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Icelanders vote in parliamentary election

Polls show the opposition, led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party, could topple the centre-right coalition.

Polls show the opposition, led by the anti-establishment Pirate Party, could topple the centre-right coalition.

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Turnbull and Shorten in tight contest as Australia votes in general election

Voters are going to the polls in Australia in a tightly contested general election – after a period of political turmoil that has seen several changes of prime…

Voters are going to the polls in Australia in a tightly contested general election – after a period of political turmoil that has seen several changes of prime…

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Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull calls early election

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a surprise early election on July 2. He used a rare political tool to dissolve

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a surprise early election on July 2. He used a rare political tool to dissolve

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Serbia PM calls snap elections

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic has called a snap election in a move to consolidate his leadership. No date had been set but March looks

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic has called a snap election in a move to consolidate his leadership. No date had been set but March looks

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Greek caretaker government sworn in ahead of early elections

The new Greek caretaker government has been sworn in as the country prepares for early elections next month: the third time it has gone to the polls

The new Greek caretaker government has been sworn in as the country prepares for early elections next month: the third time it has gone to the polls

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Turkey: frustration and disillusionment after call for fresh elections

There is frustration and disillusionment in Turkey after President Recep Tayipp Erdogan called for fresh parliamentary elections. The country’s been

There is frustration and disillusionment in Turkey after President Recep Tayipp Erdogan called for fresh parliamentary elections. The country’s been

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Turkey: Erdogan calls for fresh parliamentary poll

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has, as expected, called for fresh parliamentary elections after coalition talks failed to produce a

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has, as expected, called for fresh parliamentary elections after coalition talks failed to produce a

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Canada PM Stephen Harper announces October 19 election

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has called a parliamentary election for October .. kicking off a marathon eleven-week campaign. He announced

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has called a parliamentary election for October .. kicking off a marathon eleven-week campaign. He announced

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FYROM 'to hold early elections' in effort to ease political tensions

After eight hours of EU-brokered talks, political leaders in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have come to an initial deal on early

After eight hours of EU-brokered talks, political leaders in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have come to an initial deal on early

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Ex-PM launches new party three weeks ahead of elections in Greece

Back with a vengeance, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has delivered a rallying cry for his newly created left-leaning party Movement

Back with a vengeance, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has delivered a rallying cry for his newly created left-leaning party Movement

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Is Greece's Syriza a paper tiger that will be tamed by government?

Is Greece about to face the music or can a new government get Brussels to change its tune? The last four years have seen the nation lurch from one

Is Greece about to face the music or can a new government get Brussels to change its tune? The last four years have seen the nation lurch from one

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Greek PM dissolves parliament ahead of snap elections

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has requested that the Greek parliament be dissolved. This following parliament’s failure to choose a new

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has requested that the Greek parliament be dissolved. This following parliament’s failure to choose a new

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Early Greek general election 'was inevitable'

In a move some fear could jeopardise Greece’s international bailout, parliament has failed to choose a new president, rejecting the ruling

In a move some fear could jeopardise Greece’s international bailout, parliament has failed to choose a new president, rejecting the ruling

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Knesset dissolves itself ahead of March elections

Israel's Knesset votes to dissolve itself ahead of a March general election following the sacking of two government ministers

Israel's Knesset votes to dissolve itself ahead of a March general election following the sacking of two government ministers

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Snap election in Sweden after new government's first budget is defeated

Sweden is set to go to the polls on March 22 next year in a snap election called after the centre-left minority government lost a budget vote in parliament.

Sweden is set to go to the polls on March 22 next year in a snap election called after the centre-left minority government lost a budget vote in parliament.

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Namibia goes to the polls in Africa's first electronic election

Voting is underway in the south-western African nation of Namibia. The presidential and parliamentary elections are being held simultaneously and

Voting is underway in the south-western African nation of Namibia. The presidential and parliamentary elections are being held simultaneously and

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Japan parliament dissolved for snap election

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved Parliament. The move paves the way for a snap election on December 14. Abe is hoping to get a new

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved Parliament. The move paves the way for a snap election on December 14. Abe is hoping to get a new

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Fine weather for western Ukraine's voters

Western Ukraine’s biggest city Lviv basked in sunshine as voters went to the polls. This is the heartland of nationalism, and turnout should be high

Western Ukraine’s biggest city Lviv basked in sunshine as voters went to the polls. This is the heartland of nationalism, and turnout should be high

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Ukraine general election: polls open

Polls have opened and voting is underway in Ukraine’s first election since former president Victor Yanukovich was ousted by street protests in

Polls have opened and voting is underway in Ukraine’s first election since former president Victor Yanukovich was ousted by street protests in