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Pro-Putin party wins majority in Russian elections despite declining support

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Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports president Vladimir Putin, retained its majority in parliament after a three-day election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, despite losing around one fifth of ...

In the elections no one wanted, Canada is tilting towards the status quo

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On 20 September, Canada’s general election will end. Throughout the campaign, the governing Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, and the opposition Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, have been neck and neck, trading the ...

Morocco elections: Islamists suffer losses as liberal parties gain ground

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Morocco’s liberal RNI party has won the most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections, while the co-ruling moderate PJD Islamists suffered a crushing defeat, preliminary results showed. RNI, led by billionaire a...

What does the UK elections bill set out?

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The elections bill, which will be debated in the Commons for the first time on Tuesday, is, according to the government, an ambitious and timely set of plans to ensure elections remain fair and secure. To critics, it ...

Michigan judge sanctions pro-Trump lawyers who sought to overturn state’s 2020 elections

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A federal judge in Michigan has sanctioned a team of nine pro-Trump lawyers, including Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, who sought to overturn the state’s 2020 elections as part of a sweeping effort across the nation to ch...

Does Trump’s endorsement really carry the day in local elections?

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As the Republican party first began to prepare for the 2022 midterm elections it seemed like Donald Trump had it all figured out. The former US president had an axe to grind with certain Republicans who had bucked him...

Myanmar’s military ruler promises multi-party elections

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Myanmar’s military ruler, Min Aung Hlaing, has promised new multiparty elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). He spoke in...

Self-isolation could stop hundreds voting in Isle of Man elections

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Hundreds face being excluded from elections in the Isle of Man because of a lack of contingency plans for those self-isolating, it was claimed on the eve of polling. Elections are due to take place in a third of the I...

China bans pro-democracy candidates in Macau elections

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China’s crackdown on pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong appears to have spread to Macau, where 21 candidates, including veteran legislators, have been disqualified from upcoming elections. Most of those disqualifi...

New York mayor’s race in chaos after elections board publishes incorrect tally

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New York City’s mayoral election has been thrown into chaos after the board of elections mistakenly included 135,000 “test ballots” in its vote tally. The board of elections had published updated vote totals for the D...

Five key takeaways from France’s regional elections

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France’s regional elections produced a humiliating defeat for Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN), stinging failure for Emmanuel Macron and thumping wins for incumbents from the country’s traditional...

Republicans can win the next elections through gerrymandering alone

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In Washington, the real insiders know that the true outrages are what’s perfectly legal and that it’s simply a gaffe when someone accidentally blurts out something honest. And so it barely made a ripple last week when...

Le Pen’s far-right party suffers blow in French regional elections

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Marine Le Pen’s far-right party has suffered a serious electoral blow when it failed to win a regional election in its stronghold in the south of France. The Rassemblement National (RN) had pinned its last chances on ...

Le Pen looks to Provence for last hope of victory in French regional elections

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At the 17th-century town hall in the Provençal city of Arles, a large tricolour flapped vigorously outside the open window of the mayor’s office last week, animated perhaps by what locals call the mistralet, a gentle ...

France regional elections: Greens hope to win first region in 30 years

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The French Green party stepped up campaigning in the Pays de La Loire on Friday in the hope of narrowly winning its first region in almost 30 years in the final round of elections this Sunday. But after a record abste...

Libya talks set December date for national elections

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Foreign powers and Libya’s new interim government of national unity have called for nationwide elections on 24 December and the phased withdrawal of all foreign forces, starting with some mercenaries in a matter of da...

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