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Chavez predicts big win in Venezuela election

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez smiles during a Council of Ministers in CaracasCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez forecast he would win October's election with more than 60 percent of the vote after a new poll showed on Tuesday he held a large lead over his opposition rival. The survey taken in May by respected local pollster Datanalisis found that 43.6 percent of voters in the South American OPEC nation favoured Chavez, versus 27.7 percent for the Democratic Unity coalition's candidate, Henrique Capriles. "The opposition know we are going to win the election. We have to win it by K.O. …


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Nigeria: Edo Guber Poll Will Be Free and Fair – VP Sambo

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vice PRESIDENT Namadi Sambo, yesterday, in Benin-City, assured that the 14, July 2012 governorship election in Edo State would be free and fair in line with the policy and transformation agenda of the Federal Government. “I want to seize this singular opportunity to say that following the policy of this administration of transformation, in 2011, […]

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Egypt Islamists claim presidency

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy addresses a news conference in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood claimed on Monday that its candidate had won the country's first free presidential election, defeating Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and ending 60 years of rule by presidents drawn from the armed forces. An election committee source told Reuters that Islamist Mohamed Morsy, a U.S.-educated engineer, was comfortably ahead of former air force general Ahmed Shafik with most of the votes tallied, but that the count had yet to be officially finalised. However, new head of state is likely to remain subordinate to the military for some time at least. …


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G20 to press Europe for lasting fix for debt crisis

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Los Cabos for the G20 summitLOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) – World leaders, relieved that pro-bailout parties won a narrow election victory in Greece, will pile pressure on Europe at the G20 summit on Monday to outline a lasting strategy to save the euro currency and end financial turmoil. Group of 20 leaders from major industrialized and developing economies, representing more than 80 percent of world output, start a two-day meeting in this Pacific resort to prioritize growth and job creation as the path to bolstering a world economy that is running out of steam. …


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Nigeria church bombings kill 19, spark reprisals

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Official projections show New Democracy in lead in Greece Parties committed to Greece’s multi-billion-euro bailout are on course to secure… Parties committed to Greece’s multi-billion-euro bailout are on course to secure a slim parliamentary majority in an election result that could keep the debt-laden country in the euro zone, according to an official vote projection. […]

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Greeks vote in election that could decide fate of euro

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Greek Orthodox priest casts his ballot at a polling station in AthensATHENS (Reuters) – Greeks went to the polls on Sunday in an election that could decide whether their heavily indebted country remains in the euro zone or heads for the exit, potentially unleashing shocks that could break up the single currency. In an election fought over the punishing austerity package demanded by international lenders as the price of keeping Greece from bankruptcy, opinion polls showed the radical leftist SYRIZA party, which wants to scrap the deal, running neck and neck with the conservative New Democracy, which broadly backs it. …


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Greeks Head To Polls For Crucial Election

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Greeks Head To Polls For Crucial ElectionAs voters across Greece go to the polls in an election with global consequences, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged them to elect a government that will not ignore its commitments.


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Greeks vote in cliffhanger euro election

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

European leaders have warned Greece it must respect its international debt commitmentsGreeks angered by austerity took to the polls on Sunday for an election that could decide their future in the eurozone amid unprecedented external pressure not to vote for a radical leftist party.


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French vote in polls tipped to cement shift to left

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

There has long been speculation of intense rivalry between Royal, pictured, and TrierweilerThe French began voting Sunday in a general election run-off expected to hand Socialist President Francois Hollande a clear parliamentary majority to push his agenda.


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Egyptian Revolution Tested Ahead of Vote

| June 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Egyptian Revolution Tested Ahead of VoteEgyptians go to the polls later in the final stage of the country's presidential election, amid growing turmoil and accusations the old regime is trying to re-claim power.


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Who ‘ll save Nigeria and how?

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Who ‘ll save Nigeria and how?

By Adisa Adeleye In the past week marked by grievous losses arising out of the DANA plane crash and the gruesome slaughter of christian worshippers in Bauchi and a former Deputy Inspector General of Police in Kano, the time calls for a moment of sober reflection while expressing condolences to the families of the departed […]

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Egyptian Court Rulings Ignite Fury

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

CAIRO – Tempers flared and protesters took to the streets after Egypt’s constitutional court issued twin rulings that sparked anger and confusion just days ahead of a presidential run-off election. Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court Thursday rejected a parliamentary law that barred ex-officials from the rule of fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak from running for office, clearing the way for his former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, to compete in an upcoming presidential election runoff …

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Ruling May Ban Ex PM From Egypt Election Race

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ruling May Ban Ex PM From Egypt Election RaceAn Egyptian court is considering whether to disqualify one of Egypt's presidential candidates, just two days before the country is due to vote in the final stage of the historic election.


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Nigeria: Fashola, Tinubu, Musa, Others Ask FG to Give Abiola Befitting Honour

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vanguard Lagos — Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, former Lagos and Kaduna state governors, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Alhaji Balarabe Musa and several rights activists yesterday urged a Federal Government to settle a late Moshood Abiola, a undeclared leader of a election, a some-more fitting inhabitant honour, observant his pitch represented a whole country. […]

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