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Egypt’s Sisi cruises to victory but with lower turnout

CAIRO – Early results from Egypt’s election showed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cruising toward his expected landslide victory and a second term, but with a lower turnout than the vote that brought him to power four years ago. As ballots are tallied for official results due on April 2, the focus is on turnout since…

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March 29, 2018

 

Apple’s iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

SYDNEY: Apple Inc’s iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X, reported Reuters. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main street, George Street,…

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September 22, 2017

 

French presidential election: Turnout 69.42% amid high security

Paris: Turnout in the French presidential election was 69.42 percent at 1500 GMT, one of its highest levels in 40 years, data from the interior ministry showed Sunday. The figure was about one percentage point lower than the same stage at the last election in 2012, but polling booths will stay open an hour longer…

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April 23, 2017

 

Karachi by-polls fail to attract voters

Voters remained disinterested in Karachi’s by-polls with turnout dropping under 15 percent. More in this report.

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April 8, 2016

 

Elderly, disabled overcome all hurdles

During local government elections in Punjab, senior citizens and disabled voters were seen enthusiastically exercising their right of franchise. Watch this report…

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November 19, 2015

 

Qadri expects massive turnout in Haripur

ABBOTTABAD: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said Friday that he expects a massive turnout at Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)’s planned sit-in at Haripur later today. Talking to media here before his departure to Haripur, Qadri rejected the notion that his party has called off sit-in against the government. “Instead we have converted Islamabad sit-in into a countrywide 'dharna'…

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October 24, 2014

 

Turnout stays low in Multan by-polls

MULTAN: Reports pouring in from Multan, where keenly-watched by-polls have been held, Thursday suggest that voters turnout has remained low contrary to earlier estimates. Samaa reported that overall turnout has stayed between 20 to 25 percent in various polling stations throughout the NA-149 Multan II constituency just three hours before the end of polling. Independent…

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October 16, 2014

 

Hashmi expects higher turnout today

MULTAN: Javed Hashmi, a senior politician who has the support of ruling PML-N in Multan by-elections, said Thursday that he expects higher turnout today as compared to 2013 elections. Talking to Samaa exclusively, Hashmi said he was so far satisfied with the polling pattern. “Polling process is underway peacefully and it is good,” he added….

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October 16, 2014

 

Egypt extends vote for president amid low turnout reports

CAIRO: Egypt gave voters an extra day to cast ballots for a president Tuesday, in a surprise move amid a reportedly low turnout in the first election since the overthrow of the Islamist leader. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, is the clear frontrunner. But his campaign…

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May 27, 2014

 

Modi urges record turnout

NEW DELHI: India's frontrunner for prime minister Narendra Modi urged voters to turn out in record numbers to throw the scandal-plagued Congress party out of power as a bitter, marathon election campaign neared its end. Modi, from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made his final appeal to voters before the last round of voting…

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May 11, 2014

 

Voters split but turnout high in Iran election

DUBAI: Iranian voters turned out in large numbers on Friday to choose a new president despite a limited choice of one relative moderate and three main hardline conservatives, with long queues forming outside polling stations.Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iranians to participate in force in the vote, damning U.S. officials who criticised the fairness…

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June 14, 2013

 

ECP data records 55% voter turnout in General Elections 2013

Staff ReportISLAMABAD The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that overall voters’ turnout in the general elections was recorded at 55%.According to figures released by the ECP here on Tuesday, the least turnout was recorded in NA-42, where the turnout was as low as 11.57%, while the highest turnout of 84.77% was recorded in…

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May 21, 2013

 

ECP records 60% turnout in elections

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim paid tribute to the voters who thronged polling stations across the country, achieving a record 60% voter turnout in the historic 2013 general elections.Addressing a press conference here, the CEC congratulated the nation and said people have demonstrated their power. He praised the media for spreading awareness…

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May 12, 2013

 

Vote count begins as polling ends in Pakistan amid historic turnout

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The counting of votes was in progress across the country, except seven constituencies of Karachi, as the polling process concluded in Pakistan, SAMAA reported.The voting had begun at 8 am this morning. It was to be concluded at 6 pm. However, the polling was extended for an hour across the country and for…

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May 11, 2013

 

Khan demands extension in polling hours amid historic turnout

Web DeskLAHORE: Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Saturday has demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to extend polling hours, SAMAA reports.In his message from the Shaukat Khanam Memorial Hospital (SKMH), he said that in order to allow public to exercise their right to vote polling hours should be extended.He said that…

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May 11, 2013

 

Voters’ enthusiasm may push turnout to 80%, hopes ECP

Staff ReportKARACHI: Heavy turnout is being witnessed across the country as zealous male and female voters lined up at polling stations to cast their votes in historic general elections of Pakistan, SAMAA reported.However, violence in Karachi disrupted the process of election in NA-255 constituency of Karachi where a bomb blast targeted ANP candidate who remained…

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May 11, 2013

 

Poor turnout in last all-male Saudi polls

RIYADH: Saudi men were voting in municipal elections on Thursday, with a poor turnout in the last all-male polls in the kingdom after King Abdullah this week gave women the right to participate in four years' time. Some 5,324 candidates are competing for 1,056 seats — in only the second elections in Saudi Arabian history…

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September 29, 2011

 

Huge turnout on second day of south Sudan vote

JUBA: Thousands of south Sudanese poured out to vote for a second straight day in a landmark independence referendum on Monday, bringing the region a step closer to becoming the world's newest state.Repeating the jubilant scenes witnessed on Sunday, huge queues formed outside polling stations in the regional capital Juba from long before dawn as…

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January 10, 2011

 

Fraud and turnout weigh on ‘miracle’ Afghan poll

KABUL: The top United Nations diplomat in Afghanistan said on Sunday it was too early to describe a parliamentary election as a success, with an expected 4,000 complaints to be heard and turnout figures not yet established. Afghan election officials declared Saturday's result a success despite widespread reports of fraud, worryingly low voter turnout and…

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September 20, 2010

 
 
 
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