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USA POLITICS: Hillary Clinton New Book ‘What Happened’ Says Bernie Sanders’ Attacks Against Her During Presidential Campaign Paved Way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ Campaign

USA POLITICS: Hillary Clinton New Book ‘What Happened’ Says Bernie Sanders’ Attacks Against Her During Presidential Campaign Paved Way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ Campaign

“When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn’t come up with anything,” Ms Clinton said. “Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: APC Begins Campaign for Buhari’s Second Term in  Ebonyi State

NIGERIA POLITICS: APC Begins Campaign for Buhari’s Second Term in Ebonyi State

Acting state APC Chairman, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu, who addressed the rally, commended party faithful and other teeming supporters of APC for turning out in their large numbers for the rally.

“We thank God for the recovery of Mr. President from his sickness and successful return from the medical vacation in London to resume his normal duty as president. The overwhelming crowd that attended the rally is a clear indication that Ebonyi State is indeed an APC state and by massively attending this solidarity rally is another indication of the love Ebonyi people have for our president and his populist government.

“This is the third time APC in Ebonyi is organising this type of rally to demonstrate its love, support and loyalty for Buhari and APC led central government,” Nwachukwu said.

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KENYA POLITICS: Odinga Rejects Election Re-Run Date Without ‘Guarantees’

KENYA POLITICS: Odinga Rejects Election Re-Run Date Without ‘Guarantees’

“You cannot do a mistake twice and expect to get different results,” Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told reporters. “A number of the officials of the commission should be sent home, some of them should be investigated for the heinous crimes they committed.”

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Keeps Lead: Presidential Poll

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera Keeps Lead: Presidential Poll

A Pinera win would be welcomed by the Chilean business community, which blames current President Michelle Bachelet and her centre-left coalition of stoking market uncertainty in one of Latin America’s most free-market economies.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Rejects Comparisons to Venezuela

MEXICO POLITICS: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Rejects Comparisons to Venezuela

“(They are) saying that if MORENA wins Mexico, it’s going to be like Venezuela. That’s a lie!” Lopez Obrador told a crowd of thousands of supporters who rallied at a monument in the nation’s capital.

“We’re not taking inspiration from any foreign government … Neither Maduro, nor Donald Trump.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Not Again! German Media Bemoan Grand Coalition Scenario After Limp TV Duel

GERMANY POLITICS: Not Again! German Media Bemoan Grand Coalition Scenario After Limp TV Duel

Newspaper Handelsblatt said Schulz had not really attacked the incumbent chancellor, adding: “Martin Schulz doesn’t want to be chancellor in September apparently but rather Angela Merkel’s office manager.”

But Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper said Schulz had scored points for taking more decisive positions on Turkey, pensions and the need to punish the German automotive industry for the diesel emissions scandal.

“When it came to showing hard edges, Martin Schulz was more convincing,” it said, adding, “this evening may have changed things.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel’s Rivals Narrow Gap Slightly Ahead of TV Debate

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel’s Rivals Narrow Gap Slightly Ahead of TV Debate

Schulz has said he is going into Sunday’s television debate convinced he will win the elections. “A successful duel can create momentum,” he said in an interview conducted after media reports suggested his predecessor as leader had given up hope of an SPD victory.

Merkel told the Rheinische Post newspaper she expected the debate to spark great public interest. “I’ll be happy if as many people as possible take the time to watch,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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KENYA POLITICS: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

KENYA POLITICS: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

“We shall revisit this thing. We clearly have a problem,” he said, referring to the judiciary,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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KENYA POLITICS: Presidential Election Invalid! Supreme Court Declares, Calls for New Election

KENYA POLITICS: Presidential Election Invalid! Supreme Court Declares, Calls for New Election

“The declaration (of Kenyatta’s win) is invalid, null and void,” said Judge David Maranga, announcing the verdict backed by four out of the six judges.

