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Nigerian Election: Buhari Gives Victo...
Abuja
By Chima NWANKWO
01 Apr 2015

It was a sheer carnival in Abuja, Nigeria as General Muhammadu Buhari gave his victory speech after winning the 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria. Buhari was magnanimous in victory, and made it clear that it was the Nigerian people who had voted him into office.

On the 1st of April, 2015 General Muhammadu Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in one of Nigeria's most tense elections. The vote had been postponed amid Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram, with many claiming that this was a tactic by current President Jonathan to make gains against the militant group in order to bolster his campaign.

This marks Buhari's second turn as Head of State, having ruled Nigeria as a military dictator between 1983-1985.

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Nigeria Votes: Jos Residents Await El...
Jos
By jfaden
31 Mar 2015

March 31, 2015
Jos, Nigeria

The streets of the north-central Nigerian city of Jos stand empty as local residents await the results of what many are considering the most followed and participated in election in Nigeria's history.

As the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC collate results from various parts of the country, Nigerians are following with keen interest and hoping the man of their choice will win the election.

The election resulted in a surprise upset for incumbent candidate Goodluck Jonathan, who has faced heavy scrutiny for his handling of the Boko Haram crisis. Former military ruler Muhammadu Bahari went home the luckier and will be taking over the presidency.

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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
22 Nov 2014

Photos of the polling stations in Tunis during the 2014 presidential elections.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots i...
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

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Bashar al-Assad Casts His Ballot in t...
Damascus
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad casts his ballot in the Syrian presidential election at a polling station in al-Malki Neighborhood of Damascus.

Video Source: Syrian State Television
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Residents and Religious Leaders Vote ...
Sweida
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
Sweida, Syria

Residents and religious leaders in the government controlled city of Sweida vote and celebrate at a polling station during the Syrian presidential election. Included are interviews with two election workers in two different polling stations, and with the Sheikh al-Akl, the spiritual leader of Druze sect in Syria.

Adnan Janoud, Head of the First Polling Station in Sweida province:
"At 6:30 in the early morning we started. We had the presence of the judiciary committee who opened the boxes and make sure there were no papers inside. They then sealed them again with the committee, the agents, and the journalists as witnesses. The vote then started after we set the right atmosphere for the voters to feel free to enter the secret room [voting booth]. Throughout the huge turn out, we were able to organize the voting process comfortably and smoothly. Large numbers of people showed up to vote and we had to remember that they came here during the difficult times Syria is suffering from. Voters came here, not only to vote for a president, but to vote for [their opinion on] the situation and for the resistance in this area, and [their will] to stand in the face of all the forces cooperating against Syria, be they foreign or Arab. We faced no obstacles during the voting process”.

Najat al-Shaar, Head of Second Polling Station in Sweida:
"We consider this a national celebration, a complete national celebration. We will definitely win with such a resilient people, resilient army, and resilient leader. I would like to thank these people for their excitement and love for their country and their love for the Syrian army”.

Interviewer: Are you facing any difficulties?

Najat al-Shaar:
“There are no difficulties, only the joy and excitement that you can see. There is no difficulty, we will win with help of God, thank you”.

Voter 1:
“Today is a democratic celebration, it is a celebration for Syrians. It is our victory and pride, our national duty, and it is about facing everyone. I came here to vote for the President, Dr. Bashar al-Assad, our candidate, and our pride and protector”.

Voter 2:
“Today represents the love between Syrians and we would like to salute our leader Dr. Bashar al-Assad. Today is a national celebration that indicates Syrians love for each other and their unity”.

Voter 3:
“Today is the day of victory, and it is the day of the presidential election. It is the day Syria enters the modern stage with the leadership of Bashar al-Assad. Today we will be together along with Bashar al-Assad--Bashar the protector, Bashar the victor--and along with the Syrian Arab army to conquer the invaders and kick out the terrorists”.

Interviewer: Your Eminence, what does this day mean to you?

Sheikh al-Akl, Spiritual Leader of the Druze Sect in Syria:
“It is a national celebration to prove to the world that Syria is able to manage itself and take care of its own business. Syrians are the ones to decide the fate of Syria and the process of voting for the President is evidence to our victory. This victory comes in time with the victory of the Syrian Arab Army on the ground. We proved to everyone that our choice is a peaceful solution and national dialogue. It is a message to be sent that the crisis in Syria cannot be solved without the approval of Syrians or with violence and destruction”.

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Election Day in Pakistan 2013
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By U.S. Editor
10 May 2013

Pakistan celebrated its first General Parliamentary Elections on May 11th, 2013.

The elections are the first civilian transfer of power following the five year term of a democratically elected government.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 5 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A man gets his ballot papers from an election official in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan (4 0f 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election official verifies a voter's I.D before issuing him his ballot.

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Election Day in Pakistan (2 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men standing in line at at a polling station waiting to vote on Pakistan's election day.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman casts her vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahroe, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani residents line up to cast their vote at a polling station in the village of Wagah on the outskirts of Lahore on May 11, 2013.

Pakistanis awaited to vote in these historical elections defying Taliban attacks to cast their ballots marking a historic democratic transition. A little less then half of the registered voters are women.

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote for the 342-member national assembly and four provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman shows her ink-stained thumb after casting her ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman shows her ink-stained thumb after casting her ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani man shows his ink-stained thumb after casting his ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani man casts his vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan's parliamentary elections were held on May 11, 2013. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) were campaigning intensely the past several weeks before the election polls opened.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 28 of 28)
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

The main road connecting Islamabad and Rawalpindi is usually bustling with activity, but today, it remains deserted on election day.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 27 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Campaign posters hang on a main road in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on election day.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 26 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

People coming out to vote in the Raja Bazaar district of Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 25 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

PMLN Camps guiding their voters to the appropriate polling stations in Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 22 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Pakistan army soldiers guard a polling station in the Rawalpindi as polling starts. The area is expected to see fierce electoral battle between PTI and PMLN.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 21 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Pakistan army soldiers walk past women awaiting to vote near a polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 20 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women walking after casting their votes in the old city area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 19 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A women a at a polling station in the raja Bazaar area of Rawalpindi. This is the first election that women have been allocated separate polling stations to vote.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 18 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakstan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman gets her thumb inked at a polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 15 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election commission official issues a ballot to a voter.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 14 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman casts her vote in inner city polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 11 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A polling official verifies a voter's identity from the voter lists.

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Election Day in Pakistan (9 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women await to cast their vote at an all women's polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 8 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women line up to cast their votes at a polling station in Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan (7 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Voters gesturing a victory sign to the camera as they await to cast their vote at a polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan (1 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakisatan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men scramble to get in a polling station to vote on election day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Lahore,Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman casts her vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan's parliamentary elections were held on May 11, 2013. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) have been campaigning intensely the past several weeks before the election polls opened.