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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

Zimbabwe is due to hold its next presidential and parliamentary election by July 2018. Mugabe has been endorsed as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

“I’m convinced this election means a crossroads. One option is to insist on or go down the wrong path. The other is to correct the errors,” Pinera said.

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RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

“He (Kagame) has more money. He has been in power for 20 years. They have companies. We are not scared of that,” Frank Habineza added.

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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

“The SPD is back! We’re back!” Martin Schulz told around 600 delegates at a party meeting in Berlin shortly before he was chosen as SPD leader.

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CANADA POLITICS: Jason Kenney Takes Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Jason Kenney Takes Center Stage

“Today we are sending a message to NDP. You will be facing a strong, united opposition.” Jason Kenney said after his victory in the Calgary.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was celebrating after his VVD emerged as the largest party for the third time running with a projected 21 percent of vote.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Mark Rutte Fought Off Challenge of Geert Wilders to Win Election Victory

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Mark Rutte Fought Off Challenge of Geert Wilders to Win Election Victory

“We were the 3rd largest party of the Netherlands. Now we are the 2nd largest party. Next time we will be number 1,” Wilders said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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FRANCE POLITICS: UK PM Theresa May ‘Good At Getting It Wrong’: Marine Le Pen Says

FRANCE POLITICS: UK PM Theresa May ‘Good At Getting It Wrong’: Marine Le Pen Says

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for hosting her main rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, while apparently snubbing her.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Wilders Election Debate: Put Dutch First, Not ‘Brussels, Africa, and Asylum Seekers’

“I say to all Dutch people at home, when you go to vote on Wednesday, if you want to put our country up for sale and ensure that our money goes to asylum seekers, Brussels and Africa instead of our own people, vote for the VVD” – the political party which Rutte heads.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry And Ask Forgiveness’: Santos Apologies

COLOMBIA POLITICS: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry And Ask Forgiveness’: Santos Apologies

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged funds were illegally obtained during his 2010 election campaign and asked the nation’s forgiveness for the “shameful” act.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Castro, Hernandez Headed for November Election

HONDURAS POLITICS: Castro, Hernandez Headed for November Election

Juan Orlando Hernandez, Xiomara Castro and Luis Zelaya have won their parties’ primary elections to become candidates ahead of the November general elections, electoral officials announced.

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Juan Orlando Hernandez Wins Party Primary

HONDURAS POLITICS: Juan Orlando Hernandez Wins Party Primary

The electoral tribunal said Hernandez won 92.9 percent of the votes, to be the National Party candidate, with the rest going to his rival Roberto Castillo.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi’s BJP Scored Thumping Victory in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA POLITICS: Modi’s BJP Scored Thumping Victory in Uttar Pradesh

The triumph vindicates Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his shock decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor against the corrupt rich.

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INDIA POLITICS: Narendra Modi Wins Landslide Election Victory

INDIA POLITICS: Narendra Modi Wins Landslide Election Victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics

“The values Netherlands stands for many, many decades, centuries actually, its freedom, its tolerance, its empathy… they are destroying it,” Jesse Klaver.

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INDIA POLITICS: 2017 Punjab Election Results: AAP, BJP

INDIA POLITICS: 2017 Punjab Election Results: AAP, BJP

If Aam Admi Party (AAP) manages to snare Punjab — as anecdotal evidences and poll projections seem to suggest—there will be two likely, immediate outcomes.

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USA POLITICS: Eric Garcetti Wins Big in Election

USA POLITICS: Eric Garcetti Wins Big in Election

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti clinched re-election on Tuesday in a landslide victory that handed him a second four-year term in charge of America’s second-largest city.

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