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Biden, Trump commemorate 9/11: US elections live news | News

Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence start the day in New York City at the 9/11 memorial museum at Ground Zero. Biden and President Donald Trump both visit the Shanksville, Pennsylvania memorial site. Kamala Harris speaks at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Fairfax, Virginia. Speaker of the House Nancy […]

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Primaries of the Nur Otan party before the elections to the Mazhilis of the parliament of #Kazakhstan

For the first time in the history of Kazakhstan, the Nur Otan party primaries will be held on the scale of country-wide intra-party elections, after which candidates for the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) and Maslikhat (local representative body) deputies will be elected. The elections are due to take place next year. As is known, […]

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Belarusian challenger flees to Lithuania amid protests

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote who refused to concede her defeat has fled the country amid a massive police crackdown on protests, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Linas Linkevicius’ said on Twitter that Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is now “safe” in Lithuania. Tsikhanouskaya previously dismissed the official results of Sunday’s election […]

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Hong Kong elections: Voters have shown not only the depths of the discontent, but also their power

Pro-democracy candidate Jimmy Sham, right, celebrates with a supporter after winning his election in the Sha Tin district, early November 25. “Today’s result represents (my constituency’s) support to protesters. The government should immediately establish the Five Demands and respond to the public’s voices,” Sham posted on Facebook, referencing a longstanding protest slogan. Pro-democracy candidate James […]

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Early results in Hong Kong district council elections show pro-democracy parties sweeping establishment aside

Early results compiled by the South China Morning Post showed pro-democracy parties winning 278 of the first 344 seats to be declared, pro-Beijing parties taking 42, and independents 24. Many prominent figures in the protest movement won, and many leading pro-establishment figures were unseated. Pro-democrats look to be able to secure 12 of 18 district […]

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Huge turnout for Hong Kong district elections amid protests – Channel 4 News

Early results in Hong Kong’s district elections appear to show big gains for pro-democracy candidates. Turnout was huge with 70% of voters turning out, forming long queues outside polling stations. The elections are being seen as a referendum on the extent of public support for the protest movement which has rocked the territory since June. […]

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‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators. On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on […]

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