Tunisian poll seen heading for run-off

Tunisia’s presidential election is projected to proceed to a run-off slated for December 31 after no candidate garnered enough votes to secure outright victory in the first round, the latest polls indicate. Campaign teams of incumbent Mohamed Moncef Marzouki and leader of Nidaa Tounes party Beji Caid Essebsi both announced[…]

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Brazil’s president forced into run-off

After a presidential campaign steeped in drama, Brazilians opted Sunday for a relatively undramatic runoff election featuring the two parties that have governed for the past 20 years. Frustrated with an economic slowdown and corrupt politicians, voters flirted for weeks with Socialist candidate Marina Silva’s promise of a “new politics,”[…]

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Abdullah calls Afghanistan run-off ‘rigged’

Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah has rejected the results of June’s presidential run-off, calling the vote that put his arch-rival Ashraf Ghani ahead “rigged”. Speaking on Tuesday to a crowded gathering, known as a Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Abdullah told his followers that the results of the vote were fabricated and[…]

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