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Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong protesters aim for big turnout at rare sanctioned march

Hong Kong democracy protesters are hoping for huge crowds later Sunday at a rally they have billed as a ‘last chance’ for the city's pro-Beijing leaders in a major test for the six-month-old movement.

Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania holds local elections, without opposition

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting citing violence and intimidation.

Bolivia's Congress authorises new elections without Morales

Bolivia's Congress authorises new elections without Morales

Bolivia's Congress approved a bill Saturday that opens the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government met with protesters to end weeks of unrest.

White House urges Iraq to hold early elections

White House urges Iraq to hold early elections

The United States urged the Iraqi government to hold early elections and carry out electoral reforms and called for the halt of violence against those participating in the ongoing anti-government protests in the country.

Hong Kong disqualifies democracy activist Joshua Wong from district elections

Hong Kong disqualifies democracy activist Joshua Wong from district elections

Hong Kong's government disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming district elections on Tuesday, a move likely to sow further discord in a city hit by five months of anti-government unrest.

Argentinians vote in elections expected to sweep left back to power

Argentinians vote in elections expected to sweep left back to power

Argentinians started voting on Sunday in elections expected to oust one of the most high-profile centre-right governments in the region.

19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote

19 line up for Guinea-Bissau presidential vote

Nineteen candidates, including incumbent Jose Mario Vaz, have filed applications to contest upcoming presidential elections in the crisis-ridden West African state of Guinea-Bissau ...

Two Indian states to hold elections in October

Two Indian states to hold elections in October

Two Indian states will go to the polls in October, the election commissioner said on Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after he won a clear mandate in a general election in May.

Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

Thousands of Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on Sept. 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent detentions ...

Moscow opposition holds vigils across city for free elections

Moscow opposition holds vigils across city for free elections

Russian political opposition supporters held vigils across Moscow on Saturday to call for releasing political prisoners and for free elections, after they were banned from holding a rally.

More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

Ten days after Indonesia held the world's biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand ...

Sixth CMC elections see 50% voter turnout

Sixth CMC elections see 50% voter turnout

The sixth edition of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) election, held on Tuesday, saw 13,334 voters or 50.1% of a total 26,640 Qatari voters taking part to elect representatives in 25 constituencies.