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Venezuelan head to polls for a vote that won everything except

Photographer: Manaure Quintero / Bloomberg Photographer: Manaure Quintero / Bloomberg In the midst of boycott and humanitarian crisis, Venezuelans go to the polls Von and 19th May 2018, 5:00 am EDT Oil-rich Venezuela should be one of the wealthiest nations in the world, but misery prevails everywhere, as President Nicolas Maduro is aiming for another six years in Sunday's election. …

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P Chidambaram beats the fuel price hike, says "Interval" due to Karnataka polls

NEW DELHI: High-ranking Congressional leader P Chidambaram has today criticized the government for increasing gasoline and diesel prices. The recent "break" is due only to the Karnataka elections, which would have survived on Saturday. In separate tweets, Chidambaram also urged all Prime Ministers to oppose the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, which was "an attempt by …

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The price of gas has gone up after 19 days, Chidambaram says "Interval" because of Karnataka polls

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today criticized the government for fuel and diesel prices, saying that the recent "break" was due only to the Karnataka elections that had come to an end on Saturday. "There we are again, more taxes on gasoline and diesel, more burden on the consumer, the Karnataka election was just a break," tweeted Chidambaram. The 19-day …

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Iraqi polls start in the first election since defeating IS

BAGDAD – Nationwide polls were opened on Saturday in the first national elections since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). After hours of voter turnout, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lifted a security block to get more people to vote. After weeks of official election campaign, no clear champion has emerged as al-Abadi …

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Iraq elections: Voters go to polls in the first election after the IS

Nearly 7,000 candidates fight for 329 seats in parliament, of which a quarter must go to women. Under the system of power sharing introduced after the 2003 US-led invasion, the Prime Minister's position is reserved for a Shiite. Incumbent Haider al-Abadi, in power since 2014, hopes to retake the top spot. But the country's Shiite bloc has shattered into five …

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Malaysia Election 2018: Najib, Mahathir faces in polls

In a muddy clearing about half the size of a football field, several thousand rice planters and taxi drivers join elbow-elbow crowds, waiting in the darkness in Jerlun, a small town in northwestern Malaysia. They fry corn and peanuts, knock out mosquitoes, and use their cell phones to navigate swampy streams. And then, after ten o'clock in the evening, he …

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Karnataka Assembly Polls: Congress publishes list of 218 candidates, Siddaramaiah to the contest of Chamundeshwari | India News

NEW DELHI: On Sunday, the congress published its first list of 2018 candidates for the upcoming elections in Karnataka. According to the list, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of the constituency of Chamundeshwari will be arguing. Congress publishes list of 218 candidates for upcoming # Karnataka elections https://t.co/060WNNryBC – ANI (@ANI) 1523805040000 The list also includes the names of some ministers as …

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Hungary goes to polls with the option to re-elect Viktor Orban for the third time as prime minister

Former Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, second from left, gives a ballot together with his family on Sunday in Budapest. Gyurcsany leads the opposition party Democratic Coalition. (Tibor Illyes / MTI / AP) BUDAPEST – The Hungarians went to a poll on Sunday that was widely seen as a reflection on the state of democracy in the eastern periphery of …

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Hungary are going to the polls today. But are voters enough to protect democracy?

by John Ahlquist Nahomi Ichino Jason Wittenberg and Daniel Ziblatt John Ahlquist Nahomi Ichino Jason Wittenberg and Daniel Ziblatt 8. April at 12:30 People marching against Prime Minister Viktor Orban detonate the lights of their cell phones at Budapest last month. The Hungarians will vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday and will elect 199 legislators. According to surveys, Orban will …

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