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Venezuelan President Wins a Second Term

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won reelection on Sunday. Maduro won by a wide margin, receiving 68% of votes cast, to second-place finisher Henri Falcon’s 21%. Maduro will serve another six-year term, continuing through 2025 (LAT). Opposition leaders called for a boycott of the election to express their dissatisfaction with the government; the voter turnout was […]

Macedonia’s Left Wing Coalition Claims Electoral Victory

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Macedonia’s left leaning ruling party claimed victory in the country after recent regional elections (Telesur). A clear lead was declared as the polls closed, and the left-wing coalition successfully led in 54 of Macedonia’s 80 municipalities. Previous local elections favored the country’s conservative party; in previous elections conservatives led with support from 56 of 81 […]

Uncertainty after Odinga Withdraws from Kenyan Election Re-Run

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On Tuesday, Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga announced he was dropping out of the re-run presidential election against incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. In September, after Odinga petitioned the results of the initial August election to the Supreme Court, the election was annulled due to electoral irregularities. A fresh election was scheduled for October 26, but after […]

Kenyan Supreme Court Calls for Election Redo

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On Friday, the Kenyan Supreme Court annulled the results of last month’s presidential election, ordering that a new election be conducted within 60 days. After President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the election, opposition candidate Raila Odinga petitioned the results before the court, claiming the election was fraudulent (Reuters 1). In an unprecedented […]