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Pro-Putin party wins Russian Parliamentary Election

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a Parliamentary Election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next Presidential Election.

Iran announces May 19 presidential election

Iran's Guardian Council announced on Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Sarkozy sets up French presidential bid by quitting party role

Sarkozy sets up French presidential bid by quitting party role

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announces plans to quit his role as head of France`s Les Republicains party.

Guinea incumbent Conde re-elected with 57.85% of votes

Final results from the first round of Guinea's contested presidential election show that incumbent Alpha Conde has been re-elected with 57.85 percent of votes, the country's electoral commission (CENI) announced Saturday.

Bitter FC Barcelona election set to reach climax

Bitter FC Barcelona election set to reach climax

The future direction of European champions Barcelona will be decided on Saturday when their 110,000 major shareholders vote whether to retain confidence in incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu or a previous president, Joan Laporta.

Hillary Clinton to put wages at heart of economic policy in speech

Hillary Clinton to put wages at heart of economic policy in speech

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will put the fight for higher wages for "everyday Americans" at the heart of her economic agenda on Monday, when she makes the first major policy speech in her White House bid.

China says will welcome only anti-independence candidate for Taiwan president

China on Thursday said it would welcome only an anti-independence candidate at Taiwan`s presidential election in January, offering its first comment on the likely contender for the island`s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party.

Clinton promises an America for everyone

Hillary Clinton announced Saturday she was running for president for all Americans, unveiling a progressive platform promising to promote equal opportunity and fight for a beleaguered middle class.

Hillary the most gifted person I ever met: Bill Clinton

Hillary the most gifted person I ever met: Bill Clinton

 As his wife formally launch her bid to become America's first woman president, a charismatic Bill Clinton said Hillary was the "most gifted person" he had ever met and she stood like "a rock" with him in times of need.

Australia to vote against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

Australia to vote against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

The first cracks in Asia`s support for embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter emerged on Thursday when Australia`s federation announced it would be voting for a new president at Friday`s election.

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

Six soccer officials, including some high-ranking members of world governing-body FIFA, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States.

Poles to vote in presidential cliffhanger today

Poles vote Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda.

Polish president suffers shock reverse in first round vote: Exit poll

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski came in a surprise second behind his conservative opponent in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday and must now face him in a run-off, an exit poll showed.

Polish President`s re-election bid falters at first hurdle

Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda pulled off a surprise first-round lead in Poland`s presidential ballot on Sunday, edging ahead of incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of generous social spending.

Togo opposition rejects presidential election victory

Togo`s main opposition party on Wednesday rejected official presidential election results declaring victory for incumbent Faure Gnassingbe with 58.75 percent of the vote, and instead claimed a win for its candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre.

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev `wins fifth term by a landslide`

 Energy-rich Kazakhstan`s incumbent strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing victory in Sunday`s one-sided presidential ballot, taking 97.5 percent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term, an exit poll showed.

Polling stations open in Nigerian Presidential Election

Polling stations opened in Nigeria on Saturday, the electoral commission said, as voters went to the polls to elect a new president in what is being seen as the closest campaign in the country's history.

Nigeria`s Jonathan calls for peaceful vote

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged Nigerians to turn out in force to vote in this weekend`s presidential election, calling for calm in the face of rising tensions and fears of violence.

Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign

 Campaigning wound to a close in Nigeria`s presidential elections on Thursday, with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters before the crunch vote.

Karim Wade, graft-accused son of Senegal ex-leader, `to run for president`

Karim Wade, the son of a former Senegalese president and currently on trial for corruption, was chosen Saturday to be the former ruling party`s candidate in the next presidential election.