FACTBOX: Who matters in Pakistan’s election?
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani politics are dominated more by personalities than ideology. Here is a guide to the key figures to watch ahead of the general election on January 8. — President Pervez Musharraf isn’t running and doesn’t belong to a …
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President Putin’s Party Ahead in the Polls
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Election workers place a Russian state emblem in a polling station in Smolensk, some 250 miles west of Moscow Friday. Elections for the State Duma, the powerful lower house of parliament, will be held Sunday.
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Bhutto campaigns in Pakistan’s militant heartland
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By Faris Ali PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto took her election campaign to the power base of Islamist groups on Saturday, urging Pashtuns living on the Afghan border to vote for her.
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Russians say being forced to vote in election
By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) – Students in Siberia, doctors on the Volga river, and office workers in Moscow say they are being threatened with disciplinary action if they do not vote in Sunday’s parliamentary election.
Russian election: much fanfare, but middling enthusiasm International Herald Tribune
A Vote That Putin Fears Washington Post
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