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Uganda elections start with millions coming out to vote (Photos)

4 years agoNews : BlogPost

Ugandan voters wait in line at a polling station in the capital Kampala. Some 14 million voters started voting on Friday. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP) Millions of Ugandans have come out to vote in the east African nation's presidential ballot pitting the country's long-serving president Yoweri Museveni against his former ally and personal physician, Kizza Besigye. Voters in Uganda faced the choice Friday of extending their president's 25-year grip on power or joining the anti-incumbent wave sweeping Africa and the Middle East and voting Museveni out of office.
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Millions Of Afghan Women Will Be Denied Vote Due To Female Staff Shortage

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

By Jerome Starkey in Kabul and Kim Sengupta | The Independent Millions of Afghan women will be denied their chance to vote in presidential elections this week because there aren't enough female officials to staff the women-only poll... Read Post

Think your wait was bad? Photos of voting lines around the world

News : BlogPost (2 years ago)

As Americans vote in today's presidential election, many are finding surprisingly long lines at polling places, particularly in the hurricane-hit northeast. Reports of hours-long waits seem to be common. Read full article >> Read Post

Ukraine holds presidential vote; rebels reject it

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (6 months ago)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev on Sunday for Ukraine's crucial presidential election — a stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters... Read Post

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