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In Mali’s Election, Dashes of Optimism and Realism

Some citizens said the vote was proof that Mali, after 18 months of armed turmoil, was intent on righting itself and renewing a democratic tradition.

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Smile! One of You Will Be the Next Mayor of New York

If the candidates seem awkward or unsure of themselves, it’s because New York City politics has been in an airless tomb for more than a decade.

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Holder Wants Texas to Clear Voting Changes With the U.S.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. indicated that the move, which would apply to Texas for the next decade, is likely just the start of a federal effort to reimpose “preclearance” requirements.

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Party of Japan’s Premier Poised for Big Election Win

Liberal Democrats and their coalition partner could control both houses, ending what is known here as a “twisted Parliament” that has added to Japan’s recent political paralysis.

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Voters Approve of City’s Progress, Poll Finds, but Seek Empathetic Mayor

Sixty-one percent of voters said a candidate’s ability to understand the needs and problems of ordinary New Yorkers was the most important factor in the race.

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Winners and Losers: Politicians Are Slowed by Scandal, but Many Still Win the Race

Across the country, politicians have faced opponents tainted by scandal — some of them seemingly muddied beyond saving — yet they have gone on to lose anyway.

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Republicans Paint Clinton as Old News for 2016 Presidential Election

Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age.

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In Tight Race, Quinn’s Troops Hit the Streets

With two months left in an increasingly unpredictable primary, Christine C. Quinn is dispatching a volunteer army unlike any in the race to every corner of New York City.

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States Should Decide Gay Marriage, Poll Finds

The latest New York Times/CBS News poll comes as the Supreme Court prepares to issue decisions on two high-profile same-sex marriage cases.

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A Mayoral Race of ‘Firsts’ for Los Angeles Voters

Los Angeles is about to elect either its first woman or its first Jew as mayor, but the milestone seems to have done little to excite voters.

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Rate of Black Voters Surpassed That for Whites in 2012

The result, a first, was because more black voters went to the polls than in 2008 and fewer whites did, according to a census report released Wednesday.

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Koch Brothers Plan More Political Involvement for Their Conservative Network

Despite 2012 setbacks, Charles and David Koch have rejected any notion of stepping back from electoral politics.

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FiveThirtyEight: How Immigration Reform and Demographics Could Change Presidential Math

We’ve designed an interactive graphic that allows you to make different sets of assumptions about immigration reform, population growth and racial voting patterns to see how the electoral math might change in the future.

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Kenyan Reaction to Disputed Election Is Far Calmer Than Last Time

The loser again claims Kenya’s presidential election was rigged, but major violence, which erupted after the 2007 vote, has so far been absent.

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Los Angeles Frets About Its Low Voter Turnout

Only 21 percent of registered voters turned out for the Los Angeles mayoral election last week, and some residents are both embarrassed and concerned.

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Snags in Vote Tabulation Spur Anxiety in Kenya

Confusion rose on Wednesday as results from the presidential election were delayed by electronic breakdowns and officials announced a late-night change in tabulating votes.

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Conservative Justices Voice Skepticism on Voting Law

Tough questioning from conservative members of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a challenge to a central requirement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, suggested the provision could be in danger.

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Little Clarity in Italian Vote, Aside from Anger

In elections marked by voter fury and low turnout, experts said the likeliest outcome was a shaky coalition that would again expose Italy, and the euro zone, to market turmoil.

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Italy Set to Vote for a New Parliament

As Italian voters head to the polls on Sunday and Monday to elect the Parliament and three regional governments, the mood is one of anger and disillusionment.

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Thompson Seeks Jews’ Votes for New York Mayor

William C. Thompson Jr., who is running in a primary race without a major Jewish rival, is long known and liked by many Orthodox leaders in New York City.

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