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Protesters clash with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, early May 22, 2019.

Indonesian police arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

22 May 2019, 6:41 AM

Protests that started peacefully on Tuesday turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Venezuela’s Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-run congress

21 May 2019, 5:57 AM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido and is the sole body recognized as democratically legitimate by most Western nations.

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Rise of sectarian violence a concern in India elections

20 May 2019, 9:35 PM

India is in the penultimate phase of its elections and, so far, one of the issues that’s been front and centre on the campaign trail is the rise of sectarian violence.

Austria heading for September election after far-right video scandal

19 May 2019, 4:01 PM

Austria‚Äôs president on Sunday recommended a new election be held in early September, saying he wanted to restore trust in the government after a video scandal led to the resignation of the vice chancellor. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on the coalition and called for a snap election on Saturday after his deputy, Heinz-Christian […]

Malawi’s Mutharika makes final plea ahead of elections

19 May 2019, 10:17 AM

Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, made a final plea to voters on Saturday, promising to develop the country “beyond recognition” if he wins next week’s election.

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