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French election: Macron to face off against Le Pen. What we know

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

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Macron and Le Pen through to French election run-off

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the second round of the French elections.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the second round of the French elections.

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A history of French presidential elections through nine infographics

From the triumph of Francois Mitterrand in 1981 to the surprise of Le Pen in 2002, the presidential elections are often known for their twists and turns.

From the triumph of Francois Mitterrand in 1981 to the surprise of Le Pen in 2002, the presidential elections are often known for their twists and turns.

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Bulgaria: exit polls suggest win for Boiko Borisov's GERB

Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov makes a comeback over the Socialists in Bulgaria's parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest.

Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov makes a comeback over the Socialists in Bulgaria's parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest.

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Election celebration in front of Dutch parliament

Members of the campaigning community Avaaz gathered in front of the Dutch parliament on Thursday to celebrate after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD easily won national elections, defying polls that su

Members of the campaigning community Avaaz gathered in front of the Dutch parliament on Thursday to celebrate after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD easily won national elections, defying polls that su

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Rutte's Dutch victory helps boost euro currency and European shares

After the Dutch election, EU leaders have been congratulating the country’s prime minster who beat the Eurosceptic anti-Islam Geert Wilders.

After the Dutch election, EU leaders have been congratulating the country’s prime minster who beat the Eurosceptic anti-Islam Geert Wilders.

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Wilders loses Dutch election but his influence lives on

The challenge from Geert Wilders and his nationalist Freedom Party appears to have been seen off by the centre-right, but it may still take some time for the full impact of the Dutch election to be…

The challenge from Geert Wilders and his nationalist Freedom Party appears to have been seen off by the centre-right, but it may still take some time for the full impact of the Dutch election to be…

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The Gambia's President Barrow arrives home to take office

Adama Barrow finally landed on Gambian soil nearly two months after his election win and days after Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.

Adama Barrow finally landed on Gambian soil nearly two months after his election win and days after Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.

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Gambian president rejects election result

Having conceded defeat, the Gambian president now says that he rejects the outcome of this month’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

Having conceded defeat, the Gambian president now says that he rejects the outcome of this month’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

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Pennsylvania recount suit dropped after failure to raise $1m bond

The Green Party has dropped its Pennsylvania recount suit making what was an incredibly small chance of overturning the election results now an impossibility.

The Green Party has dropped its Pennsylvania recount suit making what was an incredibly small chance of overturning the election results now an impossibility.

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Trump supporters attempt to block 'Rust Belt' recount bid

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters have launched a sudden robust attempt to derail efforts to secure vote recounts in three “Rust Belt” states.

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters have launched a sudden robust attempt to derail efforts to secure vote recounts in three “Rust Belt” states.

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Serb nationalist is elected Srebrenica mayor

Bosnian Serb Mladen Grujicic has been elected mayor of Srebrenica where thousands of Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serbs during the 1990s.

Bosnian Serb Mladen Grujicic has been elected mayor of Srebrenica where thousands of Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serbs during the 1990s.

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United Russia set to win 343 of 450 seats in lower house of parliament

With 93 percent of the votes counted in Russia’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Central Election Commission announced the governing United Russia party is on track to win 343 seats in the 450-

With 93 percent of the votes counted in Russia’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Central Election Commission announced the governing United Russia party is on track to win 343 seats in the 450-

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Voters punish Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy in Berlin poll

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives have suffered their second electoral blow in two weeks. Support for her Christian Democrats (CDU) has plunged to a post-reunification low in a Berlin state vot

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives have suffered their second electoral blow in two weeks. Support for her Christian Democrats (CDU) has plunged to a post-reunification low in a Berlin state vot

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Belarussian opposition win parliamentary seat

Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.

Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.

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Merkel's CDU beaten into third place by anti-migrant AFD

Angela Merkel's CDU has lost out to the anti-migrant, anti-Islam AFD in a state election in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in north eastern Germany.

Angela Merkel's CDU has lost out to the anti-migrant, anti-Islam AFD in a state election in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in north eastern Germany.

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Gabon opposition says people will not accept Bongo's provisional victory

A spokesman for Gabon's main opposition leader, Jean Ping, has said the Gabonese people will not accept figures from the electoral commission suggesting that incumbent Ali Bongo was on course for a se

A spokesman for Gabon's main opposition leader, Jean Ping, has said the Gabonese people will not accept figures from the electoral commission suggesting that incumbent Ali Bongo was on course for a se