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Nazarbayev wins over 97% of votes: exit poll

Nazarbayev has gained over 97% of votes in the presidential elections in Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev wins over 97% of votes: exit poll
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Candidates for Kazakh presidential election announced

Three candidates for the early presidential elections in Kazakhstan have been identified.

Candidates for Kazakh presidential election announced
Balli Marzec. Photo taken from personal Twitter account
Kazakh woman to run for Polish presidency

A Kazakh native turned Polish human rights advocate shares her presidential ambitions.

Kazakh woman to run for Polish presidency
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Former nominee supports Nazarbayev as presidential candidate

A two-time candidate for Kazakhstan president Gani Kasymov supports the idea of holding early election in Kazakhstan and views Nursultan Nazarbayev as the most suitable candidate.

Former nominee supports Nazarbayev as presidential candidate
Nationalists ahead in Bosnia presidency races
Nationalists ahead in Bosnia presidency races

Nationalist candidates of Bosnia's Croats, Muslims and Serbs were ahead in the race for the country's tripartite presidency.

Nationalists ahead in Bosnia presidency races
Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos
Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos
Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight
Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight

The black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate failed to record his flight.

Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight
Indonesia votes in divisive presidential election
Indonesia votes in divisive presidential election

Indonesians voted in the tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general with a chequered human rights record.

Indonesia votes in divisive presidential election
Abdullah claims victory in contested Afghan election
Abdullah claims victory in contested Afghan election

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory in Afghanistan's disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind poll rival Ashraf Ghani in preliminary results.

Abdullah claims victory in contested Afghan election
Hillary Clinton. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Out of touch? Hillary Clinton hits back after wealth gaffe

Hillary Clinton sought to nuance her remark that she and ex-president husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House, insisting she was not out of touch.

Out of touch? Hillary Clinton hits back after wealth gaffe
Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott
Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott

Mauritanians on Saturday cast ballots in a presidential election that incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was expected to win handily as main opposition rivals boycotted the vote in the largely desert nation.

Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott
Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker
Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected Sunday, is seen as his country's best hope for a potential peace deal with Marxist rebels.

Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker
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Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill 16

Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed 16 people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month's vote.

Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill 16
Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign
Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign

A video showing Colombia's main opposition presidential candidate receiving apparently confidential information from a hacker jolted the campaign Sunday.

Video scandal jolts Colombia's presidential campaign
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears

Lithuanians began voting Sunday to elect their president, with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite a shoo-in as fears in the EU Baltic state soar over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
Slovakia's presidential candidate Andrej Kiska. ©Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa
Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Slovaks began voting Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency
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Florida man, 101, runs for Congress

A Florida great-great grandfather has launched a campaign to run for the US Congress in November, running on a record of 101 years of life experience.

Florida man, 101, runs for Congress
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Turkey election candidate slain before vote

A ruling party candidate in Turkish local elections next month has been killed in an armed attack in Istanbul.

Turkey election candidate slain before vote
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Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe

Oscars organizers have withdrawn a best song nomination from a composer in a rare move because he emailed voting members to highlight his candidacy, which is strictly banned for Academy executives.

Academy kills Oscars nomination over email gaffe
Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up
Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up

With the news that America's largest liberal fundraising group is to back a Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016, a growing sense of inevitability is building around her prospective candidacy.

Three years before the vote, Clinton machine gears up