Friday

9th Dec 2016

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Europe to boost monitoring of US election

Vienna-based democracy watchdog the OSCE will send more than 500 monitors to the US election in November, a tenfold increase on 2012, the Reuters news agency reported. The US justice department announced in July it would scale back its monitoring, and a coalition of US civil rights groups has warned that legal changes in some states have left ethnic-minority voters vulnerable to intimidation.

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