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Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

Tunis - The run-off battle in Tunisia's first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round.

Leader of Spain's Catalonia region wants early polls on independence

Barcelona - The head of the regional Catalan government, Artur Mas, said Tuesday he wants to hold early elections in the wealthy region centred in independence from the rest of Spain.

Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

Tunis - The head of anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, leads Tunisia's presidential election with 39.46 percent of votes, six percentage points ahead of incumbent Moncef Marzouki, results showed Tuesday.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunis - Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki on Monday appeared set for a runoff vote against an anti-Islamist party ex-premier after the first free leadership vote since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.

War of words after Bahrain vote, boycotted by opposition

Manama - A war of words over Bahrain's legislative election heightened Sunday, with the Sunni leadership and the Shiite opposition, which boycotted the polls, at odds over the turnout rate and trading accusations of malpractice.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunis - Both leading candidates in Tunisia's first free presidential election since the 2011 revolution sparked the Arab Spring predicted a runoff as each claimed to be ahead after Sunday's vote.

Bahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott

Manama - Bahrain voted Saturday in its first legislative election since security forces crushed a pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the poll they see as a farce.

Britain's anti-EU UKIP take second seat in blow for Cameron

Rochester - Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) won its second seat in parliament on Friday, in a by-election that could signal major upheaval in a general election in six months' time.

Computer glitches mar Polish local elections

Warsaw - Poland's president on Wednesday sought to calm a row over key weekend local and regional elections after computer glitches left the final tally up in the air.

Abe set to call snap Japan poll, delay tax hike

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set later Tuesday to call a snap election and seek voters' endorsement for more economic reforms after Japan slipped into recession.

German far-left set to head first regional state

Erfurt - The German far-left look set to make history this week in a deal that will lead to them taking their first regional state premiership since the Berlin Wall fell a quarter-century ago.

Romania's new president vows to tackle corruption

Bucharest - Hours after pulling off Romania's biggest political earthquake since the revolution which overthrew Nicolae Ceausescu, the country's soft-spoken new president followed through Monday on his vow to tackle corruption.

Romania's anti-graft mayor wins shock presidential victory

Bucharest - An ethnic German mayor of a medieval Transylvanian city pulled off a shock victory in Romania's presidential elections, defeating the premier after vowing to stamp out corruption in the graft-riddled country, early results showed on Monday.

Romania embraces revolutionary dullness of its German Herr Normal

Bucharest - If you were to pick someone to pull off the biggest shock in recent Romanian political history, Klaus Iohannis would not have been top of the list.

Romanian PM concedes surprise defeat in presidential vote

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Sunday conceded defeat in a presidential runoff he had been widely expected to win, with his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis claiming a shock victory."I congratulated Mr Iohannis on his victory.

Romania PM and rival neck-and-neck in presidential runoff: exit polls

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis were neck-and-neck in a presidential runoff vote, exit polls showed Sunday.

Catalan self-rule camp smaller than it looks: analysts

Barcelona - Although nearly two million people voted 'Yes' in Catalonia's symbolic ballot on independence, analysts say nationalists will struggle for a majority in their drive to break away from Spain.

Romanian PM 'neck-and-neck with rival' in presidential poll

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis were neck-and-neck in an unexpectedly close presidential runoff vote, exit polls showed Sunday.

Thousands of Romanians protest against Ponta ahead of vote

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, favourite to win a presidency runoff this weekend, after a scandal over Romanians prevented from voting abroad.

Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote

Barcelona - The head of the Catalan government held talks with other senior politicians on Thursday on whether to hold early elections in the Spanish region after a symbolic weekend independence vote.

Ponta's confident climb towards Romania top job

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, now tipped for the presidency, is an ambitious, confrontational politician who has risen rapidly in the post-communist era.

Spain brands Catalan breakaway vote a failure

Madrid - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded the Catalonia region's symbolic vote on independence a failure and rejected its call for a full referendum on breaking away from Spain.

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

Madrid - Spain's government Tuesday rejected Catalonia's calls for self-determination after more than two million people took part in a symbolic vote on independence for the region.

Nigeria's president announces second-term bid

Abuja - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty.

Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote

Badalona - Luis Guevara hoped politicians in Catalonia would turn their focus to the economy after Sunday's symbolic independence referendum, but now he fears a strong turnout at the poll means more wrangling with the Spanish government.

Catalans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Spain

On Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia held its own vote on whether to separate from Spain. The massive vote in favour is seen as a victory for separatists and poses increased difficulties for the Madrid government.

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Washington - US President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party's crushing defeat in last week's midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Barcelona - Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Thousands protest in Romania over presidential vote

Bucharest - Some 10,000 people protested in Romania on Saturday, accusing the government of limiting voting from citizens living abroad in last weekend's presidential polls.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Barcelona - Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Sunday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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