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The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India's election

Mathura - Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.This election will be Baba's 17th on the ballot.

Funny man vs chocolate baron: Ukraine's presidential choice

Kiev - In three weeks Ukrainians will face a choice between comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who made his fortune in chocolate, for their next leader.

Comedian, chocolate baron, gas princess: Ukraine's presidential candidates

Kiev - The three frontrunners in Ukraine's presidential election are comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, incumbent Petro Poroshenko and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Slovakia presidential vote's top five candidates

Bratislava - An environmental lawyer critical of the government, a European Commissioner backed by the ruling party, a Supreme Court judge and a neo-Nazi leader are among the Slovaks in the running to replace President Andrej Kiska in Saturday's vote.

Record 44 candidates enter Ukraine's presidential race

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Friday said a record 44 candidates have registered to contest next month's highly-unpredictable presidential election.

Comedian ahead in unpredictable Ukraine presidential poll

Kiev - A Ukrainian comedian who plays the country's president in a TV series is currently the favourite to take on the real-life role in this spring's election, recent polls show.

Far out from 2020, a deep Democratic bench takes shape

Washington - The crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 -- already shaping up to be one of the largest and diverse ever -- has added one more potential candidate -- Senator Cory Booker, an African-American steeped in issues facing urban ...

Dashed hopes for African-American stars in US midterms

Chicago - They were poised to break new ground two years after America's first black president ended his final term in office, but the US midterms proved a disappointment for African-American candidates, including some of Democrats' brightest stars.

Far-right, resolutely left: Brazil's two presidential candidates

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian voters are confronted with two deeply divisive candidates vying to be their next president in an October 28 runoff election.

Ultraconservative leads pack vying to be Brazil's next president

Rio De Janeiro - One controversial figure looms over the pack of 13 candidates running for president in Brazil on Sunday: Jair Bolsonaro, an ultraconservative former military man promising a Donald Trump-like shake-up of Latin America's biggest economy.

Economy and crime: what Brazil's presidential candidates say

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's leading five presidential candidates in the October elections range from a jailed leftist to a far-right ex-army captain.

Fernando Haddad: stand-in for Lula who might run Brazil

S - Fernando Haddad has the oddest job in Brazilian politics: standing in for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as his far more popular mentor tries to win the presidency from a prison cell.

Brazil's presidential candidates at a glance

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's presidential election, which opens with the first round on October 7, is seen as the most unpredictable in decades.

Pakistan election: the main players

Islamabad - The Pakistan election on Wednesday comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks which have prompted security fears.

Turkey's six presidential candidates

Ankara - Six candidates are in the running for the Turkish presidency in Sunday's election, including current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Voters and candidates in Iraq's election

Baghdad - Iraqis head to the polls on Saturday for parliamentary elections.After the ballot, the 329 members of parliament elected from party lists will be tasked with forming a government and electing a prime minister and president.

In crowded field, Iraq election hopefuls vie to stand out

Baghdad - With campaign posters cluttering the streets of Iraq, the almost 7,000 candidates running for parliament in upcoming elections are resorting to increasingly wacky pitches to woo voters.

Who will be Mexico's next president?

Mexico - Wanted: job candidate capable of dealing with a vitriolic Donald Trump, a record murder rate, a messy war on drugs, a sluggish economy and a political system rotting with corruption.

Against Putin, seven candidates and one glaring absence

Moscow - Seven candidates are lined up to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sunday's election, but his primary political opponent will not be on the ballot.

Against Putin, seven candidates and one glaring absence

Moscow - Seven candidates are lined up to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sunday's election, but his primary political opponent will not be on the ballot.

Four leaders likely to make a splash in Czech vote

Prague - A populist billionaire who is tipped to win, his Social Democrat rival and two leaders of anti-system parties will be in the spotlight this weekend as the Czech Republic's general election gets underway.

'Macron-mania' prompts talk of herd mentality

Paris - The theory has been aired several times over the last week: French voters are so desperate for change and for new President Emmanuel Macron to succeed that they are blindly electing his party's candidates to parliament.

Ex-guerrilla, economist and 'Kosovo's Che' vie to be PM

Pristina - In Kosovo's parliamentary election on Sunday, a former guerrilla commander will take on an economist compared to Emmanuel Macron and a popular former student leader once known as "Kosovo's Che Guevara".

Ex-bullfighter, fighter pilot, maths ace on Macron's ticket

Paris - A female bullfighter, a fighter pilot and a mathematician are among French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's picks to stand in upcoming parliamentary elections.Macron, 39, has vowed to inject new blood into France's jaded political system.

Ahmadinejad barred as Iran Guardians pick vote candidates

Tehran - Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from running in next month's election Thursday while President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran's conservative-controlled Guardian Council, state media reported.

In French vote, underdogs span ideological spectrum

Paris - One wants to ban Pokeman Go, another lays claim to knowing France the best of all 11 candidates for president after crisscrossing the country on foot for nine months.

Moreno and Lasso: Ecuador election contenders

Quito - A champion of social welfare and author of self-help books faces off against a conservative ex-banker promising a change of direction for Ecuador in its runoff presidential election on Sunday.

Who are France's presidential candidates?

Paris - A powerful far-right leader, a scandal-hit conservative, a 39-year-old former investment banker and a man who believes the EU is an American plot: here are the candidates bidding to become French president:- Marine Le Pen -Since becoming party leader i...

Moreno and Lasso: Ecuador election contenders

Quito - A joke-cracking socialist in a wheelchair and a conservative ex-banker will face off on April 2 in Ecuador's runoff presidential election, officials have confirmed.
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