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Nicaraguan Prez's Running Mate: His Own Wife

Opponent says move is 'absolutist, totalitarian'

(Newser) - A plot straight out of House of Cards is playing out in Nicaragua: On Tuesday, President Daniel Ortega chose his wife as his running mate ahead of a November election that he's "heavily favored to win," securing a third consecutive term, reports Reuters . Ortega, 70, of the... More »

Maryland's GOP Governor Isn't Voting for Trump

Larry Hogan says he might write another name on ballot

(Newser) - Maryland's Larry Hogan has become the latest governor to decide that being a Republican doesn't mean you have to vote for Donald Trump. After months of skirting the question, Hogan told reporters Wednesday that he doesn't plan to vote for Trump in November, reports the Baltimore Sun... More »

Egypt Stalls Election Decision

Experts fear military could be against civilian rule

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak stepped down just over a year ago, but Egypt still shows few signs of a presidential election on the horizon. An election commission was supposed to announce a timetable, but even that has been delayed—officially because of problems organizing voting procedures for Egypt's expatriates. Nominations for... More »

François Hollande to Run Against Sarkozy

Longtime party official says he can restore 'French dream'

(Newser) - The French Socialists have a candidate for next year's presidential elections (and, surprise, it's not DSK), so now preparations can really begin for the Nicolas Sarkozy showdown, reports the BBC . The Socialists yesterday chose François Hollande—a longtime party official who has never held a ministerial-level office—... More »

Wyclef Jean Shot in Hand in Haiti

Treated for gunshot as Haiti goes to vote

(Newser) - As his country goes to vote for the presidential race he was barred from, it's oddly Wyclef Jean who's instead making news. The Haitian-born singer has been released from a hospital outside Port-au-Prince after he was shot in the hand last night, reports the AP . A rep for Jean, as... More »

Bomb Defused on Iranian Airliner

(Newser) - A home-made bomb found aboard an Iranian airliner was defused after an emergency landing, reports the BBC. Plainclothes security guards discovered the bomb in a bathroom of the plane shortly after take-off from Ahvaz, an oil-rich area along the Iraq border marked by unrest among minorities. The incident signals rising... More »

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