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German Election: Merkel Wins Re-Election Bid, Right-Wing AfD Becomes Third Largest Party

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:43pm 9/24/2017 at 4:43pm
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Despite her party’s worst showing since 1949, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has managed to secure her re-election bid. Merkel’s main rival, the Social Democratic challenger Martin Schulz conceded defeat earlier this evening.

Merkel was quick to stake her claim to the Chancellorship, saying, “We are the strongest party, we have the mandate...

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Germany’s Right-wing AfD Set to Become Third Biggest Party, Polls Suggest

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/19/2017 at 1:00pm
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Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD)  is set to become the third largest party in this month’s parliamentary election, the latest polls suggest. The anti-mass immigration party is polling around 12 percent in most polls.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, still ahead of the competition, is widely tipped to form the next government. But...

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Theresa May, Northern Irish Party Make Deal to Give Conservatives Slim Majority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 6/26/2017 at 2:00pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to give the conservatives the slim majority it needs for May to stay in her role. The New York Times reported:

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LIVE: British Election Results

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/8/2017 at 4:00pm

The British have officially closed. It might be a few more hours before we have an official result.

The population will elect 650 Members of Parliament (MP), but the Conservatives need 326 seats in order to form a government. They currently hold 330, but some polls have shown the party losing enough...

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UK Election: Will Conservatives, Theresa May LOSE Seats in the House of Commons?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:30am 6/2/2017 at 11:30am

A new poll has shown that British Prime Minister Theresa May and her fellow conservatives face a massive loss in seats in the snap election scheduled for June 8. YouGov released a poll that shows Conservatives at 310 seats, down from the 330 they hold now in the House of Commons....

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UK Election: Labour Party heading for a big defeat, polls suggest

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/16/2017 at 1:00pm
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The latest polls suggest that UK’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn might be leading his party to a historic defeat in next month’s general election. The Conservatives, under the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May, “are set to become the biggest party in almost every area of Britain including traditional Labour...

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Angela Merkel: The Big Winner of the French Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00am 5/8/2017 at 10:00am
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Nowhere has the victory of the establishment candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election been cheered more fervently than in Berlin and Brussels. Last night, President-elect Macron received a ‘warm call’ from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French news agency AFP reported.

“Congratulations, Emmanuel Macron. Your victory is a victory for a...

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French Presidential Candidate Macron Hit by Hackers, Docs Leaked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30pm 5/5/2017 at 8:30pm
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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s party En Marche claims hackers have hit the campaign just two days before the country hits the polls. Reuters reported:

Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting. It...

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Marine Le Pen debate: “France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel!”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:05am 5/4/2017 at 10:05am
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“France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel,” Marine Le Pen said last night as she clashed with the pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron in the final debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off. Le Pen’s statement points to the long shadow of the German Chancellor that looms large...

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“Centrist” Macron faces populist, anti-open borders Le Pen on May 7 Runoff

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:05pm 4/23/2017 at 5:05pm
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Front National’s Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round in the French presidential election securing 23.7 and 21.7 percent of votes respectively, French news agency AFP reports. Conservative François Fillon conceded defeat after getting 19.5 percent of the votes. Fillon endorsed Macron and called his...

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French Election: Le Pen Vows to Quit the EU, End Mass-Migration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:30am 4/18/2017 at 11:30am
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As France heads to the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, Front National’s candidate Marine Le Pen vows to put an end to the Open Borders Policy for illegal migrants. “Mass immigration is not an opportunity for France, it’s a tragedy for France,” Le Pen told her supporters. “The French sometimes have...

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Germany: Merkel’s Challenger Schulz Kicks Off Campaign By Bashing Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00am 3/21/2017 at 7:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s challenger, Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) candidate Martin Schulz kicked off his election campaign by bashing U.S. President Donald Trump. Schulz denounced, what he called, U.S. President’s “misogynistic, anti-democratic and racist” rhetoric. These latest comments follow SPD candidate’s earlier remarks in January when he called President Trump “un-American”.

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Austrian Presidential Election Delayed Over Mail-in Ballots and Defective Glue

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/12/2016 at 8:30pm

The current Austrian presidential election is filled with more drama than America’s election cycle, if you can believe that.

Independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in May in an election that came down to the mail-in ballots.

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Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary in Wyoming

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Liz Cheney has emerged victorious in a primary election for Wyoming’s only House of Representatives seat. Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once held the exact same seat. She said:

“No state has been hurt more by Barack Obama’s agenda over the past seven-and-a-half years than Wyoming,” said Cheney.

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Austrian Presidential Election Overturned

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/2/2016 at 8:30pm

Austria’s highest court ruled for a do-over of the presidential election runoff after it found discrepancies in the mail ballots.

The mail-in ballots made former Green Party chief Alexander Van der Bellen president with 50.3% of the vote over Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

Constitutional Court head Gerhart Holzinger said the court noted...

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Austrian Mail-In Ballots Choose Independent Candidate For President

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/23/2016 at 12:30pm

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, has become Austria’s new head of state. He barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

The Interior Ministry counted over 700,000 ballots, almost 12% of the country’s registered voters, to determine the winner.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced the results:

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Sweet Schadenfreude: KY House Speaker’s Epic Meltdown

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9:00pm 11/4/2015 at 9:00pm

Few news stories have brought me more joy recently than reading about the Republican Tea Party activist, Matt Bevin, and his unanticipated win in the Kentucky gubernatorial race.

However, the cherry on top of this Schadenfreude sundae has got to be Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s entertaining election night sermon (hat-tip, ...

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