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Kenya election: Kenyatta sworn in for new term

Kenya election: Kenyatta sworn in for new term

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Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya at a ceremony in the capital, Nairobi, boycotted by the opposition.The ceremony took place in a packed stadium with police driving back other Kenyatta supporters trying to get in without seats. Riot police were also deployed in another part of the city to stop a rally by opposition supporters.Opposition leader Raila Odinga mocked Mr Kenyatta's "coronation".Live updatesHe boycotted the re-run of the presidential poll last month and says Mr Kenyatta was not elected legitimately.Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected with 98% of the vote on 26 October but just under 39% of voters turned out.The original election on 8 August was held over again after being annulled by the Supreme Court on grounds of irregularities.Kenya's ...
Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, nationalists rise

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections, exit polls show.Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament.Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it will go into opposition after historic losses.The nationalist AfD has won its first seats and is set to be the third party, a result that sparked some protests.Latest updatesMerkel's hollow victoryDozens of demonstrators have gathered outside the right-wing, anti-Islam party's headquarters in Berlin, some with placards saying "Refugees are welcome".Protests have also been held in Frankfurt and Cologne.What does the ...
Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

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Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga claims the vote was rigged.The country's election commission says Kenyatta won Tuesday's election with 54.27% of the vote, calling it "credible, fair and peaceful".Opposition leader Raila Odinga took 44.74%, said commission chairman Wafula Chebukati.Nearly 80% of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots."Having fulfilled the requirement by law... I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta... as President-elect," said Mr Chebukati.Kenyan police fired tear gas to contain protests which broke out minutes after the winner was declared.The protests erupted in Kisumu city, an opposition stronghold, and Mathare, a Nairobi slum, witnesses said.Image:Mr Odinga's opposition claims figures release...