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Vote counting underway in Amazon union election

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Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway, but hundreds of contested ballots could muddy the outcome if it’s a close raceBy JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterApril 8, 2021, 10:11 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleVote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway, but hundreds of contested ballots could muddy the outcome if it's a close race.The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is organizing the Bessemer workers, said that 3,215 votes were sent in — about 55% of the nearly 6,000 workers who were eligible to vote. The union said hundreds of those votes were contested, mostly by Amazon, for various reasons such as the voter didn’t work there or doesn’t qualify to...
Israel election: Netanyahu falls short of majority amid vote count

Israel election: Netanyahu falls short of majority amid vote count

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ReutersIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu could struggle to secure enough seats in parliament to stay in power, incomplete results from Tuesday's election show.With about 90% of votes counted, his right-wing bloc is course to win 59 seats - two short of the threshold.In a surprise development, an Arab party which is projected to win five seats could hold the balance of power.The final outcome will among other things determine the course of Israel's relations with the Palestinians.The Arab party, Raam, has not declared whether it will support the efforts of Mr Netanyahu - an unnatural ally - to form a government or those of the bloc opposed to him remaining in office.Those parties have garnered 56 seats, according to the latest tally, and although backing from Raam could give them a sufficient n...
Russia opposition: Moscow police raid election forum

Russia opposition: Moscow police raid election forum

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Russian police have broken up an opposition conference and detained 200 people including high-profile opposition figures. The weekend forum had just begun in a Moscow hotel when police burst in and said they were detaining everyone.According to police, coronavirus rules were broken and the event was arranged by an "undesirable organisation".The incident comes as authorities continue to crack down on opposition activity as elections loom.Last month Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was jailed. He was accused of breaking the terms of a suspended prison sentence while recovering in Germany from nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin.Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin critic'We have to protest' - anti-Putin anger spreadsOpposition figures from acr...
Uganda election: Bobi Wine ‘fearful for life’ after Museveni win

Uganda election: Bobi Wine ‘fearful for life’ after Museveni win

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Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

Georgia Senate election: Raphael Warnock projected to win seat for Democrats

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