Ghanaian radio:Atta Mills presidential election victor

Ghanaian radio:Atta Mills presidential election victorNairobi/Accra  - Opposition candidate John Atta Mills has won Ghana's run-off presidential election, Joy FM radio station said Monday after collating results from polling stations.

While the Ghana Electoral Commission is yet to announce official results, Joy FM said Atta Mills, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has 50.6 per cent of the vote with 222 of 230 constituencies counted.

Nana Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has 49.4 per cent, Joy FM said.

Awami League leading Bangladesh's landmark polls

Awami League leading Bangladesh's landmark pollsDhaka  - Bangladesh's Awami League-led alliance of former premier Sheikh Hasina Wazed is leading the country's general elections on Monday, according to preliminary results coming in from across the country.

Early results from dozens out of 299 parliamentary constituencies reaching the Election Commission shows the Awami League and its allies ahead of prime rival the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance of Khaleda Zia.

A private television channel reported Hasina won by a big margin at her Gopalganj-3 constituency.

Indian Parliament elections likely in April-May 2009

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Bangladesh leader urges parties to accept poll results

Dhaka  - The head of Bangladesh's army-backed interim administration Sunday urged political parties to accept Monday's election results gracefully in order to facilitate a smooth transition to democracy.

"It is the expectation of all that you will be co-workers shunning the path of hatred and vengeance," chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed said in a television address.

The parliamentary election is intended to return the country to democracy after nearly two years of rule by a military-backed interim government, which suspended civil and political rights after it was installed in January 2007 the wake of political turmoil.

Suicide car bomber kills 30 at Pakistan polling station

Islamabad  - A suicide car bomber on Sunday attacked a polling station in Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province, killing at least 30 people and wounding around 20, police said.

The bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the wall of a government school serving as a polling station in Shal Bande village located 10 kilometres from Dagar, the main town in Buner district.

The intense blast destroyed the school building and several nearby shops where different political parties contesting the by-polls on a National Assembly seat had set up their election camps, said Khan Ghalib, a subordinate of Buner police chief.

Bangladesh prepares to vote and return to democracy

Bangladesh prepares to vote and return to democracyDhaka  - Bangladesh votes in national elections Monday to return the South Asian nation to democracy in the New Year, ending two years of rule by a military-backed interim administration.

The election is to bring about change in political culture - a culture of hostility and mistrust - as the military-backed government on its installation in early 2007 promised qualitative changes in politics and governance.