Articles tagged with: Elections

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 8 Jun, 2015

Plunged into uncertainty, Turkey could face early election

Ankara, Reuters—Turkey faced the prospect of weeks of political turmoil after the ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority in weekend polls, dealing a blow to President Tayyip Erdogan's ambitions to acquire sweeping new powers. Instead of the two-thirds majority he had wanted to change the constitution and create a new presidential republic, the AK Party, while remaining the biggest party, failed even to achieve a simple majority. The outcome augurs weeks of unpredictability as parti...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 7 May, 2015

Britain’s dead-heat election “down to the wire” on polling day

London, Reuters—Britons went to vote on Thursday in the tightest election for decades; one that could cause government gridlock, push the world's fifth-largest economy closer to leaving the European Union and stoke a second attempt by Scotland to break away. Final opinion polls showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party almost in a dead heat, indicating neither will win enough seats for an outright majority in the 650-seat parliamen...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 1 Feb, 2015

Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence

Hong Kong, Reuters—Thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global fina...

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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 turn...

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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-Abidin...

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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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