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Mahathir ousts protégé in Malaysia election

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A Malaysian opposition coalition, led by Mahathir Mohamad, a 92-year-old former prime minister, has won an extraordinary victory over the government of Najib Razak in the country’s general election. It’s the first time since independence in 1957 that the government has lost. The turnround marks a victory for democrats and liberals not only in Malaysia,

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“Mahathir ousts protégé in Malaysia election”

Pakistan election: Imran Khan’s challenges over economy and legitimacy

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On Wednesday, Pakistan went to the polls for its general election. The two candidates most likely to be prime minister were Shehbaz Sharif, who is the brother of the jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Imran Khan, who people might know as Pakistan’s former international cricket captain. By Thursday morning, it looked like Imran

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“Pakistan election: Imran Khan’s challenges over economy and legitimacy”

What Istanbul poll defeat means for Turkey’s President Erdogan

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When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a local election here back in March he decided to gamble. Citing claims of fraud and widespread irregularities he and his party pushed for a re-run and the country’s high electoral council agreed. That election took place on Sunday and it backfired spectacularly for President Erdogan. Ekrem Imamoglu, the

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“What Istanbul poll defeat means for Turkey’s President Erdogan”

India election: why Narendra Modi won by a landslide

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has swept to a crushing general election win in a historic victory for his Bharatiya Janata party. Many analysts predicted that Mr Modi would be forced to form a coalition government after a hard fought election campaign in which his opponents accused him of presiding over stagnating rural incomes and

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“India election: why Narendra Modi won by a landslide”

Boris Johnson wins a landslide victory in the UK election | FT

December 18, 2019 at 8:52 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Oh my god, Labour, 191. That’s the worst since 31. Oh my god, they’ve smashed it. That’ll be horrific for Labour. Yes. I thought it would be closer. I think most people thought the polls were narrowing. It’s 10pm on Thursday night and the BBC have just announced the exit poll for the general election.

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“Boris Johnson wins a landslide victory in the UK election | FT”