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'Unnatural' Greek coalition could be short-lived

Athens - An "unnatural" coalition government formed Monday between anti-austerity party Syriza and nationalist Independent Greeks could prove short-lived, analysts said.

Alexis Tsipras, boyish PM out to restore Greek dignity

Athens - Alexis Tsipras is on a mission to restore Greece's dignity after winning Sunday's general election and becoming his country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

New Greek leader set to unveil anti-austerity government

Athens - Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to unveil his anti-austerity coalition government Tuesday, bringing together his radical left-wing party with the nationalist right, after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe.

Factbox: Possible allies for Greek election victors Syriza

Athens - Greek anti-austerity party Syriza on Sunday won a historic election promising to alter the course of austerity in Europe, but with 80 percent of votes counted it was short of an outright majority.

Syriza supporters hail Greek effect in Europe after historic win

Athens - Supporters of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza wildly cheered Sunday's election victory, confident that the first-ever victory by a leftist party in Greece would help turn back austerity in Europe.

Alexis Tsipras, Greek 'Che Guevara' on the brink of power

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party won the Greek general election for the first time in its history on Sunday, is set to become the country's first radical left-wing prime minister, and the youngest in over 150 years.

Tsipras sworn in as Greek prime minister

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, the 40-year-old leader of anti-austerity party Syriza, was sworn in on Monday as Greek prime minister, the youngest in 150 years.

Greece 'leaving behind disastrous austerity': Tsipras

Athens - Greece is "leaving behind disastrous austerity" and the so-called troika of creditors "is finished", Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said Sunday after his party won the general election.

Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks 'have spoken'

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday said the nation "had spoken" in handing victory to the anti-austerity Syriza party, and said he hoped the new government would not endanger the country's EU and euro membership.

DR Congo lawmakers adopt new electoral law after deadly protests

Kinshasa - Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday in favour of a new election law after deadly protests erupted over opposition charges it would extend President Joseph Kabila's term in office.

Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: Exit polls

Athens - Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.Syriza took between 35.5 percent and 39.

Greece's Syriza: what does it want and what is possible?

Athens - The left-wing Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras won Greece's general election on Sunday after campaigning on a pledge to renegotiate the country's international bailout and reverse years of spending cuts and painful economic reforms.

Antonis Samaras: Greek PM is a gambler who lost big before

Athens - Prime minister during one of the toughest periods in modern Greek history, Antonis Samaras' penchant for risky politics could cost him his job in Sunday's election.

For Nigerian opposition supporters, no wait is too long

Kaduna - Aliyu Abdulrazhi had been on his feet since 6:00 am but had no intention of leaving Muhammadu Buhari's presidential campaign rally in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

How Greece's election works

Athens - Greece's general election on Sunday could bring to power the radical left-wing party Syriza that promises to redraft the country's 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) EU-IMF bailout and erase much of its huge debt.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

Lusaka - Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday to become the country's sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Greece votes with Europe austerity on the line

Athens - Greece voted Sunday in a crucial general election that could rock Europe by bringing the radical Syriza party to power and spark fears of a possible exit from the euro.

Greece braces for 'turning point' election

Athens - Greece stood Saturday on the brink of a make-or-break general election that could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and set the country on a collision course with its international creditors.

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

Port-au-prince - United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis.

Tsipras promises to restore 'dignity' to Greece

Athens - The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party vowed Friday to restore "dignity" to the hugely-indebted country if they win Sunday's general election as expected.

Favourite for PM says Greece faces 'big clashes' ahead

Athens - The leader of the left-wing anti-austerity Syriza party which is favourite to win Sunday's Greek general election said in a feisty final campaign speech there would be "major clashes" ahead as they sought a reduction in the massive debts saddling the c...

Ethiopia 'decimates' free press: Rights group

Nairobi - The Ethiopian government is stepping up oppression of independent journalists ahead of national elections due in May, a leading rights group said in a report on Thursday.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit election

Lusaka - Boats and ox-wagons were deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections were extended for a second day Wednesday.

Unbowed by jail, Greek neo-Nazi party vows to hit back at ballot

Patras - Over a year after its leadership was placed in pre-trial detention, facing a barrage of criminal charges including murder, Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is vowing to bounce back in Sunday's general election."The people are with us.

France's far-right hopes radical leftists win in Greece

Athens - The leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) said Tuesday she hopes the radical left-wing Syriza party will win Greece's general election.

Greece cannot rebound without debt cut: Syriza economist

Athens - Struggling Greece will never recover without a generous debt cut, despite what the country's creditors might think, the politician likely to become the next finance minister said Tuesday.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

Johanesburg - Zambia goes to the polls Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Spain anti-austerity activists look with hope to Greece's Syriza

Madrid - An election win for Greece's leftist Syriza party on Sunday could mark a turning point in Europe where other populist parties, starting with Podemos in Spain, are hoping to launch their own anti-austerity revolts.

Prospect of Greek electoral stalemate scares business world

Athens - Greece had been expected to finally limp out of recession after six painful years in the red, before it was unexpectedly plunged into a snap general election set for January 25.

Catalan president stakes it all with snap poll on independence

Barcelona - Catalan president Artur Mas has called a snap election in September to try to win a majority in favour of independence from Spain for the wealthy region as he tries to revive a secession movement that shows signs of cooling.
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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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