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In India
November 20, 2017 11:25 am gmt |
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The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday finalised the schedule for the election of the next president of the Congress party. The process to elect incumbent party president Sonia Gandhi’s successor will begin on December 1, when the poll notification will be issued.  Thereafter, nominations for...
In Africa
August 24, 2017 7:36 am gmt |
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Angolans have voted in a parliamentary election marking the end of nearly four decades in power for President José Eduardo Dos Santos. Mr Dos Santos is not contesting the poll, but his party the MPLA is expected to be victorious when the results are announced later this week. The presidency would the...
In India
July 25, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India in New Delhi on Tuesday (July 25) in a ceremony that tightens the government’s hold on positions of power. The 71-year-old low-caste politician backed by the ruling Hindu nationalist-led coalition easily won the presidential election l...
In Latest Stories
May 9, 2017 5:34 am gmt |
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South Koreans headed to voting stations on Tuesday (May 9) to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core. A Gallup Korea poll published on Wednesday (May 3) showed liberal Moo...
In Football
September 14, 2016 10:28 am gmt |
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Aleksander Ceferin has been elected as the new president of Uefa, European football’s governing body. Ceferin, head of the Football Association of Slovenia, polled 42 votes at Uefa’s congress in Athens, 29 more than Dutchman Michael van Praag. The 48-year-old succeeds former France intern...
In Asia
October 29, 2015 4:56 am gmt |
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Nepal’s Women’s rights campaigner Bidhya Devi Bhandari has elected as the first female president, in a move hailed as a milestone. The 54-year-old is currently the vice-chair of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist). Ms Bhandari was the defence minister from 2009 t...