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April 24,2017 09:40
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Our Real-Time Analysis of the French Election

France's centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will go on to the run-off vote in two weeks time, according to preliminary official results from the first round. DW brings you the latest.
April 23,2017 18:20
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Polls set to close in 1st round of French presidential election

Less than an hour is left until polling stations in France close for voting in a tight first round of the country’s presidential race. Four of the eleven candidates are believed to have a realistic chance of winning a second round and moving into the Elysee Palace.
April 23,2017 03:20
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Cooper vetoes court, elections bills

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday issued the second and third vetoes of his administration, rejecting bills that would cut the size of the state Court of Appeals and would combine the state boards that oversee elections and ethics complaints.
April 23,2017 03:20
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Markets Complacent Ahead Of French Elections

Markets are not pricing tail risks of a Le Pen win this weekend.Polls have been catastrophically inaccurate coming into major elections over the past 2 years.The pound and gold have received safe have
April 21,2017 11:00
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Russian think tank planned to influence the U.S. election, new documents reveal

A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.
April 16,2017 21:40
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ASSU election results announced

The results of the 2017 ASSU elections were announced Saturday afternoon on the ASSU Elections Commission’s website. Voter turnout rates for undergraduate and graduate students were 55.49 percent an
April 16,2017 12:20
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How to lose elections and influence people

I have lost many elections. This has positioned me to discover a spirit-lifting pattern: when you lose a vote, you should prepare yourself to notice and embrace the positive outcomes that often trail defeat.
April 14,2017 11:40
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SA Special Elections Results Announced

Results in the special election to elect the College of Architecture, Art and Planning representative and First Generation At-Large representative were announced Thursday.
April 12,2017 20:00
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Ethics, elections merger headed toward veto

State legislative leaders and Governor Roy Cooper are likely headed for another veto fight, this time over a measure that would reconfigure the state's oversight of elections, ethics, and lobbying. State lawmakers sent the bill to the governor's desk Tuesday.
April 11,2017 18:20
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Banks Stick to Market-Friendly Scenario for French Elections

The French-German 10-year yield spread may have reached the widest since February this week, but banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are still predicting a market-friendly scenario from the outcome of France’s presidential election.
April 10,2017 17:20
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Melenchon Gaining Momentum in French Election Polls

Rupert Harrison, portfolio manager at BlackRock, discusses the outlook for coming elections in France and what it means for businesses. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and David Gura on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Corrects Melenchon's name in headline.) (Source: Bloomberg)
April 10,2017 17:20
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Chemical attack, US response could affect European elections

Images of Syrian children killed in last week's chemical attack have revived debate in Europe about what can be done to end the bloodshed on its doorstep, potentially setting the tone for foreign policy debates in two of the continent's major upcoming elections.
April 10,2017 10:00
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Venezuela Socialists' election strategy? Block adversaries

Venezuela's move to bar two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles from public office for 15 years looked like an unusually brazen blow at the opposition but is just the logical extension of a strategy that has emerged as the last, best hope of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialists for maintaining power.
April 08,2017 12:00
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Elections chiefs prepare for poll election

With an amendatory veto by Governor Steve Bullock, it's still possible Montana's special Congressional election could be all-mail, but with only 48 days left, elections administrators continue to...
April 08,2017 02:20
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Red Alert: GOP Chances Slide in Two Special Elections

Republicans might be riding high after Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court, but reality could come crashing down on the GOP in two upcoming special elections. On April 18, voters will go to the polls in Georgia’s 6th District, vacated by Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Donald Trump narrowly carried the district over Hillary Clinton in the suburban Atlanta seat l...
April 07,2017 23:40
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Don't sit out school board elections

Most Bexar County voters might be surprised to know that the May election includes 38 candidates running for seats on five local school boards. Odds are, few voters have heard of these school board candidates, and even more alarming is that even fewer registered voters are aware they are eligible to cast a ballot in those elections. Jennifer Rodriguez, a Judson ISD school board candidate, sa...