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Global Politics

Do elections in Turkey show signs of political change?

The candidates up for office in Turkey's local elections this weekend include Jews, Armenian Christians, and a transgender woman. Never before have so many non-traditional politicians been on the ballot in the mostly Muslim country. The World's Aaron Schachter reports that some Turks see this as a sign of democratization, but others say it's a ploy to curry favor with the European Union.

Global Politics

Karzai declared elected president

Hamid Karzai has been declared the elected president of Afghanistan by poll officials. Karzai's challenger, Abdullah Abdullah had pulled out of the race.The first round of the vote, in August, was marred by mass electoral fraud. Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

ElBaradei returns to Egypt

Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei is the only possible credible presidential candidate that could run against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. His candidacy has been attracting a lot of attention. Ursula Lindsey reports.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt's reformers still unhappy

Ahmed Shafiq's departure is seen as another victory for anti-government demonstrators. But as The World's Matthew Bell reports from Cairo, opposition leaders say many of their demands are still not met and protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square will continue.