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Far-right candidates perform dismally across UK elections

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Anti-fascist campaigners have been celebrating a dismal performance by far-right candidates in elections around the UK, from Scotland to council polls in England. Their disastrous showing was also attributed to what t...

Chile: candidates battle for moderate votes as presidential race nears end

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Chile’s presidential race is hurtling towards its conclusion with the two remaining candidates battling to secure moderate votes in a deeply divided political landscape. Far-right candidate José Antonio Kast secured a...

Tweet on Tory candidate’s account says teenage girls smell ‘buttery and creamy’

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A Conservative local election candidate has caused outrage after a post on his account said 16-year-old girls smell “buttery [en] creamy”. On Saturday a post on the Twitter account of Jonty Campbell, who has stood fo...

Jofra Archer back in the mix as England cast eye over Test candidates

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Next week Chris Silverwood names his first England Test squad as both the head coach and sole selector, adding an extra frisson to the six County Championship fixtures that begin on Thursday and, touch wood, are the l...

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong ‘patriots’-only elections

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Pro-Beijing candidates will occupy nearly every seat in Hong Kong’s new legislature, after party loyalists swept the first elections under a revamp by Beijing ensuring that only “patriots” could run for office. The el...

‘Huge incentives to kill’: Mexico crime groups target election candidates

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Tuesday started off like any other day on the campaign trail for José Alberto Alonso, a union leader running for mayor in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco: he kissed his family goodbye, boarded his Nissan Extreme ...

France’s divided leftwing candidates called on to back ‘people’s primary’

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A group of political activists will make one desperate last attempt this month to save the bitterly divided French left from an electoral catastrophe in the presidential election with a “people’s primary” to designate...

New York mayoral candidates clash on policing in Democratic debate

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The New York City mayoral race exploded into life on Wednesday night, as the Democratic primary debate saw candidates clash over whether to rein in or bolster the city’s beleaguered police force, and the two centrist ...

Republicans to field more than 100 far-right candidates this year

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Meer as 100 far-right candidates are running for political office across the country as Republicans this year according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-profit that monitors hate groups. Aside from those e...

Peru election: supporters of rival candidates throng streets amid dispute over result

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Supporters of Peru’s rival presidential candidates – socialist Pedro Castillo and rightwinger Keiko Fujimori – have taken to the streets amid uncertainty over a legal challenge to the outcome of the closely contested ...

Priti Patel’s search for new Met police chief could include overseas candidates

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Could the UK’s most powerful police officer be brought in from outside the force? Or might Priti Patel look even farther afield – to Australia, or even the United States – instead of recruiting from within Scotland Ya...

Dragons, Nazis and Putin: children put German candidates through wringer

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When Germany elects a new government on 26 September the average voter age may be over 50, but a week and a half before polling day it is children who are asking the hard questions of the candidates who want to fill A...

Alarm as Trump backs ‘big lie’ candidates for key election posts in Michigan

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Donald Trump has endorsed rightwing Republican candidates who support his baseless claims of a stolen election for key posts in Michigan, raising the prospect of a Trumpist take over of how the key battleground state ...

Hard-left and far-right presidential candidates meet in French TV ‘cockfight’

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Two men; two completely different visions for France. In a debate that lasted more than two hours, the hard-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the hard-right Éric Zemmour, expected to be a presidential...

Maryland Democrat’s leaked email casts doubt over Black candidates’ electability

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Doubts about the electability of Black candidates “should have no place in America in 2022”, a contender for the Democratic nomination for governor in Maryland said, after an email from a party official and donor expr...

Eight candidates for the next UK city of culture announced

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Armagh City, Bradford, County Durham and Stirling are among the eight places in the UK longlisted to become the next city of culture, after a record of 20 bids. Cornwall, Derby, Southampton, and Wrexham County Borough...

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