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North Korean Leader Gets 100 Percent Election Win
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 10, 2014 @ 9:14amClick here to read more
North Korean state media reported leader Kim Jong Un has been elected to the country's highest legislative body, with 100 percent of the voters in his district turning out for the election and all of them casting their ballot for him.
Voters in Sunday's election for the rubber-stamp Supreme People's Assembly did not get to choose who to vote for, since there was only one candidate for each of the 687 constituencies.
US Warns Russia Over Crimea Referendum
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 10, 2014 @ 8:54amClick here to read more
The White House on Sunday warned Russia that it will come under increased international pressure if it presses ahead with a referendum to annex Crimea.
Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said on CNN that pressure on Russia will only go up if the referendum goes forward on March 16.
Crimea Prepares for Referendum
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 10, 2014 @ 8:31amClick here to read more
The chief of Crimea's election commission, Myhkailo Malyshev, said Monday he is moving ahead with preparations for next Sunday's referendum on unification with Russia. He said all registered Crimean voters are eligible to vote.
"All citizens who are registered in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have the right to vote at this referendum, meaning that nothing will prevent them from voting," said Malyshev.
Taliban Warns Afghans Not to Vote
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 10, 2014 @ 8:28amClick here to read more
The Taliban has warned Afghans not to participate in the upcoming presidential election and has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote.
In an emailed statement sent to the media on Monday, the Taliban warned Afghans they should "reject completely" the April 5 election to select a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The statement said Afghans should not put themselves in danger by going to the polls.
Voters in El Salvador, Colombia Choose Leaders
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 10, 2014 @ 8:25amClick here to read more
Both candidates in El Salvador's presidential election have claimed victory. However, election officials say the race was "extremely tight" and neither candidate can yet be declared the winner.
The result is an unexpected twist to Sunday's vote. Polls leading up to the election indicated Salvador Sanchez Ceren, of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), held a 10- to 18-point lead over San Salvador Mayor Norman Quijano of the right-wing National Republican Alliance, known as ARENA.