“The first respondent (the election board) failed neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Will Not Lead Us Into Next Election: Senior Tories Say

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Will Not Lead Us Into Next Election: Senior Tories Say

Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said it would be “difficult” for Mrs May to stay on until 2022, when the next election is due. Lord Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister, said Mrs May had no long-term future. Privately, two executive members of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers said “a better campaigner” would be required to fight the next election.

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INDIA POLITICS: Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav Share Platform at Lalu Prasad’s Mega Rally

INDIA POLITICS: Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav Share Platform at Lalu Prasad’s Mega Rally

Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, who is staring at expulsion from the party for defying orders of not to attend the rally, was greeted warmly by Prasad who embraced him on the dais. Yadav was accompanied by suspended JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Defiant Merkel Takes on Protestors at Rowdy Campaign Rally

GERMANY POLITICS: Defiant Merkel Takes on Protestors at Rowdy Campaign Rally

“I hope you were able to understand some of that even though some of you out there kept on yelling,” a glum-looking Merkel said near the end of her speech to 1,500 people.

“Some believe the problems in Germany can be fixed by screaming – but I don’t think so and the majority of the people here don’t think so either,” said Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in office and is the heavy favourite to win the Sept. 24 election.

“Some people can’t do anything else but scream and shout – but we’re not going to let them lead us astray.”

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ANGOLA POLITICS: Election Update: MPLA Takes Commanding Lead

ANGOLA POLITICS: Election Update: MPLA Takes Commanding Lead

The MPLA calculated earlier on Thursday that after checking 5 million votes it was on course for the two-thirds majority that is required to govern alone.

“We can affirm that the future president will be comrade João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço,” João Martins, party secretary for political and electoral affairs, told reporters.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Urges Respect as Same-Sex Marriage Campaigns Turn Nasty

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Urges Respect as Same-Sex Marriage Campaigns Turn Nasty

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged restraint from both sides.

“You cannot ask for respect from the ’No’ case if you’re not prepared to give respect to the ’No’ case.”

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ANGOLA POLITICS: Angolans Cast their Votes for First New Leader in 38 Years

ANGOLA POLITICS: Angolans Cast their Votes for First New Leader in 38 Years

The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) is expected to remain in power but with a reduced majority. Its support has waned due to widespread political cronyism, though many Angolans remain loyal to the party that emerged victorious from 27 years of civil war in 2002.

“I’ve been following the party (MPLA) all my life. I grew up with it. The other parties don’t have the capacity to govern,” 33-year-old bakery owner Telma Francisco told Reuters outside a polling station in the capital.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

The UK’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system prevented Labour from getting 35 seats in the House of Commons in the recent general election, where Theresa May saved her position despite losing seats to the opposition, according to the study by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) published Monday.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

“This government thinks it is there for some time to come,” Corbyn, 68, told hundreds of people at a rally this month in Pool, a village outside Redruth, a former mining town in a deprived area of southwestern England.

“I’ve got news for them: we are touring the whole country this summer,” he said at the site of a former mine.

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NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

NEW ZEALAND POLITICS: Jacinda Ardern Officially Launches Election Campaign

New Zealand’s opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern said, “I will always maintain that a successful economy is one that serves its people. Not the other way around. And that means judging success differently. For me it’s simple: I want to build a country where every child grows up free from poverty and is filled with hope and opportunity This is my generation’s nuclear-free moment, and I am determined that we will tackle it head on.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Support ‘Same-Sex Marriage’: Josh Frydenberg to Electorate

Senior Liberal Josh Frydenberg says, ‘But when it comes to my broader position in terms of campaigning on this issue, I have bigger fish to fry and that is energy policy and that will be my priority in the weeks and the months ahea. We have an awful lot of things on our plate, I think that what we campaigned on was an opportunity to give all Australian’s a say in a plebiscite. That’s exactly what we’re delivering on now it’s up to the good people of Australia to have their say.’

‘The more people who enrol the better,’ Josh Frydenburg.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Kenya Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue. The men were killed during police anti-looting operations, the official added. Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said.

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