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Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

Tunis - Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Tashkent - Polls opened in Uzbekistan early Sunday for parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov's policies.

Ebola-ravaged Liberia holds long-delayed Senate vote

Monrovia - Liberians voted Saturday in long-delayed Senate elections in the Ebola-ravaged west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic.

Abused in childhood, Swiss victims seek compensation

Bern - Beaten, forced to work, even sterilised -- victims of a brutal policy that saw thousands of Swiss children taken from their families and mistreated completed Friday the process to have their demand for compensation put to a popular vote.

Greek presidential vote enters second round, fuelling economy fear

Athens - Greece's high-stakes presidential election went into a second round Wednesday after parliament failed to pick a head of state in a first ballot, fuelling concerns about the future of fiscal reforms.

Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Athens - Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays election until weekend

Monrovia - A much-postponed election for half the seats in Ebola-hit Liberia's Senate has been put back until the weekend -- but cannot be further delayed, the country's electoral commission said Monday.

Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory.

Japan's Abe re-elected in low-turnout polls

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies, but a record low voter turnout threatened to cloud any mandate.

Abe re-elected easily despite low turnout in Japan polls

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Toukyo - Japan was voting Sunday in a snap general election which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has billed as a referendum on his economic policies after the success of his first two years faded and the country slumped into recession.

All-night vote in Nigeria opposition presidential primary

Lagos - Members of Nigeria's main opposition party voted through the night to choose a candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan at next year's elections, with a result expected later on Thursday.

Japan's Abe set to win powerful majority: poll

Toukyo - Japan's ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to sweep elections this weekend, retaining its unassailable two-thirds majority and crushing a divided and demoralised opposition, polls showed Thursday.

Kosovo set to name new PM to end lengthy political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo's two main political parties Monday struck a surprise deal calling for the nomination of veteran politician Isa Mustafa as prime minister, in a move to end a nearly six-month political crisis.

Tunisia to hold presidential runoff on Dec 21

Tunis - Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi are to face off on December 21 in Tunisia's second round of presidential voting to decide who leads the nation that sparked the Arab Spring.

Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

Baton Rouge - US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans' dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

Israel to hold snap vote as Netanyahu gambles on return

Jerusalem - Israeli political leaders agreed Wednesday to hold a snap election next March, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambling on a return to power after his ruling coalition collapsed.

Israel PM calls for early elections as ministers fired

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections as he fired two key ministers in his coalition for opposing government policy.

French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

Paris - French lawmakers voted Tuesday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace.

Uruguay's new anti-smoking president faces pot dilemma

Montevideo - Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez, a cancer doctor returning to the country's highest office a decade after launching an anti-smoking crusade, faces a dilemma over his predecessor's landmark marijuana law.

Namibian PM wins presidential election landslide

Windoek - Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob and his SWAPO party won a landslide victory in presidential and legislative elections billed as Africa's first e-vote, the electoral commission said Monday.

Pro-European parties eye coalition after Moldova poll win

Chisinau - Pro-European parties in Moldova pledged on Monday to pull together a coalition to steer the ex-Soviet country on a path towards EU integration after securing a narrow win in a weekend parliamentary poll.

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff

Montevideo - Uruguay's ex-president Tabare Vazquez comfortably won a new term in a runoff election, extending the left's decade in power -- though not necessarily incumbent Jose Mujica's groundbreaking marijuana law.

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Ex-president Tabare Vazquez won Uruguay's presidential runoff Sunday, extending the left's decade-long hold on power -- though not necessarily his predecessor's ground-breaking marijuana laws, exit polls showed.

China policy in question after Taiwan polls landslide

Taipei - Taiwan's warmer relations with China were called into question Sunday after the island's Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered its worst-ever polls defeat in local elections, sparking the resignation of Premier Jiang Yi-huah.

Moldovans vote in test of country's pro-European ambition

Chisinau - Voting closed in Moldova on Sunday in a closely fought parliamentary election that will help determine whether the impoverished ex-Soviet republic pursues integration with Europe or returns to Russia's fold.

Greenland ruling party ekes out win in snap election

Copenhagen - Greenland's ruling Siumut party narrowly won a snap election called after it became embroiled in a graft scandal, results showed on Saturday, but it faced tough negotiations to form the next government to lead the vast Arctic island.

Taiwan premier resigns over party's landslide poll defeat

Taipei - Taiwan's premier resigned Saturday after his Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered a landslide defeat at the island's biggest ever local elections, as public fears grow over China's increasing influence.

Leftist Vazquez poised for Uruguay presidential repeat

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay's first leftist president, is favored to reclaim the post in a run-off election Sunday, playing political leapfrog with his rabble-rousing, marijuana-legalizing successor, Jose Mujica.

France eyes two-year deadline for Mideast peace

Paris - France's foreign minister Friday urged the international community to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within two years, as the French parliament debated whether to recognise a Palestinian state.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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