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Iran counts votes in election stacked in favour of hardliners

02 February, 2020 12:51 pm 12:51 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has started counting votes in its parliamentary election, state TV said on Saturday, in which hardline allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a seizable majority based on preliminary results. Iranian authorities have yet to announce the turnout in Feb. 21 election for the 290-seat parliament — … Read More


Khamenei says voting in Iran’s election ‘a religious duty’...

02 February, 2020 7:41 pm 7:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Voting in a parliamentary election this week is ‘a religious duty’ for Iranians, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, days before the vote seen as a referendum on the clerical establishment’s popularity. Iran’s hardline Guardian Council vetting body has rejected some 6,850 moderate or conservative hopefuls in favour of hardliners … Read More


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Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

02 February, 2020 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favour, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise of the country’s pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington’s decision to quit a 2015 … Read More


Johnson, election, victory, propels, Britain, swift, Brexit

Johnson election victory propels Britain towards swift Brexit

12 December, 2019 12:35 pm 12:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since Britons voted to leave the European Union. Johnson has relentlessly pursued Brexit since he put himself forward as the face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in a 2016 referendum, … Read More


Asian shares, peaks, Sino-US trade deal, election, Britain’s Conservative Party, dark clouds

Asian stocks glimpse a brighter future as global clouds lift

12 December, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares scaled eight-month peaks on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-US trade deal and a likely major election win by Britain’s Conservative Party looked to have cleared a couple of dark clouds from the global horizon. The double dose of relief slugged safe-haven sovereign bonds and the Japanese yen, and led markets … Read More


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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and … Read More


Johnson now less certain of election victory: YouGov

12 December, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s election race has tightened markedly over the past two weeks and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now likely to win only a modest majority in Thursday’s vote, according to a closely watched forecast released on Tuesday. The 28-seat Conservative margin of victory predicted by pollsters YouGov, down from 68 two weeks … Read More


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Conservatives plan 550 million pound boost for grassroots soccer

12 December, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said they planned to invest 550 million pounds in grassroots soccer as part of plans for a bid to host the 2030 World Cup if they win next week’s election. The Conservatives are leading the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls before the Dec. 12 vote, … Read More


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PM Johnson pressured on jail terms after London Bridge attack

12 December, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offences but freed early from prison. Usman Khan, wearing a fake suicide vest and wielding knives, went … Read More


Hong Kong Campus siege election

Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

11 November, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city’s focus turned to local elections. The siege neared its end as some protesters at Polytechnic University … Read More


Ahsan Iqbal, predicts, fresh, transparent, election, 2020

Ahsan Iqbal predicts fresh, transparent election in 2020

11 November, 2019 11:29 pm 11:29 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal has said that fresh and transparent election will be held in 2020. Talking to the media after a meeting of the Rahbar Committee on Tuesday, he said that the opposition had decided to advance with a joint strategy. “We have to secure the future of the poor … Read More


Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seat...

11 November, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

HARTLEPOOL, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would not contest 317 seats where the Conservative Party won in 2017. In a move that sent sterling soaring by increasing the chances that Johnson will remain … Read More


Gandapur, challenges, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, contest, election

Gandapur again challenges Maulana Fazlur Rehman to contest election

11 November, 2019 6:15 pm 6:15 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur has once again challenged JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to contest the election against him. Meanwhile, Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s son Maulana Asa’ad Mahmood has accepted the challenge of Ali Amin Gandapur. Gandapur said: “Maulana Asa’ad Mahmood should resign and I … Read More


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PM Imran Khan agrees on judicial commission to probe election rigging

11 November, 2019 9:22 pm 9:22 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to form a judicial commission to probe into rigging in the general elections. Sources said that the prime minister had directed NA Speaker Asad Qaisar to prepare the Terms of Reference (TORs) in consultation with the opposition. The government has offered the opposition to conduct … Read More


UK, election, campaign, begins, Corbyn, attack, 'rigged system'

UK election campaign begins with Corbyn attack on ‘rigged system̵...

10 October, 2019 5:37 pm 5:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, kicks off his election campaign on Thursday with a vow to take on Britain’s “rigged system”, which he said was run by a privileged elite of tax dodgers, billionaire owners and bad bosses. On the day Britain was supposed to leave the European Union, both … Read More