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Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It. Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It. HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government said on Friday that it would postpone the city’s September legislative election by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision seen by the pro-democracy opposition as a brazen attempt …

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Poland’s Presidential Election Results Challenged by Opposition

Poland’s Presidential Election Results Challenged by Opposition

Poland’s Presidential Election Results Challenged by Opposition Poland’s Presidential Election Results Challenged by Opposition WARSAW — Supporters of the mayor of Warsaw, joined by scores of Polish voters and rights groups, raced on Thursday to file legal challenges to the validity of Sunday’s presidential election, which he narrowly lost to the incumbent, President Andrzej Duda. The rush to file the …

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Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections

Hong Kong's Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections

Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections HONG KONG — Defying warnings from local officials that the Hong Kong opposition’s unofficial primary vote could be illegal under a sweeping new security law, hundreds of thousands of people chose avowedly pro-democracy candidates to run in citywide elections this …

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Opposition Candidate Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Vote

Opposition Candidate Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Vote

Opposition Candidate Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Vote Opposition Candidate Wins Dominican Republic Presidential Vote SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A businessman who has never held elected office has won the presidency of the Dominican Republic, according to results Monday, ending a 16-year run in power by a center-left party. The president-elect, Luis Rodolfo Abinader, had won about 53 percent of …

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Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist

Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist

Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist An Iranian opposition journalist who played an active role in widespread protests that engulfed the country in 2017 and 2018 has been sentenced to death, Iranian authorities said on Tuesday, months after he disappeared in neighboring Iraq and ended up in his home country under murky …

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Serbia’s Strongman Wins Big in Election Boycotted by the Opposition

Serbia’s Strongman Wins Big in Election Boycotted by the Opposition

Serbia’s Strongman Wins Big in Election Boycotted by the Opposition Serbia’s Strongman Wins Big in Election Boycotted by the Opposition BERLIN — President Aleksandar Vucic’s nearly complete control over the Serbian state was bolstered on Sunday after his party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections boycotted by most of the opposition in protest at his autocratic policies. Mr. Vucic …

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Tens of Thousands Protest in Mali Amid Growing Opposition to Keita Presidency

Tens of Thousands Protest in Mali Amid Growing Opposition to Keita Presidency

Tens of Thousands Protest in Mali Amid Growing Opposition to Keita Presidency Tens of Thousands Protest in Mali Amid Growing Opposition to Keita Presidency BAMAKO, Mali — Police fired tear gas at protesters demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation on Friday as tens of thousands took to the streets for the second time this month in Mali’s capital, Bamako. The …

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Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the takeover of two of the nation’s most powerful political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected later this year. On Tuesday, the …

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Minor League Baseball’s Opposition to Overhaul Softens in Pandemic

Minor League Baseball’s Opposition to Overhaul Softens in Pandemic

Minor League Baseball’s Opposition to Overhaul Softens in Pandemic Minor League Baseball’s Opposition to Overhaul Softens in Pandemic While Major League Baseball works on a plan to restart its season, the fate of minor league baseball — and 42 teams in small cities and towns that may be cut under a restructuring proposal — is more precarious than ever. Minor …

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Poland and Hungary Use Coronavirus to Punish Opposition

Poland and Hungary Use Coronavirus to Punish Opposition

Poland and Hungary Use Coronavirus to Punish Opposition Poland and Hungary Use Coronavirus to Punish Opposition BRUSSELS — The governments of Poland and Hungary are using the coronavirus crisis to enhance their authority and punish political opponents, and the European Union, as so often, appears reluctant to do more than criticize. Even worse, critics say, the European Union has been …

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