Albania Fails to Elect President

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Albania failed to elect the country’s next president after its parliament made no nominations for the first round of voting on Monday. The Albanian Parliament said that the first round to elect the new head of state took place at …

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UN Calls For Swift Formation Of ‘Inclusive Government’ After Elections in Lebanon

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Lebanon to form an “inclusive government” to tackle the country’s economic crisis, and lauded authorities for conducting elections this week despite the challenging circumstance. Guterres said he is looking forward to the …

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Lebanon Holds Parliament Elections Since Economic Collapse

Lebanon held its parliament elections on Sunday amid fallouts from consecutive political and economic crises. According to the Lebanese Interior Ministry, 41.04% of registered voters cast their ballots by 5 P.M. for the parliamentary election across the country. Polls opened …

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Lebanon Votes in First National Election Since Beirut Blast, Economic Crisis

Lebanon held its first national election on May 15 since the Beirut explosion and a disastrous economic crisis. According to the Lebanese Interior Ministry, about 32% of registered voters cast their ballots by 5 p.m. for the high-stakes parliamentary election. …

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JPMorgan Drops Philippines to Worst ASEAN Investment Confidence as Dictator’s Son Leads Polls

JPMorgan dropped the Philippines to the bottom of an investment preference list of Southeast Asian countries as the son of a late dictator appears to be headed for a landslide win to the nation’s presidency. The U.S. investment bank did …

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Dictators Son Leads Unofficial Count of Philippine Polls

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The son and namesake of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos took a commanding lead in the unofficial tally of the presidential election in the Philippines. According to the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC)’s partial and unofficial results of the Philippine National …

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Three Security Guards Shot Dead at Philippine Polling Station

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At least three security guards died in a shooting incident near a polling station in the southern Philippines during national elections. Lt. Cemafranco Cemacio, the Buluan police chief, said that the shooting incident happened around 8 AM. Cemacio added that …

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Sinn Fein Wins Election, Call for United Ireland

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Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party that wants to liberate Northern Ireland from British authority to create a united Ireland, won the most seats in the Belfast legislature. “Sinn Féin is ready to work with others to deliver real change …

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Nine Injured After Grenade Explosions at Philippine Polling Station

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A series of grenade explosions near a polling station in the southern Philippines injured nine people hours before voting for the local and national elections began, police said on May 9. Police Major Roldan Kuntong said that the simultaneous blasts …

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France’s Macron Inaugurated For Second Term

Fourth EstateFrench President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday for a second term, making him France's first head of state to serve a second tenure since 2002.

French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday for a second term, making him France’s first head of state to serve a second tenure since 2002. The ceremony was held at the Elysee Palace, where Laurent Fabius, head of the …

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