TUNISIA: ‘ ESSEBSI SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT AFTER SECOND ROUND OF VOTING ‘

#AceWorldNews – TUNISIA:Dec.31:Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi has been sworn in as president after a second round of voting in landmark polls in the country, Al Arabiya reported.

The 88-year-old won the runoff election in December with 55.7 percent of the vote, while interim President Moncef Marzouki garnered 44.3 percent.

A total of 27 candidates stood in the first round of the election, which was held in November.

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LOUISIANA: ‘ DEMOCRATS FALL BY 18 PERCENT & BLACK VOTERS DECREASED ‘

#AceNewsServices – LOUISIANA – Dec.01 – Early voting did not bring good news for Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) hopes of surviving her Dec. 6 runoff against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) The Hill reported. 

According to data released by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, the number of Republicans in the early voting period for the run off increased from early voting ahead of the Nov. 4 jungle primary.

Meanwhile the number of Democrats fell by nearly 18 percent and the number of black voters also sharply decreased.

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MOLDOVA: ‘ THREE MILLION PEOPLE HEAD TO THE POLLS TO VOTE ‘

#AceWorldNews – MOLDOVA – Nov.30 – Moldova is heading to the polls for parliamentary elections on Sunday, which will show the degree of public support for the current government EU-integration stance.

About 3.22 million people are eligible to cast their ballots to elect 101 parliament members.

At least 1978 polling stations have been opened.

In total, the Central Electoral Commission has registered 26 entities running for the seats – twenty-one political parties, one electoral bloc and four independent candidates.

To enter Moldova’s parliament, a party has to receive at least 6 percent of the popular vote.

RT 

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BAHRAIN: ‘ VOTES IN ELECTIONS AT FORTY NINE POLLING STATIONS ‘

#AceWorldNews – BAHRAIN – Nov.29 – Bahrain has opened 49 polling stations on the morning of November 29.

The people will be electing representatives for the lower house of Parliament, as well as other local ones.

The first tour of voting has finished last week, with repeat voting scheduled for 34 polling stations, after only 6 MPs were chosen.

Candidates for the lower house are voted in, while members of the higher house are chosen by the King.

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ROMANIA: ‘ PROTESTS ON THE STREETS OVER RIGHTS OF VOTERS IN FIRST ROUND OF ELECTIONS ‘

#AceWorld – ROMANIA – Nov.09 – Around 10,000 Romanians took to the streets on Saturday protesting the inability of their compatriots living abroad to cast their votes in the first round of presidential elections, which were held November 2, AFP reported.

' Thousands Protest Against Poorly Run Elections '

‘ Thousands Protest Against Poorly Run Elections ‘

Protesters have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, one of the presidential candidates.

Romanians living abroad had to stand in long lines to cast their ballots, and some were not able to vote at all due to the lack of special forms to be filled in by voters.

' Inability of their compatriots living abroad to cast their votes in the first round of presidential elections '

‘ Inability of their compatriots living abroad to cast their votes in the first round of presidential elections ‘

Ponta is so far leading the vote with 40 percent of votes cast.

The second round of voting is due November 16.

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‘ East & West Disagree over Legitimacy of Donestsk & Luhansk Elections ‘

Ace News Room – My opinion on the recent Donestsk and Luhansk elections: As hundreds of people flocked to the polls on Sunday the East and West were squaring up for a battle over the legitimacy of such elections and today EU leaders would discuss the election of heads.

Though the peoples republics have their own ideas who should be elected.

Original Post to Read More: Here: Ace News Room  

By: Ian Draper: Ace News Services 

 

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ELECTION 2016: ‘ PUBLIC CAMPAIGNING GIVES WAY TO PRIVACY OF THE VOTING BOOTH ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – November 04 – Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the make-up of the House and three dozen governorships at stake AP reported. 

' VOTING GETS UNDERWAY IN MID-TERM ELECTIONS 2014 '

‘ VOTING GETS UNDERWAY IN MID-TERM ELECTIONS 2014 ‘

President Barack Obama, his approval ratings low, was not on the ballot midway through his second term.

But even he said his policies were, and Republicans rushed to agree.

Above all else, what’s at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate. That, in turn, will shape the fate of President Barack Obama’s agenda for the rest of his term.

And everything else that Congress wants to do, or stop from getting done Associated press said. 

This year’s Senate races have featured astronomical spending, ceaseless attack ads and innumerable slaps at a president who’s not on the ballot.

Largely missing, however, are ideas on how best to govern the nation.

Even with control of the Senate at stake, serious discussions about deficit spending, climate change, immigration, Social Security’s long-term future and other knotty issues rarely emerged.

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` President Bashar-Al-Assad Wins Third Term With Landslide Victory ‘

#AceWorldNews – SYRIA – DAMASCUS –  June 04 – Incumbent President Bashar Assad has overwhelmingly won Syria’s presidential election, the speaker of the Syrian parliament said Wednesday.

A total of 88.7% of voters (10.2 million people) voted for Assad, he said.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes in Tuesday’s presidential election, the parliamentary speaker says.

Earlier, Syria’s constitutional court put the vote turnout at 73.47%.

Voting took place in government-controlled areas, but not in parts of the north and east held by rebels.

Tens of thousands of Syrians have died in three years of civil war in Syria, with millions more displaced.

President Assad’s key challengers, Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar, received 4.3% and 3.2% of the vote respectively.

It was the first time in decades that more than one name – outside of the Assad family – had been allowed to stand as presidential candidate.

But the Syrian opposition in rebel-held areas had dismissed the election as a farce, arguing that it has no credibility in the midst of a civil war.

The results of the election were announced by parliamentary speaker Jihad Laham on Wednesday.

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` Almost 90 Percent of Voters in Donestsk Region Endorse Political Independence ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – DONETSK – Almost 90 percent of voters in Donetsk Region have endorsed political independence from Kiev, the head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’, Roman Lyagin, announced.

Counting the ballots proved to be surprisingly easy – the number of people who said ‘no’ was relatively small and there appeared to be only a tiny proportion of spoiled ballots, so we managed to carry out counting quite fast. The figures are as follows: 89.07 percent voted ‘for’, 10.19 percent voted ‘against’ and 0.74 percent of ballots were rendered ineligible,” Lyagin told journalists.

In Lugansk Region 96.2 percent of voters supported the region’s self-rule, according to the final figures announced by the local election commission.

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