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Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

...said.Duda's win is a serious warning for the ruling pro-EU government, in power since 2007, before fall parliamentary elections. It could herald a major political shift in the European Union's sixth-largest economy, a country that...
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Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...election. He needs a majority of at least 165 lawmakers.It took al-Maliki several months after the 2010 parliamentary elections to cobble together a government.The prime minister, who has long faced criticism for not making his government...
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Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

...other African countries as they shook off colonial rule. Yet since apartheid ended, South Africa has held four parliamentary elections and elected three presidents, always peacefully, setting an example on a continent where democracy is still...
Hopeful signs in Iraqi politics

...Iraqi National Alliance, which aims at taking on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's dominant Dawa Party in the parliamentary elections set for January, is dominated by conservative Shia parties and leaders, but also includes secularists, Sunnis...
U.S. braces for low voter turnout

...States in this regard. So does chaotic Iraq, where an estimated 70 percent of voters cast ballots in December parliamentary elections. The pitched battle for control of the House and Senate in Tuesday's election has raised hope that voting...
This Day in History

...organized into a Court of Impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson. In 1933, in German parliamentary elections, the Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote, enabling it to join with the Nationalists to gain a slender majority...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...more civil society and insisted that people have the right to say for themselves how they should be governed. Parliamentary elections two months ago underscored the public's longing for change. When the new legislature convenes next month...
Outside editorial: Egypt's second spring

...rather than later. The generals grudgingly agreed to an accelerated plan to hand over power.In the ensuing parliamentary elections, the biggest share of seats went to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed under Mubarak and is distrusted...
Con: Is the Muslim Brotherhood a threat to democracy in Egypt?

...referendum on constitutional amendments plays in favor of the Brotherhood. These constitutional changes will allow parliamentary elections to be held at an early date. Other political elements wanted a longer time lapse before elections, so that...
The fresh breeze of the Arab spring is turning into the foul air of autocracy

...overlooked autocracy if a country was on our side. Now we purport to promote democracy for all.But in 2006, parliamentary elections were held in Palestine, elections that were roundly declared to be free and fair. The winning party was Hamas...


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