Syriza Party Wins Elections in Greece + Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony by Greg Palast

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Radical-leftist Syriza party wins elections in Greece – exit polls

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Greek radical-leftist party, Syriza, has won between 35.5 and 39.5 percent of the vote in the national parliamentary election, leaving the country’s ruling New Democracy party more than 10 per cent behind, the exit-polls revealed.

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Election Results and News Coverage and Commentary via the Internet

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Socialist François Hollande Wins French Presidential Election

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Francois Hollande is the new president of France – yet he’s never really tasted power in a lifetime of Soclialist politics.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Tulle.

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2010 Election: Live Election Results

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Over 64,000 British Tamils say yes to Tamil Eelam

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The British Tamil Diaspora overwhelmingly endorsed the principle of Tamil Eelam in two days of polling this weekend. With over 64,000 votes cast, over 99% voted in favour of an independent and separate state of Tamil Eelam.

British Tamils were asked if they endorsed the principles contained in the Vadukkoddai Resolution that was first put to a democratic mandate in 1977. In that historic election the Tamil polity in Sri Lanka voted overwhelmingly for an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam in the traditional Tamil homelands.

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US Media Campaign to Discredit Iranian Election By Charting Stock

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See also:- Lights turned off on media after elections: The AFP news agency reported that Iran’s wireless telephone network was shut down at 5:30pm GMT (10:00pm in Tehran), just as incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was making a television appearance to congratulate himself on a “great victory”.

See also:- Landslide or Fraud? The Debate Online Over Iran’s Election Results: We will bring you updates throughout the day and encourage Iranian readers to share their thoughts and experiences with us.

Was the Iranian election a fraud? That’s what our great western media sources want us to believe. While scanning through the coverage, I could not find one mainstream news article which covered the election results in an objective, unbiased manner. Either prominently displayed  in the title or first paragraph, each of the articles suggest the election was a fraud. The obvious question arises – If their electoral system can’t be trusted, why were they watching the results so “closely” in the first place?  I’d probably  find better things to do then obsess over the results of a rigged game, but hey that’s just me.

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Was the election stolen? According to the Iranian Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli, there has been no ‘written complaint’ about voter fraud. He declared that the presidential elections were conducted in a manner that ruled out the possibility of voter fraud. “No violations that may have influenced the vote have been reported, and we have received no written complaint,” he said in response to a question posed by an Italian reporter.

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Some observations on the Iranian presidential election and its aftermath by Phil Wilayto

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Some observations on the Iranian presidential election and its aftermath by Phil Wilayto

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Sunday Times, 14 June 2009

As this is being written, official announcements in Iran today of a landslide victory by incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are being met with cries of “fraud” by supporters of his principal challenger, former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

The New York Times is reporting that “at least one person had been shot dead in clashes with the police in Vanak Square in Tehran. Smoke from burning vehicles and tires hung over the city late Saturday.”

It seems clear which side has started the violence. From today’s Times:

“’Death to the coup d’état!’ chanted a surging crowd of several thousand protesters, many of whom wore Mr. Moussavi’s [sic] signature bright green campaign colors, as they marched in central Tehran on Saturday afternoon. ‘Death to the dictator!’ Farther down the street, clusters of young men hurled rocks at a phalanx of riot police officers, and the police used their batons to beat back protesters. There were reports of demonstrations in other major Iranian cities as well. … As night settled in, the streets in northern Tehran that recently had been the scene of pre-election euphoria were lit by the flames of trash fires and blocked by tipped trash bins and at least one charred bus. Young men ran through the streets throwing paving stones at shop windows, and the police pursued them.”

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Victory for Venezuela’s Socialists in Crucial Elections by Prof. James Petras

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by Prof. James Petras
Global Research, November 25, 2008

November 2008 Landslide

The pro-Chavez United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 72% of the governorships in the November 23, 2008 elections and 58% of the popular vote, dumbfounding the predictions of most of the pro-capitalist pollsters and the vast majority of the mass media who favored the opposition.

PSUV candidates defeated incumbent opposition governors in three states (Guaro, Sucre, Aragua) and lost two states (Miranda and Tachira). The opposition retained the governorship in a tourist center (Nueva Esparta) and won in Tachira, a state bordering Colombia, Carabobo and the oil state of Zulia, as well as scoring an upset victory in the populous state of Miranda and taking the mayoralty district of the capital, Caracas. The socialist victory was especially significant because the voter turnout of 65% exceeded all previous non-presidential elections. The prediction by the propaganda pollsters that a high turnout would favor the opposition also reflected wishful thinking.

