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ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Challenges Election Results

ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Challenges Election Results

Guillermo Lasso filed complaint Wednesday challenging Ecuador election results that show he narrowly lost to President Rafael Correa’s handpicked successor.

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HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

UN official also urged the Government to assign a ministerial-level focal point for human rights as well as to expedite the transparent and merit-based appointment of the National Ombudsperson.

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IRAN POLITICS: Ahmadinejad to Run For Office For Third Time

IRAN POLITICS: Ahmadinejad to Run For Office For Third Time

“I didn’t tell him don’t run, I said it’s not in your own or the country’s best interests to run,” Khamenei said at that time, according to Fars news agency.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Wartime Jewish Arrests Comment Backfires

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Wartime Jewish Arrests Comment Backfires

“I think France isn’t responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” Le Pen said in a French media interview on Sunday, referring to the July 16, 1942 German-ordered roundup by French police of 13,000 Jews in Paris.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Ossoff Can Win’: McElhannon Republican Strategist Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Ossoff Can Win’: McElhannon Republican Strategist Says

“I’ve never seen Democrats here so engaged, and it’s Donald Trump who got us so engaged,” said Carolyn Hadaway a veteran party activist in Georgia.

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INDIA POLITICS: BJP Alleges AAP Government Squanders Public Funds

INDIA POLITICS: BJP Alleges AAP Government Squanders Public Funds

BJP leader Piyush Goyal termed the alleged expenditure mind boggling. “This is criminal waste of government exchequer by Kejriwal government,” Gupta said.

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THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs Constitution in Step Toward Poll

THAILAND POLITICS: King Maha Vajiralongkorn Signs Constitution in Step Toward Poll

King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s power was also reinforced by recent changes made at the palace’s request to the draft constitution approved in a referendum last August, analysts said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Clashes With Macron Le Pen

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Clashes With Macron Le Pen

Macron retorted: “Sorry to tell you this, Madame Le Pen, but you are saying the same lies that we’ve heard from your father for 40 years.”

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BULGARIA POLITICS: GERB Wants to Form Government By End-April

BULGARIA POLITICS: GERB Wants to Form Government By End-April

“The prime minister of the next government that will be formed I suppose by the end of this month … will be Boiko Borisov”, said Vladislav Goranov.

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ARMENIA POLITICS: Sargsyan Party Wins Parliamentary Election

ARMENIA POLITICS: Sargsyan Party Wins Parliamentary Election

Sarksyan’s ruling Republican Party won elections in Armenia, official results showed, laying the foundation for a new parliamentary system of government.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Demands Recount After Moreno Win

ECUADOR POLITICS: Lasso Demands Recount After Moreno Win

Guillermo Lasso he told supporters: “They’ve crossed a line. We’re going to defend the will of Ecuadorean people in the face of this fraud attempt.”

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi NLD Wins Nearly Half of By-Elections

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi NLD Wins Nearly Half of By-Elections

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won nine out of 19 seats in the national and regional parliaments, according to the Union Election Commission, following a period in which she has struggled to match sky-high expectations.

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ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

Sarksyan, the 62-year-old leader of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), has repeatedly denied that the changes, which were approved by the electorate in a December 2015 referendum, were made for his benefit.

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INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

INDIA POLITICS: CK Jaffer Shareef Endorses Mohan Bhagwat For President

CK Jaffer Shareef to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “I personally feel nobody should find fault with Mohan Bhagwat’s name being considered for President.”

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Elections Take Center Stage

MYANMAR POLITICS: Elections Take Center Stage

Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Election: The Winner Will Face Tough Economic Choices

ECUADOR POLITICS: Election: The Winner Will Face Tough Economic Choices

The polling firm Cedatos, which accurately predicted the first-round result, put Moreno ahead for the first time since its runoff surveys began.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation’s Election Campaign Clashes Exposed in Blistering Emails

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: One Nation’s Election Campaign Clashes Exposed in Blistering Emails

“I will become Pauline Hanson’s worst nightmare if she doesn’t give my money back,” said candidate Sandy Baraiolo, who was dumped for refusing to cede control of her Facebook account.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Slams US Election Meddling Claims ‘Lies’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Slams US Election Meddling Claims ‘Lies’

“All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies. These are used for domestic American political agendas,” President Vladimir Putin said.

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INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

Adityanath was a key campaigner for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh elections, and the thumping victory he helped deliver underlined how a divisive candidate could eclipse rivals who tried to reach out across communities.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

Security forces surrounded Paraguay’s Congress on Tuesday while lawmakers argued over a possible change in law that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election, a move that the opposition says would weaken democratic institutions.

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