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Feuding Indian politicians do battle over a bicycle

New Delhi - The humble bicycle has taken centre stage in a bitter battle for control of the party that runs India's most populous state, underscoring the enduring importance of symbols in the politics of the world's biggest democracy.

Kenya opposition forms 'super alliance' to unseat Kenyatta

Nairobi - Kenya's main opposition leaders on Wednesday announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.

Jovenel Moise: banana businessman now Haiti president

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, a Haitian banana exporter who has never held political office, has survived the country's long-running electoral nightmare to become its next president.

Losers in Haitian election cry foul

Port-au-prince - The losers in Haiti's presidential election insisted Wednesday they will not recognise political neophyte Jovenel Moise as the winner, calling the officially declared result a political coup.

Gambia army chief backs president as region watches

Banjul - The Gambia's army chief on Wednesday reaffirmed his loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh, despite the threat of a regional military intervention if the strongman refuses to step down.

Haiti's president-elect faces daunting challenges

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, the winner of Haiti's presidential elections, now faces the daunting challenge of leading a desperately poor and politically-divided Caribbean nation.

Five Indian states go to polls in test for Modi

New Delhi - Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, the election commission said Wednesday, in a key test for the prime minister after his shock move to ban all high-value notes.

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti's new president: official

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise won Haiti's presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results.

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti's new president: official

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise won Haiti's presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results released Tuesday.

Race to succeed Correa opens in Ecuador

Quito - Campaigning opened Tuesday for Ecuador's February 19 general elections, which will decide who succeeds leftist President Rafael Correa after a decade in power.

Gambia president orders electoral commission reopened

Banjul - The Gambia's president ordered the electoral commission building taken over by police on December 13 to reopen on Thursday, saying it had been shut for safety reasons.

Somalia swears in new MPs amid vote criticism

Mugadishu - Somalia on Tuesday swore in new lawmakers after weeks of voting in a complex political process seen as its most democratic election in nearly five decades, despite significant flaws.

UN to set up panel for Syria war crimes cases

New York - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.

Defiant Gambia president lets the clock run

Banjul - The Gambia faced prolonged political deadlock Wednesday after strongman Yahya Jammeh, defiant despite his election defeat, said he would await a court ruling likely to be long in coming before ceding power.

Partial re-vote challenges Macedonia conservatives' victory

Skopje - A Macedonian court ordered Tuesday that parliamentary elections be repeated at one polling station due to irregularities, in a development that could challenge the narrow victory of ruling conservatives.

Haiti orders review of presidential vote results

Port-au-prince - Haiti's three main opposition parties won a victory in their challenge to last month's presidential election after the country's electoral court ordered a review of the preliminary results Monday night.

UN Security Council unanimously backs sending observers to Aleppo

New York - With Russia's backing, the Security Council on Monday voted to quickly deploy UN observers to Aleppo to monitor evacuations and report on the fate of civilians who remain in the besieged Syrian city.

US Electoral College poised to confirm Trump win

Washington - America's Electoral College was poised Monday to make Donald Trump's victory official, despite a last-ditch campaign by Democrats hoping against the odds its members could revolt and keep the Republican billionaire out of the White House.

Electoral College, unloved but everpresent, set to anoint Trump

Washington - Donald Trump's fiercest critics may be dreaming of a last-minute revolt, but the Electoral College, a peculiarly American institution, appears near-certain on Monday to select the 70-year-old real estate mogul as the 45th US president.

I.Coast votes as president seeks strong majority

Abidjan - Ivory Coast voted Sunday in elections that President Alassane Ouattara hopes will strengthen his hold in parliament and keep the world's top cocoa producer in the economic fast lane.

Gambia's Jammeh: from TV concession to courtroom drama

Banjul - Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who initially conceded defeat in a December 1 presidential poll, has lodged a Supreme Court case to challenge the result, despite pressure from the international community for him to cede power peacefully.

I. Coast leader seeks bigger majority to keep economy strong

Abidjan - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is hoping voters will shore up his parliamentary majority Sunday to help keep the world's top cocoa producer in the fast economic lane.

Resurgent Romanian left falls short of majority

Bucharest - Romania's Social Democrats have fallen short of a parliamentary majority despite a resounding weekend election win that saw them bounce back after being booted from power a year ago, final results showed Thursday.

UN says Gambia's Jammeh must go

Banjul - The UN's west Africa envoy on Wednesday said Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh must step down as soon as his mandate ends in January to allow election winner Adama Barrow to take office.

Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown

New York - Donald Trump and Brexit: 2016 was a year of populist earthquakes on both sides of the Atlantic, spelling huge uncertainty for upcoming European elections and the direction of US policy.

No deal reached for Gambia impasse

Banjul - Liberia's president said Tuesday no deal has yet been reached by a heavyweight delegation for Yahya Jammeh to transition power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the victor of a recent presidential election.

Romania president insists won't appoint convicted PM

Bucharest - Romania's president reiterated his refusal Tuesday to appoint a prime minister with legal problems, in an apparent swipe at convicted Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea whose party scored a resounding election win on the weekend.

Narrow win for Macedonia conservatives but uncertainty lingers

Skopje - Macedonia's ruling conservatives edged a narrow victory against the opposition in a weekend election aimed at ending the Balkan country's instability, results showed on Monday.

Gambia president-elect demands Jammeh step down 'now'

Banjul - Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow said on Monday longtime leader Yahya Jammeh should leave power immediately after the incumbent president announced he would challenge the election result despite previously accepting defeat.

Uncertainty after Romanian left's election comeback

Bucharest - Romania faced fresh political uncertainty Monday as a thumping election comeback by the corruption-tainted left put them on collision course with the centre-right president.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 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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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.

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