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Pakistan assembly elects Shehbaz Sharif as new prime minister

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Shehbaz Sharif, the brother of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been elected by lawmakers as the new prime minister of Pakistan. Sharif, 70, took over after a historic and turbulent week in Pakistani...

EU parliament elects anti-abortion Maltese MEP as president

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A conservative Maltese lawyer who opposes abortion has been elected president of the European parliament, the first woman in 20 years to lead the assembly. Roberta Metsola, who is celebrating her 43rd birthday on Tues...

Barbados elects first president as it prepares to drop Queen as head of state

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Barbados has elected its first president with just weeks to go until the Caribbean island becomes a republic and ceases to recognise Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. The island’s governor general, Dame Sandra Mas...

Major row brewing over plans to change way Labour elects party leader

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Labour is set to reignite a major row over how it selects its party leader, with a vote expected on a return to the system that hands MPs more power. Keir Starmer outlined plans for a return of an electoral college sy...

Scotland elects first woman of colour to Scottish parliament

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History was made in Scotland on Saturday as the country elected its first woman of colour to serve as a member of the Scottish parliament (MSP). Kaukab Stewart won her race for the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the...