Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

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Venezuela's struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

Venezuela's ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December's parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late Hugo Chavez's uncharismatic successor.

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Hong Kong vetoes China-backed electoral reform proposal

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Hong Kong vetoes China-backed electoral reform proposal

Hong Kong's legislature on Thursday vetoed a China-vetted electoral reform package that had been criticized by opposition pro-democracy lawmakers and activists as undemocratic, potentially easing the prospect of fresh mass protests.

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Hong Kong democrats stick to their guns as reform vote looms

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Hong Kong democrats stick to their guns as reform vote looms

Hundreds of Beijing supporters converged outside government buildings in Hong Kong on Thursday as city legislators resumed debate on a Beijing-backed electoral package that will define the Chinese-controlled city's democratic future.

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Passions high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-backed reform plan

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Passions high ahead of Hong Kong debate on China-backed reform plan

More than a thousand people converged on Hong Kong's Legislative Council early on Wednesday before lawmakers debate a Beijing-backed electoral reform plan that could trigger fresh protests in the Chinese-controlled city.

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Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

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Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

Hong Kong's leader warned on Tuesday that violence will not be tolerated, a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected explosives ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package this week.

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Hong Kong braces for new democracy showdown as poll reform vote loom

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Hong Kong braces for new democracy showdown as poll reform vote loom

Hong Kong is gearing up for a vote this week on a contentious electoral reform package backed by Beijing, with a weekend poll showing public support has shifted against the proposal amid renewed street marches by pro-democracy protesters.

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Mexican teachers raid electoral offices to call for elections boycott

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Teachers burn electoral material and raid facilities in Mexico amid calls for a boycott of midterm elections scheduled for June 7 and repeal of education reform law.

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Cuban dissidents stand in unprecedented election

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Cuban dissidents stand in unprecedented election

Cuba on Sunday held its first local elections since a historic thaw in relations with the United States with an unusual wrinkle in the single-party system: two of the 27,000 candidates openly oppose the government.

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Polls close across most of Sudan after four-day vote

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Polls close across most of Sudan after four-day vote

Polling stations closed across most of Sudan on Thursday (Apr 16) after nationwide elections that President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win were extended by one day.

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Burkina votes to bar ex-Compaore figures from office

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Burkina Faso's interim parliament voted yesterday to bar figures linked to deposed president Blaise Compaore from running for office, hours after several of the toppled leader's allies were arrested.

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Gunmen kill nine, gas pipeline hit in Nigeria's oil-rich delta

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Nigeria's delta region was hit by violence on Friday, as gunmen killed nine people and, separately, militants blew up a gas pipeline, in a sign of returning unrest to the oil producing area days after a relatively peaceful presidential election.

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Close race between Jonathan and Buhari in tense Nigerian elections

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari had a slender lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday with just over half of all states declared.

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Life without LKY clouds outlook of Singapore's ruling party after 50 years in power

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Life without LKY clouds outlook of Singapore's ruling party after 50 years in power

Singapore’s ruling party, marking an unbroken half-century in power this year, faces a more uncertain future without its founder and the city’s longest-serving leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

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Cambodia releases new draft election law

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The Cambodian ruling and opposition parties announced the details of one draft law on election and another on the formation of a National Election Committee (NEC) on March 9, before they are sent to the National Assembly for approval.

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Thailand’s reform agencies to study electoral process in Germany

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The Constitutional Drafting Committee (CDC) has agreed that the voting system based on Germany’s Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) system representation may be a good model for Thailand’s future elections.

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