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August 10,2017 21:00
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Venezuela Opposition Joins Elections Despite Crackdown

Venezuelan opposition parties, reeling after President Nicolas Maduro installed a legislative super-body that usurps the little power they had, will participate in gubernatorial elections this year, a choice they described as an act of defiance. Yet Maduro’s allies made clear their authoritarian intentions, stating they decide who gets to run for office.
August 10,2017 03:20
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Venezuela Opposition Joins Elections Despite Maduro's Crackdown

Venezuelan opposition parties plan to participate in regional governor elections even as President Nicolas Maduro and his allies continue a campaign of political persecution against them, persecution, a decision that dissident leaders cast as defiance and the regime viewed as submission.
August 09,2017 12:20
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Local Delegates Look Beyond Arlington Ahead of November ...

(Updated 3:45 p.m.) Three of Arlington's four members of the Virginia House of Delegates are without an opponent this fall. Given the lack of locally competitive races in November, when the House's entire 100 seats are up for grabs, the lawmakers are looking at opportunities to help fellow Democr
August 09,2017 02:00
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Local Delegates Look Beyond Arlington Ahead of November Elections

(Updated 3:45 p.m.) Three of Arlington's four members of the Virginia House of Delegates are without an opponent this fall. Given the lack of locally competitive races in November, when the House's entire 100 seats are up for grabs, the lawmakers are looking at opportunities to help fellow Democr
August 08,2017 08:00
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Reflections on 'Tettamanzi lesson' for handicapping papal elections

Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan, for much of his tenure, was considered a slam-dunk obvious candidate to be pope. In the end, he had no real traction, which illustrates a key insight about papal conclaves: Like most other electoral exercises, sometimes front-runners win, and other times they vanish before your very eyes.
August 05,2017 08:40
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Getting elections right is more important than ever for democracy in Africa

Critical elections are being held in Rwanda and Kenya. In Rwanda, the incumbent Paul Kagame faced Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and independent candidate Philippe Mpanyimana. In Kenya, Raila Odinga, representing an umbrella opposition party, the National Super Alliance, will challenge incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party. Some controversy already...
August 05,2017 05:40
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Getting elections right are more important than ever for democracy in Africa

Critical elections are being held in Rwanda and Kenya. In Rwanda, the incumbent Paul Kagame faced Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and independent candidate Philippe Mpanyimana. In Kenya, Raila Odinga, representing an umbrella opposition party, the National Super Alliance, will challenge incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party. Some controversy already...
August 02,2017 05:00
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New Poinciana elections bring more controversy

POINCIANA — Controversy and Association of Poinciana Villages elections tend to go hand in hand. That trend continued late into Tuesday night.All of the results were not in by deadline Tuesday, but the results for Village One were nullified because fewer than 10 percent of the homeowners in the community voted. As a result, the board members who held office prior to February’s v...