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  Moderate Islamist party claims election  Tunisia's moderate Islamist party, Ennahda, is claiming victory in the country's first democratic elections Voters back ban on minarets
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Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope  115 cardinals have entered the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, where they will begin voting to elect a new Pope Chimney installed for pope election  Firefighters have fitted a chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican ahead of the conclave which will elect a new pope   Benedict 'to stand back' on new pope  Pope Benedict XVI will not interfere in choosing his successor after his shock decision to resign at the end of the month, the pontiff's brother... Egypt's Copts vote for successor to Pope  A council of Coptic Christians in Egypt is set to vote for a successor to Pope Shenouda III, who died in March   Egypt's Islamists win elections  The final results in Egypt's first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections confirm an overwhelming victory for Islamist parties   Islamists win Tunisia's elections
  Trump and Rubio row over Islam ‘hate’   Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has attacked Donald Trump for saying that Islam 'hates the US', in a televised debate in Miami   Venezuela election: Opposition 'supermajority' confirmed  Venezuelan electoral authorities have confirmed that the opposition has won 2/3 majority, enabling it to challenge President Nicolas Maduro Cardinals undecided on next Pope  Black smoke has issued from the Sistine Chapel in Rome, signalling that the second and third votes in the Papal election have been inconclusive Cardinals to resume papal deliberations   Cardinals are due to begin their second day of deliberations in the Vatican conclave that will elect a new pope, after reaching no decision on... No pope after cardinals' first vote

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Mar.10   Miami

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Dec.8   Venezuela

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Mar.13   Vatican
Mar.12   Vatican
  Black smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, indicating that cardinals had not chosen one in the first ballot of their conclave
Mar.9   Vatican
Feb.11   Vatican

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Oct.28   Egypt
Jan.21   Egypt

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Oct.27   Tunisia
  Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party has won the country's first democratic elections after the Arab Spring uprisings.    Ennahda won more than 41% of the vote, sec...
Oct.24   Tunisia

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Nov.29   Switzerland
  Swiss voters, more than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons, have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets
 The government is saying the ban would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world. The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, which says minarets are a sign of Islamisation
Jul.5   Iran Clerics defy election ruling  A group of clerics in Iran has called presidential vote invalid, contradicting official results Jun.23   Tehran Clerics join anti-government protests Mar.25   Indonesia Islam helps shape coming elections  Islamic parties will not get enough votes in the coming election to nominate a presidential candidate, according to polls

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Aug.16   Southern California US rivals to woo Christian vote
Apr.29   USA Obama 'angry' at pastor comments

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Apr.19   Vatican   Ratzinger elected as new Pope
  78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI
 The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringing of bells. At 6:43 p.m. Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez announced Ratzinger's election in Latin. Bush called Benedict XVI 'a man of great wisdom and knowledge'.
  Vatican Black smoke after morning votes  The 115 cardinals had not elected a new pope in their two morning votes Apr.18   Vatican   No pope chosen in first vote
  Black smoke exited a chimney at the Sistine Chapel, indicating a vote was taken and a pope was not selected   Vatican Cardinals begin electing new pope  The 115 Roman Catholic cardinals eligible to vote entered the Renaissance splendour of the Sistine Chapel Apr.16   Vatican Vatican prepares for papal ballot  Roman Catholic cardinals have begun their final meeting before the secret conclave Apr.8   Vatican Cardinals look ahead to election Apr.6   Vatican   Papal conclave set for April 18  The College of Cardinals will begin a secret conclave to choose a successor to John Paul II

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Nov.3   Turkey Landslide win for Islamic party
  A win allows Justice and Development Party to rule without a coalition and amend the constitution
Oct.10   Pakistan Islamic parties surge in poll  The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), or United Action Front, has won the majority of the 20 or so seats Sep.29   Morocco Islamic party doubles seats in parliament

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B. 2016-03-10 Trump and Rubio row over Islam ‘hate’ Miami
C. 2015-12-08 Venezuela election: Opposition 'supermajority' confirmed Venezuela
D. 2013-03-13 Cardinals undecided on next Pope Vatican
E. 2013-03-12 Cardinals to resume papal deliberations Vatican
2013-03-12 No pope after cardinals' first vote Vatican
G. 2013-03-12 Cardinals to begin voting for new Pope Vatican
H. 2013-03-09 Chimney installed for pope election Vatican
I. 2013-02-11 Benedict 'to stand back' on new pope Vatican
J. 2012-10-28 Egypt's Copts vote for successor to Pope Egypt

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