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The Year in Elections

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2014 is a big year for elections worldwide: around 40 national elections will take place, and more than 42% of the world’s population will have the chance to vote (The Economist). Throughout this year of political firsts, our curated collection will bring together updates and analysis as the world goes to the polls.

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Episodes

Afghanistan Presidential Election

4/2/2014
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With the Afghanistan presidential election just days away, listen to a breakdown of this year's candidates, plus a report on the election's key issues. (Morning Edition, NPR, 3/31/2014)

Duration: 00:09:00


Turkey's Erdogan and Local Elections

3/27/2014
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As local elections in Turkey enhance Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's chances in presidential elections in August, Rear Vision retraces his political trajectory. (Rear Vision, RN Australia, 3/30/2014)

Duration: 00:30:00


India Votes

3/27/2014
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India goes to the polls on April 7, and voting ends on May 21. It will be the largest democratic event in history. (Counterpoint, RN National, 3/31/2014)

Duration: 00:15:00


Crimea Referendum

3/12/2014
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A referendum on the status of the Crimean region of Ukraine is scheduled to be held on March 16, following its occupation by Russian military presence. The United Nations had deemed the referendum "worrying and serious". (United Nations Radio, 3/7/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Ukraine Plans Presidential Elections For May

3/12/2014
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Officials in Ukraine have begun preparations for presidential elections as early as May 25. (All Things Considered, NPR, 2/27/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


South Australia State Election

3/12/2014
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South Australia prepares for what may become its most hotly contested state election on March 15. (Late Night Live, RN Australia, 3/10/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Tasmania State Election

3/12/2014
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After 16 years in office, the Tasmanian Labor government of Premier Lara Giddings faces upheaval in winning the Tasmanian election on March 15. (AM, ABC, 3/13/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


India: World's Largest General Election

3/12/2014
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India's general election will represent the largest election the world has seen. (Late Night Live, RN, 1/30/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Fiji's Army Chief Steps Down Ahead of Elections

3/12/2014
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Fiji's military leader, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, has stepped down ahead of the country's first democratic election, to be held in September. (Asia Pacific, RN, 3/5/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Switzerland Curbs EU Immigration

3/12/2014
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Swiss voters went to the polls on February 9, narrowly backing a referendum proposal to bring back quotas for immigration from European Union countries. (Morning Ireland, RTE, 2/10/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Thailand Protests Continue Ahead of April Vote

3/12/2014
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Thailand's Constitutional Court rejected a bid by the opposition to annul the February 2 election, giving Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a key victory. However, the Election Commission has set makeup voting to be held on April 20 and April 27 for regions unable to vote because of disruption by opposition protests. (Asia Pacific, RN, 2/14/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Egypt Referendum: A New Consitution

3/12/2014
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A constitutional referendum was held in Egypt on January 14 and 15, with Egyptians abroad voting between January 8 and 12. The draft constitution replaces one introduced by former President Mohammed Morsi before he was ousted. (AM, ABC, 1/17/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00