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Election Day could be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy

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...But as the storm left its trail of destruction behind, even some of those intimately involved in the election seemed in the dark about what options are available to cope with the storm. Asked Monday whether President Barack Obama had the power to reschedule the election, White House press secretary Jay Carney said he wasn’t sure. However, constitutionally, the President doesn’t set the...

Ten of lesser-spotted things about American presidential politics and about 2012 campaign

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Ten of lesser-spotted things about American presidential politics and about 2012 campaign. 1. Why is Election Day always a Tuesday? Even though America’s voter turnout is among the lowest in mature democracies and more than a quarter of people who do not vote claim they are too busy, efforts to move elections to weekends have failed. The Tuesday after the first Monday in November was set as...

Robert Mugabe has won a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe’s president

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...ropean Union, which maintains sanctions on Robert Mugabe and his senior aides, said it was concerned about “alleged irregularities and reports of incomplete participation” in Wednesday’s election. Former colonial power the UK said it had grave concerns about the conduct of the election, and urged a thorough investigation of all allegations of violations. Monitoring groups disagre...

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the day before the election visiting key swing states and making final pitches to voters

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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent the day before the election visiting key swing states and making final pitches to voters. Mitt Romney went to Florida, where polls suggest he has the edge, and then to Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio. President Barack Obama appeared in Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio, joined at rallies by Bruce Springsteen and rapper Jay-Z. The election will be decided in just a...

Center for Responsive Politics says the estimated price tag for the US elections in 2012 is almost $6 billion

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...per person on federal elections in 2012 (projected) • UK – 80 cents per person in 2010 general election • Canada – $8 per person in 2011 general election   Related search articles:who is the richest person on shark tank center for responsive politics snopes whos the richest shark on shark tank richest person on shark tank whos the richest on shark tank 2013 Kennedy Center Honors...

Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined

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Ten signs Election Day is over

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...her their favored candidate won or lost – are just relieved it’s over. Here are 10 signs Election Day has been and gone. 1. No-one cares about Ohio Once every four years, the state finds itself at the centre of the political universe, before dropping off the map. Ohio is often the butt of American jokes – seen as the embodiment of a Midwestern backwater. But as the election draws...

Mikheil Saakashvili has admitted his party has lost the parliamentary election

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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has admitted his party has lost the parliamentary election, in a live TV announcement. Mikheil Saakashvili said the Georgian Dream bloc of his main rival, billionaire tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili, had won Monday’s election. Victory for Bidzina Ivanishvili means the first democratic transfer of power in Georgia’s post-Soviet history. Bidzina Ivanish...

David McAllister, the current leader of Lower Saxony's government and close ally of Chancellor Merkel, will be hoping for re-election

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Voters in the German state of Lower Saxony are going to the polls in a regional election seen as a bellwether for national elections later this year. The state is currently controlled by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in coalition with the pro-market Free Democrats. But opposition parties are hoping to make gains ahead of national elections in September. Opinion...

Egypt's presidential poll results have been delayed by the election authorities, raising further tension across the country

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...which gave the SCAF sweeping political and legislative powers. If the Muslim Brotherhood has won the election, there are doubts over whether the authorities would allow them to take power after fighting them for so many decades. There is increasingly fevered speculation about whether the election will be cancelled or rigged, he adds. Egypt's presidential poll results have been delayed by the...

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28, 2013, at the age of 85

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...11; but tradition says that they will almost certainly give the job to a cardinal. The Vatican talks about the cardinals being guided by the Holy Spirit. But although open campaigning is forbidden, a papal election is still a highly political process. The coalition-builders have about two weeks to forge alliances and senior cardinals who may themselves have little chance of becoming pope can still...

Supreme Court in Guinea has upheld September's election results which saw President Alpha Conde's RPG party winning the most seats

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Supreme Court in Guinea has upheld September’s election results which saw President Alpha Conde’s RPG party winning the most seats. Opposition parties have tried to annul the vote, alleging fraud. International observers said the election in the West African nation was marred by irregularities. The ruling means the RPG (Rally of the Guinean People) won 53 seats, which falls short of a...

The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office

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...boycott government institutions. The two parties have been in a coalition since 2009, after the last election sparked widespread violence. Results from this week’s parliamentary election showed the MDC had been trounced, winning just 49 seats compared with Zanu-PF’s 158. Major Western groups were not invited to send observer missions to monitor Wednesday’s election. The US has de...

