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Mayoral candidate in Romania wins polls after dying of Covid-19

Officials said Ion Aliman’s name could not be removed from ballots after he died on Sept 15.

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Semua perlu bersatu perangi Covid-19, jangan bertelagah pesan Noor Hisham

Ambil iktibar daripada apa yang berlaku daripada Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sabah baru-baru ini.

Jangan panik, pesan Agong kepada rakyat

Istana bimbang dengan spekulasi yang boleh menimbulkan kekeliruan dan keresahan serta menggugatkan ketenteraman negara.

Don’t panic, Agong tells people

Palace also cautions against speculation that could create anxiety and disrupt harmony in the country.

A journalist’s bout with Covid-19

Azrul Affandi Sobry, a journalist struck as he was on the line of duty covering the recent state election in Sabah admits that it wasn't entirely unexpected as the nature of the job entails jostling with others in order to land the story and also confesses that he could have done more to prevent it from happening.

Landing stories – and then some: A journalist’s bout with Covid-19

A journalist chasing stories on the Sabah polls tells of how his disregard for SOPs gave him more than he bargained for.

A candidate for mayor in southern Romania who recently died of Covid-19 was re-elected by a landslide in local elections, Anadolu Agency reports.

Ion Aliman, a member of Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) who was running for mayor of Deveselu village for the third time, won the election with roughly 64% of the vote, according to results released Monday, the BBC reported.

Romanian officials said Aliman’s name could not be removed from ballots after he died on Sept 15 in the capital, Bucharest.

They added that a new election will be held in the village.

A video circulating on social media showed a group of villagers gathering around Aliman’s tombstone.

“He took the side of the village, respected all the laws. I don’t think we will see a mayor like him again,” a resident of the village told a local TV channel, the BBC reported.

The election victory in Deveselu was considered good news for PSD, which lost seats to the centre-right USR-PLUS alliance in many city councils across the country.

Another candidate for mayor in Romania, Neculai Ivascu, who died from liver disease in 2008 before elections in Voinesti, was honoured by local voters.

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