid Essibsi – whose[…]

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