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Tory MP Anna Soubry ‘interviewed over election expenses’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Former minister Anna Soubry has told a court she was interviewed under caution for fiddling expenses Ex-minister Anna Soubry was interviewed under caution over expenses in relation to the Conservative Party's campaign "battle bus", a court heard.Ms Soubry gave evidence at Southwark Crown Court where Tory MP Craig Mackinlay is on trial accused of overspending on expenses during the 2015 general election.Mr Mackinlay won
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Brazil election: Far-right Jair Bolsonaro wins first round

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad will face each other in a run-off A far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has won the first round of Brazil's presidential election.He will face the left-wing Workers' Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, in the second round on 28 October after he failed to win the 50% of valid votes needed to win outright.With almost all the votes counted, Mr Bolsonaro
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Pro-Russia party wins Latvia election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The governing coalition of Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis has fallen in popularity A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia following Saturday's general election.The Harmony party polled 19% with the pro-EU For Development party taking 12% and two populist parties, the KPV LV and the New Conservatives winning 27% between them.In the past, parties have formed pacts to keep Harmony out of
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Maldives election: Voting ends in controversial poll

[ad_1] Image copyright MALDIVES PRESIDENCY / AFP Image caption President Abdulla Yameen has voted at a polling station in the capital, Male. Rights groups have accused his government of trying to rig the election. The Maldives has voted in a heavily-criticised presidential election, closely watched by India and China.President Abdulla Yameen, who favours closer ties to China, is seeking a second term. His rival, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, leans closer towards
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Swedish election: Nationalists ‘make gains’ in early exit polls

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The campaign has been dominated by immigration issues Sweden's nationalist anti-immigration party has made gains in the country's general election as the establishment parties appear deadlocked, exit polls predict.The Sweden Democrats (SD) are expected to achieve 19.2% of the vote.The party, described by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven as "racist", held 12.9% of the ballot in the previous election.Neither the governing Social Democrats nor the
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Swedish election: Vote begins amid anti-immigration surge

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Immigration and asylum have been major issues in the campaign The polls have opened in Sweden's general election - where an anti-immigration party is vying to make large gains.The nationalist Sweden Democrats (SD), which polls suggest have 20% support, are tipped for second place.Neither the governing Social Democrats nor the main centre-right party is likely to win a majority.Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has accused
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Frank Field to consider triggering by-election in Birkenhead

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Veteran MP Frank Field has said he is considering triggering a by-election in his Birkenhead constituency.He has quit the Labour whip over the leadership's handling of anti-Semitism allegations but wants to continue sitting as an "independent Labour" MP.He also attacked the "culture of nastiness" in Labour under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.Mr Corbyn's supporters said he had quit because he was facing de-selection in his Birkenhead constituency.He recently
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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mnangagwa was sworn in but the opposition did not attend Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a "brighter tomorrow" for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president.He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was "unacceptable", he said.The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court
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Zimbabwe election: MDC’s Chamisa mounts legal challenge against result

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa believes he was cheated out of the presidential election Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has filed a legal challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's recent election victory.Mr Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential election.His MDC Alliance party say the vote was marred by "mammoth theft and fraud", but the
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Zimbabwe election: President Mnangagwa calls for unity

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Mnangagwa stuck a conciliatory tone at Friday's press conference Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will be a leader for all Zimbabweans in a call for unity after rows broke out over his election victory.The president appealed for peace and promised an independent investigation into the military after six people were killed in post-election violence.Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has described the president's victory as a