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NATO urges Afghans to defy Taliban and head to polls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 15:45

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he strongly condemned a pre-election attack on a Kabul ministry today and urged Afghans to defy the Taliban and head to the polls.

Egypt presidential election set for May 26, 27

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 22:04

Egypt`s electoral commission on Sunday said the presidential election will take place on May 26 and 27, 10 months after the army overthrew Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Taliban escalate attacks to discredit Afghan election

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 18:31

Unable to stop next Saturday`s Afghan presidential election, the Taliban and their allies are ramping up violence, even killing children, to create a climate of fear and discredit the poll.

Egypt rejects appeals against election panel decisions

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 02:54

Egypt`s interim President Adli Mansour rejected Saturday proposals by political parties to allow judicial appeals against the decisions of the presidential election commission, state media said.

Ex-leftist rebel wins El Salvador presidency: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:59

Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren has won last Sunday`s presidential election in El Salvador, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

Egypt passes presidential election law

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 22:51

Egypt`s interim president issued anticipated decree that governs upcoming presidential election, clearing the way for the vote that many expect the country`s military chief to take part in and win.

Egypt`s Moussa says army chief will run for president

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 07:51

Egypt`s military chief and Defence Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi will run for president`s post, Amr Moussa, head of the country`s constitutional panel, said Tuesday after meeting Sisi.

Egypt`s Sabbahi to stand in presidential election

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 07:03

A popular Egyptian dissident leader under ousted president Mohamed Morsi has said he will stand in upcoming elections, in a contest likely to pit him against army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Nepal`s CPN-UML demands fresh presidential election

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:00

The CPN-UML, the second largest party in Nepal`s Constituent Assembly, on Friday demanded fresh elections for the post of President and Vice President.

Leftist Costa Rica outsider leads election, run-off expected

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:47

A left-leaning former diplomat edged ahead in Costa Rica`s presidential election on Sunday as a strong showing by two leftist parties threatened to wrest power from the centrist government in an April run-off.

Afghan presidential candidate`s aides shot dead

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 02:57

Gunmen shot dead two aides of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, officials said, highlighting the security threat surrounding the April poll.

Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton will not impact his 2016 choice

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 02:38

Joe Biden said he was not yet sure if he would run for president but that his decision would not be directly influenced by prohibitive Democratic favourite Hillary Clinton.