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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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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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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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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 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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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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