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First Swedish female prime minister returns after one week

First Swedish female prime minister returns after one week

The Swedish leader of the Social Democratic Party, Magdalena Andersson, regained the position of prime minister on Monday (29 November) with 101 votes in favour in the 349-member Swedish parliament (Riksdag), 75 abstentions and 173 votes against. Andersson was supported by her Social Democrats Party and an independent.
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Political unease as elections approach in Libya

Political unease as elections approach in Libya

The Libyan political landscape is facing tense challenges. A court is set to hear several complaints filed by candidates challenging the legality of prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah's run for the presidency. Meanwhile, gunmen prevented Saif al-Islam Gaddafi from attending a hearing against the elections commission’s decision to disqualify him from elections. 

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First Swedish female prime minister returns after one week

First Swedish female prime minister returns after one week

The Swedish leader of the Social Democratic Party, Magdalena Andersson, regained the position of prime minister on Monday (29 November) with 101 votes in favour in the 349-member Swedish parliament (Riksdag), 75 abstentions and 173 votes against. Andersson was supported by her Social Democrats Party and an independent.
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Political unease as elections approach in Libya

Political unease as elections approach in Libya

The Libyan political landscape is facing tense challenges. A court is set to hear several complaints filed by candidates challenging the legality of prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah's run for the presidency. Meanwhile, gunmen prevented Saif al-Islam Gaddafi from attending a hearing against the elections commission’s decision to disqualify him from elections. 
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Georgia Elections: Beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Georgia Elections: Beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Georgians are voting today in the second round of local elections to choose Mayors and local Councillors in a number of key cities where the first round of voting, held on 2 October was inconclusive. The total number of voters eligible to vote in the second round is 2,088,722 - around half of which in the capital, Tbilisi. Georgians appear to be tired of the non stop polorised politics that has dominated public life in recent years, but it is unlikely that the elections will bring a closure to the huge divide within Georgian society.
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Thousands rally in Tbilisi in support of governing party ahead of key elections

Thousands rally in Tbilisi in support of governing party ahead of key elections

The political situation in Georgia had been building up to a crisis for some time, and the situation became more tense following the return to the country of former president Mikheil Saakashvili, who had earlier been sentenced to several terms of imprisonment for crimes committed during his term of office. Saakashvili was duly arrested and has since gone on hunger strike.
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Commentary: What next for Mirziyoyev and for Uzbekistan?

Commentary: What next for Mirziyoyev and for Uzbekistan?

Uzbek president Shovkat Mirzyoyev, re-elected for a second term on Sunday said there is no going back for his country. However it is not clear yet if Uzbekistan is slowly but surely moving out of its autocratic past into a pluralistic political process, because there are contradictory signs.