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ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

ECUADOR POLITICS: Election Update: Lenin Moreno Within Striking Distance of Winning First Round

With eight candidates, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid an April runoff and continue a decade-long period of leftist rule, just as South America is moving to the right.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Election Campaign Takes Center Stage

“There is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” Wilders said. “If you want to regain your country, make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands again, then you can only vote for one party.”

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

ECUADOR POLITICS: Guillermo Lasso Vows to Remove Wikileaks Assange

Conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso is the opposition’s frontrunner in Sunday’s presidential election.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Parties Fear Election Ban As Socialists Dig in

Venezuela’s government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country’s collapsing economy.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Frontrunner As Election Campaign Begins

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders Frontrunner As Election Campaign Begins

Wilders, a eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump, has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary election the start of a “Patriotic Spring” in Europe, where French and German voters go to the polls in May and September.

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UK POLITICS: 23 February Stoke-on-Trent Election to Take Center Stage

UK POLITICS: 23 February Stoke-on-Trent Election to Take Center Stage

Candidates running to replace Tristram Hunt are: Labour: Gareth Snell, Ukip: Paul Nuttall, Conservative: Jack Brereton, Liberal Democrat: Zulfiqar Ali.

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GHANA POLITICS: Post-Election Fiscal Crunch is Politics As Normal

GHANA POLITICS: Post-Election Fiscal Crunch is Politics As Normal

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken power with ambitious plans to revive economic growth, only to discover a $1.6 billion hole in the budget and a deficit twice as high as expected.

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SWITZERLAND POLITICS: Voters Approve Making it Easier For Third-Generation Immigrants to Get Citizenship

SWITZERLAND POLITICS: Voters Approve Making it Easier For Third-Generation Immigrants to Get Citizenship

Around a quarter of neutral Switzerland’s population is foreign, a relatively high rate in comparison with other countries that make it easier for the children and grandchildren of immigrants to be naturalised.

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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states. There 103 abstentions and 14 votes were invalid.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: What Liberal Party With One Nation Preference Deal Could Mean at Election

The success of the Liberal Party’s preference deal with One Nation in WA could be determined by how many support staff are available to hand out how-to-vote cards on the day, according to a political analyst.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi Faces Election Test As Voting Begins in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA POLITICS: Modi Faces Election Test As Voting Begins in Uttar Pradesh

“The results will tell us whether Modi continues to enjoy unquestioned support or if it has started to erode,” said R.K. Mishra, an independent political analyst based in the state capital, Lucknow.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: Voters Urged to Vote For Yudhoyono or Baswedan

INDONESIA POLITICS: Voters Urged to Vote For Yudhoyono or Baswedan

“Jakarta will be led by a Muslim leader who submits to the will of Allah,” he added, urging his listeners to choose Yudhoyono or Baswedan. “Jakarta will be a religious city.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon Seeks Party Unity

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon Seeks Party Unity

Though the presidency seems to be slipping from his grasp, Fillon, a 62-year-old former prime minister, manages to stem rebellion in his Republicans party.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Wins Election

SOMALIA POLITICS: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Wins Election

“This is the beginning of unity for Somali nation, the beginning of the fight against Shabaab and corruption”, a triumphant Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court to Luiz Fernando Pezão: Step Down

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court to Luiz Fernando Pezão: Step Down

Electoral court in Rio de Janeiro ordered Rio de Janeiro state governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and his deputy to stand down, accusing them of offering state contracts to attract financing for a 2014 reelection campaign.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

RUSSIA POLITICS: Alexei Navalny Says Kremlin Sabotaging His Presidential Bid

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused the Kremlin of trying to block him from running in next year’s presidential election after a court found him guilty of embezzlement.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Lawmakers Gather to Vote For President

SOMALIA POLITICS: Lawmakers Gather to Vote For President

Somali lawmakers gathered behind the blast walls of the capital’s airport to elect their president, after months of delays and following threats from Islamist insurgents bent on derailing the process.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

“If you’re told I lead a double life with Mr Gallet it’s because my hologram has escaped,” Emmanuel Macron told supporters at a rally.

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SOMALIA POLITICS: Presidential Election Venue Moved From Police Academy

SOMALIA POLITICS: Presidential Election Venue Moved From Police Academy

The venue for Somalia’s presidential election next week has been moved from the police academy to inside the Mogadishu airport because of concerns about security and possible corruption.

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