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July 13, 2020

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Poland's populist president narrowly wins re-election

Poland's populist president narrowly wins re-election

Polish President Andrzej Duda squeezed past a europhile rival to win re-election, official results showed Monday, but the narrow victory put allies in the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party on the back foot.Seeking close ties with US President Don

Half million Hong Kong people vote in pro-democracy primaries

Half million Hong Kong people vote in pro-democracy primaries

More than half a million Hong Kong people voted in primaries held by pro-democracy parties to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections, organisers said on Sunday.The high turnout for the unofficial poll came despite a government warning that it cou

Hong Kong democrats hold primary despite security law warning

Hong Kong democrats hold primary despite security law warning

Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong held primary polls on Saturday to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections despite warnings from government officials that it may be in breach of a new security law imposed by China.Thousands queued in the intense

Singapore ruling party's support slips in pandemic poll

Singapore ruling party's support slips in pandemic poll

Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made gains, in a general election held under the shadow of a coronavirus outbreak.Voters put on masks and gloves and had to observe social distancing rule

Bolivia leader 'asymptomatic' after virus test: doctor

Bolivia leader 'asymptomatic' after virus test: doctor

Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez is self-isolating but is "asymtomatic" after testing positive for the coronavirus, her personal doctor announced Friday.The 53-year-old, a candidate the September 6 presidential elections, is isolating in the official r