Presidential elections

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
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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
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March 11, 2018 - 9:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston has been unanimously re-elected as president of the NFL players union, earning his third straight three-year term. Winston, who is scheduled to become a free agent, ran unopposed for the position. The NFLPA Board of Player...
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Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to his seat after casting his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that will abolish term limits on the presidency and enable him to rule indefinitely, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. --------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING -------------------------- HONG KONG ELECTIONS — Residents voted in by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 7:12 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon says the Time's Up campaign launched by women in Hollywood to combat sexual harassment raised $20 million in 10 days and has helped 1,500 women with harassment suits against their employers. Witherspoon spoke at an...
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