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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Renews Push for Australian Republic

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Shorten Renews Push for Australian Republic

‘If the yes vote prevails – and I’m optimistic it will – then we can consider how that head of state is chosen,’ Bill Shorten says.

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KENYA POLITICS: Margaret Kenyatta Pleads to Women to Re-Elect Uhuru

KENYA POLITICS: Margaret Kenyatta Pleads to Women to Re-Elect Uhuru

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged women in the Rift Valley to help her accomplish her dream of securing maternal health in the country by re-electing President Kenyatta.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘Next Week Venezuelans Will Vote for Constituent Assembly’: Maduro

“Who doesn’t go vote next Sunday is hurting the Republic of Venezuela, is hurting the right for peace,” Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said.

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KENYA POLITICS: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

KENYA POLITICS: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

Paul Mwangi, head of Odinga’s legal team, said he had lost count of cases they had filed against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

“The commission is not set up to prove or disprove President Trump’s claim. The commission is simply to put facts on the table,” Kris Kobach said.

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KENYA POLITICS: Politicians Steer Clear of Hate Speech Before Election

KENYA POLITICS: Politicians Steer Clear of Hate Speech Before Election

“I think politicians are trying to be smart,” Hassan Mohamed, secretary of the government-run monitor, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), told Reuters.

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UK POLITICS: Royal Mail Clear Winner of June 8 General Election

UK POLITICS: Royal Mail Clear Winner of June 8 General Election

“Royal Mail has emerged as the one clear winner of last month’s general election, with political mailings helping to slow the inexorable decline in UK letter volumes,” Hargreaves Lansdown equity analyst Nicholas Hyett said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Disgruntled State Workers Seek Ways to Join Opposition Vote

Maduro says his July 30 vote for the controversial constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace to Venezuela after three months of violent anti-government protests.

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RWANDA POLITICS: Kagame, Mpayimana, Habineza Presidential Election Campaigns Take Center Satge

RWANDA POLITICS: Kagame, Mpayimana, Habineza Presidential Election Campaigns Take Center Satge

President Kagame, the flag bearer for the ruling RPF-Inkotanyi, will launch his campaign in Southern Province’s Ruhango District today.

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USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

USA POLITICS: West Virginia: Patrick Morrisey to Take On Joe Manchin for US Senate in 2018 Race

Morrisey is fresh off a successful reelection campaign in 2016, winning 52 percent to 42 percent, and his boosters are quick to point out he outperformed the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

Tension in PNG has been high for months amid a groundswell of unrest following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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RWANDA POLITICS: Diane Shima Rwigara Disqualified From Election

RWANDA POLITICS: Diane Shima Rwigara Disqualified From Election

Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, was one of three candidates left off the list, and the only woman.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Fernandez Bloc Tied in Congressional Elections: Poll

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Fernandez Bloc Tied in Congressional Elections: Poll

Fernandez, who was president between 2007 and 2015, formed a new party independent of Peronism, Argentina’s dominant political movement, before announcing her bid for a Senate seat last month.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

JAPAN POLITICS: Shinzo Abe Party Suffers Defeat in Tokyo Election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal.

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USA POLITICS: $35,000 Per Donor, Trump Raised $10m By at First Re-Election Fundraiser

USA POLITICS: $35,000 Per Donor, Trump Raised $10m By at First Re-Election Fundraiser

Donald Trump’s motorcade was greeted by dozens of protesters, who hoisted signs with slogans like “Health care not tax cuts” and chanted “Shame! Shame!”

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ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

“Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,” said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia’s lower house leader. “He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says Obama Took No Action Against Russia for 2016 Election Hack, He Didn’t ‘Choke,’ He ‘Colluded or Obstructed’

USA POLITICS: Trump Says Obama Took No Action Against Russia for 2016 Election Hack, He Didn’t ‘Choke,’ He ‘Colluded or Obstructed’

Donald Trump says, “Obama took no action against Russia for its actions in the 2016 election because he expected Hillary Clinton to win.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney

USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney

“I would not underestimate the weight that we as Americans assign to the Russian attempts to interfere with our internal political processes,” said Cheney.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘2019 Biafra Land Will Not Vote for Any President’: Kanu, IPOB Leader

NIGERIA POLITICS: ‘2019 Biafra Land Will Not Vote for Any President’: Kanu, IPOB Leader

“Nigerian government should build as many prisons as possible to jail all Biafrans,” Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says.

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