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Mayawati: India Dalit icon will not contest election

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mayawati is one of India's most influential politicians One of India's best-known politicians, Mayawati, has shocked the country by announcing she will not run in the upcoming general election. She said she would instead "concentrate on an alliance" formed to counter the influence of the ruling BJP.Ms Mayawati is an icon for India's low-caste Dalits and a four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh,
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US election race: Gillibrand launches presidential bid

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Kirsten Gillibrand has become the latest US Democrat to join a crowded race to be the party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election.The 52-year-old senator for New York announced her bid in an online video released on Sunday.Fifteen other Democrats having already declared they will seek the nomination.They include Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders - who ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016 -
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Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (l) is expected to face a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar (r) Nigerians are finally going to the polls for the country's general election following a last-minute postponement of the vote a week ago. The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, 72.Whoever wins will have to address power shortages, corruption, security threats, and
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Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction

[ad_1] Image caption The i leads on calls for a "crackdown" on tech giants as part of the "battle against fake news". A new regulator for online platforms to ensure they root out false reports is among the recommendations in a government review into the future of the UK news industry. Image caption The Telegraph's front page also reports on calls for more regulation of social media companies. The paper
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El Salvador election: Nayib Bukele claims presidency

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Nayib Bukele and his wife Gabriele de Bukele were cheered by supporters in San Salvador Anti-corruption candidate Nayib Bukele has claimed victory in El Salvador's presidential election.With most votes counted, the former mayor of San Salvador had nearly 53% of the vote with his closest rival, the conservative Carlos Calleja on 32%.Mr Bukele, 37, needed more than 50% of the vote to avoid a
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Brexit: General election ‘answer to deadlock’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP A general election is the most democratic way of breaking the Brexit deadlock, Jeremy Corbyn is to argue.The Labour leader will tell activists in Yorkshire that only a government with a "renewed mandate" will get public support for a withdrawal deal.His party will oppose Theresa May's deal next week, and push for a vote of no confidence if it is rejected by MPs.The PM is considering
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Bangladesh election: Opposition demand new vote

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Salahuddin Ahmed, an candidate for the opposition Bangladesh National Party, was stabbed in Dhaka Bangladesh's opposition has condemned what is has called a "farcical" election and demanded a new vote.Early results show Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's party in the lead, and she is likely to win a large majority.But there have been claims of vote-rigging, and a BBC correspondent saw filled ballot boxes at
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Afghan presidential election delayed by three months

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Final results from October's parliamentary elections have not yet been declared Next year's presidential election in Afghanistan has been postponed by three months, election authority sources say.It was initially due in April. A new date in mid-July or early August is to be announced on Thursday.Many potential candidates had been unable to meet registration requirements and extreme weather meant their teams could not organise
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Armenia leader Nikol Pashinyan holds test snap election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protest leader-turned PM Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded Armenia's "Velvet Revolution" Armenians will vote in an early parliamentary election on Sunday, a key test for the man behind the peaceful "Velvet Revolution" that swept the country in April.Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister by lawmakers in May, after weeks of anti-corruption protests.He pledged an end to election-rigging.Eleven parties and political blocs are on the ballot, and