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EU comments on Kazakh Presidential Elections

The European Union has commented on the results of the 20 November presidential election in Kazakhstan.

In a statement it said:

We welcome their efficient preparation as well as wider political and socio-economic reforms initiated by President Tokayev after the tragic January events. The development of resilient democratic institutions and a strong civil society is key for Kazakhstan’s stability and development.

dennis2020 Tue, 11/22/2022 - 06:59 Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been re-elected as president of Kazakhstan by a landslide vote

Incumbent President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been re-elected by a landslide vote in early presidential elections held on 20 November. He won 81.31 percent of the vote, according to the preliminary data from the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday (21 November).

dennis2020 Mon, 11/21/2022 - 10:16

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Turkmenistan's president-elect emphasises importance of the country's neutrality

Serdar Berdymukhamedov was announced the winner of the Turkmenistan presidential elections with a vote share of 72.97%. His closest rival garnered 11% of votes. The reported turnout was 97.12%. Serdar Berdymukhamedov will take over from his father, who has been in power since 2006.

dennis2020 Wed, 03/16/2022 - 08:22
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(Updated) Libyan prime minister survives assassination attempt as fate of elections remains undecided

(Updated) Libyan prime minister survives assassination attempt as fate of elections remains undecided

Gunmen attacked the convoy of the interim Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah’s in Tripoli earlier this morning (10 February). A  bullet penetrated the windscreen of the car but Dbeibah and his driver escaped unhurt. Libya’s chief prosecutor has already launched an investigation into the attack.
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Socialists win comfortably in Portugal's elections

Socialists win comfortably in Portugal's elections

Portugal's centre-left Socialists won an outright parliamentary majority in Sunday's snap general election, securing a strong new mandate for Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Speaking after results from exit polls were announced, Costa said the party had won 117 or 118 seats in the 230-seat parliament, up from 108 won in the 2019 election, and his supporters erupted in loud celebrations, singing old revolutionary anthem "Grandola" and waving flags.
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Libya elections could be pushed back to June

Libya elections could be pushed back to June

After ending the year with chaos and uncertainty, Libya political factions disagreed over elections rules leading to the postponement of elections originally scheduled for 24 December 2021. It is now expected that elections be pushed towards a June 2022 deadline with no official date set yet.