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EP president race enters third round

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani still leads in the race to become the next head of the European Parliament.

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Tajani leads in EP president race

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

Italian MEP Antonio Tajani currently leads in the race to become head of the European Parliament.

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New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

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Moldova's Igor Dodon sworn-in as president

Moldova’s pro-Russian leader Igor Dodon has been sworn in as president during an inauguration ceremony in the capital Chisinau.

Moldova’s pro-Russian leader Igor Dodon has been sworn in as president during an inauguration ceremony in the capital Chisinau.

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Mugabe to stand for election in 2018 aged 94

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its only candidate for the next presidential election in 2018.

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its only candidate for the next presidential election in 2018.

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Trump says Tillerson will be 'fierce advocate for America'

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

US President-elect Donald Trump has stopped off in Wisconsin on his victory tour of states just hours after a recount of votes there added to his presidential…

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Anti-corruption drive dominates Romanian election campaign

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

Romanians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government, a year after a vast anti-corruption drive forced Prime Minister Victor Ponta to step down.

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France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

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French PM Manuel Valls declares bid for presidency

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

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Uzbekistan election: acting president expected to win easily

Uzbekistan is holding its first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the man who ruled the Central Asian country with an iron fist for 27…

Uzbekistan is holding its first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the man who ruled the Central Asian country with an iron fist for 27…

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Far-right hopeful Hofer within reach of Austrian presidency on Sunday

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…

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Hollande is applauded for not seeking re-election as Valls waits in the wings

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b

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Can 'Trump effect' fuel far-right presidential win in Austria?

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

Taking hope from Donald Trump’s US election triumph, Austria’s far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer is eager to surf a tide of anti-establishment populism sweeping the West and win this Sund

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Haiti elects new president

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

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Who is Francois Fillon?

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

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Fillon vs Juppe: France votes in centre-right presidential primary

Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, both candidates have now cast their ballots, and now it’s up to France to choose who it wants to represent Les Republicains.

Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, both candidates have now cast their ballots, and now it’s up to France to choose who it wants to represent Les Republicains.

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Nicolas Sarkozy faces fresh allegations over cash from Gaddafi

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy is facing fresh allegations over the financing of his 2007 election campaign just days before France is due to hold the first round of primary elections to select

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy is facing fresh allegations over the financing of his 2007 election campaign just days before France is due to hold the first round of primary elections to select