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In World
September 23, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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The Maldives is set to vote in a heavily-criticised election that will be closely watched by India and China. The Indian Ocean archipelago is best-known overseas for its clear waters and high-end resorts but its government stands accused of crushing dissent. President Abdulla Yameen has embraced Chin...
In Latest Stories
August 16, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Some legal experts are of the opinion that there former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not debarred from contesting the Presidential Election for the third time, it is learnt. These legal experts believe though the 19th Amendment barred anyone from seeking the Presidency for the third time, it did no...
In Britain
March 19, 2018 4:44 am gmt |
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A committee of British MPs has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them to give evidence on reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump’s campaign gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users’ data. Damian Collins the chair of the...
In World
March 19, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday (March 18), extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. According to the official preliminary results after nearly 30 p...
In World
March 18, 2018 10:56 am gmt |
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Muscovites began voting in a presidential election on Sunday (March 18) set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. In the Russian capital polling stations opened at 0500 hrs GMT, and vot...
In Srilanka
March 17, 2018 9:37 am gmt |
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Based on the country’s requirement and the people’s call, he is ready to contest the next Presidential election, said Provincial Development Minister Sarath Fonseka in an interview. He noted that he has always taken on a challenge and accordingly, he would not shy away from any challenge thrust upon ...
In Srilanka
January 18, 2018 4:46 am gmt |
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Addressing to the media brief, State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene stated that, President Maithiripala Sirisena would compete as a president candidate even in the forthcoming Presidential election. “Another person will be suggested if Maithiripala Sirisena denied”, he said. “If the constitution ...
In World
October 26, 2017 9:36 am gmt |
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Kenyans began to cast their votes for the country’s repeat presidential election on Thursday morning (October 26). While there was a queue for a polling station in Nairobi, elsewhere in Kisumu, where there is support for opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance coalition, ...
In World
October 24, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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Despite threatened opposition boycott and widespread doubt over logistics, Kenyans look likely to go to the polls again on Thursday (October 26). More than one hundred tons of ballot papers for Kenya’s presidential election next week have landed in Nairobi on Monday (October 23) three days ahead of K...
In World
October 14, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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Kenyan police used teargas on Friday (October 13) to disperse protesters in the country’s three main cities, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued. On Thursday (October 12), the government banned demonstrations in the c...
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
April 23, 2017 4:47 am gmt |
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France is preparing to vote in presidential elections on Sunday, amid high security after a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed around the country after Thursday’s attack by a gunman. Eleven candidates are vying to be the ...
In Canada
June 27, 2016 12:21 pm gmt |
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The people of Iceland elected a new president on Saturday — a vote that also ushered in a Canadian first lady. Gudni Johannesson, a history professor with no previous political experience, secured enough votes to be elected as the new head of state for the small Nordic country. He is married to Ottaw...
In Latest Stories
June 7, 2016 4:56 am gmt |
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Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates and will become the first woman in the 240-year history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party, an AP tally suggests. Clinton, a former secr...
In World
May 9, 2016 9:54 am gmt |
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Voting to elect the Philippines’ next president began on Monday (May 9) after an acrimonious election campaign that revealed popular disgust with the country’s ruling elite for failing to make inroads into poverty and inequality despite years of robust economic growth. Five candidates are...
In Latest Stories
April 11, 2016 12:18 pm gmt |
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While referring to the allegation on the purported reduction of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security, President Maithripala Sirisena questioned as to what would have happened to him had he been defeated at the Presidential election that was held on January 8 last year. Addressing the Elector...
In Srilanka
March 29, 2016 12:31 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirirsena said on Monday (March 28) that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had failed to find solutions to the problems the country was facing, and that was why the former Government called for a Presidential Election two years before the predecessor’s term ended. “The former P...
In Colombo
December 18, 2015 12:19 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would fulfill the verbal and written promises given to the people at the Presidential Election – 2015. While addressing in the annual meeting of The Judicial Service Association today (Dec.18), President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the courts were dominated...
In Latest Stories
October 29, 2015 3:53 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to appear again today before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into investigation about Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Government Resources, Power and Privileges. (PRECIFAC). Today and tomorrow the Presidential Commission is schedul...