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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra Exit: In Defence of Election Boycott

NIGERIA POLITICS: Biafra Exit: In Defence of Election Boycott

Incidentally, the IPOB’s resolve to massively mobilize the people for full compliance with its declaration to kick start the boycott of elections with the November 8, 2017 gubernatorial election in Anambra state is, to say the least, a right decision in the right direction. As a matter of public knowledge, it is a trite fact that in democracy sovereignty resides with the people, in much the same way the people are known to be the primary source of legitimacy.

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KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State heading the Carter Center observer mission said: “The process that was put in place is proving its value thus far. Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Don’t let anybody besmirch that.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said: “The ANC may have won in the no-confidence motion in parliament yesterday, but it has lost the confidence of the country.”

“We believe the voters should now have the chance to express their opinion about the conduct of the ANC in defending Jacob Zuma. In short, we believe that parliament should be dissolved now so that the country can hold an early election.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

Chris Msando, the election board’s head of information, communication and technology, was found murdered on Monday. He had been tortured before he was killed. “This is not the time to allow a tragedy such as this to divide us, to turn brother against brother.” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

SENEGAL POLITICS: Benno Bokk Yakaar Claims Election Landslide in Parliamentary Vote

Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition swept all except three of the country’s 45 electoral departments, said Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, speaking to the public Senegalese press agency APS ahead of the official release of results.

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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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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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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said, “(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions.”

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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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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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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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UK POLITICS: Revealed! Tory Secret Call Centre ‘May Have Broken Election Law’

UK POLITICS: Revealed! Tory Secret Call Centre ‘May Have Broken Election Law’

Tory admitted it commissioned Blue Telecoms to carry out market research and direct marketing calls during the campaign, and insisted the calls were legal.

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MEXICO POLITICS: MORENA Says Will Not Join Other Parties in Presidential Election

MEXICO POLITICS: MORENA Says Will Not Join Other Parties in Presidential Election

“Those who associate themselves and deal with the mafia of power are nothing more than opportunist mercenaries and politicians … as such we can’t move forward with those parties,” Lopez Obrador said.

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LESOTHO POLITICS: 2017 Election Biggest Winners and Losers

LESOTHO POLITICS: 2017 Election Biggest Winners and Losers

Dr Thabane and the ABC have consolidated, beyond question, their status as Lesotho’s most popular politician and party respectively. Read more.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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