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YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yevgeny Roizman, a rare critic of the Kremlin in a senior regional job in Russia, said on Tuesday he was resigning as mayor of Yekaterinburg after authorities moved to scrap mayoral elections in the soccer World Cup host city.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to the powerful executive presidency that goes into effect after the vote.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or free speech, which are essential for a vote, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Libya should not rush into holding elections as part of U.N.-led efforts to end years of conflict and division in the North African nation, a senior African Union official said on Monday.
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's prime minister said on Thursday he would propose four new ministers after municipal elections, at which his ruling conservatives hope to win enough support to improve their bargaining position.
NELSPRUIT, South Africa (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma announced a crackdown on corruption on Saturday, presenting his ruling ANC's manifesto for elections this year that will give the party its toughest political test since the end of apartheid.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month's European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday.
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya held rare municipal elections in nine communities on Saturday, although turnout in the country's first voting for five years reached only about 38 percent.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's ruling party took a close lead in elections for powerful state governors on Tuesday, although the final results hang in the balance as seven races were declared inconclusive or suspended.