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Thousands of protesters reject Algerian interim president
The appointment of upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah accords with Algeria's constitution but many people oppose him because he is part of a ruling caste that has dominated Algeria since independence from France in 1962.

The protest movement demands the overhaul of a secretive political system built around veterans of the 1954-1962 war of independence against France, ruling party figures, big businessmen and the army.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeks forgiveness from Algerians facing new era

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by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 02:55:05 PM EST
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India elections: Can Narendra Modi repeat his 2014 success?
general election 11 April 2019

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 10th, 2019 at 06:26:29 PM EST
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INDIA CAMPAIGN 2019

PHASE I: Lok Sabha (first), Rajya Sabha (second) chambers of parliament

Full schedule of 2019 Lok Sabha elections: 7-phase polling in UP, Bihar , election commission plan
ahh phase change by state and "constituencies" (political divisions within a state; US-Eng. "districts")
"Addressing a press briefing at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, CEC Arora said: 'The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.'"

India votes in first of seven-phase general election
"Polling on Monday was held for 91 of the 543 parliamentary seats across 20 Indian states and federal territories, which witnessed a voter turnout of more than 60 percent, according to the Election Commission of India." Complete results released 23 May

LS Election 2019 Phase 1 Polls updates: Less than 1 percent of voting machines replaced, 12 Apr
"Election 2019 kicked off to a troubled start with two people being killed in clashes in Andhra Pradesh, IED blasts in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, reports of EVM glitches and multiple complaints from voters about their names not being on the electoral list."


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 at 06:05:47 PM EST
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[Republic of] Sudan's de facto military leader steps down

Sudanese Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as the transitional military council late Friday, a day after he announced the removal of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.
al-Bashir beat a ICC rap, because "lack of cooperation".
Ibn Auf, who is under US sanctions for supporting genocidal militias [!] in the Darfur region, had been under international pressure to establish a civilian transitional government. He said General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdulrahman would succeed him as the council's leader.
"This country has great people and a great army": US boilerplate
But Khalid Omer, who leads the opposition Sudanese Congress Party, told DW: "They (military council) are trying to steal the revolution. If you want to engage in genuine dialogue you wouldn't suspend the constitution."
Instead, you "suspend" it piecemeal.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 at 03:11:49 PM EST
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INDONESIA CAMPAIGN 2019
16 April 2019

(10pp "deep dive" into GOOG results to retrieve US-Eng. independent reporting)

Appreciating Indonesia's Democratic Election, 16 April
historiography: "Indonesia will hold its first ever concurrent presidential and legislative elections on 17 April 2019 -the largest single-day election in the world"; mlitary "dual function"; "trifecta crisis" and "basket case", 1998+, Reformasi; direct election transision 2014

Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim

ndonesia's Election Supervision Agency said Tuesday about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia's biggest city should vote again in presidential and legislative elections after finding evidence that postal ballots had been tampered with.
Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory - challenger says no, 17 Apr
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged supporters not to let his victory be snatched away.
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But Prabowo, a former son-in-law of military strongman Suharto who was overthrown in 1998, told a news conference that - based on internal exit polls and "quick count" numbers - his campaign believed his share of the vote was in a 52-54 percent range. ...In 2014, Prabowo had also claimed victory on election day, before contesting the results at the Constitutional Court, which confirmed Widodo's win.


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by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:08:09 PM EST
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CHINA DAILY | Unofficial results show Widodo leading Indonesia race, 17 April
"With 50% to 80% of sample polling stations counted, the survey organizations showed Widodo winning about 55% of the vote."; voters endorse choices in candidate

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 07:16:42 PM EST
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Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule until 2030
Referendum April 20-22: "Deputies also backed other sweeping changes to the constitution including to give the military greater influence in political life as well as granting Sisi more control over the judiciary.

"The amendments will be put to a public referendum set for April 20-22, said Lashin Ibrahim, head of the National Election Authority said at a press conference."

Arab Spring!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Apr 17th, 2019 at 11:34:23 PM EST
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UKRAINE* CAMPAIGN 2019

Comedian upsets Chocolate King in landslide
REUTERS | Ukraine enters UNCHARTED WATERS after comedian wins presidency
"[Volodymyr] Zelenskiy, best known for playing a fictitious president in a TV show, trounced him, winning 73 percent of the vote, central election commission data showed after over 99 percent of votes were counted."

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DW | Ukraine election: Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins landslide victory
(10 dayss ago private audiences with candidates)
"Zelenskiy's victory puts the anti-establishment [?] figure at the forefront of the West's standoff with Russia, after its annexation of Crimea and its support for insurgency in eastern Ukraine."

WIKIWTF RAPID RESPONSE BIO | Volodymyr Zelensky

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"anti-establishment" campaign advocacy for EU, NATO membership of Maidan constituency, prosecution of "Donetsk Regional State Administration (RSA)," or Donbass, rebellion, restitution of Crimea to Ukraine (* sovereign state, unspecified declared government)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 at 05:43:14 PM EST
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The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 01:51:48 PM EST
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