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05 Nov
1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower

20 Dec
1955: Yugoslavia wins UN vote

08 Jan
1959: De Gaulle becomes president

20 Jul
1960: Ceylon chooses world's first woman PM

09 Nov
1960: Narrow victory for John F Kennedy

08 Jan
1961: French vote for Algerian freedom

27 May
1963: Kenyatta to be Kenya's first premier

06 Nov
1968: Nixon wins close contest for president

07 Mar
1969: Israel elects first female leader

07 Feb
1971: Swiss women get the vote

19 May
1974: Giscard d'Estaing voted French president

06 Dec
1978: Spain set to vote for democracy

04 Mar
1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe

04 Nov
1980: Reagan beats Carter in landslide

05 Nov
1984: Sandinistas claim election victory

22 Feb
1986: Filipino coup leaders tell Marcos to go

02 Nov
1988: Dead heat in Israel elections

05 Jun
1989: Election boost for Solidarity

08 Nov
1990: Ireland elects first woman president

18 Mar
1992: South Africa votes for change

10 May
1994: Mandela becomes SA's first black president

28 Nov
1994: Norway votes 'no' to Europe

27 Feb
1999: Nigerians vote to break with military

06 Nov
1999: Australia rejects republic

05 Oct
2000: Protesters storm Yugoslav parliament

06 Oct
2000: Milosevic quits, street celebrations continue

07 Nov
2001: Billionaire mayor for New York

08 Oct
2003: The Terminator takes on California

27 Dec
2004: Yushchenko wins Ukraine election re-run

09 Jan
2005: Abbas triumphs in Palestinian elections


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