Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson said on Friday.  He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.  The UN chief “reaffirms his support to the aspiration of […]

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Russia’s Communist Party rejects results of some gubernatorial elections after its candidates were barred from running

Russia’s Communists said on Monday that they were refusing to accept the results of the country’s local elections in regions where their candidates were not allowed to run. The Communists are Russia’s largest opposition party. “We do not recognize the elections that took place in the regions where our candidates were removed,” said Gennady Zyuganov, […]

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Mali coup leaders vow elections amid widespread condemnation – Times of India

BAMAKO, MALI: The soldiers in Mali who led the coup that has toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised on Wednesday to hold fresh elections to return the country to civilian rule, amid swift condemnation of their putsch across Africa and the international community. The mutinous soldiers who staged Tuesday’s coup identified themselves as the National […]

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States failed to get absentee ballots to thousands of voters in recent primary elections, signaling problems for November

So, they submitted requests for absentee ballots on the last day of eligibility, a week before the primary. They got a confirmation email from the DC Board of Elections. But Miller’s ballot never arrived, and Sheth’s ballot was sent to the wrong address. Neither ended up voting. “It wasn’t a risk we were willing to […]

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Vote-by-Mail Ballot Requests Overwhelm New York City Elections Agency

Daniel Ensign also lives in Ms. Maloney’s district, on the Upper East Side, but recently has been holed up at his parents’ house in Louisville, riding out the pandemic. Mr. Ensign said he first applied for an absentee ballot on May 15, then emailed the Board of Elections twice to inquire about it, but has […]

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Russian Health Official Warns of Virus Risk at Vote for Putin’s Reforms – The Moscow Times

Russians voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule are putting their lives at risk because the coronavirus pandemic is still widespread, a regional health official has warned. The vote for Putin’s reforms, which he already signed into law in March, was postponed from its original date in April […]

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Facebook selectively slaps ‘state-controlled media’ warning on some government-funded outlets ahead of 2020 US elections

Facebook is labeling content posted by state-funded media outlets and plans to bar them from running ads in a conveniently loophole-packed effort to prevent “foreign influence” in the 2020 US presidential election. Russian and Chinese media outlets’ pages have already been graced with the new warning labels, which Facebook announced on Thursday in a blog […]

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