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Early Iran Results: Ahmadinejad Faction Losing in Parliamentary Vote

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results Saturday from Iran’s parliamentary elections show that conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appear on course to gain firm control of the 290-seat parliament, after winning in several constituencies across the country. Early returns from provincial towns suggest that loyalist supporters of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei are in the lead and that the […]

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Ahmadinejad Rivals Lead in Parliamentary Vote

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Iran’s parliamentary elections show loyalist supporters of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei have taken the lead. Early returns from provincial towns Saturday show conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning seats in several constituencies across the country. State media estimate the turnout at more than 65 percent of the country’s 48 million eligible […]

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Voting Ends in Iran’s Parliamentary Elections

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Voting has ended in Iran’s parliamentary elections after the interior ministry kept the polling stations open for several additional hours because of the long lines of people waiting to cast their ballots. Iranian state media claim a “massive turnout” for the Friday elections, which are likely to solidify Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s control over […]

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‘Massive Turnout’ in Iran, Voting Extended

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media claim a “massive turnout” for the country’s parliamentary elections , which are likely to solidify Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s control over conservative rivals tied to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The semi-official Fars news agency reports that Iran’s interior ministry is keeping polling stations open for two additional hours because of the long […]

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Iranians Vote in Parliamentary Elections

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iranians across the country are choosing a new parliament, in a vote seen as a test between conservatives who support and others who oppose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Some 3,400 candidates are vying for seats in the 290-member parliament. Friday’s election, which is the first since the disputed 2009 presidential election, is being boycotted by Iran’s […]

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Polls Open In Iran’s Parliamentary Election

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Polls have opened in Iran’s parliamentary elections, in what is seen as a test between conservatives who support or oppose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Few Iranian reformists are among the 3,400 candidates vying for seats in the 290-member parliament. Iran’s conservative government and clerical leaders have pursued a crackdown on the reformist movement since it staged […]

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Senegal Headed for Runoff Election

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal is headed for a runoff presidential election between incumbent Abdoulaye Wade and former ally Macky Sall, after initial results of Sunday’s first-round poll showed neither candidate won a majority of the votes. Provisional results released late Wednesday showed President Wade with about 35 percent of the vote and Sall with about 26 percent. Following […]

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Senegal’s Opposition Attempts to Unite Ahead of Presidential Run-Off

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s former Prime Minister Macky Sall on Wednesday rallied the opposition to back him in a presidential run-off scheduled for March 18. The former ally of President Abdoulaye Wade, Sall will take on the 85-year-old leader in a second round of voting after emerging as the runner-up in the first round last Sunday. Sall vowed […]

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Senegal’s Wade Expected to Face Tough Run-off Vote

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade is expected to face a tough run-off vote against former prime minister Macky Sall, who is working to round up opposition support. A group of Senegalese opposition leaders began talks Wednesday in the capital, Dakar, to discuss forming an alliance aimed at defeating the 85-year-old incumbent. Mr. Wade has admitted he […]

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Senegalese Opposition Attempt Alliance Ahead of Likely Presidential Run-Off Vote

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Senegalese opposition leaders are meeting Wednesday to form an alliance aimed at defeating incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade in the country’s likely upcoming run-off election. Presidential candidate Cheikh Tidiane Gadio told VOA the meeting aims to unite various opposition and civil society groups around Mr. Wade’s challenger, who at this point appears to […]

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