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Elections

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani wins race for presidency in Iran

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said 72 per cent of the more than 50.5 million Iranians eligible to vote had turned at polling stations, and that Rowhani had secured just over the threshold 50 per cent of the vote required to avoid a run-off.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:33am

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak vows to reform Election Commission

Najib said a special, bipartisan parliamentary committee would be set up to oversee the commission, which is in charge of running elections, to "strengthen public confidence" in it.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:36am

Italian voters shun 5-Star as coalition gets needed electoral boost

Italian voters gave Prime Minister Enrico Letta's fragile coalition government a badly needed boost in local elections, shunning Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement just three months after its spectacular success in a parliamentary vote.

29 May 2013 - 1:55am

Green energy projects in limbo awaiting Australian poll outcome

On a line of low hills beside a dry lake bed near Australia's capital, giant turbines turning slowly in a winter breeze give no hint of a multibillion-dollar storm building around renewable energy.

28 May 2013 - 3:19am

Iranian authorities deny controlling internet access ahead of presidential polls

Iran is tightening control of the internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.

20 May 2013 - 5:51am

5 killed in ambushes on eve of midterm elections in Philippines

Five people were killed in separate ambushes in the volatile southern Philippines, police and the military said yesterday, and a radio reporter was kidnapped by armed men on the eve of midterm elections.

Two men armed with firearms abducted radio journalist Melinda Jennifer Glifonea at dawn at a restaurant in Candelaria, a farming town three hours south of Manila.

13 May 2013 - 4:32am

Aquino endorses wide alliance to contest poll in bid to push agenda

When the dust settles from today's violent and raucous midterm elections, President Benigno Aquino is expected to emerge politically stronger, thanks to unlikely alliances he's forged.

13 May 2013 - 6:05am

Bulgarian authorities seize 350,000 illegal ballot papers ahead of polls

Bulgarian authorities said they had seized 350,000 illegal ballot papers ahead of yesterday's elections, an allegation which sparked opposition accusations of fraud against the former ruling party of Boyko Borisov.

13 May 2013 - 5:06am

Imran Khan makes election appeal from hospital bed

Bed-ridden Pakistani politician Imran Khan urged the nation to unite for change, delivering a deeply personal speech to wrap up an electric campaign as he seeks a political breakthrough.

10 May 2013 - 5:05am

Chinese trade barbs in British Columbia election campaign

Campaigning for British Columbia's provincial election has been marred by vicious infighting among the Chinese community, with one candidate branded a secret member of China's Communist Party.

10 May 2013 - 3:30am 2 comments

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