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Iraqi prime minister’s coalition reportedly takes early lead

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Iraqi prime minister’s coalition reportedly takes early lead

There were indications today of how the Iraqi election may play out. Estimates show that the coalition led by the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is doing well in Baghdad and in the Shiite south of Iraq. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Michael Wahid Hanna, and Mike Hanna of Al Jazeera English follows one elderly woman who votes for the future.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:08   Comments: 0
Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

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Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

According to Iraq's 2005 constitution, women are granted a quarter of the seats in the nation's 325-member parliament. Iraq remains a male-dominated society, but women have made significant progress in the post-conflict society. The parliamentary elections were held the day before International Women's Day. Read what politicians are saying about gender.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:04   Comments: 3
Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

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Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 0
Costa Rica elects first female president

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Costa Rica elects first female president

On Sunday, February 7, Costa Rica elected Laura Chinchilla as the country's first female president. Chinchilla, of the ruling National Liberation Party, will succeed the incumbent president, Oscar Arias. Costa Rican bloggers react to the election result.

Posted: February 10, 2010 10:30   Comments: 2
Hoping for a decisive end to the Honduran political crisis

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Hoping for a decisive end to the Honduran political crisis

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the recent election of a conservative as president of Honduras. Eisner argues that low turnout is not as much of an issue as the election's legitimacy -- and whether or not it will be recognized by the international community.

Posted: December 2, 2009 12:30   Comments: 1
Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

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Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces, resulting in widespread chaos throughout the Iranian capital city. Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran, and Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation discusses the day's protests.

Posted: November 4, 2009 16:20   Comments: 12
Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

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Battling corruption is vital to U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about the future of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's reelection. Von Hippel says combating corruption is vital to maintaining the support of the Afghan people.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:42   Comments: 0
Afghans ambivalent about prospects of Nov. 7 runoff election

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Afghans ambivalent about prospects of Nov. 7 runoff election

Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses the widespread fraud and low voter turnout during the first round of elections, and whether Afghans believe the second round on November 7 will repeat past results.

Posted: October 20, 2009 13:51   Comments: 0
Merkel wins second term in German election

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Merkel wins second term in German election

Germany's vote on Sunday for members of the lower house of parliament gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a comfortable center-right majority. Nikolaus Piper of Suddeutsche Zeitung discusses the major issues and implications of the German election.

Posted: September 28, 2009 12:09   Comments: 0
German expatriates watch election from afar

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German expatriates watch election from afar

Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser attended a German election party on Sunday at the German Consulate in New York.

Posted: September 28, 2009 03:58   Comments: 0
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