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Allies of deposed leader struggling in Ukraine vote

Kramatorsk - As he campaigned for Ukraine's parliamentary polls, to be held Sunday, Nestor Shufrych was pelted with eggs and injured in a scuffle with nationalists.It's not easy for one-time allies of ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine these days.

War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

Kiev - Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.

Rousseff 'knew about Petrobras' kickbacks: Report

Bras - Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.

Rousseff up, Neves reeling as Brazil heads to run-off

Rio De Janeiro - After a no-holds-barred campaign, Brazil's leftist leader Dilma Rousseff is the favorite heading into a presidential run-off election Sunday against bruised center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

Kiev - Ukraine wraps up campaigning Friday for a weekend vote that will dramatically reshape parliament after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.

Tunisia police kill 6 'militants' ahead of key polls

Tunis - Tunisian police killed six suspected militants, five of them women, in a raid on a suburban house Friday after a 28-hour standoff, fanning tensions ahead of a landmark election.

Pro-Russian mood lingers in ex-rebel city as Ukraine vote looms

Donetsk - In the war-scarred city of Slavyansk in east Ukraine few people are looking to the future with hope as they gear up for a parliamentary poll this Sunday.

Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

- Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies.

Brazilian president's alter ego chases votes online

Liberdade - Dishing out advice to Beyonce and chatting about reality TV, Dilma Rousseff's flippant online alter-ego is worlds apart from the actual Brazilian president's image as a stern task-master.But with 300,000 Twitter followers and almost 1.

'What vote?': Ukrainian refugees in Russia scorn Kiev poll

- While much of Ukraine is abuzz with campaigning for Sunday's parliamentary poll, refugees who have fled fighting in the east for Russia say they want nothing to do with the vote. "Ukrainian elections? What elections?

Poroshenko party short of majority in Ukraine vote: poll

Kiev - The last major poll published Wednesday ahead of Ukraine's parliamentary election showed President Petro Poroshenko's party seizing up to a third of seats but reliant on help from nationalist parties to form a ruling coalition.

Ukraine says goodbye Lenin as Communists face poll wipeout

Zaporizhzhya - Ever since Oleksiy Baburin's Stalin statue in southeastern Ukraine was bombed, he has been hiding it behind heavy metal blinds. Now the Communist lawmaker says his entire party is under attack.

Ukraine set to cement shift West in wartime vote

Kiev - War-weary Ukrainians pick a powerful new parliament next Sunday set to be dominated by pro-Western and nationalist forces who will determine if President Petro Poroshenko can make peace with the Kremlin while holding on to the separatist east.

India PM's party tightens grip on power with thumping poll wins

Mumbai - India's right-wing ruling party secured strong victories on Sunday in two important state elections, tightening its grip on power after storming to power nationally five months ago.

Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Liberdade - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves.

Mozambique opposition Renamo rejects election results

Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo on Thursday claimed victory in the country's election, rejecting official tallies that appeared to show the ruling Frelimo party on course for a landslide victory.

Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed

New York - Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's "top table.

Pro-Russian rebel hits campaign trail in east Ukraine

Ilovaysk - He may be more used to military than electoral campaigns, but Ukraine's top rebel chief has swapped the battlefield for kissing babies ahead of controversial elections in the separatist-held east.

Mozambique polls close with opposition crying foul

Maputo - Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a closely-fought test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975, with opposition parties crying foul.

Catalan parties urge snap election over independence

Barcelona - Opposition parties in Catalonia on Wednesday demanded a snap regional election after pressure from Madrid forced leaders to water down plans for a vote on independence from Spain.

Obama hits campaign trail in delicate balancing act

Washington - Less than three weeks before key mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday finally hits the campaign trail, an event signaling a delicate balancing act for his Democratic party.

Polls close in closely-fought Mozambique vote

Maputo - Mozambicans voted Wednesday in a tough electoral test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975.

Catalonia leader shifts tack on independence vote

Barcelona - Catalonia's president Artur Mas said Tuesday a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote on independence, watering down plans for a referendum under pressure from authorities in Madrid.

Mozambique upstart opposition vows non-violent alernative

Maputo - Mozambique's upstart opposition vowed to take on the two traditional political heavyweights by offering a non-violent alternative in polls taking place this week amid low-level conflict.

Nationalists win Bosnia's elections

Sarajevo - Nationalist candidates from Bosnia's Croat, Muslim and Serb communities won the country's three-man presidency, election results showed Monday, underlining continued ethnic strains 20 years after the Balkan state's civil war.

Nationalists ahead as Bosnia presidency votes counted

Sarajevo - Nationalist candidates of Bosnia's Croats, Muslims and Serbs were ahead in the race for the country's tripartite presidency, partial results showed early Monday.

Morales claims landslide victory in Bolivia vote

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales declared victory and exit polls showed him romping to a third term with more than 60 percent of the vote, giving him a strong mandate to expand his leftist reforms.

Mozambique gears up for key vote

Maputo - Campaigning for Mozambique's presidential elections wrapped up with a rock-and-roll style rally to drum up enthusiasm for the ruling party's candidate.

Brazil's Neves wins key endorsement in vote battle with Rousseff

Liberdade - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Sunday earned a key endorsement in his bid to defeat incumbent Dilma Rousseff -- from environmentalist candidate Marina Silva.

Morales landslide expected in Bolivia vote

La Paz - Bolivians began counting votes Sunday in elections widely expected to give indigenous President Evo Morales a third term, along with a legislative majority needed to push through his leftist reforms.
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