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Burkina Faso votes despite violent insurgency

Voting took place on Sunday (22 November) in presidential and parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in the Sahel Region of Africa. The elections were overshadowed by violence from an Islamist insurgency. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud." Official results are not expected for some days

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Ivanishvili makes impassioned appeal to Georgians

In an impassioned video appeal the leader of Georgian Dream (GD) party, Bidhzina Ivanishvili, called on the Georgian people not to lose the gains achieved in the last six years, but also promised that henceforth he will himself play a more direct role in the governing of the country.
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Georgia's presidential election

Voting has closed in elections to choose a new president. 25 candidates contested the election, with over three million voters eligible to vote. Voting proceeded largely peacefully and briskly throughout the day. Turnout appeared to be similar to that in presidential elections in 2013, but 3-4 % lower than in parliamentary elections in 2016.