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'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

Geneva - The struggle to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election manipulation, the UN said Tuesday.

'Honest' Bolsonaro the candidate for Brazil's evangelicals

Bras - Jair Bolsonaro may be the most hated candidate standing in Brazil's presidential elections, but his popularity is soaring among the growing evangelical Christian community.

Ex-mayor, ex-footballer go head-to-head to govern crisis-hit Rio

Rio De Janeiro - On the brink of bankruptcy and racked by violence, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil's tourism gateway, will next month elect its new governor -- with former state capital mayor Eduardo Paes the favorite against outsider and football icon Romario.

Haddad gaining ground on Bolsonaro in Brazil: opinion poll

Bras - Leftist candidate Fernando Haddad is gaining ground in Brazil's presidential election campaign, with a poll showing Monday that he would beat right-wing frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro in a second round runoff.

Kremlin loses regional votes amid anger over pension reform

Moscow - Russia's ruling party suffered two rare defeats in regional elections this weekend as its candidates lost to nationalists amid widespread discontent over a pension reform backed by President Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin loses regional votes amid anger over pension reform

Moscow - Russia's ruling party suffered two rare defeats in regional elections this weekend as its candidates lost to populists amid widespread discontent over a pension reform backed by President Vladimir Putin.

Nigerian governorship vote ends in a stalement: official

Osogbo - The governorship election in southwest Nigeria's Osun state ended in a stalemate on Sunday when the nation's electoral body failed to declare a clear winner.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen emphatically voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Paradise, power and polls: five questions as the Maldives vote

New Delhi - The Maldives -- a country of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean best known for its white beaches and blue lagoons -- will vote Sunday in a presidential election.

AU calls for eSwatini to end ban on political parties

Mbabane - African Union election observers urged eSwatini Saturday to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country, which went to the polls this week.

Nigerians vote to elect governor of key southwest state

Osogbo - Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun went to the polls on Saturday to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election.

Maldives leader looks to tighten grip as opposition muzzled

Colombo - Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen seeks a second term as president Sunday in a tourist paradise that has become a battleground for influence between regional giants India and China, and a source of global alarm over political oppression and a muzzling ...

Regional 'burqa ban' up for vote in Switzerland

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will vote Sunday on whether to introduce a regional "burqa ban", a controversial law that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.The ballot in northeastern St.

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

Mbabane - Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power.

Russia invalidates 'rigged' vote after protests

Moscow - Russian authorities on Thursday cancelled the result of a vote in an unprecedented move after claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by President Vladimir Putin triggered protests.

Seeking votes in eSwatini, where the king's rule is absolute

Manzini - On a patch of grass beside a mountain track, eSwatini parliamentary candidate Alec Lushaba makes one final push for votes -- addressing an audience of five women and four children.

Russian Far East vote result cancelled after protests

Moscow - Authorities in the Russian Far East on Thursday cancelled the result of a runoff governorship vote in an unprecedented move after claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by President Vladimir Putin triggered protests.

Russia election chief recommends invalidating 'rigged' vote

Moscow - Russia's election commission on Wednesday recommended re-running a key regional poll, an unprecedented move triggered by claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by Vladimir Putin.

China denies meddling in US elections, demands 'respect'

Bejing - China on Wednesday called on the United States to show "respect" in their trade dispute and rejected President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base.

China denies meddling in US midterm elections

Bejing - China on Wednesday denied US President Donald Trump's claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base in their escalating trade war.

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

Lagos - He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer.

Russia election chief recommends invalidating 'rigged' vote

Moscow - Russia's election commission on Wednesday recommended invalidating the results of a key regional poll, a highly unusual move triggered by claims of blatant vote-rigging in favour of a Kremlin-backed candidate.

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' US election with trade war

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence upcoming US elections by taking aim at his political support base in the countries' escalating trade war.

Ex-NY mayor Bloomberg once again mulling White House bid

New York - Billionaire ex-mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg is considering a presidential bid to oust Donald Trump, he told The New York Times in an interview published Monday -- but this time as a Democrat, and no longer an independent.

Mauritania's ruling party sweeps polls

Nouakchott - Mauritania's ruling party swept legislative, municipal and local elections, according to final results announced Monday, in a key test before a presidential poll seven months away.

Pentagon chief in Skopje over Russia bid 'to sway' name change vote

Skopje - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Skopje on Monday to throw his support behind a 'yes' vote in Macedonia's upcoming referendum on a name change and to counter "Russian influence" against the move.

DR Congo former warlord says he would back opposition candidate

Apo - Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba said Monday he would be willing to support an opposition candidate in DR Congo's much-delayed presidential election, which he is banned from standing in.

Brazil election frontrunner leaves intensive care: hospital

S - Brazil's far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was released from intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning.
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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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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19  2009 national referendum.
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.
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.
Tamils taking part in the December 19  2009 national referendum.
Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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