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A child of a party activist waits for Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England. Britain goes to the polls in a General Election on May 7

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A child of a party activist waits for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver a speech at a regional campaign launch in Penzance on Thursday in Penzance, England

An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hon...An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back L) separated by Victoria harbour on April 23, 2015, a day after the city's government unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017. Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997 under a joint declaration which guaranteed political, social and economic freedoms not enjoyed on the Chinese mainland.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back left) separated by Victoria harbour. The city’s government on Wednesday unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.

The shadow of Britain's Prime Minister Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern...The shadow of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern England April 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

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The shadow of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is cast on a screen as he delivers a speech in a garden shed warehouse during a campaign event in Bedford, southern England 

Boris Johnson today campaigned in Ramsgate, in the Thanet South constituency on behalf of Conservative candidate, Criag McKinlay.

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Boris Johnson campaigns in Ramsgate, in the Thanet South constituency, on behalf of Conservative candidate, Craig McKinlay 

A dog and supporters wait for the arrival of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his General Election campaign tour.

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A dog and Labour supporters wait for the arrival of party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his general election campaign tour

Cornwall Set To Be A Crucial Election Battleground...ST JUST, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07:  The sun sets over mist that has formed on the sea from Cape Cornwall near St Just on April 7, 2015 in Cornwall, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the six seats in the county of Cornwall are essential to achieve a Conservative majority when Britain goes to the polls on May 7.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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The sun sets over mist that has formed on the sea from Cape Cornwall near St Just in Cornwall, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the six seats in the county of Cornwall are essential to achieve a Conservative majority when Britain goes to the polls on May 7. 

Labour Leader Ed Miliband Campaigns During The Second Week Of The General Election...BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07:  Labour leader Ed Miliband conducts a workplace Q&A session at the NCC, National Composite Centre on April 7, 2015 in Bristol, United Kingdom. Britain goes to the polls for a general election on May 7.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Labour leader Ed Miliband conducts a workplace Q&A session at the NCC, National Composite Centre in Bristol, United Kingdom

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv March 18, 2015. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals’ lead with a hard rightward shift in which he abandoned a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state

Ultra orthodox Jewish rabbi Gershon Edelstein prepares to vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  Israelis are voting in early parliament elections following a campaign focused on economic issues such as the high cost of living, rather than fears of a nuclear Iran or the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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Ultra orthodox Jewish rabbi Gershon Edelstein prepares to vote in Bnei Brak, Israel, in an unexpectedly close general election

Workers put up large poster of Isaac Herzog, co-leader with Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party, at the entrance to Jerusalem, 02 March 2015. Herzog has said that Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress is destroying US-Israeli relations at the cost of a few votes in the upcoming March 17 general elections.

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Workers put up large poster of Isaac Herzog, co-leader with Tzipi Livni of the Zionist Union party, at the entrance to Jerusalem on Monday. Herzog has said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress is destroying US-Israeli relations at the cost of a few votes in the upcoming March 17 general elections

Lesotho Prime Minister and leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Tom Thabane supporters cheer through the streets of Maseru during a general assembly elections campaign gathering on February 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. Voters from the Kingdom of Lesotho will head to the polls on February 28 to elect a new parliament.

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Lesotho Prime Minister and leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Tom Thabane supporters cheer through the streets of Maseru during a general assembly elections campaign gathering on Thursday in Maseru, Lesotho. Voters from the Kingdom of Lesotho will head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament

2015 General Election - Life In The North Of England...WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 11:  Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands on February 11, 2015 in Walsall, United Kingdom. As the United Kingdom prepares to vote in the May 7th general election  many people are debating some of the many key issues that they face in their life, employment, the NHS, housing, benefits, education, immigration, 'the North South divide, austerity, EU membership and the environment.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7. 

Supporters of incumbent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (portrait) attend an electoral campaign rally in Khartoum on Tuesday, ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections. Campaigning for Sudan's elections started in February 22 with Omar al-Bashir facing little competition for the presidency, a multi-party boycott and the opposition and press facing mounting repression.

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Supporters of incumbent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attend an electoral campaign rally in Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday, ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections

An electoral agent checks on voters roll as Zambians queue to cast their ballots for the Zambian Presidential elections at Kanyama primary in Lusaka on January 20, 2015. Polling opened in Zambia's tightly contested vote to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

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An electoral agent checks the voter roll at Kanyama constituency in Lusaka, Zambia, as Zambians cast their ballots for the presidential elections

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party is poised to emerge as an important political player in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as votes in local elections are being counted.

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Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India

Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate and former prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi , 88, wave their national flag and his portrait as he gives a speech at a meeting during his presidential election campaign tour on December 17, 2014 in the Kef region, northwest of the capital Tunis, as Tunisians prepare to vote on the weekend in the second round of  the presidential election, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring. Essebsi's secular Nidaa Tounes party won parliamentary elections in October and he has emerged as the clear favourite to be Tunisia's next leader, though with reduced influence after constitutional changes stripped the president of many powers.

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Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate and former prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi , 88, wave their national flag and his portrait as he gives a speech during his campaign tour in the Kef region, northwest of Tunis. The second round of the presidential vote takes place at the weekend, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since the country sparked the Arab spring

Kashmiri women wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of polling to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections in Lar, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The five phased voting is scheduled to be held till December 20 with the results expected on December 23.

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Kashmiri women wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of polling to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections in Lar, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

Supporters of Tunisian Presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi, shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba avenue during an election campaign in the capital, Tunis, on November 21, 2014, ahead of the upcoming presidential elections on November 23. Secularist Essebsi is seen as the frontrunner for the elections after his party won milestone parliamentary polls.

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Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba Avenue during an election campaign in the capital, Tunis, on Friday. Tunisia votes for a new president on Sunday

Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) poses for photographers in front of the party's offices in Rochester, England, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, a day after a special election. UKIP, Britain's anti-immigration party, UKIP, has easily won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless,  a former Conservative lawmaker ran well ahead of his old party. Reckless, the second Conservative to leave the party and win a seat for UKIP, won 42 percent of the vote in a special election in the Rochester & Strood constituency in southeast England.

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester, England on Friday. Ukip, Britain’s anti-immigration party, won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless, a former Conservative MP, was elected ahead of his old party

An elderly couple sits on a bench in front of the fence of their home covered with election campaign poster in support of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Floroaica village on November 11, 2014. Ponta won the first round of the presidential elections with 40.44 percent of the vote against 30.37 percent for the candidate of the right, Klaus Iohannis. Iohannis got 46 percent of the votes of the Romanian diaspora. The presidential elections in Romania - the second round to take place on November 16 - are regarded as crucial to the former Communist block country as fears of a takeover of justice by the political power in case of a victory of Ponta are alive.

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An elderly couple sits on a bench in front of the fence of their home covered with election campaign poster in support of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Floroaica village on Tuesday. Ponta won the first round of the presidential elections with the second round to take place on Sunday