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    • Judge me not by my name

      Judge me not by my name

      He is coming from a well-known family with long tradition in Greek politics. His father was among the founders of the New Democracy conservative party and served as the country's PM in the 1990s. His sister served as Greece's foreign minister and mayor of Athens in the 2000s, and his nephew was recently elected mayor of the Greek capital. Yet, in the last years he was among the most underestimated politicians in Greece. Until last Sunday.

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    • Istanbul to re-do mayoral election

      Istanbul to re-do mayoral election

      Millions of Istanbul residents are returning to the polls today to vote in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a crucial referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. Polling stations across the city opened at 8:00 a.m. local time with 10.56 million people registered to vote in a city which makes up nearly a fifth of Turkey’s 82 million population.

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    • Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Danes were voting on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that could deliver the Nordic region’s third leftist government in a year as people rebel against austerity measures they fear could dismantle their cherished welfare model. Pledges by Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen, heading the opposition center-left bloc, to boost welfare spending after years of cuts and stick to a tougher stance on immigration have gone down well with many Danes.

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    • Austria's Kurz ousted in no-confidence vote

      Austria's Kurz ousted in no-confidence vote

      The term of Sebastian Kurz as Austria’s Chancellor has come to an end after on Monday, the Austrian Parliament vote in favour of the motion of no confidence against the 32-year-old and his entire government - the first successful motion of its kind in the country.

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    • Economist wins Lithuania's presidential election

      Economist wins Lithuania's presidential election

      Prominent economist Gitanas Nauseda won Lithuania's presidential election held on Sunday together with election for European parliament. “I am grateful to the people who voted today and I can promise that politics will be different now in Lithuania. Everybody deserves a better life in our beautiful country,” he told a cheering crowd of supporters.

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    • Netanyahu struggles to form government

      Netanyahu struggles to form government

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a “final effort” to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal. In a video published on Twitter on Sunday, he said he had invited all of his negotiating partners to meet him in “a final attempt to form a right-wing government” and avoid “an unnecessary election”.

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    • Tafrov pays to spread lies about Peevski

      Tafrov pays to spread lies about Peevski

      The ill-famed ex-diplomat and associate of Ivan Kostov pays for his election campaign which he mounted at the expense of lawmaker and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski. Stefan Tafrov who is on the second position in the voting list of the oligarchic coalition “Democratic Bulgaria” allots generous funds to be able to tour TV channels, post his ads in the internet – all in order to spread fakes on the  online sites connected with the circles and the union that nominated him.

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    • Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuana's PM to quit after poor result

      Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis announced he will step down after failing to qualify for the second round in the country's presidential election. Skvernelis, who was one of the expected frontrunners in the vote, said his planned resignation as PM will happen on 12 July.

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