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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

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Spain's PM Rajoy warns of possible Podemos victory in Sunday's elections

Spain’s acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the far-left Unidos Podemos (“United We Can”) alliance could win this weekend’s general elections that may well shake up the co

Spain’s acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the far-left Unidos Podemos (“United We Can”) alliance could win this weekend’s general elections that may well shake up the co

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Rome elects first female mayor as 5-Star party gains ground

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement won elections in Rome and Turin in a populist surge giving the Italian capital its first female mayor The victory for Virginia Raggi is a blow to Prime

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement won elections in Rome and Turin in a populist surge giving the Italian capital its first female mayor The victory for Virginia Raggi is a blow to Prime

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Peruvian presidential election too close to call

The candidate of the centre-right appears to have the slimmest of leads in Peru’s presidential election.

The candidate of the centre-right appears to have the slimmest of leads in Peru’s presidential election.

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Austria's Freedom Party 'not far-right', says Norbert Hofer

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

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Rodrigo Duterte: from "The Punisher" to president

He has been called a “maverick” and nicknamed “Digong Duterte”. The 71-year-old former mayor of Davao is perhaps the least orthodox politician to

He has been called a “maverick” and nicknamed “Digong Duterte”. The 71-year-old former mayor of Davao is perhaps the least orthodox politician to

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Duterte out in front in Philippine election

With record turnout and the majority of votes counted, "The Punisher" is poised to be the next president

With record turnout and the majority of votes counted, "The Punisher" is poised to be the next president

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Rodrigo Duterte claims victory as Philippines president

Rodrigo Duterte, a controversial mayor, accused of having links to death squads and vigilante killers, has claimed victory as president of the

Rodrigo Duterte, a controversial mayor, accused of having links to death squads and vigilante killers, has claimed victory as president of the

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PM Robert Fico's anti-immigration party wins Slovakian election

Exit polls suggest the leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico has won Slovakia’s election but is likely to lose his parliamentary majority. If the

Exit polls suggest the leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico has won Slovakia’s election but is likely to lose his parliamentary majority. If the

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Kosovo violence as Hashim Thaci is elected president

Police have used teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Kosovo’s capital city Pristina as Hashim Thaci was elected the country’s fourth

Police have used teargas and water cannon to disperse protesters in Kosovo’s capital city Pristina as Hashim Thaci was elected the country’s fourth

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Rajoy still hoping for Spanish coalition

Spain’s acting prime minister says he’s still hoping to build a broad coalition government – despite being rebuffed by both the Socialist Party and

Spain’s acting prime minister says he’s still hoping to build a broad coalition government – despite being rebuffed by both the Socialist Party and

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Spain's political parties search for a deal to form a government

The political jigsaw pieces in Spain are left spread on the table. No clear picture has emerged despite the leader of the liberal Ciudadanos

The political jigsaw pieces in Spain are left spread on the table. No clear picture has emerged despite the leader of the liberal Ciudadanos

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Mariano Rajoy faces tough negotiations to form a coalition government

Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular may have come first in the voting but if he is to form a new government he may have to do it in a coalition with one

Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular may have come first in the voting but if he is to form a new government he may have to do it in a coalition with one

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Venezuelan opposition triumphs, economy needing urgent action

Confirmed as the winners of a two-thirds super majority in Venezuela’s parliament, the victorious opposition draws a line under 16 years of

Confirmed as the winners of a two-thirds super majority in Venezuela’s parliament, the victorious opposition draws a line under 16 years of