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Niger voters return to polls in second round for president

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Polls opened in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s voteBy DALATOU MAMANE Associated PressFebruary 21, 2021, 9:39 AM• 2 min readNIAMEY, Niger -- Polls opened Sunday morning in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s vote.Former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum, who received about 39% of the vote in the first round, is running against former president Mahamane Ousmane, who won nearly 17% of the vote, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission.The winner of Sunday's vote will succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou who is stepping down after serving two
Exit polls show Polish Law and Justice party winning parliamentary elections

Exit polls show Polish Law and Justice party winning parliamentary elections

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Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party won the country's parliamentary elections, according to exit polls released Sunday. The polls showed Law and Justice, or PiS, won 43.6 percent of the vote defeating the Civic Coalition which won 27. 4 percent of the vote. A group of left-wing parties known as the Left won 11.9 percent, the conservative Polish Coalition won 9.6 percent and the right-wing Confederation party won 6.4 percent. A final count of the vote is expected on Tuesday. Preliminary seat distribution of the 460-member lower house of parliament, known as the Sejm, showed PiS would earn 239 seats enough for an absolute majority of the chamber. The Civic Coalition was projected to receive 130 seats, the Left 43, the Polish Coalition 34 and Confederation 13. The German ...
Netanyahu fights for political survival as Israel goes to the polls

Netanyahu fights for political survival as Israel goes to the polls

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Israelis have begun voting in their second general election of 2019, which will decide if long-time leader Benjamin Netanyahu can stay in power despite corruption allegations.Mr Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in the country's history, and is looking for his fourth consecutive term in office. He was prime minister from June 1996 until July 1999 and has held the post since March 2009. The election comes amid heightened tensions in the gulf after Saudi Arabia's biggest oil facilities were attacked, with Iran being blamed. Tehran denies the claim. Image: Israelis are voting in their second election of the year The Knesset, or parliament, voted to dissolve itself in May, just one month after the election, because nobody co...
Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Exit polls provided little clarity in the race to power in Israel's election - which could give Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by a centrist political novice.Despite contradictory exit polls, Mr Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz was quick to claim victory, with his party saying: "We won! The Israeli public has had their say!" He was shortly followed by the incumbent prime minister, who claimed his own "clear victory". Image: Supporters of the Blue and White alliance wave flags as exit polls emerge The Kan exit poll showed Mr Gantz's Blue and White Party leads by one seat but that the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc would still dominate, while Channel ...
Israelis go to the polls as Netanyahu battles political novice

Israelis go to the polls as Netanyahu battles political novice

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Israelis are going to the polls in an election that could give Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by a centrist political novice.Conservative Mr Netanyahu has been stalked in the opinion polls by Benny Gantz, a former chief of the armed forces. Supported by two other former generals at the top of his Blue and White party, Mr Gantz, 59, has sought to push back against Mr Netanyahu's self-styled image as unrivalled on national security. Image: Retired Israeli general Benny Gantz takes a selfie with supporters :: Israeli election outcome too close to call on eve of vote"This is a choice between a strong right-wing government under Netanyahu or a weak leftist government under Gantz," Mr Netanyahu's Likud party sai...