1. Snap elections in Italy – comeback for Berlusconi?
2. Russia: The Kremlin bars effective independent election monitoring
3. Serbia votes for deeper European integration
4. Primaries cement Senator McCain’s lead; Democrats forced to fight to the end?
5. Slim Socialist lead as Spain closes in on new election
6. Malta: Elections called for 8 March
7. Taiwan: Positive polls for KMT candidate
8. Election Calendar, first half of 2008
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