Articles tagged with: Elections

Obaid Al-Suhaymi
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on : Sunday, 30 Nov, 2014

Bahrain: Results for election run-off announced

Manama, Asharq Al-Awsat—Results have been announced in the run-off in Bahrain’s parliamentary and municipal elections which took place on Saturday and saw another high turnout despite a boycott of the polls by some opposition groups. Around 49 polling stations were open until 8 pm on Saturday. Bahrainis were voting to decide on 34 seats in the country’s 40-seat parliament, following a deadlock in some seats during last week’s polls, which saw a high turnout of 52.6 percent despite...

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Nadia Al-Turki
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Veteran Sebsi leads Tunisian presidential race: exit polls

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid El-Sebsi leads the race to become Tunisia’s first directly elected president since the ouster of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, according to initial exit polls. Sebsi’s campaign manager claimed he was ahead of his nearest rival, incumbent Moncef Marzouki, by at least 10 points, though he added there was a “strong possibility” the vote could go to a second round, according to the Associated Press. Another vote will...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 9 Nov, 2014

Heavy shelling in east Ukraine adds to concern over ceasefire

Donetsk, Reuters—Heavy shelling around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk increased strains on a two-month-old ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian se...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 8 Dec, 2013

India’s Congress party punished in Indian state elections

New Delhi, Reuters—India's Congress party was headed for a bruising defeat in key state elections, including in the capital, early results showed on Sunday, underlining the s...

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Monji Saidani
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on : Thursday, 24 Oct, 2013

Tunisia Mourns for Slain Security Officers

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki announced three days of national mourning for eight security officers killed by suspected Salafist militants in the ...

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Majid Al-Amir
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on : Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2013

In Conversation with Jordan’s Political Affairs Minister

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordanian minister of political and parliamentary affairs, Khalid Al-Kalaldeh, informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the government is in the process of revisi...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

A House Divided

For a while, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas resembled peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization: a perpetual re-enactment of similar scenar...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 7 Sep, 2013

Conservative leader Abbott heads for landslide Australia election victory—Exit polls

Sydney and Canberra, Reuters—Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott was headed for a landslide victory on Saturday as voters punished Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Labor g...

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Sherzad Shekhani
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on : Thursday, 5 Sep, 2013

Kurdistan’s Gorran seeks to challenge PUK, KDP

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kurdistan’s Gorran (Movement for Change) will seek to challenge the dominant Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2013

Afghan Taliban execute six in stable Herat

Herat, Reuters—The Afghan Taliban executed six men who worked for a government programme in western Herat, one of the war-ravaged country's most stable provinces whose small ...

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