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Hungary Election Was Free but Not Entirely Fair, Observers Say

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, center, in Budapest on Sunday with other Hungarian leaders after election results were announced. His party, Fidesz, secured more than 49 percent of the vote. Szilard Koszticsak/MTI, via Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary — One day after Viktor Orban and his governing Fidesz party and ...

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Why Italy’s Insular Election Is More Important Than It Looks

Advertisement ROME — The campaign before Italy’s national elections on Sunday has been self-obsessed and often petty and unedifying. But it has been instructive about one thing: The political forces that have torn at the global order and the European Union have settled into the mainstream. Fascists rallied in large ...

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Kenya Supreme Court Nullifies Presidential Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a historic ruling and a first in Africa, Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified on Friday the re-election of a sitting president, ordering a new vote to be held within 60 days after finding that the outcome last month had been tainted by irregularities. It was a stunning ...

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Election Success for Emmanuel Macron May Mask Real Challenges

NANTES, France — The parliamentary candidates running under the banner of the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, appear poised to win a crushing electoral majority on Sunday that extends from France’s Alpine heights to the Brittany coast and from the Mediterranean to Paris. Yet his party’s likely sweep of the ...

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U.K. Election Delivers New Variable for Uncertain Global Economy

LONDON — In a global economy amply stocked with anxiety-provoking variables, Britain just added another. An election designed to bolster the government’s mandate instead yielded fundamental confusion over who is in charge as the nation prepares for fraught negotiations in its pending divorce from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Maybe Private Russian Hackers Meddled in Election, Putin Says

MOSCOW — Shifting from his previous blanket denials, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suggested on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year that meddled in the United States presidential election. While Mr. Putin continued to deny any state role in the ...

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