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Iraq: Election outcomes within two days, turnout at sage low 0

Iraq: Election outcomes within two days, turnout at sage low

Iraq’s election commission says the results of the first national vote since declaring victory over ISIL are expected within two days. The vote on Saturday saw a record low turnout, with 44 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. No election since 2003 has had turnout below 60 percent. More than 10 million Iraqis voted. Polling…

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Hungary elections: Excessive voter turnout as polls shut

Hungarians have voted in high numbers in a closely-watched election that has been billed as a test for the country and Europe. Voting officially ended at 7pm (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, but numerous polling stations remained open to accommodate long lines of people waiting to cast their ballots to elect representatives in the country’s 199-seat…

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Egypt elections: Voter turnout is the predominant suspense

The turnout in the Egyptian presidential elections will be closely watched for an indication of people’s trust in the incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who is set to win after eliminating any real opposition to his rule. The three-day election, which kicked off on Monday, is largely viewed as a referendum on Sisi’s performance, as he…

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Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears

Moscow – Russians are heading to the polls to vote in a presidential election that is expected to usher in President Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. Seven other candidates are also running in Sunday’s election, with the incumbent leading in the polls by a wide margin. Due to the time difference, voting started in the Russian…

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Russia’s elections: ‘Unheard of fight for turnout’

On March 18, Russians will head to the polls to vote in the seventh presidential election since the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. Eight candidates are running in the race, including the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, who seems poised to win his fourth term in the Kremlin. While the Russian president is…