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Indonesia vote: Exit polls give Widodo slim lead

Indonesia vote: Exit polls give Widodo slim lead

Exit polls give Jakarta governor Joko Widodo a narrow lead in Indonesia's presidential election, in a tight race with ex-army general Prabowo Subianto. Official results are not expected for two weeks but quick counts by pollsters - which are considered reliable - give Widodo a slim lead over his rival. Based on the tallies, Widodo's...

Indians vote on key election day

Indians vote on key election day

Millions of Indians have begun voting on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling is being held in 91 seats in 14 states, including in the capital Delhi and the key state of Uttar Pradesh. The nine-phase vote began on Monday and will...

Indians vote in first phase of election

Indians vote in first phase of election

Indians have voted in the first phase of a general election which pits the governing Congress party against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition. The nine-phase vote got under way in the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura and will conclude on 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May. More than 814 million Indians...

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Thai protesters rally against PM ahead of Senate vote

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters rallied across Bangkok today in their latest bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day before a crucial vote to elect a new Senate. Waving flags and blowing whistles, protesters marched from Lumpini Park in the business district of Bangkok, where protesters retreated to earlier this...

8 candidates boycott polls

8 candidates boycott polls

Eight chairmen candidates, six BNP-backed, today boycotted the fourth phase of the upazila election in Khulna, Barisal and Bhola alleging vote rigging and ouster of their agents by ruling party men. Three vice-chairman candidates also stayed away from the election on the same allegation. Six BNP-backed chairmen candidates also alleged that the election officials were...

VOTE RIGGING

Hartal in 2 upazilas of two dists tomorrow

BNP has called hartal in Agoiljhara upazila of Barisal and Jibonnagar upazila of Chuadanga protesting what it termed "vote rigging" by ruling party men during the fourth phase upazila elections in the country. The party will observe a six-hour hartal in Barisal while daylong shutdown in Chuadanga. BARISAL BNP has called the hartal in Agoiljhara upazila protesting “vote rigging” in all the 38 centres in the upazila by Awami League men. Afjal Hossain, BNP-backed chairman candidate, informed reporters about the hartal at a...

BNP to lay siege to DC offices Thursday

BNP to lay siege to DC offices Thursday

BNP will lay siege to the deputy commissioners' offices across the country on Thursday protesting what the party said "vote rigging and attacks on activists of 19-party alliance by ruling Awami League men" during third phase of upazila parishad elections. The BNP-led 19-party combine also threatened to launch a tougher movement if the government...

30 hurt in Rajshahi polls violence

30 hurt in Rajshahi polls violence

At least 30 people including Awami League, BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami activists were injured in separate sporadic clashes during polls in Durgapur and Godagari upazilas of Rajshahi this morning. More than 10 people were injured when the supporters of Awami League and BNP-Jamaat confronted near a polling centre in Durgapur. Twenty more people including several women...

Cop hurt as ballot snatchers blast bombs in Jessore

Cop hurt as ballot snatchers blast bombs in Jessore

A policeman sustained minor injuries when miscreants snatched three ballot boxes exploding 20 crude bombs at a polling centre in Monirampur upazila of Jessore this morning. Nayek Abdul Jabbar, who sustained injuries during the incident, took primary aid. A group of 50 to 60 miscreants snatched the ballot boxes at Hazrakathi Primary School polling centre,...

Thai vote goes smoothly as protesters regroup near Bangkok lakes

Thai vote goes smoothly as protesters regroup near Bangkok lakes

Thailand was holding re-run elections on Sunday in five provinces where voting was disrupted in last month's poll by anti-government protesters trying to unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and officials said all was going smoothly. Dozens of gunshots and at least two explosions raised tension on the eve of the February 2 general election,...

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