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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
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Ditch May now or she will lead us into 2022 election, Rees-Mogg tells Tories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned fellow Tory MPs that if they don't ditch Theresa May now she will lead them into the next election, scheduled for 2022.Few Tories thought this was a "good idea", the Brexiteer MP suggested.Mr Rees-Mogg wants to oust the PM over her EU withdrawal agreement but has so far failed to get enough colleagues to back his call for a no confidence
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Netanyahu warns of danger of early Israel election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kahlon (R) has said he does not think the coalition can continue Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel.Mr Netanyahu made the remark at a cabinet meeting, as key coalition allies threaten to pull their support.He is set to meet his finance minister later on Sunday, in a last-ditch attempt to avert early elections.The political
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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