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Less than two weeks to go before elections and presidential candidates in Libya are yet to be announced

Less than two weeks to go before elections and presidential candidates in Libya are yet to be announced

Libya High National Election Commission did not yet announce the final list of candidates running for presidential elections on 24 December. The latest twist threatens the success of an UN-backed effort into restoring a government in Libya and moving beyond a decade of violence. 
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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.