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* On Tuesday, March 12, the Dundee area candidate forum will be 7 to 9 p.m.
ABBOTTABAD -- Hundreds of candidates have started their campaign for 37 seats of district Abbottabad for local government by-elections.
According to an analysis of the complete list of candidates for the coming general elections slated to be held on July 25, 105 women have been awarded party tickets while another 66 will be contesting as independent candidates.
In PP-174, PML-N candidate Haji Naeem Safdar Ansari won the seat Provincial Assembly.
Summary: New Delhi [India] May 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is at the first spot and the Congress is at the second position in giving tickets to candidates with criminal background in the Karnataka Assembly Elections, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The total candidates appeared in BA/BSc annual examination Part-I 2019 were 118,539 out of which 50,475 candidates passed the exams while the pass percentage was 42.58.
On PK-102 Bajaur-III, the ECP has declared Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan's (JIP) candidate Siraj Uddin as winner with 19,088 votes.
This year, for the first time in New Mexico three candidates with full public funding are running for the Public Regulatory Commission which regulates public utilities, telecommunications companies and insurance companies.
Anyone could tell, even by glancing at the guides, which candidate the Coalition favored.
The differentiating factor generally hinges on whether the organization expressly or implicitly encourages voters to vote for or against a specific candidate. Communications must be considered in context before a determination can be made as to whether they constitute acceptable issue advocacy or prohibited political campaign intervention.
* Phil Angelides, Democratic candidate for governor of California, has said he would sign a same-sex marriage bill vetoed last year by incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger.