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Russian Ruling Party Has Local Office Vandalized

A ruling United Russia party official said the office's windows and doors sustained heavy damage, apparently including from paint guns, on May 9.

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China: The challenge of the blind dissident: "If the Party wants to survive, it must fight corruption '

Chen Guangcheng at the American embassy in Beijing. The dissident, known for his fight against forced abortions, sends a video message to Wen Jiabao in which he names his persecutors, and brings to light the corruption and violence prevailing in the Party. He is also seeking justice for his country ...

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China: Wukan, former village heads expelled from the Party for corruption

They will be forced to return the stolen money, about 45 thousand U.S. dollars. The inhabitants are not completely satisfied: the stolen money in decades of power is much more, such as the money involved in the corruption ring. The government continues to fear of social unrest (180 thousand in ...

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China: Bo Xilai expelled from the Party, wife suspected of murder

Bo implicated in murder of Briton, Neil Heywood, a family friend, who was later killed by Bo’s wife. Rumors of a coup. The People's Daily calls for Party "unity" and reaffirms it’s his "holiness" and "purity." The internal struggle for power in anticipation of the Party Congress. Plots similar to ...

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Vatican: Mexico: Pope: the Church is not a political party, but demands social justice

Flying to Mexico, the first stop on his 23rd international trip, Benedict XVI speaks of "a certain schizophrenia" of the Catholics between public and private morality. The Church's responsibility to educate consciences. Church must "expose this idolatry of money that enslaves men."

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Kazakh Opposition Party Under Pressure

Leaders of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition Algha (Forward) party have been summoned to face the National Security Committee.

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Côte d'Ivoire: UN condemns violence during meeting of former ruling party

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) strongly condemned today the incidents that left many people injured during a meeting of the former ruling party, the Ivorian Popular Front, which took place in the city of Abidjan.

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Kazakh Police Raid Opposition Party Office

Kazakh security services have searched the Almaty office of the unregistered Algha (Forward) party, as well as the homes of the opposition party's leader and several activists.

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Ban calls for South African political party to continue fight against discrimination

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commemorated the centenary of South Africa?s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), hailing its successes as a key liberation movement in the country but also calling for its continued determination to defend the principles of freedom, justice and ...

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Armenian Ruling Party Won't Censure Governor For Alleged Attack

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian's Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) says it will not take disciplinary action against or criticize a controversial governor accused of assaulting a woman.

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Armenian Mayor Quits Post, Ruling Party Over State's 'Land Grab'

The mayor of a remote Armenian village has resigned in protest at a government decision to transfer large swaths of communal land to a German-owned mining company.

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Croat Ex-Prime Minister, His Party Charged With Corruption

Prosecutors on have brought new corruption charges against Croatia's former prime minister Ivo Sanader and his outgoing conservative party. The Croatian Democratic Union party, which lost the general elections last weekend, is accused of siphoning off state money for inappropriate use. ...

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Kyrgyz President Tasks Former Party With Forming Coalition

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has tasked the Social Democratic Party, his former party, with forming a new ruling coalition in parliament.

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Armenian Opposition Party Sees Backlash After Challenging President

An Armenian parliamentary opposition leader has spoken of a "negative atmosphere" surrounding his party following a harsh response from President Serzh Sarkisian to criticism of electoral practices in Armenia.

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Armenian Ruling Party Denies 'Witch-Hunt' Against Coalition Partner

Armenia's main ruling party has dismissed speculation about a "witch-hunt" against its junior partner in the three-party governing coalition after a serious of arrests and an alleged shooting linked to politics.

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Russians Pick New Duma With Polls Showing Ruling Party In Decline

With polls suggesting Russia's long-dominant ruling party will struggle to maintain its supermajority in this weekend's voting, a weak showing by United Russia could be the clearest sign yet of rising public discontent in Putin's Russia.

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Government Deputy Tells Russians To Vote For 'Party of Thieves And Swindlers'

In a last ditch effort to shake off the Internet moniker plaguing Russia's ruling party, a United Russia deputy has actually tried to co-opt it by calling on Russians to "vote for the party of thieves and swindlers" at State Duma elections on December 4.

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Armenian Ruling Party In Rare Election Loss

The ruling party of Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian suffered a rare loss when the long-serving mayor of a northern town was defeated by a candidate representing the Prosperous Armenia Party,.

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Afghanistan Gets Another New Political Party

Two of Afghanistan's most feared former militia commanders have joined political forces with a former vice president in launching the National Front of Afghanistan. This new political party aims to change the country's presidential system into a parliamentary democracy.

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Armenian PM Warns Against Challenging Ruling Party

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian says the ruling Republican Party (HHK) intends to increase its dominance in domestic politics and it would be wrong for anyone to challenge it.

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Moscow Region Governor Accused Of Scheming To Fix Elections For Ruling Party

A leading opposition lawmaker is calling for an investigation in the wake of allegations that Moscow Oblast Governor Boris Gromov ordered local officials to assure "maximum support" for the ruling United Russia party in upcoming elections to the State Duma.

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