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Russia bars opposition candidates from Moscow city ballot

Moscow - Russian officials on Tuesday refused to register nearly 30 candidates for elections to Moscow's local parliament, including prominent critics of President Vladimir Putin despite protests over the move.

Ukraine mixed-race wrestler tackles prejudice in run for parliament

Boyarka - Zhan Beleniuk, an Olympic wrestler with Rwandan roots, is seeking to enter Ukraine's parliament as the first mixed-race MP in a bid to overcome racist attitudes and support the country's young new leader.

Russian opposition in losing battle to get on local ballot

Moscow - Russian opposition politicians aim to capitalise on public discontent and President Vladimir Putin's falling approval ratings as they fight to get on the ballot for local elections in September.

Indonesia leader and runner-up seek post-election peace

Jakarta - The winner and runner-up in Indonesia's presidential election which sparked deadly riots in the capital called for reconciliation on Saturday, in their first meeting since the vote.

Istanbul's new mayor faces stiff road ahead after landslide win

Istanbul - Turkey's main opposition scored a major blow against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month when it won control of Istanbul, but now faces a wounded government reluctant to relinquish power.

Ukraine's Zelensky eyes parliament makeover in early polls

Kiev - Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian with no political experience, shocked Ukraine three months ago, becoming the country's youngest ever post-Soviet leader.Now he wants to replicate his unorthodox success at this month's parliamentary election.

Italy's Salvini denies receiving Russian oil money

Rome - Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini denied Wednesday receiving any money for his party from Russian investors, following allegations that one of his close aides had held secret meetings in Moscow to that end.

Romania to hold presidential elections in November

Bucharest - Romania will hold presidential elections in November, the prime minister announced Tuesday, with the ruling Social Democrats still reeling from poor EU election results and its leader being jailed for corruption.

Biden apologizes for comments defending segregationist senators

Washington - Former US Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election, apologized on Saturday for comments supporting segregationist lawmakers that had been seized on by his opponents.

Abe's ruling bloc on course to win majority in Japan election: media

Apo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on course to grab a solid majority in Japan's upper house elections this month and cement his premiership, local media reported on Saturday.

Greek PM in last-ditch effort to stave off Sunday vote defeat

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday warned that the country risks a return to the "dark days" of austerity if his party loses a snap election on Sunday.

Algeria's interim president proposes talks without 'state' role

Alger - Algeria's interim President Abdelkader Bensalah pledged in a speech Wednesday to hold talks without the involvement of the state or the military to pave the way for elections. "This dialogue...

Conservative election frontrunner vows to fix Greek economy

Almir - In the small agricultural town of Almyros, near an airbase where he did his military service decades ago, Greek election frontrunner Kyriakos Mitsotakis sets out his plan for the country.

Is Greece's July 7 vote last stand for Tsipras?

Athens - Greeks vote on Sunday in a general election that is the first in the country's post-bailout era, which looks set to oust leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a record-setting four years in power.

Ukraine says European observers not welcome at July polls

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday announced it is withdrawing its invitation to monitors from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to observe elections later this month, in protest against Russia's reinstatement in the body.

Spain's Sanchez to seek 2nd term as PM in July 23 parliament vote

Madrid - Spain's new parliament will vote on whether to grant socialist leader Pedro Sanchez a second term as prime minister on July 23, the speaker of the chamber announced Tuesday.

Spain's Sanchez to seek 2nd term as PM in July 23 parliament vote

Madrid - Spain's new parliament will vote on whether to grant socialist leader Pedro Sanchez a second term as prime minister on July 23, the speaker of the chamber announced Tuesday.

Greek road-trip: migrant issue looms large on 'weary' Samos in Greek elections

S - When night falls on the Aegean island of Samos, scores of migrants leave the filthy camp above the island capital of Vathi for some fresh harbour air.Many locals are not happy to see them.

Greek road trip: N.Macedonia deal 'last straw' for angry voters

Thessalon - Five months after angry rallies in major cities against Greece's controversial name agreement with North Macedonia, the issue barely registers in the July 7 election campaign.

Tensions high as Albania votes in disputed local poll

Tirana - Albanians cast ballots on Sunday in tense municipal elections that have become the flashpoint of a democratic crisis, with the opposition boycotting the vote and refusing to recognise its results.

Florida sued over law barring ex-cons from right to vote

Miami - Human rights groups on Friday sued Florida over a law that in effect denies more than a million ex-convicts the right to vote in the 2020 presidential election in the key swing state.

US politicos woo Latino voters, often with grating Spanish

Miami - The Democratic presidential hopefuls in Miami this week talked tax rates and immigration in Spanish while across town Republicans touted their "Latinos for Trump" campaign.

Biden scrambles after slipping in Democrats' debate

Washington - A wounded Joe Biden scrambled to defend his frontrunner status Friday after getting pummeled over his record on race relations at a Democratic election debate, throwing the battle for the party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump wide open...

Mauritanian minister resigns as internet restored post-vote

Nouakchott - Mauritania's government spokesman has stepped down after defending a three-day communications blackout imposed during three days of post-election unrest, sources said Friday as fixed internet in the country was restored.

Huge crowd flocks to Istanbul mayor inauguration

Istanbul - A vast crowd gathered at Istanbul's town hall on Thursday to see the inauguration of new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, whose landslide victory has boosted the opposition for the first time in years.

Warren leads US Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

Miami - Ten Democrats clashed Wednesday in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race, with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

Croat minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric elected head of Council of Europe: official

Strasbourg - Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric was on Wednesday elected secretary general of the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly for the next five years, the current head said.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader Wednesday prepared to become the country's youngest ever prime minister after weeks of negotiations for a new government she said would focus on climate, welfare and immigration.

Indonesian police beat protesters during deadly Jakarta riots: Amnesty

Jakarta - Indonesian police beat protesters during last month's deadly rioting in Jakarta, Amnesty International said, as it called for an independent probe into "grave human rights violations", including the killing of demonstrators.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist govt

Copenhagen - Denmark's Social Democrat leader has announced she will form a minority government after reaching an agreement with three left and centre-left parties after weeks of negotiations. "Now we have reached the goal...
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19  2009 national referendum.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Tamils taking part in the December 19  2009 national referendum.
Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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