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In all, 14 candidates are standing, with pro-European incumbent Klaus Iohannis the favorite to win
The left-wing social democrats lead Finland's two main opinion polls with about 19% of the vote, having campaigned against the austerity policies of the Centre Party
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's government has agreed on 'the start of procedures with a view to the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem'
Merkel will go into her fourth term with far weaker cards than before, as she had to pay a high price to coax the reluctant Social Democratic Party back into another loveless 'grand coalition'
Merkel's struggle to form a viable coalition has revived speculation about the twilight of her reign
Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel secure a 4th term?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on ethnic Turks to ignore Chancellor Angela Merkel s Christian Democratic Union and their partners in the grand ruling coalition the Social Democratic Party
The country s Central Election Committee CEC says that by 1200 GMT more than 75 of nearly 10 million voters had cast their votes in a ballot featuring 6 parties mostly supportive of Nazarbayev
Susumu Murakoshi chairman of the 36 000 strong national bar association criticizes the government for going against the will of the people and pledged to see the changes abolished
UPDATED With nearly all ballots counted the leftist incumbent has 42 of the vote to 34 for business world favorite Neves who fended off the once unstoppable looking Silva to reach the October 26 run off
The telenovela like drama of the race – a candidate s death in a fiery plane crash a poor maid s rise to the cusp of the presidency a seedy oil scandal – continued down to the wire; Some 142 8 million voters will cast their ballots in the polls
The continent sized nation of 200 million – currently hosting the world s biggest sporting event – will hold elections for the presidency Congress state governorships and state legislatures in October
A key hurdle remains: a binding SPD membership ballot next month must still sign off on the proposed left right grand coalition
UPDATED The 59 year old leader resoundingly clinched another four year stint at the helm Europe s top economy and looked poised to form a grand coalition with her chief rivals the Social Democrats SPD
A poll this week by the Forsa institute pointed at a tight election race placing both the ruling coalition of Merkel s conservatives and FDP and the SPD Greens alliance