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Mauritania sets June 21 date for presidential election

By Laurent Prieur NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) – Mauritania will hold presidential elections on June 21, according to the presidency, despite a lack of agreement on the reform of election rules that some opposition leaders argue will likely ensure the return to power of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. He came to power in an army coup […]

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Members of the Syrian parliament attend a session to set a date for voting for the presidential election, in Damascus

Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad’s opponents

By Alexander Dziadosz BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria announced a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and Gulf Arab countries that back Assad's opponents have called […]

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Ben Carson speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill

Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $ 2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson's spokesman says he is […]

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Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara

Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid: officials

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – A majority of deputies in Turkey's ruling AK Party have voted in a secret ballot in favor of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan running in the country's first direct presidential election in August, senior party officials said on Thursday. The vote was meant as an informal test of the level […]

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Obama Praises Joe Biden, But Doesn’t Endorse For 2016 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. But Obama does say that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.” He didn’t endorse Biden in his interview with CBS News. Biden is saying once again that he […]

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Presidential candidate Jose Mario Vaz shows his inked finger after voting in Bissau

Ex-finance minister Vaz to face Nabiam in Guinea-Bissau presidential run-off

Guinea-Bissau's former finance minister, Jose Mario Vaz, will face Nuno Gomes Nabiam, an independent candidate, in a May 18 presidential run-off after no candidate secured a majority in the first round, the election commission said. Vaz, candidate of the dominant party African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), secured 40.99 percent […]

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Senator Rand Paul speaks during the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire

Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

(This April 12 story was corrected to change name of organizing group in the third paragraph to Americans for Prosperity Foundation from Americans for Prosperity) By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state […]

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Panama presidential candidates tied ahead of May vote

Panama’s ruling party presidential candidate and an opposition challenger are in a dead heat ahead of the Central American country’s May 4 vote, a poll showed on Monday. Jose Arias, from the ruling Democratic Change (CD)party, and Juan Navarro, from the moderate left opposition Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), both won 32 percent support in a […]

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Senator Rand Paul speaks during the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire

Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear. The "Freedom Summit" rally was the latest […]

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Senator Rand Paul speaks during the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire

Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear. The "Freedom Summit" rally was the latest […]

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