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Both sides claim victory in Gabon presidential election

Supporters of both Gabon’s president and of his chief rival have declared their candidate as the winner of Saturday’s election.

Supporters of both Gabon’s president and of his chief rival have declared their candidate as the winner of Saturday’s election.

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Ugandans vote for president in closest contest for decades

People in Uganda are voting in a presidential election in which all sides accuse each other of stoking tensions, violence and fraud. The incumbent

People in Uganda are voting in a presidential election in which all sides accuse each other of stoking tensions, violence and fraud. The incumbent

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Five in a row for Lukashenko

Belarus has elected President Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of the vote from an 87

Belarus has elected President Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of the vote from an 87

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OAS observers back Haiti poll despite irregularities

International observers have criticised Haiti’s parliamentary election, saying the vote was marred by irregularities, Two people reportedly died on

International observers have criticised Haiti’s parliamentary election, saying the vote was marred by irregularities, Two people reportedly died on

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Protesters claim fraud in Afghan poll

Supporters of Afghanistan’s presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah took to the streets of Kabul on Saturday following allegations of fraud in last

Supporters of Afghanistan’s presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah took to the streets of Kabul on Saturday following allegations of fraud in last

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Billionaire tycoon investigated for vote-rigging

French tycoon and politician Serge Dassault is being investigated in connection with an alleged vote-rigging scandal. Dassault is head of Dassault

French tycoon and politician Serge Dassault is being investigated in connection with an alleged vote-rigging scandal. Dassault is head of Dassault

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe prepares to start another five years in power

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been sworn in for another five year term. The 89 year old is the oldest leader in Africa Leaders

The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been sworn in for another five year term. The 89 year old is the oldest leader in Africa Leaders

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Bulgaria's GERB want election they won cancelled

Winners of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party, want the result cancelled because of possible irregularities

Winners of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party, want the result cancelled because of possible irregularities

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Bulgaria to vote in election beset by fraud fears

Bulgaria goes to the polls today amid voter apathy and claims of fraud. On the eve of the election protesters gathered outside the country’s

Bulgaria goes to the polls today amid voter apathy and claims of fraud. On the eve of the election protesters gathered outside the country’s

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Egyptians back constitution amid opposition fear

Initial indications are that Egyptians have given their backing to a controversial new constitution. The first round of voting in a referendum on

Initial indications are that Egyptians have given their backing to a controversial new constitution. The first round of voting in a referendum on

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Threat to boycott parliament in Ukraine

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the

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More claims of fraud in Ukrainian election

There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there. At one

There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there. At one

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Ukraine election candidate claims fraud in his district

Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine. A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday

Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine. A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday

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Ukraine election: the numbers game

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

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Ukraine election: observers complain about lack of transparency

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

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Russia: Voting extended in opposition election

An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night. It comes after claims that the system was

An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night. It comes after claims that the system was

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Russia: Hackers target opposition internet election, organisers claim

What is being billed as Russia’s largest ever internet election is said to have been attacked by hackers.Critics of President Vladimir Putin are

What is being billed as Russia’s largest ever internet election is said to have been attacked by hackers.Critics of President Vladimir Putin are

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United Russia wins elections amid cries of foul play

Turnout has reportedly been low in the Russian local and regional elections, but that has not stopped President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party

Turnout has reportedly been low in the Russian local and regional elections, but that has not stopped President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party

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Mexico court rules Pena Nieto will be president

Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal. Seven judges decided that

Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal. Seven judges decided that

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Clinton urges Kenya to hold free, fair elections

On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the

On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the

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Fears over 'disappearing ink' in Egypt voting booths

The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power. There

The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power. There

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Election hit by irregularities, says Algerian opposition leader

Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election. He

Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election. He

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Astrakhan focus of anti-Putin protests

There was tension on the streets of Astrakhan in Russia’s biggest post election protest outside Moscow. Anti-Putin demonstrators marched in support

There was tension on the streets of Astrakhan in Russia’s biggest post election protest outside Moscow. Anti-Putin demonstrators marched in support

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Rallies in Russia for hunger striking politician

Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg

Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg

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Tensions mount over hunger strike in Russia

There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police

There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police

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Hunger strike gathers momentum in Moscow

Protesters have been gathering outside the Astrakhan regional office in Moscow to show support for hunger strikers who have taken their action over

Protesters have been gathering outside the Astrakhan regional office in Moscow to show support for hunger strikers who have taken their action over