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    • 3rd phase of India's national elections' voting begins

      3rd phase of India's national elections' voting begins

      Indians are voting in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony. The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two Union Territories on Tuesday means polls are half done for 543 seats in the lower house of Parliament.

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    • Erdogan's AKP calls for new elections in Istanbul

      Erdogan's AKP calls for new elections in Istanbul

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city. The Supreme Election Council, or YSK, will now decide whether to give the mandate to AKP opposition, Republican People's Party, CHP, in Istanbul or to hold new elections 2 June.

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    • Leftist party set to win Finland elections

      Leftist party set to win Finland elections

      Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in the parliamentary elections today, as voters worry over the future of the country's generous welfare system and the costs of caring for a rapidly ageing population, polls ahead of the vote show. Such success of the Finland's Social Democrats would mark a departure not only for the country but also elsewhere in the region, where leftist parties have struggled in recent years, yielding some of their hold on the working class vote as anti-immigration nationalists of various stripes emerge.

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    • Israeli PM Netanyahu set to win election

      Israeli PM Netanyahu set to win election

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to win the national election, securing a record fifth term in office, media claims. Although his Likud Party and rival Benny Gantz's Blue and White Party each won 35 seats, Yet, the right-wing bloc snags a total of 65 seats - clearing Netanyahu's path to victory.

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    • TV gigs comedian leads Ukraine's presidential race

      TV gigs comedian leads Ukraine's presidential race

      A comic actor with no political experience raced ahead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on 31 March, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with entrenched corruption in a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Russia. The 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, held a comfortable lead over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in a vote deemed largely free and fair by the national electoral commission.

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    • Erdogan loses hold over Ankara, Istanbul

      Erdogan loses hold over Ankara, Istanbul

      Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul, as well. While the defeat for his Islamist-rooted party in Ankara was a significant blow for the president, losing Istanbul, where he launched his political career and served as mayor in the 1990s, is an even greater symbolic shock and a broader sign of dwindling support.

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    • Slovakia elected its first woman president

      Slovakia elected its first woman president

      The liberal environmental activist Zuzana Caputova has been elected president, becoming the first woman to take this position of Slovakia. Relative newcomer in politics, she received 58% of the vote in Saturday's runoff election, topping European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, who got 42%.

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    • Ukrainians set to elect a comedian for next president

      Ukrainians set to elect a comedian for next president

      Today Ukrainian voters are set to cast their ballots for president. Despite non-stop Russian propaganda and fake news, a disaffected electorate, dirty tricks and slander among the candidates and a dueling oligarch-controlled media, Ukraine is poised to pull off a miracle that few will appreciate. That wonder is a democratic election whose outcome is not known in a country buffeted by a foreign-led war in its east, blockades of its seaports and the annexation of territory by a hostile power.

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