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Rwanda: Two candidates up against Paul Kagame in July 15 poll

Views: 1 The President of Rwanda Paul Kagame in London on May 4, 2023. Rwanda Rwandans will choose between 3 presidential candidates and over 500 aspiring MPs during the July 15th elections. The Rwanda National Electoral Commission unveiled Friday (Jun.14) the names of candidates in the presidential and parliamentary polls. Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president for […]

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Ex-presidential candidate Anies gets boost for Jakarta polls from Indonesia’s largest party

Views: 0 JAKARTA – Former presidential candidate Anies Baswedan has secured the backing of leaders from Indonesia’s largest party in Parliament, sources say, in a major boost for his chances at the local government elections in November. According to party insiders, the Jakarta branch of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has proposed to field

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Beware of AI manipulating our elections

Views: 2During the 2016 general elections, a bodyguard attached to the Go Forward Campaign of ex-Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi disappeared. Later, images were circulated online of a corpse which the family identified belonging to Mr. Christopher Aine. His twin sister told newspaper reporters that a scar and a gap between his teeth convinced her that

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Don’t cry for Mandela’s party; ANC’s poll loss is self-inflicted.

Views: 0 African National Congress (ANC) supporters at FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 25, 2024. There is losing, and then there is losing. The loss that the African National Congress suffered in the recently concluded elections in South Africa is losing of a special type. It is almost as if the erstwhile

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German right-wing politician stabbed days after policeman killed at anti-Islam rally

Views: 3A police officer was killed in another stabbing during an anti-Islam demonstration in the city just a few days ago A right-wing politician was stabbed in the German city of Mannheim on Tuesday night in a “shocking” attack, according to reports. Heinrich Koch, local council candidate for Alternative for Germany (AfD) was attacked with a knife

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Keir Starmer beat Rishi Sunak by 44% to 39% in ITV debate, Savanta says

Views: 3 Labour leader also beat the PM on all the issues, according to new poll. Sir Keir Starmer beat Rishi Sunak by 44% to 39% in Tuesday night’s campaign debate, according to a new poll from Savanta conducted entirely after the clash concluded on ITV. It contrasted with a snap poll done during the debate by YouGov which scored Prime

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Biden hails newly elected Mexican President Claudia Sheinbaum, nation’s first female leader

Views: 1Ruling party presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum shows her ink-stained thumb after voting during general elections in Mexico City, Sunday, June 2, 2024. President Biden congratulated Claudia Sheinbaum on Monday for making history as the first woman to be elected as president of Mexico. Ms. Sheinbaum, a 61-year-old former mayor of Mexico City, won in

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South Africa’s ANC Loses Outright Majority for First Time in 3 Decades

Views: 0 In South Africa, the African National Congress has lost its majority after last week’s election. The ANC, which has been in power since the end of apartheid, won just 40% of the vote, marking the first time the party that was once led by Nelson Mandela will not hold outright power in 30 years.

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Mexico Elects Claudia Sheinbaum, Its First Woman and First Jewish President

Views: 0Claudia Sheinbaum has made history, becoming the first woman and first Jewish person elected as president of Mexico. Sheinbaum is a climate scientist and the former mayor of Mexico City. She is a close ally of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has been credited with lifting millions of Mexicans out of poverty.

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Elections 2024: As the dust settles, the ANC is faced with multiple scenarios

Views: 1The 2024 electoral outcome has confirmed what some have described as a ‘turning point’ in South Africa’s democratic history. This will see parties, which have struggled to work together effectively at local government having to now find each other at both provincial and national level. Cyril Ramaphosa during a door-to-door campaign in Ekurhuleni on

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