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Georgia presidential vote goes to second round runoff: Election Commission

TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia’s presidential election will go to a second round runoff between two of the country’s former foreign ministers after no single candidate won outright in the first round of voting, the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday. Election Commission officials count votes after presidential election at a polling station in Kutaisi, Georgia, October 28, 2018. ...

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Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential race

Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), poses with his wife Michelle as they arrive to cast their votes, at a polling centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Pool BRASILIA (Reuters) – Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and ...

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Right-wing Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidential race

Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), react during a runoff election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares BRASILIA (Reuters) – Former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’ presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and crime that brought a dramatic swing to the ...

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Exit polls contradictory in Georgia presidential vote

TBILISI (Reuters) – The French-born ruling party candidate in ex-Soviet Georgia’s presidential election said on Sunday she was “cautiously pleased” after exit polls painted contradictory pictures of the outcome of the vote. A woman votes at a polling station during the presidential election in Tbilisi, Georgia October 28, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili An exit poll commissioned by the Georgian Dream ruling ...

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Right-wing Bolsonaro confident in Brazil presidential race, allies finish strong

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilians voted on Sunday amid an outpouring of frustration with corruption and crime that was expected to propel Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency, as exit polls in key states showed a dramatic swing to the right in the world’s fourth-largest democracy. Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), react ...

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Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate sees lead slip on eve of vote: polls

A supporter of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), attends an electoral campaign rally in front of Bolsonaro’s condominium at Barra da Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has seen his lead slip over leftist rival Fernando ...

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Congo ruling coalition rallies supporters before presidential election

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Congolese rallied on Saturday in support of President Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor, two months before an election that could mark the country’s first democratic transition of power. Kabila selected Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former interior minister, in August to represent his ruling coalition in the Dec. 23 vote, ending years of speculation about ...

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