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Screen shows Putin expected to get 87.85% of vote in Russian election

A screen shown at a briefing by Russia’s Central Election Commission shows the expected results of the four presidential election candidates. Incumbent president Vladimir Putin is expected to receive 87.85% of the vote, while Communist Party candidate Nikolay Kharitonov comes in at second with 3.86%, New People candidate Vladislav Davankov is projected to receive 3.76%, and far-right Liberal Democratic Party …

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Vote counting for Portuguese elections begins in Lisbon

Election officials count ballots in Lisbon for the legislative elections where, after eight years of socialist government, the center-right opposition is the favourite. Final opinion polls published on Friday put the centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD) narrowly ahead of the Socialist Party (PS) but short of an outright parliamentary majority, which could make the far-right Chega the kingmaker for a coalition …

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Leader of Portugal’s PSD party holds final rally ahead of general election

President of the centre-right Social-Democratic Party Partido Social Democrata (PSD) since May 2022, Luis Montenegro holds his final rally ahead of the March 10 general election. The 51-year-old led its parliamentary group when it was in power from 2011 to 2015 and imposed severe austerity measures. Despite the far right’s potential for depriving the PSD of a parliamentary majority, Luis …

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Mexican candidate Sheinbaum kicks off presidential campaign in Mexico City

Large crowd attends a rally in the Mexican capital’s iconic Zocalo square as former Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum kicks off her presidential campaign as the race heats up for the June 2 vote. Sheinbaum, a close ally of outgoing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is representing the ruling Morena party and will face Xochitl Galvez, an outspoken 60-year-old businesswoman …

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Supporters attend Sheinbaum’s election campaign kickoff rally in Mexico City

Supporters of former Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum gather at a rally in the Mexican capital’s iconic Zocalo square to kick off her presidential campaign as the race heats up for the June 2 vote. Sheinbaum, a close ally of outgoing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is representing the ruling Morena party and will face Xochitl Galvez, an outspoken 60-year-old …

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Mitch McConnell to step down as Republican leader in US Senate

Veteran US politician Mitch McConnell, 82, says he would step down as leader of the Republican Party in the Senate later this year, ending his tenure as the longest-serving Senate leader in American history. „I stand before you today, Mr. President and my colleagues to say this will be my last term as Republican leader,“ McConnell says in chamber. SOUNDBITE

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