Presidential elections

Women line up to enter a polling station during the first day of the presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls on Monday but the presidential election this time is not about who wins — that was settled long ago — but about how many people bother to cast ballots. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 26, 2018 - 7:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians voted on Monday in a presidential election, with the outcome — a second, four-year term for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi — a foregone conclusion and a sign that critics say shows the country is sliding back to the authoritarian rule that had prevailed since the 1950s. For...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France. On March 26-28, 2018 a Presidential election will be held in Egypt, with el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to win. (Charles Platiau, Pool via AP, File)
March 26, 2018 - 3:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than seven years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to presidential election on March 26-28: —Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of nationwide protests against his nearly 30-year rule. The military takes over,...
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Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra regional police officers detain a man during clashes with pro-independence supporters trying to reach the Spanish government office in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Grassroots groups both for and against Catalan secession called for protests Sunday in Barcelona after Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and ardent separatist, was arrested Sunday by German police on an international warrant. (AP Photo/Emilio_Morenatti)
March 25, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- RESTRICTING REFUGEES — The Trump administration's restrictions on refugees are playing out in unnerving and uneven ways for thousands of families already...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018 file photo, supporters of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hold posters during a campaign rally, near the Gamaleya district where el-Sissi was born, in Cairo, Egypt. This week's presidential election is not about who wins -- that was settled long ago -- but about how many people bother to cast ballots. Authorities hope that enough people will vote for el-Sissi to lend legitimacy to the election in which the only other candidate is an obscure politician who has made no effort to challenge him. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
March 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than seven years of turmoil and transition in Egypt leading up to presidential elections on March 26-28: Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of nationwide protests against his nearly 30-year rule. The military takes over,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during their meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election -- but almost nowhere has democracy taken hold in the Arab world. While the democratic record is dismal, the Middle East is hardly alone in what seems to be a global trend away from liberal democracy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
March 22, 2018 - 11:40 am
Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election considered by critics to be a return of sorts to authoritarian rule, after a 2011 revolution that sparked loftier expectations for the region. But the bigger picture is that in the Middle East as a whole, democracy...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:36 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 21 The Charleston Gazette on President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis: The Trump administration's latest proposal for tackling the opioid crisis is not devoid of good ideas. It's certainly got more meat on...
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Egyptian presidential candidate Moussa Mustafa Moussa speaks during a press conference at his campaign headquarters, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the general-turned-president, will stand for re-election next week against Moussa, a little-known politician who has made no effort to challenge him. Arabic reads, "Moussa for Egyptian President 2018". (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
March 21, 2018 - 12:28 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The little-known alternative candidate to Egypt's president in next week's election insisted on Wednesday that his campaign is serious, despite charges he entered the race at the last minute only to give it a veneer of legitimacy. Moussa Mustapha Moussa said only a lack of funding and...
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AC Milan's Lucas Biglia, right, challenges for the ball with Chievo's Mariusz Stepinski during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 19, 2018 - 4:32 pm
MILAN (AP) — Bank boss Gaetano Micciche has been elected president of Serie A. Micciche, the president of Banca IMI, was chosen unanimously on Monday by the Italian league's 20 clubs. He succeeds Maurizio Beretta, who left the position nearly a year ago. The league has been under emergency...
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Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin exits a polling booth as he prepares to cast his ballot during Russia's presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- KUSHNER COS-FALSE DOCUMENTS — Jared Kushner's family real estate company routinely filed false documents with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated...
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Boats move through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. --------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING --------------------------- Adds: TRUMP-FACT CHECK, SYRIA, PEOPLE-DEMI LOVATO. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- CLINTON EMAILS-INSPECTOR GENERAL...
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