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Friday, May 25, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Run-Off Election Next For Egypt - it appears the first free election for president will result in a run-off election between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and a former prime minister under the Hosni Mubarak regime; Ahmed Shafik.

A plurality of the vote was won by Morsi, but a winner must win more than 50% of the vote.  A run-off election will be scheduled for June 16-17.  The NY Times has more here.


Hollande in Afghanistan, Says French Troops Out By End of Year - newly elected French President Francois Hollande visited French troops in Afghanistan and reiterated what he had said previously at the recent NATO conference.  The Washington Post has more here.


As Wisconsin ReCall Election Nears, Unions Want More Help From National Democrats - with the June 5 election rapidly approaching, unions are clamoring for more help from President Obama and the Democratic National Committee.  Polls show Republican Governor Scott Walker leading by 5 points against Democratic challenger; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. has more here.


Obama Struggling Among White Voters - a new poll by Washington Post/ABC News shows Romney leading among white voters who describe themselves as struggling to stay afloat 55% - 32%.  You can read more here.


Tsipras Pushes Back Against Austerity Measures - Alexis Tsiparis will likely become the next prime minister of Greece and says it is impossible for Greece to comply with German forced austerity measures. has more here.


Iran, World Leaders Agree to Meet Again - the meeting in Baghdad was viewed as constructive, but no agreement was reached on Iran's nuclear development program. has more here.


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