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Ivory Coast president says will not run for third term

Ivory Coast president says will not run for third term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not run in October's election, ending months of speculation over whether he would seek a third term.October's presidential election looms as a major challenge for the West African country afte

Virus looms as election issue for New Zealand's Ardern

Virus looms as election issue for New Zealand's Ardern

The global coronavirus outbreak is emerging as a potential stumbling block for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's re-election plans, with a poll Thursday showing unease over her government's handling of the crisis.The centre-left leader goes to the

Tensions rise as Guyana awaits election result

Tensions rise as Guyana awaits election result

Guyana's two main political parties were claiming victory on Wednesday with tensions rising as the oil-rich, cash-poor South American nation awaits the results of its general election.The party of President David Granger is defending a razor-thin parliamentar

Argentina braces anew for abortion battle

Argentina braces anew for abortion battle

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will fulfill an election pledge next week when he brings a bill before Congress aiming to legalize abortion, setting off the latest salvos in a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nat

Netanyahu leads Israel election but short of majority

Netanyahu leads Israel election but short of majority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged victorious Tuesday after Israel's third election in a year despite a looming corruption trial, though his right-wing coalition appeared short of a majority.Monday's election left the veteran right-winger likely to be

Prince William and Kate kick off three-day Irish tour

Prince William and Kate kick off three-day Irish tour

Prince William and his wife Kate began a tour of Ireland on Tuesday, in the latest high-profile trip by senior British royals since Queen Elizabeth II's landmark state visit in 2011.The couple's three-day trip comes just weeks after a general election which