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What would hardliner Raisi mean for Iran and the world?

Tehran - Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for Iran's hardliners in next month's presidential election, has left many wondering whether the country's fragile opening to the West could be under threat.

Mourners jam funeral of Paraguay opposition activist

Asunci - Demonstrators massed at a funeral for an opposition political activist killed by Paraguayan police after an anti-government break-in at Congress.

Paraguay president fires top aides after deadly protest

Asunci - Paraguay's president sacked his interior minister and police chief, following a clash that led to the death of a young activist as rioters angry about electoral reform stormed Congress.

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president re-election

Asunci - Paraguayan senators approved a contested law allowing the country's president to be re-elected, prompting furious protesters to break into the legislature, ransacking lawmakers' offices and igniting fires.

Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Mexico - Fourteen countries from North and South America, including the United States, called on Venezuela Thursday to release political prisoners and "re-establish democracy" by holding elections.

Palestinian municipal elections in West Bank only: government

Ramallah - Palestinian local elections scheduled for May will take place in the West Bank only and not in Gaza, the government announced Tuesday, scuppering hopes of the first vote in both territories in a decade.

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Paris - Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Syrians elect first civilian council to run Idlib city

Idlib - Syrians in northwestern Idlib cast their ballots on Tuesday for members of the first civilian council to run their city, two years after it was overrun by rebels and jihadists.

Five Indian states go to polls in test for Modi

New Delhi - Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, the election commission said Wednesday, in a key test for the prime minister after his shock move to ban all high-value notes.

Uber and Lyft to offer free or discounted rides to polls

Election Day is hear and for those who need a ride, a few companies are offering free or discounted options. Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are a few of them.

Want to change your presidential vote? Some states allow it

Some U.S. states allow those who have voted in advance of an election to change their votes, provided this takes place before the close of the election. Here those who initially supported Clinton, Trump or another candidate, can alter their choice.

Donald Trump: the (Russian) people's choice

Moscow - Is Donald Trump Russia's best friend? Many in the country seem to believe the flamboyant White House candidate could help fix shattered ties between the two ex-Cold War foes.

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Hong Kong - Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend elections.

Hong Kong anti-China activists celebrate vote victory

Hong Kong - A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing became lawmakers for the first time Monday in a result likely to rattle China.

Young activists take on China in key Hong Kong election

Hong Kong - Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood for the first time Sunday in city-wide legislative elections, the biggest polls since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014.

Despite advances, democracy in Africa hobbled by 'rigging'

Paris - Across Africa, military coups and election violence are becoming rarer but poll rigging and manipulation remain rife, hobbling the continent's democratic progress, experts say.

France's Hollande says US election must not jeopardise EU ties

Varsovia - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he hoped that whatever the outcome of this year's US presidential election, it would not undermine American ties with the European Union."Transatlantic links are very important...

Hong Kong activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from 21, as fears mount over China's influence on the city.

Iran's Khamenei says U.S. lifted sanctions only on paper

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader and president accused the United States of hostility and bad faith Wednesday, saying the implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers was not being honoured.

Op-Ed: Roach's dream of seeing President Pacquiao fight is now possible

Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach must be very happy with the way Manny Pacquiao is performing in his quest for a senate seat in the May 9 elections in the Philippines, where he now ranks No.3 in the Top 12 list of possible winners.

Manny Pacquiao now ranks 4-6 in latest senatorial poll

Retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao is now ranked 4-6 in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from April 12-17 covering 4,000 respondents nationwide.

Chadian President Deby wins fifth term, opposition cry foul

Ndjame - Chad's veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office, the national electoral commission announced, extending his 26 years in power, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud.

Pacquiao has less than three weeks to campaign

Incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao has barely three weeks to go around the country to seek voters' support as he aims to maintain his 5-7 ranking in the the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations for BusinessWorld.

Pacquiao now ranks 5-7 in latest SWS survey

Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao has ranked 5-7 in the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) for BusineesWorld from March 30 to April 2, 2016 covering 1,500 respondents nationwide

Could new elections be solution to Brazil mess?

Rio De Janeiro - With the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff raising as many questions as it answers, some are urging new elections in Brazil to wipe the slate entirely clean.

Pacquiao consistent at No.6 in latest Pulse Asia survey

Despite his inability to campaign in the upcoming senatorial election in the Philippines, incumbent congressman Manny Pacquiao has maintained his ranking in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from March 15-20, 2016.

Comelec ruling motivates Pacquiao to train hard to ensure victory

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is delighted to hear about the ruling of the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) on March 29 not to block the airing of his April 9 fight in the Philippines.

Pacquiao back to winning circle in latest senatorial poll

Filipino boxing superstar and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao is back in the winning circle of the latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial candidates for the upcoming Philippines national elections.
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