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Japan donates ballot boxes worth $7.5 million for Cambodia election

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Japan donated over 10,000 ballot boxes for Cambodia's 2018 election on Wednesday, the first international aid for the vote after European Union and the United States withdrew their support following the dissolution of the main oppos

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Rising poverty gnaws at Italian social fabric as election nears

HERCULANEUM, Italy (Reuters) - Roberto Biondi's 89-year-old mother has Alzheimer's, is housebound and no longer recognizes her son. She is also the family's main breadwinner.

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Little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor launches presidential bid

CARACAS (Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence in Latin American politics.

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Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide vict

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Leftist and young buck lead as Mexico parties make presidential picks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's political parties will formally choose presidential candidates on Sunday, setting the stage for a race between a leftist holding a strong lead, a young leader of a right-left coalition catching up, and a trailing ruling pa

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Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election: poll

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz maintained his lead in Costa Rica's second-round presidential race even as his center-left rival narrowed the gap, according to a poll published on Friday.

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Months away from Malaysian election, EU's move stirs discontent in palm groves

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters already aggrieved over financial scandals at state-owned palm oil agency Felda.

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Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has tangible evidence of "the destructive interference of some Western countries" in Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday.

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Indigenous Mexican presidential candidate involved in highway accident

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A van carrying the first indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency was involved in a highway accident on Wednesday in western Baja California state that killed at least one person and injured the candidate, according to so

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Egypt police detain former anti-graft chief, family says

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Tuesday detained former anti-corruption chief Hisham Genena, who had been helping run the election campaign of a challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, his daughter said.

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End of NAFTA wouldn't be 'end of world': Mexican leftist's top diplomat

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The collapse of NAFTA would not be a disaster for Mexico, the top foreign policy advisor to leftist presidential election frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, adding that Mexico should depend less on the United States and

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Colombia's FARC temporarily suspend campaign amid angry protests

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's former FARC rebel group, now a political party, on Friday temporarily suspended its presidential and legislative election campaigns due to security concerns after angry protests disrupted their campaign stops.

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Italy vote campaign heats up as 5-Star takes aim at Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he would sue the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement for calling him "a traitor to the country," in an increasingly bitter election campaign.

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Wizard needed to predict Italian vote outcome, says pollster

ROME (Reuters) - A new, untried electoral system and a large number of undecided voters means Italy's March 4 election is highly unpredictable and there are several alternative coalition governments that could emerge, pollsters say.

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Venezuela government, opposition mediation talks flounder

CARACAS (Reuters) - Mediation talks between Venezuela's government and opposition have collapsed after their failure to reach agreement over conditions for a presidential election, host Danilo Medina, the president of the Dominican Republic, said on Wedne

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Opponents say Berlusconi to blame for Italy's migrant crisis

ROME (Reuters) - Opponents of Silvio Berlusconi accused the former prime minister on Monday of being to blame for a surge in migrants to Italy in recent years as campaigning for a national election turned increasingly ugly.

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Christian singer to face leftist author in Costa Rica election runoff

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Former TV anchor and evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz will face a center-left fiction writer in Costa Rica's presidential election runoff, definitively ending decades of a two-party system in the peaceful Central American na

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Support for Australian PM hits 10-month high, raises prospect of an early election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Support for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at a near 10-month high, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, a boost for the center-right government that could use an early election to settle a constitutional crisis.

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Japan's PM vows to proceed with U.S. base relocation in Okinawa after poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed on Monday the victory of a ruling party-backed candidate in a mayoral election on Okinawa, vowing to press ahead with a controversial plan to move a U.S. Marines air base on the southern island

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Ecuadoreans support ending unlimited presidential re-election: gov't

QUITO (Reuters) - A majority of Ecuadoreans voted in a referendum on Sunday in favor of ending unlimited presidential re-election, the elections council said, citing a quick count.

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Costa Rica votes for a new president amid row over gay rights

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Ricans vote for a new president on Sunday in a race upended in the final weeks by a debate over same-sex marriage, as leading candidates in the crowded field fiercely opposed gay rights that have recently been expanding in Latin

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