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Women eye central banking men's club

When the European Parliament turned Yves Mersch down for a top central banking post, it wasn't because he lacked the expertise or experience; they rejected him because he is a man. Mersch, a Luxembourger who is highly regarded

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Candidates set for Bahrain run-off

No clear winner emerged in the by election for constituency Eight in Muharraq that was held yesterday to fill the seat vacated by former Al Asala bloc MP Ghanim Al Buainain, who was appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in April.

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Egypt extends election candidate registration

Egypt pushed back the closing date for parties to register in a parliamentary election for the second time on Saturday after some politicians asked for more time to do their applications, the head of the election committee said. Egypt's fi

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Bahrain election candidates receive threats

Ten candidates taking part in the upcoming by-elections in Bahrain have been receiving warnings against their participation, said a top official. 'The threats were mainly letters, text messages and phone calls made to candidates asking

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Bahrain election candidates receive threats

Ten candidates taking part in the upcoming by-elections in Bahrain have been receiving warnings against their participation, said a top official. 'The threats were mainly letters, text messages and phone calls made to candidates asking

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75 to contest Bahrain by-elections

Seventy-five candidates are in the fray for Bahrain’s by-elections set to be held this month, said a senior official. A total of 187,080 voters will cast their ballots on September 24, legislation and legal opinion commission president and

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UAE issues strict poll guidelines

The National Election Committee (NEC) of the UAE has laid down strict guidelines and penalties to prevent voters and candidates from committing electoral irregularities. Penalties for such irregularities could include denying the right to

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469 in fray for UAE FNC elections

The UAE National Election Committee (NEC) has announced the preliminary list of 469 candidates for the Federal National Council elections scheduled for September 24. The preliminary list includes members of the electoral colleges who nomin

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Lebanon gears up for polls

Lebanese candidates canvassed feverishly for votes on Friday, the last day of campaigning before a parliamentary vote in which Shi'ite Hezbollah and its allies hope to reverse the anti-Syrian coalition's majority. Across Lebanon candidates

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