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Saudis to hold municipal polls in rare vote

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia will begin holding long-delayed municipal elections in April, a ministry said on Wednesday, in a limited political move apparently aimed at helping insulate the U.S.-allied kingdom against a wave of Arab unrest.
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Egypt crowd attacks reformist ElBaradei during first post-Mubarak elections

Egypt crowd attacks reformist ElBaradei during first post-Mubarak elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Egyptian reform campaigner and former UN nuclear watchdog chief attacked while attending a polling station, angry crowd hurls stones at his car.
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rossanafromITALYlovesMASR's comment, March 20, 2011 2:52 AM
Why? El Baradej is a good man and the right leader for Egypt at the moment. This is my opinion.
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Man of compromise takes power after military return Niger to civilian control

Man of compromise takes power after military return Niger to civilian control | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Free and fair election puts Mahamadou Issoufou in charge after military's ousting of the increasingly autocratic Mamadou Tandja
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Djibouti Bans a U.S-Backed Democracy-Advocacy Group One-Month Before Vote

Djibouti’s government ordered a U.S.-backed democracy-advocacy group to leave the country, less than a month before the country holds a presidential election. Democracy International, based in Bethesda, Maryland, had attempted to resolve problems with President Ismael Guelleh’s administration that began after opposition protests started in the country last month, Chris Hennemeyer, head of the group’s electoral-observation mission, said in an e-mailed statement. “Unfortunately my earlier optimism proved to be unfounded,” Hennemeyer said. “The Djiboutian government has confirmed its order that DI cease all activities and we are complying with their directive.”
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