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Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claims victory in Ukrainian election

Chocolate king wins Ukraine presidency: exit polls (via AFP) Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed victory Sunday in Ukraine’s presidential election, vowing to bring peace after months of turmoil and a pro-Russian insurgency that thwarted voting across much of the separatist east. The 48-year-old self-made……

Qatar-based cleric urged Egyptians to boycott the upcoming presidential election

Influential Egypt-born cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar, on Sunday urged Egyptians to boycott the upcoming presidential election, saying ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power “unfairly”. The then head of the Egyptian military, Sisi toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July, and is widely expected to win…

A thank-you to Raw Story readers for helping propel an 89 percent audience increase in 2012

Most political news sites grow audience and pageviews during presidential election years. But, if you look carefully at our numbers — and especially if you examine our month-to-month growth since 2010 — you’ll see that Raw Story is on a consistent upward trajectory unmatched by any of our competitors. The…

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egypt’s first presidential elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran leader Hosni Mubarak a year ago will be held in the first week of June, officials were quoted as saying on Sunday. Egyptian authorities are due to officially announce the timetable for the presidential election later on Sunday. “The election…

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