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Colombia elections: Polls shut in first vote since FARC deal 0

Colombia elections: Polls shut in first vote since FARC deal

Colombia’s historic presidential election is heading into a runoff vote, with right-wing candidate Ivan Duque leading the race but failing to secure the majority needed to win outright. With nearly all of the votes counted, Duque – who led opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s election – was first with 39.1 percent. He will now face…


Hungary elections: Excessive voter turnout as polls shut

Hungarians have voted in high numbers in a closely-watched election that has been billed as a test for the country and Europe. Voting officially ended at 7pm (17:00 GMT) on Sunday, but numerous polling stations remained open to accommodate long lines of people waiting to cast their ballots to elect representatives in the country’s 199-seat…


Sri Lanka ruling coalition suffers in local polls

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition is on course to suffer a shocking defeat in local elections as the party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to register a landslide victory. At 1:30pm local time (19:00 GMT), with most results in, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had won 44.05 percent of…


Cyprus election: Voters proceed to polls to desire president

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – Greek Cypriots are voting to choose a president after an election campaign focused on the economy and the divided island’s suspended peace process. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 6pm (16:00 GMT), with a 60-minute break at noon. Results are expected by 830pm…

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