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Why did Gambia's Yahya Jammeh concede defeat?

Banjul - Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has ruthlessly pursued opponents real and imaginary, and implied more than once that he would kill anyone who defied him.

Ghana votes in tight election amid economic slump

Accra - Counting was underway after presidential and parliamentary polls in Ghana Wednesday, with incumbent John Mahama taking on rival Nana Akufo-Addo for the top job with no clear favourite in a high-stakes race.

Uzbek interim leader scores landslide election win

Bichkek - Uzbekistan's interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing presidential election victory to succeed the late strongman Islam Karimov,official results showed Monday. The Central Election Commission said Mirziyoyev scooped 88.

Relief and anger after bitter Austrian election

Vienna - After an ugly and deeply polarising presidential campaign in normally tranquil Austria, whooping and relief on one side Sunday night was matched by disdain and anger on the other.

Norbert Hofer: Austria's failed far-right presidential candidate

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer, who swiftly conceded defeat in an election Sunday in which he was bidding to become the EU's first far-right president, is an ideologue and no fan of the bloc.

Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Vienna - Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.

Austria's Norbert Hofer: Who's behind the smile?

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer likes to come across as Mr. Nice Guy but if he wins Sunday's election, he will become the EU's first far-right president.

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Vienna - Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

Vienna - Austria's Norbert Hofer conceded defeat Sunday in his bid to become Europe's first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind in a bitterly fought election re-run.Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen swept 53.

Uzbekistan votes for second ever president

Bichkek - Uzbekistan voted Sunday to choose a successor to late strongman Islam Karimov, with long-serving premier Shavkat Mirziyoyev expected to score a comfortable victory against weak opponents.

Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

Banjul - The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow was to hold talks with his coalition Saturday to plot his transition to power, following a shock election victory that ended the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Vienna - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment.

Haiti presidential candidates challenge vote results

Port-au-prince - Three Haitian presidential candidates have formally contested the election's preliminary results, their parties said Friday, after the vote count gave the ruling party's Jovenel Moise an outright victory in last month's first-round.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

Banjul - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in this week's poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief."No matter what people say about me, I am not moved...

Adama Barrow: Gambia's estate agent of change

Banjul - He is quiet, understated and until recently unknown, but now presidential election winner Adama Barrow has become the flagbearer for a new era of change in The Gambia.

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Banjul - Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

Heavy security as opposition takes Banjul in Gambia vote

Banjul - Security forces deployed heavily in Banjul Friday as counting got under way after a tense election, with early results showing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh had lost ground in the capital, his traditional stronghold.

After Trump and Brexit, Austria far-right eyes presidency

Vienna - First Brexit. Then Trump. Now Austria?The populist wave rising in many countries could claim a fresh victory Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945.

Austria's marathon election: 'sloppy' breaches, faulty glue

Vienna - Irregularities in ballot counting, faulty glue and over 350 days of mud-slinging -- Austria's presidential race has turned into a marathon slugfest pitting far-right hopeful Norbert Hofer against Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

New Haiti leader claims victory and calls for order

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, the provisional winner of Haiti's presidential election with 55 percent of the vote in the first round, has claimed victory, calling on demonstrators to stand down and restore order in the capital.

Feisty final debate in Austrian presidential vote

Vienna - The two candidates for Austria's presidency held a feisty final TV debate Thursday, three days before the vote, clashing over issues ranging from the EU to Donald Trump to spying.

Gambia's internet cut as 'billion-year' leader faces challenge

Banjul - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the strongest electoral challenge of his 22-year rule Thursday as voters went to the polls, braving an internet and phone blackout the government defended as a security measure.

Demonstrators against Haiti vote outcome clash with police

Port-au-prince - Haitian police stopped hundreds of demonstrators challenging the presidential election's outcome on Wednesday, blocking them, clashing with stone-throwers and lobbing tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Haiti vote results contested, spark protests

Port-au-prince - Businessman Jovenel Moise's election as Haiti's next president was challenged by losing rival candidates, signaling more political upheaval in the troubled nation as sporadic protests erupted in the capital.

Presidential frontrunner wants to lift Haiti's fortunes with farming

Port-au-prince - The man who appears to have won the first round of Haiti's presidential election, Jovenel Moise, says he wants to lift the Caribbean country out of poverty by reviving its agricultural sector.

Moise wants to lift Haiti's fortunes with farming

Port-au-prince - The man who appears to have won the first round of Haiti's presidential election, Jovenel Moise, says he wants to lift the Caribbean country out of poverty by reviving its agricultural sector.

Local vote in London becomes Brexit battleground

London - A local by-election for parliament in the posh London suburb of Richmond on Thursday is threatening to turn into a mini-referendum on Brexit, with the defending MP a Brexiteer in a pro-EU heartland.

Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: early results

Port-au-prince - Businessman Jovenel Moise appealed for unity after official preliminary results showed he won Haiti's presidential election in the first round.
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