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Fri,24Oct2014

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Egypt split ahead of polls

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a favourite among many circles to run for president. Photo©ReutersOpinion is split in Egypt ahead of a referendum on a new constitution that will set the stage for new presidential elections in April.

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Election Watch 2014: Algerian succession worries loom

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Photo©ReutersWill Algeria's three-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stay or will he go?

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Election Watch 2014: A Nigerian go slow for Goodluck

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo©ReutersThe next president is to be inaugurated on 31 May 2015. According to the constitution, national elections must be held six months earlier, in November or December 2014.

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Election Watch 2014: South Africa's born frees and battlegrounds

President Jacob Zuma is likely to win a second term in April electionsThe ruling African National Congress (ANC) will face its toughest elections yet next year when South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy and its fifth free election since the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Election Watch 2014: Egypt's tight deadlines and military precision

The military-backed transitional government stoked political tensions in late 2013 when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said the military should have immunity under the new constitution.

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‪Eyes on Zimbabwe's economy, as Mugabe heads for landslide‬ election win

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF are headed for a massive victory as partial results from Wednesday's point to a two thirds majority.

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Mali: Peaceful election, troublesome result

A boy sits in front of an electoral campaign poster for Malian presidential candidate Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Timbuktu, July 25, 2013/Photo©REUTERSMali's presidential elections are threatening to further destabilise the volatile country as losing political parties are already rejecting the preliminary results of the polls.

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