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Les Republicain Paris region candidate Valérie Pécresse (2nd from right) surrounded by party leaders, who hope to beat the Front National in regional elections.
30/11/2015 - France

Security major issue in French regional election campaigns after Paris attacks

The 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris have put the issue of security into the campaign for the upcoming regional elections, even though regions technically have no control over security.

Hamburg, Germany.
29/11/2015 - Olympics

Hamburg residents vote on 2024 Olympic bid

Hamburg residents are voting this Sunday in a crunch referendum on whether the northern German city should push ahead with its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

A member of Burundi's National Electoral Commission counts ballot boxes at a warehouse used to store electoral material for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the neighbourhood of Nyakabiga near the capital Bujumbura, 28 June 2015.
28/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundians head to polls as parliament head quits, slams president

Around 4 million Burundians are expected to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections on Monday to replace members of the National Assembly and the country's city councils.
Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan
20/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan

After an historic political vote in Hong Kong's parliament this week, RFI asks what happens next...

10/06/2015 - Analysis: Burundi

Burundi election boycott on the cards following delay to polls, analysts

Burundi’s opposition and protesters in the capital Bujumbura are likely to boycott the country’s delayed elections, according to analysts.
11/04/2015 - Nigeria

Allegations of voter intimidation in Rivers state as Nigeria votes in local elections

Nigerian voters go to polls on Saturday to elect state governors and local assemblies, weeks after the All Progressives Congress (APC) party scored the first ever opposition win in the presidential ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nigeria goes to the polls
28/03/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Nigeria goes to the polls

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Nigerian presidential contenders.
French lower house of parliament
02/12/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinians

French parliament set to vote Palestine recognition

French lawmakers are to vote on Tuesday on a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

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