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October 26, 1986 | By S.A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
This fall, with the absence of a presidential election and the congressional races in New Jersey moving at a predictable pace, municipal politics have filled the void. In Burlington City and Eastampton Township, the Democrats look to strengthen their control. Hainesport's Republicans seem unstoppable. And, in Riverside, although there is a Republican on the ballot, the continuing fight is really the behind-the-scenes struggle among fellow Democrats on the five- member Township Committee.
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November 3, 1995 | BY JACK McKINNEY
By now you've read how South Africa's recent local elections changed the country's political hue, putting blacks in charge of towns and cities that had always been exclusively white bailiwicks. Some headline-skimmers and TV news-biters might have thought this was what happened 19 months ago, with the election of President Nelson Mandela. But that was a national election, marking the first time that blacks could vote for anything. Not until this week's vote, which Mandela called "the completion of the democratic process," did the black majority get the opportunity to bury the apartheid legacy of white minority rule at the local level.
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May 5, 2012 | By Cassandra Vinograd and David Stringer, Associated Press
LONDON - Britain's governing Conservatives took a bruising Friday in local elections as voters punished them for biting austerity measures and a stalled economy. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives suffered heavy losses in the 181 local authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland that held votes, losing about 400 local seats - including some in the district that Cameron represents in Parliament. While the results won't put Cameron's leadership in jeopardy, they prompted grassroots Conservatives to urge him to ditch some of his more liberal policies, including the planned introduction of same-sex marriage.
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June 5, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden activists have launched a campaign that could lead to the return of nonpartisan elections in the city. The group, led by Frank Fulbrook, is circulating a petition to get a November ballot referendum allowing voters to decide whether they prefer municipal elections in which candidates do not indicate their party affiliation. The goal is to give anyone a chance to be elected mayor or council member, not just those with party backing, Fulbrook said. In nonpartisan elections, most often held in May, all candidates' names appear in the same column, which is fairer, he said.
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October 25, 1988 | By David Zucchino, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isiah Nxumalo is a most unusual politician. He is running for the segregated council that runs this massive black township on Johannesburg's western flank, but his candidacy is a well-kept secret. Nxumalo refuses to allow his photograph to be taken. He has no campaign posters or buttons. He doesn't give campaign speeches or hold campaign rallies. And he says he hates publicity, though he happens to be the publicity officer for his party. Nxumalo did consent to an interview the other day. It was conducted at dawn, with the candidate crouched in the seat of a reporter's car parked in a trash-strewn lot behind a butcher shop.
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November 9, 2000 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Triumphant supporters of a switch to partisan municipal elections in this casino town said yesterday that the new system would allow Atlantic City residents to extend their political clout beyond their hometown. The change, approved decisively by voters, will also have the immediate effect of shortening Mayor James Whelan's term by six months and forcing him to test his political muscle in a Democratic primary in the spring. "It gives Atlantic City the opportunity to take our place in the county, state and federal elections," said Councilman Ernest Coursey, who supported the change.
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June 7, 2011
Voters on Tuesday nominated candidates for freeholder, county surrogate and municipal races in the general election. REPUBLICANS Nominating two. Joseph Howarth. . . 6,971 Leah Arter. . . 6,759 Marion Eggleton. . . 1,685 DEMOCRATS Nominating two. Mary Anne Reinhart Machell Still-Pettis Surrogate REPUBLICANS Nominating one. George Kotch DEMOCRATS Nominating one. Sander Friendman Bass River No local elections.
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June 18, 1998 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro yesterday ruled that the city can continue to provide so-called "alternative ballots" to many voters who are over 65 or disabled for use in upcoming local elections. The judge rejected legal challenges filed last year by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and three individuals. The NAACP contends that use of alternative ballots in local elections created opportunities for vote fraud. Since 1984, when Congress passed the Voting Accessibility of the Elderly and Handicapped Act, alternative ballots have been available for use in federal elections.
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December 3, 1996
The politics of upheaval A fortnight of street demonstrations against the annulment of opposition victories in recent local elections have taken [Serbian President Slobodan] Milosevic by surprise. . . . Serbia's wars in Croatia and Bosnia have delayed democratic changes that came to the rest of Eastern Europe. While the people of the former Soviet bloc formed mass movements to dismantle their ruling Communist parties in 1989, Serbia's Communists merely reemerged as "Socialists" and Milosevic's regime remained intact.
