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On Monday Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal have agreed on the formation of a unity government between the Fatah and the Hamas, which will prepare for upcoming elections in the West Bank and Gaza (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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A few days before municipal elections in Saudi Arabia from which women will be excluded, King Abdullah (photo, from lexpress.fr) has said that in the future “women will be able to run as candidates in the municipal election and will even have a right to vote.” (more…)

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After talks in Cairo, the Hamas and Fatah (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the party of Palestinian authority president Mahmoud Abbas, both agreed to form an interim government and fix a date for general elections. (more…)

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Nobel laureate and former head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, Mohammed El Baradei (photo, from aljazeera.net) said he will run for president in Egypt, urging for a new real democratic system. (more…)

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Electoral officials have confirmed that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s successor is Dilma Rousseff (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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As election officials in Afghanistan continue to tally votes after a crucial parliamentary poll, fears of fraud are growing. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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With 47 per cent of the vote, Laura Chinchilla, the ruling party candidate became the first female president of Costa Rica.

As votes were way ahead of her rivals and above the 40 per cent needed to avoid a run-off, Chincilla declared victory early on Monday. (more…)

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