The significance of the socialist victory is clear if we put it in a comparative historical context:

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Chávez Supporters Win 17 out of 23 Venezuelan States, but Lose 3 Most Populous

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November 24th 2008
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President Hugo Chavez’s governing party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) got mixed results in the regional and local elections today, winning stronghly in 17 out of 23 states, but losing the country’s two most populous states and the Capital District of Caracas, with two more states still to be decided.

At midnight Venezuelan time, about eight hours after the first polls closed, the president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced the results of the regional and local elections, with 95% of the vote counted.

According to Lucena, participation had reached an unprecedented high for a regional vote, at 65.45%. Over 17 million voters were registered, which is several million more than in the last such election four years ago. As a result, lines tended to be long and many polling places had to remain open far longer than the official closing time of 4pm.

Chávez’s PSUV lost the governorships of the two most populous states, Miranda and Zulia, and the mayor’s office of greater Caracas, which will be a significant blow to Chávez and his movement.

The perhaps greatest surprise is the upset victory, with 52.45% of the vote, of opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, of the Brave People’s Alliance, in greater Caracas. Ledezma once was governor of the city, from 1992 to 1995, when it was an appointed office. He was then elected as mayor of the city’s main municipality of Libertador in 1995.  Ledezma is considered to be an integral part of the country’s old political guard, given his ties to former President Carlos Andrés Perez.

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Begich, 3,700 votes ahead, headed to victory in Alaska

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11/18/2008

Democrat Mark Begich appears headed to victory over Republican Sen. Ted Stevens in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.

The Anchorage mayor widened his lead to 3,724 votes in Tuesday’s counting of absentee and questioned ballots.

The only votes left to count are approximately 2,500 special absentees from people living outside the U.S. or in remote parts of Alaska with no polling place.

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via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 11/18/2008 | Begich, 3,700 votes ahead, headed to victory in Alaska

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Election Returns (links) + Obama wins + McCain Concession Speech

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At 1:27 AM with 3508 of 3533 precincts reporting in MO:

1,426,815 McCain
1,426,402 Obama

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MT + SD Primary Results 06.03.08 + Obama Wins Nomination

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Montana Democratic Primary Results
Candidate Votes %
Barack Obama 97,825 56%
Hillary Clinton 71,860 41%
No Preference 4,062 2%
Key: Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 96% | Updated: 3:52 AM ET | Source: AP

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Montana Republican Primary Results
Candidate Votes %
John McCain 68,823 77%
Ron Paul 19,157 21%
No Preference 1,912 2%
Key: Red Checkmark Winner

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South Dakota Democratic Primary Results
Candidate Votes %
Hillary Clinton 54,179 55%
Barack Obama 43,726 45%
Key: Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 3:52 AM ET | Source: AP

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South Dakota Republican Primary Results
Candidate Votes %
John McCain 42,843 70%
Ron Paul 10,127 17%
Mike Huckabee 4,337 7%
Mitt Romney 1,982 3%
Uncommitted 1,793 3%
Key: Red Checkmark Winner
Precincts: 100% | Updated: 3:52 AM ET | Source: AP

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Kentucky

Democrats

51 pledged delegates, 9 unpledged
Candidate Vote % Delegates
Hillary Rodham Clinton 454,220 65.5% To be determined
Barack Obama 207,484 29.9
Uncommitted 17,743 2.6
John Edwards 13,993 2.0

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Kentucky

Republicans

42 pledged delegates, 3 unpledged
Candidate Vote % Delegates
John McCain 142,290 72.3% To be determined
Mike Huckabee 16,159 8.2
Ron Paul 13,379 6.8
Uncommitted 10,578 5.4
Mitt Romney 9,111 4.6
Rudolph W. Giuliani 3,117 1.6
Alan Keyes 2,130 1.1

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Oregon

Democrats

52 pledged delegates, 13 unpledged
Candidate Vote % Delegates
Barack Obama 347,852 58.7% 18
Hillary Rodham Clinton 245,211 41.3 12

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Oregon

Republicans

27 pledged delegates, 3 unpledged
Candidate Vote % Delegates
John McCain 272,817 85.0% 23
Ron Paul 48,300 15.0 4

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