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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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Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey’s Presidential Election

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s landmark election Sunday, the country’s electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule. The presidential and parliamentary elections held more than a year early, …

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