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Hondurans vote for president as leftist contender vies to end conservative rule

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TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hondurans headed to the polls on Sunday to pick a new president, with leftist candidate Xiomara Castro hoping to oust the right-wing National Party, whose 12-year rule has been beset by graft scandals, chronic unemployment and waves of fleeing migrants. If she wins, Castro would......

In Honduras, parties flag fears of fraud ahead of pivotal vote

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TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Warnings of potential foul play are flying from all sides ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras, raising fears of possible disputes and unrest if leading challenger Xiomara Castro does not win by a clear margin. The charged political atmosphere reflects memories of the disputed......

Chile’s Kast jumps to early lead in election, second-round likely

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SANTIAGO, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Jose Antonio Kast, a right-wing former congressman who has promised a harsh crackdown on crime, jumped to an early lead on Sunday evening in Chile’s most divisive presidential election since the country’s 1990 return to democracy. With 10.89% of the vote counted, Kast had received......

Malaysia PM’s coalition wins crucial state vote ahead of national polls

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New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car, as he leaves after the inauguration ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The coalition of Malaysian Prime Minister......

Argentines vote in midterm trial by fire for President Fernandez

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Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez looks on during the session of the 138th legislative term at the National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 1, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo Ruling Peronist party in fight to avoid big losses Third of Senate seats, half in lower chamber at stake Voters angry at......

Portuguese president calls snap general election for Jan. 30

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LISBON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa called a snap general election for Jan. 30 on Thursday, a week after parliament threw out the minority Socialist government’s 2022 budget bill ending six years of relative political stability. “In moments like this there is always a solution......

Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy narrowly wins re-election

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy addresses supporters at an election night event in Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S., November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski Nov 3 (Reuters) – Democratic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy narrowly fended off an election challenge from Republican former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli, returns showed on Wednesday,......

Headlining U.S. elections, Virginia governor’s race is a dead heat

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FAIRFAX, Va., Nov 2 (Reuters) – Virginians voted on Tuesday in an extremely close race for governor that could signal whether Republicans or Democrats will have an advantage in U.S. congressional elections next year. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a party fixture who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, has seen......

Japan votes in test for new PM Kishida, political stability

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Kishida’s coalition expected to keep its majority New prime minister’s LDP may suffer a bruising LDP losses could weaken Kishida’s clout, ability to do job TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to endorse the conservative government of Fumio Kishida or......

In setback for Kishida, Japan’s ruling LDP loses upper house seat

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An election campaign staff member holds leaflets of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party with cover photos of Japan’s Prime Minister and the party’s president Fumio Kishida, as he distributes these to voters during an election campaign on the first day of campaigning for the upcoming lower house election, amid the......

Polls open in Qatar’s first legislative elections

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DOHA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Qataris began voting on Saturday in the Gulf Arab state’s first legislative elections for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council in a vote that has stirred domestic debate about electoral inclusion and citizenship. Voters began trickling into polling stations, where men and women entered separate......

Mali could delay post-coup elections, interim PM says

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DAKAR, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Mali could push back presidential and legislative elections set for next February to avoid their validity being contested, its post-coup prime minister said. Mali’s progress back to democracy following the August 2020 overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is being closely monitored in a region......

Iceland will have a male-majority parliament after all, election recount shows

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Ruling left-right coalition bolsters majority Thirty women elected to parliament COPENHAGEN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Iceland looked to have elected a woman-majority parliament but a recount of votes on Sunday showed there will still be more men than women in the chamber, state broadcaster RUV reported. Thirty women were elected......

Canadians vote as Trudeau’s bid for decisive win hangs in the balance

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MONTREAL, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canadians went to the polls on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared likely to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority after a tough campaign that may have dashed his Liberal Party’s hopes for a convincing win. Trudeau heads a minority government that relies......

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

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MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for Russia’s parliamentary election. Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin......

Japan PM candidates differ on same-sex, women rights issues

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TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Candidates to become Japan’s next prime minister all said they would have better policies to fight the pandemic and reduce the income gap during television debates on Friday, but they were split on diversity issues from same-sex marriage to married couples having separate surnames. Whoever......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

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MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

Japan PM Suga to back vaccine minister Kono to succeed him

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TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will back the popular minister in charge of the nation’s vaccination rollout, Taro Kono, to succeed him, Nippon News Network reported on Saturday. Political manoeuvring was heating up among potential candidates and ruling party grandees on Saturday, a day......

Venezuela opposition shifts strategy, will take part in elections

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CARACAS, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s main opposition parties said on Tuesday they will participate in November regional and local elections, a strategy reversal after boycotting previous elections they argued were not free or fair. The opposition’sdecision was made as a more-than two-year push to oust President Nicolas Maduro through......

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