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Australia elections: Candidates woo voters fretting about rising cost of living, high inflation
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Australia elections: Candidates woo voters fretting about rising cost of living, high inflation

Voting is compulsory, enforced with an Aus $20 (US$14) fine but also rewarded at many booths that fired up barbecues to offer people a free ‘democracy sausage’

Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Telangana, expresses confidence of party storming to power in 2023
India

Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Telangana, expresses confidence of party storming to power in 2023

Amit Shah said BJP would end minority reservations in Telanagana and increase the quota for STs, SCs and backward classes

Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections
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Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections

Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden acknowledged the results in London were 'difficult' but said the 'more mixed picture' elsewhere showed Labour did not have the momentum to win the next general election

Embattled UK prime minister Boris Johnson faces mid-term test
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Embattled UK prime minister Boris Johnson faces mid-term test

The local election results will be seen as a barometer of support for Johnson's Conservatives nationally, as well as an indicator of whether the opposition Labour party poses a serious threat

Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank
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Bypolls 2022: TMC, Congress, RJD win; BJP draws blank

West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar said it is a general trend that the party in power in the state generally wins the by-elections

By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway
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By-polls Results 2022: Counting of votes for four Assembly, one Lok Sabha seat underway

West Bengal’s Asansol and Ballygunge have emerged as a major prestige fight for the TMC and the BJP

Nail-biting election on cards in France as Emmanuel Macron's rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, surges ahead
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Nail-biting election on cards in France as Emmanuel Macron's rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, surges ahead

Both Macron and Le Pen are expected to advance again from the first-round field of 12 candidates, to set up a winner-takes-all rematch in the second-round vote on 24 April, 2022

Sri Lanka's fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's $500 million credit line exhausting rapidly
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Sri Lanka's fuel pumps may go dry by April end; India's $500 million credit line exhausting rapidly

The public anger has prompted nearly all Cabinet ministers to quit, and scores of lawmakers to leave President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's government.

Pakistan Supreme Court resumes crucial hearing to decide fate of Imran Khan
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Pakistan Supreme Court resumes crucial hearing to decide fate of Imran Khan

If Imran Khan gets a favourable ruling, elections will take place within 90 days. However, if the court rules against the deputy speaker, Parliament will reconvene and hold the no-confidence vote against the prime minister

Sri Lanka appoints advisory panel to help resolve growing debt crisis, engage with IMF
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Sri Lanka appoints advisory panel to help resolve growing debt crisis, engage with IMF

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is yet to appoint a new minister of finance. The country's Finance Minister Ali Sabry on Tuesday resigned, a day after the President appointed him after sacking his brother

Karnataka: BJP raising communal issues for political gains, says Congress leader Siddaramaiah
India

Karnataka: BJP raising communal issues for political gains, says Congress leader Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah said with the Assembly elections nearing, the BJP is manipulating our society with communal issues for its political gains

Pakistan Supreme Court seeks record of National Assembly proceedings on no-trust motion
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Pakistan Supreme Court seeks record of National Assembly proceedings on no-trust motion

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday ruled that the no-confidence motion was linked with a foreign conspiracy to topple the government and hence was not maintainable.

Amit Malviya singles out TMC MLA's viral video threatening voters with 'consequences' if they vote for BJP
India

Amit Malviya singles out TMC MLA's viral video threatening voters with 'consequences' if they vote for BJP

The video went viral just a day after a raucous and violent altercation in the West Bengal Assembly

Odisha civic polls begin amid tight security
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Odisha civic polls begin amid tight security

Polling will be held in 3,068 booths of 1,731 wards in the 106 civic bodies. In the three municipal corporations -- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur -- total 168 wards will go to the polls

AAP focuses on Rajasthan after Punjab with two-day convention in Jaipur
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AAP focuses on Rajasthan after Punjab with two-day convention in Jaipur

In the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections, AAP had fielded 142 candidates on the 200 seats and managed only 0.4 per cent of votes, without being able to win even a single seat

Mamata Banerjee names Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo as TMC candidates for bypolls
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Mamata Banerjee names Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo as TMC candidates for bypolls

Banerjee has named Shatrughan Sinha as TMC's candidate for bypoll to Asansol parliamentary seat, and Babul Supriyo as nominee for Ballygunge assembly byelection

Assembly elections 2022: Congress in Goa and SP in UP have advantage over BJP, says Sanjay Raut
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Assembly elections 2022: Congress in Goa and SP in UP have advantage over BJP, says Sanjay Raut

Raut said Maharashtra minister Aditya Thackeray will campaign for Shiv Sena candidates in Uttar Pradesh, where the ruling BJP and SP are the main contenders

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Sanyukt Samaj Morcha finds it hard to woo voters; loses support
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Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Sanyukt Samaj Morcha finds it hard to woo voters; loses support

The opposition to the morcha's move to contest the Punjab polls has come from some of the most influential farmer unions, especially the Bhartiya Kisan Union

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Have quit electoral politics, but will remain with Congress, announces Sunil Jakhar
India

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Have quit electoral politics, but will remain with Congress, announces Sunil Jakhar

Only a few days ago, Jakhar had claimed that 42 MLAs wanted him to be the chief minister of the state after the unceremonious exit of Amarinder Singh last year

Punjab Assembly elections: Three special observers of Election Commission review poll preparedness
India

Punjab Assembly elections: Three special observers of Election Commission review poll preparedness

The special observers took stock of the overall poll preparedness, including COVID-19 preparedness, staff preparedness, the SVEEP activities, the critical and vulnerable polling booths and adequate availability of electronic voting machines