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National election in Indonesia exposes rift

Indonesia (MNN/WAS) — The election commission in Indonesia announced this week that President Joko Widodo won April’s election with 55 percent of the vote. While it was good news for Widodo and his allies, not everyone agreed with the results. Rival Prabowo Subianto refused to concede, declared himself the rightful …

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Greece: after austerity in an election year

Greece (MNN) – Greece is in an election year. This year, billions could be riding on the result. The International Monetary Fund is keeping a close eye on the races because politicians are in a season of promises. The sitting Prime Minister, in a bid to keep his seat, sounds …

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India’s BJP suffers election losses, could signal change

India (MNN) – India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently loss elections in three key states. The implication: Christians can breathe a little easier. Background Under the BJP’s control, Christians in India faced tremendous persecution. The nationalistic agenda the party put forth essentially said that as a Hindu country, …

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DR Congo election results still delayed, tensions rising

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN) – Citizens of Democratic Republic of Congo are still waiting for the election results from the Dec. 30 presidential vote. This addition to a series of delays has people anxious and uncertain. “The Catholic Church, which has a lot of influence in that country, has stepped forward. They’ve been …

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