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Sharjah voters in landmark council polls

Emirati nationals thronged the polling stations across Sharjah with their family and friends to cast their ballot at the first-ever Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) elections. The first-ever polls to the 42-member Sharjah adviso

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Uber offers free lifts to Saudi women voters

Online taxi-hailing service Uber said it played an active role in boosting female participation at the historic elections held in Saudi Arabia by giving them free lifts to polling stations across the kingdom on Saturday. The initi

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Egypt in 2nd day of ‘election without voters’

As the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections came to a close on Monday night, turnout appeared weak for the second consecutive day, highlighting growing disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013. Prime Minis

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This election it's all about jobs in India

Old enough to vote for the first time, student Sheeba Shamim, the daughter of a middle class family, and young construction workers sweating on a nearby building site are impatient for a government in India that delivers jobs and hope for the fu

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Women voters helped make Obama; could they break him?

  Women helped propel Barack Obama to the White House in 2008, but their flagging enthusiasm for him reflected in recent polls has created uncertainty about who will capture the female vote in Tuesday's election.

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Egypt sees record 62pc voter turnout

More than eight million Egyptians voted in the opening round of their first free vote in six decades in what the election chief said was a turnout of 62 per cent, far higher than in the rigged polls of deposed President Hosni Mubarak. The

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Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak poll

Egyptians queued up to vote on Monday in the first big test of a transition born in popular revolutionary euphoria that soured into distrust of the generals who replaced their master, Hosni Mubarak. In the nine months since a revolt ended

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Obama tests go-it-alone steps for US economy

President Barack Obama launched the first in a series of executive actions on Monday aimed at bypassing Republicans in Congress to show American voters he is serious about tackling a jobs and housing crisis that endangers his re-election.

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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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Bahrain to offer police security for voters

Police security is being beefed up to protect voters and candidates during next month's by-elections in Bahrain. Police will be out in force to ensure safety at voting centres and key constituencies as part of a joint Justice, Islamic Affa

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