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Trump’s hush money trial: how would a verdict affect the 2024 election?

Trump’s hush money trial: how would a verdict affect the 2024 election?

JURORS hearing the first-ever criminal trial of a former U.S. president began their deliberations in Donald Trump's hush money case, weighing a verdict with potentially big implications for the 2024 White House race. Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up a payment that bought the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election. Daniels had threatened to go public with her account of an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump, a liaison he denies. The New York case is widely seen as the least consequential of the four criminal prosecutions Trump faces. But it…
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How does South Africa’s 2024 election work?

How does South Africa’s 2024 election work?

SOUTH Africans vote in national and provincial elections on May 29 that polls suggest could loosen the African National Congress' 30-year grip on power. After the vote, the new National Assembly will choose the country's next president from among its members. Below are facts about the election and the voting process. HOW DOES SOUTH AFRICA'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM WORK? South African voters will go to the polls to elect a 400-member National Assembly, as they have done every five years since the end of apartheid in 1994. The lawmakers will then elect the country's next president. Each political party will be allocated a number of…
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Trump: I won’t be a dictator if I become U.S. president again

Trump: I won’t be a dictator if I become U.S. president again

DONALD Trump said that he will not become a dictator if he becomes U.S. president again except "on day one", after warnings from Democrats and some Republicans that America was in danger of becoming an autocracy if he wins the 2024 election. Republican presidential candidate Trump had to be asked twice during a televised town hall event in Iowa to deny that he would abuse power to seek revenge on political opponents if re-elected to the White House. "No. No. Other than day one," Trump said when asked to deny he would become a "dictator" if he wins the November…
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Americans divided over criminal charges against Trump

Americans divided over criminal charges against Trump

RICHARD COWAN THE prosecution of former President Donald Trump has evenly divided Americans but appears to have boosted his chances of winning the Republican nomination for the 2024 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. The poll was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, following Tuesday's indictment of Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records by prosecutors in New York City. The survey found that 49% of all Americans think it was right for prosecutors to pursue the first criminal case against a U.S. president or former president. But the finding underscores the political divide on so…
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