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Indians vote in huge election dominated by jobs, Hindu pride and Modi

Kairana/Chennai, India Reuters The first of India’s almost one billion voters cast ballots on Friday in the country’s multi-day election, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a rare third term on the back of issues such as growth, welfare and Hindu nationalism. The vote pits Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against an alliance of two […]

India votes in gigantic election as Modi seeks historic third term

New Delhi, India Reuters India votes on Friday in the world’s largest election as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a historic third term in office on the back of growth, welfare, his personal popularity and Hindu nationalism. The vote pits Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against an alliance of two dozen opposition parties which is […]

Chad interim president Deby kicks off campaign for vote set to end junta rule

N’Djamena, Chad Reuters Chad’s interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby kicked off his presidential campaign on Sunday for an election next month meant to end three years of military rule on a promise to strengthen security and boost the economy. Deby’s government is one of several juntas that seized power in West and Central Africa since […]

Turkey’s resurgent opposition knocks Erdogan in pivotal local elections

Istanbul, Turkey Reuters Turks punished President Tayyip Erdogan and his party on Sunday in nationwide local elections that reasserted the opposition as a political force and reinforced Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu as the president’s chief future rival. With more than half of votes counted, Imamoglu led by nearly 10 percentage points in the mayoral race […]

Senegal’s Faye set to become president in opposition victory

Updated: 11:15am (AEDT) Dakar, Senegal Reuters Senegal opposition presidential candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a political newcomer popular among disaffected youth, promised on Monday to govern with humility and transparency. Faye, set to be declared the next president after his main rival called him to concede defeat, thanked President Macky Sall and other candidates for respecting […]

Senegal opposition candidate Faye leads initial presidential election tallies

Dakar, Senegal Reuters The first polling station tallies of Senegal’s delayed presidential election on Sunday showed opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye taking the lead, prompting street celebrations after a peaceful day of voting that many hope will bring change. Millions lined up to elect Senegal’s fifth president following three years of unprecedented political turbulence that […]

Indonesia’s President-elect Prabowo urges unity after resounding victory

Jakarta, Indonesia Reuters Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto pledged on Wednesday to be a president for all Indonesians after official results showed him sweeping last month’s election, even as rivals said they would mount legal challenges over the electoral process. The former special forces commander and current defence minister won the 14th February contest with nearly 60 […]