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Election Results

10 Results / Page 1 of 2

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Africa

Ghazouani re-elected Mauritanian President

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has been re-elected as head of state following Saturday's national vote, winning comfortably in the first round without the need for a run-off. The electoral commission website shows that he took over 56% of the vote, beating six opposition candidates. The BBC reports that in the second position was anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid with 22%. The BBC meanwhile reports that President Ghazouani, a former […]

todayJuly 2, 2024 8

World

Mauritania’s Ghazouani wins re-election with 56.12% of vote

      Mauritania's incumbent President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has comfortably won re-election, receiving 56.12 percent of the vote in the first round of the presidential poll, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said Monday. The victory gives the former army chief a second term as head of the vast desert country, seen as a rock of relative stability in Africa's volatile Sahel region and set to become […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 7

South Africa

Zuma’s Mkhonto weSizwe to join opposition alliance

South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, has said his political party - uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - will join the opposition alliance in parliament. BBC Africa quotes Zuma as saying, it would co-ordinate resistance to the governing coalition led by the African National Congress. Despite this, MK said it maintained that last month's elections were rigged and wanted the results annulled.

todayJune 17, 2024 31

World

EU parliament election sees shaken centre hold – but far right now has chances to show its strength

        By Amelia Hadfield, University of Surrey     After the four-day, 27-state democratic marathon that is the European parliamentary election, a picture has emerged of a fragile centre just holding amid a shift to the right that carries a significant potential to shape the near future of the EU, despite having fallen short of producing the earthquake some predicted. The big shock came in France, with […]

todayJune 10, 2024 10

Namibia

The ANC remains in the lead nationally at 41.92-percent

With just over 57-percent of the votes counted, the ANC remains in the lead nationally at 41.92-percent. The DA is currently second at 23.34-percent and the MK Party at 11.31-percent. In Gauteng, the ANC leads with 33.57-percent followed by the DA at 29.31-percent and the EFF at 12.55-percent. In the hotly contested KwaZulu-Natal, MK is at 43.95-percent, the ANC second with 18.98-percent and the IFP at 15.42-percent. In the Western […]

todayMay 31, 2024 16

World

Indonesia election updates: Prabowo claims presidential race win

The world’s biggest single-day polls taking place over six-hours have officially begun in Indonesia. Indonesian journalist, Karishma Vaswani who has lived through the transition from dictatorship to democracy in the country, explained to Bloomberg News what matters the most right now. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that Prabowo Subianto has declared victory in the presidential race, citing unofficial tallies that showed him winning with more than 55 percent of the vote. […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 11

Namibia

Hendrik Gaobaeb elected president of United Democratic Front

Sesfontein constituency councilor and Kunene Regional Council chairperson Hendrik Gaobaeb has secured victory to become the new president of the United Democratic Front. He was elected at the party’s elective congress at Swakopmund. Gaobaeb clinched the presidency with 127 votes, surpassing former president Apius !Auchab, who received 77 votes, and vice president Dudu Murorua, who garnered 54 votes. Social Commentator Lee Garises.

todayJanuary 22, 2024 24

Africa

DRC court confirms Felix Tshisekedi’s poll victory

The Constitutional Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected two challenges to the results of last month's contested presidential election. The court said incumbent President Felix Tshisekedi had indeed received 73% of the vote. The validation, according to the BBC, comes despite independent observers reporting widespread irregularities during the 20 December vote.

todayJanuary 10, 2024 14

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