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FYROM: caught between East and West

East and West have clashed over the result, with Moscow backing the former prime minister and the EU and the USA supporting the social-democrats.

East and West have clashed over the result, with Moscow backing the former prime minister and the EU and the USA supporting the social-democrats.

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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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Snap election: Bulgaria votes for third time in four years

Bulgaria's snap parliamentary election seems likely to result in a fragile coalition and could threaten relations with its EU partners.

Bulgaria's snap parliamentary election seems likely to result in a fragile coalition and could threaten relations with its EU partners.

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Bulgarians vote in close parliamentary poll

Snap parliamentary elections are underway in Bulgaria in what is expected to be a closely-fought contest.

Snap parliamentary elections are underway in Bulgaria in what is expected to be a closely-fought contest.

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Bulgaria prepares to vote in tight parliamentary poll

Bulgaria heads to the ballot box this Sunday for snap parliamentary elections which are predicted to go down to the wire.

Bulgaria heads to the ballot box this Sunday for snap parliamentary elections which are predicted to go down to the wire.

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Germany's Greens go centrist in choice of election leaders

As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.

As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.

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Five takeaways from Romania's parliamentary election

Romanians re-elected the Social Democrats (PSD) to power on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta stepped down after the deadly Buchare

Romanians re-elected the Social Democrats (PSD) to power on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta stepped down after the deadly Buchare

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Lithuanians vote in parliamentary elections dominated by scandals

The ruling Social-Democrats are fighting for survival after the election campaign was dominated by scandals and pledges to raising living standards.

The ruling Social-Democrats are fighting for survival after the election campaign was dominated by scandals and pledges to raising living standards.

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Georgia votes in highly contested parliamentary elections

Polls suggest the ruling Georgian Dream Party is on track to win, but there is also strong support for the opposition United National Movement. Both want to join the EU and NATO, however, the ruling p

Polls suggest the ruling Georgian Dream Party is on track to win, but there is also strong support for the opposition United National Movement. Both want to join the EU and NATO, however, the ruling p

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Russian sociologist Denis Volkov muses on the country's electoral mood

Serguei Doubine interviews Denis Volkov from the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organisation, about the upcoming election.

Serguei Doubine interviews Denis Volkov from the Levada-Center, a Russian independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research organisation, about the upcoming election.

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Croatia's centre-right HDZ unexpectedly wins snap election

Croatia's conservative Democratic Union party (HDZ) unexpectedly wins the country's snap election, but has insufficient seats to form a government.

Croatia's conservative Democratic Union party (HDZ) unexpectedly wins the country's snap election, but has insufficient seats to form a government.

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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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Spain's political deadlock continues

On Friday, for the second time in 48 hours Mariano Rajoy failed to form a government in the Spanish Parliament.

On Friday, for the second time in 48 hours Mariano Rajoy failed to form a government in the Spanish Parliament.

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Merkel resists pressure to change refugee policy

The German chancellor admits she is unhappy about the results of Sunday's regional election. But which way now for the CDU?

The German chancellor admits she is unhappy about the results of Sunday's regional election. But which way now for the CDU?

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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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King of Spain dissolves parliament

The monarch has called an election for June 26. It is the first time the country has re-run a national vote.

The monarch has called an election for June 26. It is the first time the country has re-run a national vote.

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Ireland: Minority government deal breaks political deadlock

Nine weeks of political paralysis in Ireland have been broken with a landmark deal between its two big rival parties. Fine Gael is now set to form a

Nine weeks of political paralysis in Ireland have been broken with a landmark deal between its two big rival parties. Fine Gael is now set to form a

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Iran election: 'Victory' for allies of reformist Rouhani

Moderate and centrist allies of Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won the second round of parliamentary elections, taking more than 30

Moderate and centrist allies of Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won the second round of parliamentary elections, taking more than 30

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Iran votes in second round of parliamentary elections

Voters in Iran voted in a second round of parliamentary elections on Friday (April 29). There are 68 remaining seats to fill. The remaining seats

Voters in Iran voted in a second round of parliamentary elections on Friday (April 29). There are 68 remaining seats to fill. The remaining seats

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FYROM: early election to be held on June 5

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has announced an early parliamentary election is to be held on June 5. The decision follows months of

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has announced an early parliamentary election is to be held on June 5. The decision follows months of

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Shock election defeat for South Korea ruling party

For the first time in 16 years, South Korea’s ruling conservative party has lost control of parliament. The centre-right Saenuri Party of President

For the first time in 16 years, South Korea’s ruling conservative party has lost control of parliament. The centre-right Saenuri Party of President

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Iranian election will shape its future for at least a decade

Voting is underway in Iran. The election will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates are vying for seats

Voting is underway in Iran. The election will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates are vying for seats