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Syria to hold presidential vote on May 26

Damascus - Syria will hold a presidential election on May 26 likely to keep in power President Bashar al-Assad, in a country devastated by a decade of war.

Castillo and Fujimori, rivals vying for Peru's presidency

- Far-left unionist Pedro Castillo and rightwing populist Keiko Fujimori will vie for the presidency of Peru in a runoff election on June 6, after the results of Sunday's first round showed them pulling ahead of the other 16 candidates.Who are they?

The Catholic conservative pledging to change Ecuador's destiny

Quito - A former banker and Opus Dei devotee -- but above all an enemy of ex-president Rafael Correa -- Guillermo Lasso has returned the conservative right to power in Ecuador, winning Sunday's presidential election after two defeats that failed to discourage ...

Samoa election result hailed as victory for women

Wellington - Samoa's cliff-hanger general election is a victory for under-represented women in Pacific island politics, regardless of the final outcome, opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa said Monday.

Chad votes with 30-year ruler Deby poised for sixth win

Ndjame - Chad headed into presidential elections Sunday with Idriss Deby Itno, ruler for the last three decades, set to win a sixth term.

Benin tense as president seeks re-election

Cotonou - Benin President Patrice Talon looked set to win re-election on Sunday in a tense ballot, with critics accusing him of rigging the race in his favour by sidelining opposition leaders.

Peru's presidential musical chairs

Paris - Peru votes for a new president Sunday -- its fifth in three years -- after an unprecedented series of crises and corruption scandals that saw three different leaders in a single week.

UN chief urges Chad, Benin to respect rights in elections

New York - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday urged Chad and Benin to respect civil rights and free speech as the two African nations hold elections this weekend.

Five things to know about Djibouti

Nairobi - Djibouti, which is one-tenth the size of England with a population of just one million, is one of Africa's smallest countries.

Polls open in Djibouti as veteran ruler Guelleh seeks fifth term

Djibouti - Voting began Friday in Djibouti where Ismail Omar Guelleh is seeking an all but assured fifth term as president of the small but strategically located nation he has ruled for 22 years.

One killed in Benin after army clears protesters

- One person was killed and at least three were wounded by gunfire on Thursday, local officials said, after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint city three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election.

Crushing poll defeats for South Korea's ruling party

Seoul - South Korea's conservative opposition won landslide victories in elections for the mayors of the country's two biggest cities, results showed Thursday, in a bad sign for Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party a year before the next presidential poll.

Arauz planning to change Ecuador agreements if elected

Quito - Leftist presidential candidate Andres Arauz has big plans to change Ecuador's course if elected on Sunday, when he faces right-wing contender Guillermo Lasso in a runoff.Arauz, 36, wants to renegotiate a $6.

Right-wing candidate Lasso aiming for Ecuador political unity

Cajabamba - Sitting outside the oldest Catholic church in Ecuador, right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso says he's ready to work with anyone, including political rivals, to govern the country if elected in Sunday's second-round runoff.

Leftwing party opposed to mining project wins Greenland vote

Nuuk - A left-wing environmentalist party opposed to a controversial mining project won a clear victory in Greenland's parliamentary election, results released Wednesday showed.With 36.

Leftwing party opposed to mining project wins Greenland vote

Nuuk - A left-wing environmentalist party opposed to a controversial mining project won a clear victory in Greenland's parliamentary election, according to results released Wednesday.With 36.

Congo court certifies President Sassou-Nguesso's re-election

Brazzaville - Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday certified the re-election of longtime leader Denis Sassou-Nguesso, two weeks after provisional results gave him a widely expected landslide victory in the central African country.

Fresh deadly violence as 175 million vote in Indian state polls

Kolkata - Fresh deadly violence rocked the restive state of West Bengal on Tuesday as India held its biggest democratic exercise in two years with 175 million people eligible to vote in five regional elections.

Greenland votes in election focused on mining debate

Nuuk - The autonomous Danish territory of Greenland votes Tuesday in legislative elections, after a campaign focused on a disputed mining project, as the Arctic island confronts first-hand the effects of global warming.

Bulgaria's course unclear after fractured election result

Sofia - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's centre-right party came first in the weekend's parliamentary elections, partial results showed Monday, but with protest parties surging it has no clear partner to form a governing coalition.

Bulgarian PM's party tops vote, but no clear coalition partner

Sofia - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's centre-right GERB party came first in the weekend's parliamentary elections, partial results showed Monday, but with protest parties surging it has no clear partner to form a governing coalition.

Vjosa Osmani elected president of Kosovo

Pristina - Lawmakers elected Kosovo's most popular politician Vjosa Osmani as president Sunday, overcoming an opposition boycott that had kept parliament short of a quorum one day earlier.

Bulgarian PM's party set to top vote but protest parties surge

Sofia - The centre-right GERB party of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has come first in parliamentary elections with around 25 percent of the vote, according to partial exit polls published on Sunday evening after polls closed.

Bulgarian PM seeking fourth term in Covid-hit vote

Sofia - Bulgarians were voting Sunday to elect a new parliament, with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's centre-right party tipped to finish first although it may struggle to find coalition partners.

Arctic mining takes centre stage in Greenland election

Nuuk - Greenland votes Tuesday in legislative elections largely seen as a referendum on a controversial mining project that would help diversify the Arctic island's economy as it plans for a future altered by global warming.

Two dead as violence mars election in Indian battleground state

Connaught Place - Two people died as an Indian state notorious for political violence went to the polls Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi battling to oust a bitter rival from power.

'Battle royale' in India's West Bengal amid crucial state poll

Kolkata - Indian authorities on Wednesday banned large gatherings in a violence-hit town amid crucial regional polls that have seen supporters of rival parties clash in the streets and left dozens dead in recent months.

Through pandemic and protests, Bulgaria's Borisov hangs on

Sofia - When Bulgarians took to the streets last summer demanding the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, analysts thought that after almost a decade in the job his time was up.

Armenia PM to resign ahead of snap election to defuse crisis

Yerevan - Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced Sunday he will resign next month but stay in office until parliamentary elections due on June 20, in an effort to curb the political crisis gripping Armenia.

One dead, bombs thrown as restive Indian state votes

Kolkata - One person was killed and bombs were thrown at a polling station Saturday as India's hotbed of political violence West Bengal held elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to unseat one of his fiercest opponents.
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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.
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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"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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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.
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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More than 11,000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright and Ted Traylor during the June 15 afternoon session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Orlando, Fla.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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