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India Election 2019: Voters go to Phase 2

Puducherry, an administrative district on the southeast coast of India, is on its way to polls today. Known as a union territory, Puducherry is one of seven in India. But it is only one in two – including New Delhi – that has been given a special status and can choose its own legislative assembly. However, the entire administration is …

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Terry Gou of Foxconn follows Trump's example of Taiwan's election

If selected, Gou will likely compete with reigning Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in the January 11 elections. Tsai announced that she would be competing in February of this year after violating local electoral losses in 2018. Her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) saw referenda across the island. The DPP has traditionally taken steps to formalize Taiwan's de facto independence from China. …

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Election start in the biggest elections in Indonesia | news

The Indonesians have begun to elect their next president. The vote began on Wednesday at 7:00 am in the presidential and parliamentary elections Wednesday (7:00 am GMT Tuesday) in the easternmost provinces. It started two hours later in the capital Jakarta. Indonesia has three time zones. The vote ends at 1 pm, and after about two hours the so-called "quick …

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Roy Moore leads the Senate election in Alabama

Roy Moore, the Republican iconoclast accused of sexual misconduct, is leading the Republicans in a new poll on the upcoming Alabama Senate run. Moore narrowly lost a special election to occupy the seat of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on charges of several women that he had inappropriately touched or kissed her as a teenager and he was grown. A …

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Finland election: Leftist party tipped to win vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Social Democratic party's Antti Rinne could be next prime minister                  Finland is tipped to turn left in Sunday's election with the Social Democrats leading in polls. But with several parties, including the right-wing Finns, jostling closely for second place, their ability to govern could be curtailed and coalition-building read ahead. Last month, former …

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Elections in India: Election start for the first phase | India News

Indians elect in the first phase of the mammoth elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term. The first phase involves an electorate of 142 million voters in 20 states who will decide on the fate of 91 candidates. Almost 900 million of the 1.3 billion people in India are eligible to vote. Raziul Nasir, 53, an accountant …

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India Election 2019: The vote begins in marathon polls

Posted at 1:31 1:31 The World's Largest Choice Begins Today Hello, and welcome to the BBC's live coverage of the first day of voting in India in six weeks Voters from around the country participate in the largest elections the world has ever seen. It's 07:00 local time in India's capital Delhi, and polling stations have just opened. Today, in …

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Maldives election: First results show the victory of the presidential party

Image copyright Reuters Caption Mohamed Nasheed returned to the president after the election of his deputy The party of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is on the way to a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections in the Maldives, first results. The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is expected to win nearly 60 seats in parliament with 87 seats. Report of the …

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China becomes an election issue in Asia. And that is bad news for Beijing

But now, as Jokowi seeks re-election, he seems to distance himself from Beijing and downplay the importance of China-funded projects in Indonesia. It is a pattern that is developing across Southeast Asia and beyond Be worried about Beijing as Chinese investment and relations become an uncomfortable, if not downright toxic, election question. Growing skepticism about Xi's Signature Belt and Road …

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