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By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 11th, 2012
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by Anna Brazier Winter in Harare is almost over. Walking my kids to school in the morning across frosty vleis, strewn with festering rubbish, we see the first signs of the agricultural season awakening. Litter is being raked into piles, maize stalks cleared into heaps and the dried weeds levelled to ...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 6th, 2010
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Egyptians voted on Sunday in a run-off parliamentary election which President Hosni Mubarak’s party will win almost unchallenged after the two biggest opposition groups quit a contest they said was rigged. The National Democratic Party (NDP), which has never lost a vote, is sure of a crushing v...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 4th, 2010
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Members of Egyptian opposition socialist party Tagammu pressed the group’s leader to withdraw from the second round of parliamentary elections they said were tainted by vote rigging, a party official said on Friday. The push comes after Egypt’s two biggest opposition blocs said on Wednesd...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 1st, 2010
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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the biggest opposition bloc in the outgoing parliament, and a smaller party withdrew on Wednesday from an election they said was rigged by thugs, ballot box stuffing and other ploys. Sunday’s first round set up President Hosni Mubarak’s party for its usua...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 1st, 2010
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Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party wiped out its Islamist opponents from parliament in the first round of a disputed election, according to official results. The NDP won 209 of 221 seats in the first round of voting on Sunday. Two-hundred-and-eighty-seven seats will be contested in the ru...
By benim
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Dec 1st, 2010
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CAIRO – President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party has captured nearly all the parliament seats that were decided in a first round of voting, according to results from elections that Egypt’s opposition has decried as riddled with violations. Egypt’s largest opposition group, the M...