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Norway tightens IT security, vote count procedures in run-up to election

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is tightening security procedures ahead of parliamentary elections on Sept. 11 to prevent possible vote tampering, the government said on Friday. 59 more words

A month is an eternity in politics

Vive la différence. She’s in office (fingertip-clingingly) but scarcely in power

A month is about the time it took Theresa May to forfeit every vestige of Prime Ministerial credibility. 1,176 more words

Parliamentary Elections

Smaller tsunami than forecast ... The Nation had second thoughts

Abstention

It’s probably as high as 57% (Historic All-Time High) which will have contributed to the over-estimation (by the opinion polls) of the LREM success. This after several rounds of voting when the polls were spot on. 224 more words

Parliamentary Elections

Substantial overall majority forecast for ... the stay-aways

‘Right and Left try to survive against Macron’ (Le Figaro front page lead)

At midday, 17.75% of the electorate had voted in Round 2 of the Legislative Elections – the lowest midday turnout for over 20 years … and the first time in 20 years the turnout dropped in Round 2 compared to Round 1 (down 1.5 points). 146 more words

Parliamentary Elections

Within a very few days French politics will be profoundly different. And then comes the difficult bit.

Random numbers

  • 1 – just one triangulaire with 3 candidates in Sunday’s run-off election (34 in 2012)
  • 2 – every 2nd voter … didn’t vote. Since 2002 – and the creation of the 5 year Presidency with Legislative Elections straight after the Presidential – the abstention level has accelerated:  2002 36%; 2007 40%; 2012 43%; 2017 51.3%
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Kosovo after elections: 99,88% of votes counted, no entity can form govt. alone

PRISTINA – In snap parliamentary elections of June 11 in Kosovo, according to preliminary results of 99,88% of votes counted until Tuesday morning by CEC, the coalition of Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, AAK, and the Initiative for Kosovo, NISMA, came first with 33,98% of votes, ATA reports. 158 more words

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Vučić: Pristina to have no control over Kosovo-Metohija Serbs

GORNJI MILANOVAC – We want serious dialogue with Kosovo Albanians, but they must know we also want to protect the interests of Serbia and Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said Monday, Tanjug reports. 110 more words

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