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Egypt president approves sweeping anti-terrorism law

...if any, takes place in an almost unanimously compliant media or behind closed doors. El-Sissi has promised parliamentary elections before the end of this year, and currently enjoys a media-driven wave of support.The Cabinet approved the...
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...Erdogan of escalating the tensions to undermine the main Kurdish political party after its election success in June parliamentary elections. They say Erdogan is hoping to tarnish the Kurdish party, widely considered to be the political arm of the...
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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...
Putin says he may seek 4th presidential term

...cynical but sincere."In response to the anti-Putin protests, which were set off by a fraud-tainted parliamentary election in late 2011, the Kremlin restored direct elections for regional leaders that Putin had abolished in 2004...
This Day in History

...limitation treaty. The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka. In 1979, Canadians voted in parliamentary elections that put the Progressive Conservatives in power, ending the 11-year tenure of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott...
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...Mohamed Farrah Aidid. That event coincided with the arrival of special U.S. envoy Robert Oakley. In Greece, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Andreas Papandreou, won a solid majority of seats in parliamentary elections.
A woman leading change in Yemen

...and even Tweeters. There are dozens of brave women who have run against all odds and lost in local council and parliamentary elections. Then there are the women who quietly start their own little revolutions. In May 2010, a literacy eradication...
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...


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