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The Invisible Election

Campaigning is well underway in the general election, but much of the battle is being fought online, away from prying eyes. There, parties can pick out voters and target them with specially selected messages, without them even realising. Sky’s political editor Faisal Islam has been looking into the unseen digital campaigning that will shape this election. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube …

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Zimbabwe opposition suspicious of election rigging

Zimbabwe opposition suspicious of election rigging Zimbabwe’s long-standing leader Robert Mugabe will be running in next year’s presidential elections. The government is testing new biometric voter registration technology, which means everyone eligible to vote will have to register again. Opposition parties say they won’t accept the result if Mugabe is re-elected and are also suspicious of the new registration system. …

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South Koreans vote to replace impeached president

South Koreans have turned out in huge numbers for an election to replace impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Many voters say they want to move on from the corruption scandal which brought Park down and led to months of protests. Al Jazeera’s Rob Mcbride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find …

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Macron’s first round celebratory bash: Too Brash?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS – Tuesday, April 25: Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron comes under fire for a dinner party he hosted after winning the first round in a gesture some say is a “premature” claim to victory. Marine le Pen, his far right rival is stepping up her campaigning in rural France and attacking Macron on all fronts. Finally, French …

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The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh Gambians head to the polls on Thursday for the country’s first parliamentary election since the end of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Jammeh stepped aside in January after losing the presidential vote to Adama Barrow. More than 230 candidates are campaigning for 53 seats in the national assembly. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas …

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Netherlands coalition talks under way after vote

European leaders have been congratulating Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister. This week’s parliamentary election results are being seen as a setback for the far-right leader Geert Wilders. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the Hague. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Russia Today has UK bank accounts frozen

According to their Editor in Chief, broadcaster Russia Today has had its UK bank accounts frozen. Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Russia Today, Tweeted on October 17 2016: Нам закрыли счета в Британии. Все счета. 'Решение пересмотру не подлежит'. Да здравствует свобода слова! — Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) October 17, 2016 A translation of that Tweet is as follows: We closed …

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Electoral Expenses Fraud? Email Shows Conservatives Targeted Marginal Seats for “Door to Door Persuasion”

Photo: Sir Eric Pickles speaks in Nottingham following a RoadTrip2015 event which helped elect Robert Jenrick in the Newark By-Election of 5 June 2014. The UK Conservative Party is under investigation following allegations it breached electoral spending rules in the lead up to the 2015 General Election. The Global Herald has seen a copy of an email, sent by Mark …

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Vershbow in United States to Attend Conference

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow. Image courtesy NATO

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, is currently visiting the United States for meetings with United States government and United Nations officials. Ambassador Vershbow will travel to Washington DC and New York City during his stay in North America from Tuesday 29th April until Monday 5th May 2014. The NATO deputy leader will also contribute to a conference organised by the …

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