Category: election

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Pinera v Guillier: Who will capture Chile’s election?

Chileans will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a presidential run-off between conservative former president Sebastian Pinera and centre-left candidate Alejandro Guillier, a senator and popular TV journalist. Polls open on  Sunday at 11:00 GMT and will close at 21:00 GMT. Final results are expected on Sunday night. Education reform, growing inequality…

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Syrian ‘victory’ kickstarts Putin’s election advertising and marketing and marketing campaign

Moscow, Russia – During a surprise visit to the Khmeimim airbase in western Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a withdrawal of Russian servicemen – and told them they were “going home victorious”. They did not just prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime that controlled an ever-shrinking territory and was nearing collapse when the Russian…

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Honduras military, police in crackdown on election unrest

Tegucigalpa – Honduras has descended deeper into crisis on Friday night as the government declared a 10-day curfew and empowered police and military to crack down on unrest that has erupted over the five-day delay in official election results being released. The curfew, which began at 11:00pm local time, suspends the right to free movement from…

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Hondurans vote in controversial presidential election

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Hondurans head to the polls to choose a new president on Sunday in an election that lays bare the fragility of the Central American country’s democracy eight years after it suffered a military coup.   Six million Hondurans are eligible to vote on Sunday, with polls set to open at 13:00GMT and to…

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Nepal gears up for key election

Manang, Nepal – The ballot boxes have arrived and the security forces are on guard. Preparations for Nepal’s first phase of elections, to be held on Sunday for Nepal’s House of Representatives and National Assembly, are almost complete – even in remote districts like Manang. The election is expected to lay the groundwork for Nepal’s…