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Mexico presidential election: Left-winger Andres Manuel López Obrador claims historic victory

Mexico presidential election: Left-winger Andres Manuel López Obrador claims historic victoryLeft-wing politician and former mayor of Mexico City Andres Manuel López Obrador has claimed a historic victory in the presidential election in Mexico. Mr López Obrador is projected to win approximately 53 per cent of the vote, which would be the largest winning margin seen for many years, as he rode a wave of public anger at poor economic growth, violence and corruption. The president-elect, better known as AMLO, has pledged to “eradicate corruption” and enact a “radical transformation” of the country.



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Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential pollsTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The stakes were particularly high as the new president will be the first to enjoy enhanced powers, without even a prime minister, under a new constitution agreed in an April 2017 referendum strongly backed by Erdogan but which opponents say grants autocratic powers.



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Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concedeBy Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country’s electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half. Electoral board Chairman Sadi Guven said that with more than 97 percent of votes counted, Erdogan had an absolute majority. “Starting tomorrow, we will start working to realize the promises we made our people,” Erdogan told flag-waving supporters in a victory speech delivered from the balcony of his ruling AK Party’s headquarters in Ankara shortly after 3 a.m. He also pledged that authorities, who have waged a nationwide crackdown since a failed military coup two years ago, would act more decisively against terrorist organizations.



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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential Election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential ElectionTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule.



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Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons

Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardonsAfter a judge sends Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail over witness tampering allegations, Giuliani tells the NY Daily News that once the Mueller probe has ended, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons.



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With an eye on Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee adopts new restrictions for 2020 presidential candidates

With an eye on Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee adopts new restrictions for 2020 presidential candidatesThe party moves to make sure candidates seeking its presidential nomination are, in fact, Democrats.



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Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limo

Putin takes delivery of his new presidential limoIn March, Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again elected President of his nation, and he took the oath of office on Monday. With that title came a swanky new set of wheels that Putin used for his ride to his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin. The Russian Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automobile Engines Institute (NAMI) early this decade commanded a consortium of automakers to produce Putin’s new presidential limo under the title Project Kortezh.



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Why Scooter Libby Didn't Get a Presidential Pardon Until Just Now

Why Scooter Libby Didn't Get a Presidential Pardon Until Just NowGeorge W. Bush refused to pardon Libby, a former aide to Dick Cheney



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Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckage

Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckagePoland’s President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday demanded that Russia hand over the wreckage of a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Moscow and divisions at home as Warsaw marked eight years since the disaster. President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria were among the 96 people who died in the crash in Smolensk, western Russia, on April 10, 2010. “The plane wreckage is probably the most important evidence in this case — it’s still in Russia and the Russian authorities don’t want to hand it over,” Duda told Polish media.



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Legal Experts Debate Presidential Powers, Russia Probe

Legal Experts Debate Presidential Powers, Russia ProbeBob Bauer, former Obama White House counsel and Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor, join Meet the Press to debate presidential pardon powers in the scope of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.



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