Morgan Tsvangirai has filed court challenge against Robert Mugabe poll win

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...8217;s electoral commission said nearly 305,000 voters had been turned away from polling stations on election day. The MDC says the true number is about 900,000. Robert Mugabe’s margin of victory was some 940,000 votes. A week after the election, Robert Mugabe dismissed criticism of the polls and lashed out at Western countries for their response. Zimbabwe’s nine-member constitutional...

President Viktor Yanukovych’s party has claimed victory in Ukraine's parliamentary election

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...oviet era. The regional security organization OSCE is expected to give its verdict on Sunday’s election at a news conference at 14:30 local time. Correspondents say the signs are that the Party of Regions will get a simple majority in the 450-member parliament. Officials said the election had passed off smoothly, with a turnout of some 45%, about average for Ukraine. Early results indicated...

Libyan people are voting in their first free election for more than 50 years

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...t of Libya’s oil exporting capacity has been disrupted. Ballot papers were set alight at a key election office in Ajdabiya and another election centre was attacked in Benghazi. In an attempt to defuse the situation, the NTC has said the new parliament will no longer be responsible for naming the panel that will draft Libya’s new constitution. The 60-member committee will be elected in...

How Mitt Romney can still win US presidential election

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Raila Odinga has filed a Supreme Court appeal against Uhuru Kenyatta's narrow victory in the recent presidential election's first round

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...iled a Supreme Court appeal against Uhuru Kenyatta’s narrow victory in the recent presidential election’s first round. Uhuru Kenyatta beat Raila Odinga comfortably by 50.7% to 43.28% on March 4, avoiding a run-off by only 8,100 votes. However, Raila Odinga has accused the electoral authorities of manipulating the result. Police fired tear gas to disperse about 100 supporters of his Coa...

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has won Burma by-election for parliament

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...he capital, Naypyidaw. A NLD spokesman told AFP news agency he had sent a letter of complaint to the election commission over allegations ballot forms had been tampered with. Nyan Win said there had been complaints that wax had been put over the check box for the party, which could later be rubbed off to cancel the vote. “This is happening around the country. The election commission is respo...

Greece has set the new election date on 17 June and a judge has been appointed to head an interim government

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Greece has set the new election date on 17 June and a judge has been appointed to head an interim government. Council of State president Panagiotis Pikramenos will head the caretaker government until the election. The election date was announced after party leaders met Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Wednesday. Final talks to form a coalition failed on Tuesday, raising new concerns over Gree...

Kremlin-backed candidate Sergei Sobyanin is declared the winner of the race for Moscow mayor, but rival Alexei Navalny disputes the results

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Vladimir Putin’s ally Sergei Sobyanin has won the election for mayor of Moscow, Russian election officials have announced. Sergei Sobyanin secured 51.3% – just above the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second-round ballot. His main rival, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, polled 27.2%. Alexei Navalny called for a run-off and refused to recognize the results, saying they had been ̶...

Kenyan Deputy PM Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margins as the provisional results indicate

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...ague in July for crimes against humanity. He is accused of fuelling communal violence after the 2007 election that saw more than 1,000 people killed and 600,000 forced from their homes. Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate, William Ruto, also faces similar charges. Both men deny the accusations. Kenyan Deputy PM Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margin...

Nicolas Sarkozy says he averted recession and will preserve a "strong France” while Francois Hollande contends the country is in "serious crisis" and needs change

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...til Friday. Francois Hollande – who has long been regarded as favorite – said turnout on election day could affect the result. Nicolas Sarkozy said no election had ever been so “undecided”. Nicolas Sarkozy says he averted recession and will preserve a "strong France” while Francois Hollande contends the country is in "serious crisis" and needs change In the...

Vote counting started overnight, and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has five days to declare who won the poll

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...deployed in the capital, Harare. African regional observers have praised the peaceful nature of the election. Speaking at his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) headquarters in Harare, Morgan Tsvangirai said: “In our view, that election is null and void.” “It’s a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people.” Morgan Tsvangirai spoke shortly after the...

Kenya is voting in an election that observers describe as the most important in the country's history

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...nner, so they cannot just rely on support from their ethnic groups, as has been the case in previous elections. Official results will be announced by March 11 by the electoral commission. Kenyan election in numbers: 14 million registered voters 8 presidential candidates 99,000 police officers being deployed First election under new constitution Winning presidential candidates need 50% of vote + 2...