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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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