Articles tagged with: Elections

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 struggle it will face to cling to power in a national election due by May. Congress, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for most of the 66 years since independence, is facing widespread anger at corruption and high inflation after two successive terms at the head of a national coalition. The cent...

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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 country's central Sidi Bouzidi province. Tunisian security officials, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, said that the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days due to the serious nature of the injured sustained by a number of other security officers in the attack. “A firefight eru...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 11 Aug, 2013

Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

Bamako, Associated Press—Voters lined up Sunday to choose a leader to try to lead Mali out of turmoil after a coup, separatist rebellion and an Islamic insurgency unraveled one o...

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Soad Fahd Al-Ma’jal
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on : Monday, 5 Aug, 2013

Opinion: Debating Kuwaiti Democracy

The question of whether democracy in Kuwait has been successful or not is a legitimate one that is mentioned every time Kuwaiti governance is brought up. Many opinions have been...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013

Zimbabwe goes to the polls

Harare, Reuters—Zimbabweans voted in large numbers on Wednesday in a fiercely contested election pitting veteran President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai,...

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