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Economic concerns dominate ahead of German election

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Economic concerns dominate ahead of German election

Economic concerns have dominated the debate leading up to Sunday's national elections in Germany. Polls show a tight race.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:36   Comments: 0
Karzai defends integrity of Afghan election

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Karzai defends integrity of Afghan election

Afghan President Hamid Karzai continues to defend the country's election against accusations of fraud. Should the U.S. demand a recount or accept the results? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 17, 2009 07:49   Comments: 13
Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

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Afghanistan commanders warn U.S. force is insufficient

Even though U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, American military commanders say that may not be enough to fight the Taliban. Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International discusses the recent election and reports of fraud.

Posted: August 24, 2009 14:10   Comments: 73
Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

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Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:45   Comments: 1
Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

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Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

Afghanistan's presidential election continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as the votes are counted. James Bays of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English takes a look at what some Afghans faced.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:19   Comments: 1
Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

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Afghan women’s futures must not be overlooked

Afghanistan is heading to the polls for national elections -- but out of 41 presidential candidates, only two are women. Progress has been slow since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. Masha Hamilton of the Afghan Women's Writing Project describes women's concerns as Afghanistan's future takes shape.

Posted: August 20, 2009 12:20   Comments: 2
Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

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Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his blessing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing the way for Ahmadinejad to be sworn in on Wednesday for a second term. But later, there were reports of new clashes in Iran between security forces and protesters who oppose Ahmadinejad.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:58   Comments: 2
Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

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Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

Argentina is in the grip of what seems to be a full-blown swine flu epidemic, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and there has been economic and political fallout following the country's recent congressional election.

Posted: July 3, 2009 12:07   Comments: 2
Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

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Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

Iran's supreme leader has ordered an investigation into claims of fraud in the country's recent presidential election. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the election results and how this complicates U.S. President Barack Obama's desire to start a dialogue.

Posted: June 15, 2009 15:00   Comments: 3
Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

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Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

Iran’s presidential election is set for Friday, and the race is heating up between the incumbent, Mahmound Ahmadinejad, and his rivals. Iranian youth are taking to the streets, and bloggers are vigorously discussing the candidates.

Posted: June 10, 2009 13:47   Comments: 0

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