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December 25, 2004 | By Dion Nissenbaum INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
Political heirs of the late Yasir Arafat solidified their hold on power in this week's Palestinian local elections, but candidates from the radical Islamist group Hamas gained ground, particularly in the Gaza Strip, unofficial results released yesterday show. Arafat's Fatah party won control of 14 of the 26 local councils up for grabs, the results showed, providing the group with a confidence-boosting victory ahead of a Jan. 9 presidential election to pick a successor to Arafat.
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November 2, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a rare scenario, a union election Saturday for officers in the Electricians local led by John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty will be supervised by the U.S. Labor Department. The department's involvement stems from a complaint by two candidates for the executive board, Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan, who said they were unfairly denied the opportunity to run for two of five seats. The Labor Department agreed. "The investigation of the challenged election disclosed that the union improperly determined that two nominees for executive board were ineligible to run for office," the Labor Department said Aug. 28, adding that Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had voluntarily agreed to the supervision.
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April 18, 2013 | By Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press
BAGHDAD - Iraq has executed 21 prisoners convicted on terrorism charges and links to al-Qaeda, the Justice Ministry said Wednesday, setting off fresh criticism from a human-rights expert over Baghdad's insistence on enforcing capital punishment. The prisoners were executed by hanging Tuesday in the Iraqi capital, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website. All the convicts were Iraqi al-Qaeda operatives who were involved in bombings, car-bomb attacks, and assassinations, the statement said.
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March 26, 2013
Indonesia landslide kills 8 BANDUNG, Indonesia - A landslide triggered by torrential rain killed at least eight people and left nine others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Monday. Nine houses were buried when mud gushed down from surrounding hills just after dawn Monday in West Bandung district. The Disaster Mitigation Agency said rescuers dug up the bodies of a man and his 7-year-old son embracing hours before darkness halted the search. - AP Britain reduces immigrant aid British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to curb access to welfare, housing, and free health care for non-Britons, as political parties jostle to persuade voters they understand concerns over mass immigration.
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November 7, 2012
The results of New Jersey municipal and school board elections are available by phone and online. Camden County Board of Elections 856-401-VOTE (8683) or 1-800-418-9427 www.philly.com/camden Burlington County Board of Elections 609-265-5062 www.philly.com/burlington Gloucester County Board of Elections 856-384-4500 www.philly.com/gloucester
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October 23, 2012 | By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
TRENTON - New Jersey school board candidates, who typically spend just a few hundred dollars per election, are finding it's a different world this year. Instead of being at the top of the ballot in an April school-only election, most now find themselves in obscure corners of ballots that include Mitt Romney and President Obama, a couple of guys spending hundreds of millions of dollars on their campaigns. One board candidate says the challenge now is not getting people to the polls; it's getting those who do go to remember their local elections.
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October 15, 2012 | By Max Seddon, Associated Press
KHIMKI, Russia - President Vladimir Putin's loyalists appeared likely Sunday to retain their hold in thousands of local elections that offered slightly more room for competition, but were marred by opposition claims of widespread vote fraud. The Kremlin eased stiff election laws in response to major protests against Putin's rule last winter, but introduced new restrictions after the demonstrations abated. Kremlin-approved governors and most of the incumbent mayors appeared poised to preserve their seats and the Kremlin's main United Russia party will likely keep dominating local legislatures and municipal councils.
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June 5, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden activists have launched a campaign that could lead to the return of nonpartisan elections in the city. The group, led by Frank Fulbrook, is circulating a petition to get a November ballot referendum allowing voters to decide whether they prefer municipal elections in which candidates do not indicate their party affiliation. The goal is to give anyone a chance to be elected mayor or council member, not just those with party backing, Fulbrook said. In nonpartisan elections, most often held in May, all candidates' names appear in the same column, which is fairer, he said.
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May 5, 2012 | By Cassandra Vinograd and David Stringer, Associated Press
LONDON - Britain's governing Conservatives took a bruising Friday in local elections as voters punished them for biting austerity measures and a stalled economy. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives suffered heavy losses in the 181 local authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland that held votes, losing about 400 local seats - including some in the district that Cameron represents in Parliament. While the results won't put Cameron's leadership in jeopardy, they prompted grassroots Conservatives to urge him to ditch some of his more liberal policies, including the planned introduction of same-sex marriage.
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April 15, 2012 | By Andrew Rasiej
Last year the world watched as Arab Spring protesters used the Internet and social media to organize demonstrations and to share them in real time across the globe, toppling Middle East dictators and reordering human history. This year, technology and social media sites, most visibly Facebook and Twitter, continue to have a dramatic impact on the political world. In January, millions of people signed online petitions and contacted members of Congress protesting efforts to pass poorly crafted legislation on online piracy.
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