Saturday , November 17 2018

Syrians begin voting for new parliament in government areas

DAMASCUS / AP Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations on Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Voters began turning up shortly after the stations opened at 7 a.m. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing ...

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Exit polls predict S. Korean ruling party losing majority

SEOUL / AP Exit polls from South Korea’s parliamentary election on Wednesday indicated that President Park Geun-hye’s conservative party would not regain its majority in the National Assembly. Such an outcome would jeopardize Park’s plans to push ahead with controversial economic reforms, and would blow open next year’s presidential race. ...

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