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Ukrainian breakaway regions hold criticized vote

  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community. Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the presence of gunmen inside three polling stations visited by the AP. Alexander Zakharchenko, whose [...]

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Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days

  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule. “I declare that I’m leaving power in order to have a free and transparent election in 90 days,” said Compaore in a statement read out on television and radio stations. [...]

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Pro-Western parties seen leading Ukraine vote

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the former Soviet republic’s drift away from Russia. Two exit polls released as voting closed indicated that President Petro Poroshenko’s party will secure a narrow win in the parliamentary election, falling substantially short of an [...]

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Bulgarian to vote, fate of gas pipeline in balance

  SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are voting Sunday in a parliamentary election that will determine whether the country continues to build a Russian gas pipeline that would give the Kremlin even more leverage over Europe’s energy market — a project the European Union opposes. Here’s a look at Bulgaria, the vote and the controversial [...]

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Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country’s tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers. The socially conservative Pentecostal population now includes more than one-fifth of the electorate, just three decades after barely registering any presence [...]

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Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country’s tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers. The socially conservative Pentecostal population now includes more than one-fifth of the electorate, just three decades after barely registering any [...]

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