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'We are not going to give up our country for a mere X on a ballot. How can a ballpoint pen fight with a gun?' ROBERT MUGABE, President of Zimbabwe, refusing to cede power to opponent Morgan Tsvangirai regardless of the results of a June 27 runoff election

'Take it from me, elections matter.' AL GORE, 2000 Democratic presidential candidate, endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama at a Detroit rally

'Our goal is to bring back stability to the oil market.' IBRAHIM AL-MUHANNA, adviser at the Petroleum Ministry of Saudi Arabia, after officials announced plans to increase output to a record...

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