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Right wing votes up in French local elections
24/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

Right wing votes up in French local elections

In France, the ruling Socialists suffered setbacks in Sunday's local elections, in which the hard-right Front National made some major inroads.

Paris candidates get ready for local polls
21/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

Paris candidates get ready for local polls

French voters go to the polls this Sunday in the first round of nationwide municipal elections.

Dispute over Abyei vote continues
20/10/2013 - African news explained

Dispute over Abyei vote continues

South Sudan insists a controversial referendum on Abyei must be held this month. But observers say the vote is unlikely to go ahead.

Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start
19/10/2013 - African news explained

Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start

South Sudan has asked the African Union to hold an extraordinary summit on Abyei region. Abyei residents are supposed to vote this month on whether to stay in Sudan or to join South Sudan.

Berlusconi losing influence on Italian politics
03/10/2013 - World news explained

Berlusconi losing influence on Italian politics

The government of Italy's Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, has won a Senate confidence vote after winning 235 of the 305 votes cast. The vote was prompted by former Prime Minister Silvio ...

German election series part 3 - Young voters pick CDU
20/09/2013 - International report

German election series part 3 - Young voters pick CDU

It's election time in Germany. On Sunday the country will be heading to the polls.

German election series part 2 - The Green Party
19/09/2013 - International report

German election series part 2 - The Green Party

Germany's Green Party used to be the most popular environmantalist party in the world,  even winning local and state elections.

German election series part 1 - Alternative for Germany
18/09/2013 - International report

German election series part 1 - Alternative for Germany

On Sunday Germany will elect a new parliament.

Changing trend with female voters during Mali's elections
12/08/2013 - International report

Changing trend with female voters during Mali's elections

Although women represent 52 percent of Mali's 15.8 million people, there was only one female presidential candidate during these elections. In previous polls, fewer women voted than men.

Confidence vote blow to Vietnamese PM
12/06/2013 - World news explained

Confidence vote blow to Vietnamese PM

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has suffered a setback after a third of lawmakers in the one-party state voted against him in a first-ever confidence vote.

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