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Vote-counting in Port Harcourt in Rivers State
30/03/2015 - Report: NIGERIA

Observers appeal for calm as Nigeria awaits election results

Preliminary results for presidential, parliamentary and senatorial polls were expected to be announced on Monday amid continuing security concerns with technical problems sparking violence in Rivers ...
30/03/2015

African press review 30 March 2015

Nigeria awaits presidential election results. Leaders of SA's main union grouping fall out. Kenyan in the Rift Valley threaten rebellion over cattle-rustling.
30/03/2015

French press review 30 March 2015

Departmental elections (again), Syria and endebted Greeks are some of the topics catching editorial eyes this Monday morning.

30/03/2015 - Analysis: France

France's Socialists take hit in departmental elections

France’s opposition right-wing UMP, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, swept Sunday’s departmental run-off elections with its centrist allies, delivering a blow to the ruling ...
National Front leader Marine Le Pen leaves a polling booth in Henin-Beaumont
29/03/2015 - France

Sarkozy's UMP expects a boost from local elections

Polls opened Sunday in France for the second, and decisive, round of voting in local elections.
Voter accreditation takes place under tight security in Port Harcourt
29/03/2015 - NIGERIA

Nigeria extends voting amid violence and technical failure

Nigerians are voting for a second day after violence, technical failures and the hacking of the electoral commission’s website forced a one-day extension to allow voters to cast their ...
28/03/2015

French press review 29 March 2015

Ahead of Sunday’s departmental elections, the national magazines are dripping with tidbits from the campaign trail and the stakes of the crucial vote.

Otuoke is President Goodluck Jonathan's hometown where he receives unwavering support.
27/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigerian presidential election - Jonathan faces friends and foes in home state

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has a solid base of support in his home state, largely thanks to ethnic loyalty and the benefits brought by a new university.
27/03/2015

African press review 27 March 2015

Jonathan and Buhari promise to control their supporters but Lagos residents don't seem convinced. Kenyatta is praised for taking on corruption.
Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections
27/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

Mainstream parties in last week’s first round of elections in France's départements have urged supporters to turn out in droves to halt the progress of the far-right Front National.
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