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While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was 'not conducive' for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in...

Eliminating fraud and building trust in Afghan elections are the objectives of a newly established electoral reform body, said one of its members at a Kabul press conference Thursday. The Special Electoral Reform Commission's Deputy Chair, Siddiqullah Tawhidi, told reporters that the Commission's...

Taking note of the "broadly peaceful" conduct of polling in the Burundian presidential elections on Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all political parties in the country to remain calm and immediately resume an inclusive political dialogue. "The Secretary-General]...

OSCE's report on United Kingdom's parliamentary election recommends limiting the amount a single donor may contribute to a candidate or political party in a year. Addressing the deviation in the size of constituencies to ensure equality of the vote and accelerating the disclosure of campaign finance...

Austrian lawmakers on Friday approved the commencement of talks for a EUR 86 billion bailout for Greece, following a heated debate during a special session in the parliament. Members of the ruling coalition, the Social Democratic Party (SPO) and the Austrian People's Party (OVP), backed the proposal,...

Finland's Parliament on Thursday approved providing an EU-wide loan to Greece to meet short-term obligations and asked the government to commence talks over a third bailout for the country. "Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament gives the government a mandate for bridge financing and beginning...

After several months of EU-facilitated dialogue, the four main political parties in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have reached an agreement to resolve a protracted political crisis in the small Balkan country. The latest round of talks in Skopje were convened by the European Commission...

Greece-Euro-071315.jpg Eurozone leaders unanimously reached an agreement early Monday to start talks with Greece for a EUR 82-86 billion third bailout programme after hours of negotiations, empowering the country to battle a severe economic crisis and remain in the single currency bloc.

Greece-Euro-071015.jpg Hopes that Greece is set to remain in the euro area strengthened after the latest reform proposal submitted by the government was welcomed positively by several top European leaders, though Germany chose to tread cautiously. The Greek Parliament is set to discuss the proposal Friday evening and the vote outcome is expected early Saturday. Eurozone finance ministers are scheduled meet on Saturday.

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