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Mubarak’s party poised for sweeping Egypt poll triumph

Mubarak’s party poised for sweeping Egypt poll triumph

CAIRO: Egypt on Tuesday awaited the final results of a parliamentary election that are set to deliver sweeping gains for President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party and all but demolish the Islamist opposition. Rights groups say the vote was marked by widespread violence and fraud, while the United States has voiced concern over “intimidation by security forces” on election day.
According to government daily Al-Ahram, the National Democratic Party (NDP) won more than 170 of 508

Three killed in Ivory Coast poll violence: UN

ABIDJAN: Violence in western Ivory Coast during Sunday’s second round of presidential elections has killed three people, the UN envoy to the divided west African country, Youn-jin Choi, said Monday.
The previous toll, given on Sunday by the government, was two dead, and the authorities blamed Dozo traditional hunters.
“We have confirmed three deaths yesterday in the west,” Choi told a press conference, without giving details of “this violence, these troubles,” which he said

Ivory Coast opposition leader lodges challenge to poll

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast opposition leader Henri Konan Bedie has challenged the results of an election in which he came third, failing to make the second round run-off, a spokesman said on Friday.
Ivory Coast’s first election in a decade left Bedie with around 25 percent of the vote, against President Laurent Gbagbo’s 38 percent and challenger Alassane Ouattara’s 32 percent. Gbagbo and Ouattara now head to the second round scheduled for Nov 28.
The long-delayed poll in the

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