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Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dead at 95

...insisted that black majority rule would usher in bloody chaos. Thousands died in factional fighting in the runup to democratic elections in 1994, and Mandela accused the government of collusion in the bloodshed. But voting day, when long lines of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-05/anti-apartheid-icon-nelson-m
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: MAJ. GEN. Marcia Anderson says American military people "teach democratic elections ? teach democratic forms of government ? and provide humanitarian support." When did armies stop existing to defeat enemies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-01-27/rants-amp-raves
Crude prices fall as market eyes OPEC, Iraq

...production at a meeting Sunday. However, analysts said the market remained jittery amid concerns over the first democratic elections in Iraq since the U.S.-led war, also scheduled for Sunday. Light, sweet crude for March delivery dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/29/bus_441205.shtml
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3rd tour in Iraq coming for Fort Stewart division

...prepare them to be transported to the war in Iraq. Their second deployment was in 2005 as Iraq held its first democratic elections.[CAPTION] COST OF WAR 147 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry died during its first two deployments to Iraq, more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/17/met_108879.shtml
Metro
Got change?

...brutal dictatorial oppression - to win the right to proudly display their ink-stained fingers after voting in democratic elections. How sad if we were to shrug off that right ourselves. Especially when there's an opportunity to turn this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/08/edi_20911.shtml
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Additional area news

...President Jimmy Carter and Bishop William D. Johnson. Mr. Carter was in Nigeria monitoring that country's first democratic elections and was unable to attend Saturday's dedication ceremony. Bishop Johnson, the late pastor of 128-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/01/met_254820.shtml
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Thousands gather for Voodoo Day in Benin

...saying they should be held "in an atmosphere of tolerance and brotherhood." Kerekou lost the country's first democratic elections in 1991 but won office again in 1996 and 2001. The constitution bars him from seeking another term. Benin is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/11/rel_41984.shtml
Your Faith
Political war raged at home as troops fought in Middle East

...forces on insurgents in Fallujah was approved by the new interim government.The year 2005 began with the first democratic elections in Iraq in 50 years. The jubilation was quickly tempered by escalating violence, including a suicide bombing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-12-30/political-war-raged-home-troo
Race for votes starts in the South

...InsiderAdvantage Chairman Matt Towery said in a statement. Blacks have historically accounted for about half the votes in Democratic elections in South Carolina. "Unless Kerry makes a stronger showing among African-Americans, Edwards could be heading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/01/met_403065.shtml
Metro
Bush's bold peace bid

...benefit from support and aid of the U.S. and global communities. If the Palestinians can hold honest, fair democratic elections as President Bush urged in his speech, there's a good chance the "silent majority" will vote for the path...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/29/edi_347199.shtml
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