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Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission announces that President Aliyev has been re-elected by an overwhelming majority

Early Thursday, the Central Election Commission announced that Aliyev received 86 percent of the votes, with 92 percent of the districts reporting. Of his seven other challengers, the self-proclaimed candidate Oruc led Zahid Maharram 3.11 percent of the vote, and Hasanguliyev Gudrat Muzaffar of the Azerbaijan Party came in third with 3.04 votes. The turnout was 75 percent. The results …

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Donald Trump's election as Foreign Minister is due to be heard

CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) attends a lunch meeting with President Trump (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and members of his delegation in the White House Cabinet Hall in Washington , DC, March 20, 2018. Pompeo was nominated by President Trump for the post of Foreign Minister after President Rex Tillerson had fired …

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The Malaysian government declares the election day for a holiday

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has declared the election day to be a public holiday on May 9 This should enable all Malaysians to fulfill their responsibilities as voters, the PMO said in a statement on Wednesday (April 11 1965) "The declaration of the holidays is based on section 8 of the 1951 Holiday Law for the Peninsular Malaysia and …

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Hungary's pro-migrant groups are considered targets after the election

BUDAPEST, Hungary – One day after the overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of community groups to help migrants and refugees. Electoral officials still counted ballot papers, adding one more seat to the majority of the Fidesz party and controlling 134 out of …

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Hungary election was free, but not completely fair, observers say

While he held the government accountable for the way the campaign was conducted, including the possibility of not allowing civilian observers, O.S.C.E. found no problems with the election itself, where more than 8.3 million people were registered for election. Asked about multiple reports of irregularities in the local news media, Mr. Wake said the mission of his group would be …

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The Hungarian Prime Minister could address Soros organizations right after the election victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) – Prime Minister Viktor Orban could use his sweeping new political mandate to expand Hungary's crackdown on civilian organizations critical of its immigration policy. The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks after the announcement of the partial results of the parliamentary elections in Budapest, Hungary, on April 8, 2018, to the supporters. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger The …

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Hungary Election: Viktor Orban's Fidesz party hopes for a third term

image copyright AFP / Getty Caption Select Viktor Orban and his wife Aniko Levai Voting in Hungary is underway, opinion polls suggest a third term in a row for Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Mr Orban and his right-wing Fidesz party are 20 points or more ahead of the far-right Jobbik party and the center-left Socialists. Polling stations open on Sunday …

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Hungary Election: Eurosceptic Viktor Orban seeks fourth term

Orban has transformed Fidesz from a liberal party founded in the 1980s into a right-wing populist group that is fighting this election on an anti-immigration platform. Orban is already Hungary's longest-serving leader since the fall of communism in 1989. Fidesz – in a coalition with the much smaller Christian Democratic People's Party – has held a two-thirds majority in parliament …

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Hungary Election: Viktor Orban's victory is expected. Why is he so popular?

SZEKESFEHERVAR, Hungary – The rally was a curious mix of kitsch and gravitas: plastic flags, bulky crucifixes, and pop lyrics praising the benefits of blood and earth. But that is Europe 2018. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban climbed the podium to screaming and thunderous applause. In the same city where Hungary once crowned some of its kings, it delivered its …

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Facebook tightened the rules for political ads to thwart election interventions

CLOSE Facebook is taking steps to protect users' privacy after it has been revealed that Cambridge Analytica has accessed information from up to 87 million users. Many users therefore felt "scary" on Facebook and social media. (5th of April) AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Photo: Facebook). In the wake of the waves of criticism, Facebook continues to initiate more changes …

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