Elections

  • Bookmaker-funded Ginola campaign could breach FIFA rules

    Even if David Ginola gains the nominations required by Thursday's deadline to stand against Sepp Blatter, his improbable bookmaker-funded campaign could be scuppered by FIFA's gambling rules. Ginola's campaign is being organized by stunt-prone Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is paying the former…

    The Associated Press
  • How Greece's election works

    + 9.8 million Greek voters are eligible to cast ballots to elect 300 lawmakers in the unicameral parliament. Of these, 238 lawmakers are directly elected, 12 are honorific seats proportionately assigned to parliamentary parties, and the remaining 50 seats are given to the top party as a bonus to…

    AFP
  • The 10 Best Months For Presidential Election Poll Accuracy, Ranked

    This week, you probably saw some headlines that said things like, "Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes." Which sounds pretty definitive. But! You may have also noticed that the Republican National Committee did not publish a press release that read, "Piss it, we're conceding the race and…

    Huffington Post
  • Opinion Journal: Gov. Cuomo Takes on Teachers Union

    New York Post Editorial Writer Robert George on the New York Governor’s latest bid to support school choice. Photo: Getty Images

    MarketWatch
  • Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

    Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. "In Greece, democracy will return," the party's 40-year-old…

    Reuters
  • Dems Will Also Have An Earlier Convention In 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats still don't have a city for their 2016 presidential nominating convention, but they now have dates.The Democratic National Committee on Friday said their convention would take place the week of July 25, 2016. It comes right after Republicans plan to have their…

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  • Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Capital Journal: Will Republicans Work With Obama’s Agenda?

    Will a Republican majority in congress put on hold the bold proposals outlined in Obama’s State of the Union address? WSJ Congress Reporter Kristina Peterson explains. Photo: AP

    MarketWatch
  • Radical Left Set To Win Crucial Greek Election

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner.Opinion polls ahead of Sunday's closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the…

    Huffington Post
  • Overseer: FIFA presidential 'candidates' not official yet

    Not so fast, would-be FIFA presidential candidates.

    Associated Press
  • Greece Politics 101: The Parties & The Timeline

    Sunday's parliamentary election in Greece could really throw things into a tailspin for the Hellenes and Europe. Polls show the radical leftist Syriza Party will gather the most votes, but perhaps not enough votes to rule without creating a coalition government. Greek parties are splintered. The…

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  • Bangladesh charges opposition chief with instigating attack on bus

    By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police have formally charged Begum Khaleda Zia, head of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) with instigating a petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus, a senior police official said on Sunday. The authorities accuse the BNP leader of…

    Reuters
  • Factbox: How the Greek election works

    Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party. The anti-bailout party led by Alexis Tsipras is leading in the polls but it is unclear if it can win enough seats to govern without having to rely on one or more of the smaller parties. - A…

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  • Ted Cruz To Potential 2016 Candidates: 'Don't Talk, Show Me'

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, "Don't talk, show me." The…

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  • Potential GOP 2016 Candidates Head To Iowa

    (Adds details on Christie, other speakers) By Steve Holland DES MOINES, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa on Saturday, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners…

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    Trump Blasts Romney, Bush; Says GOP Has 'Nobody Like Trump'

    The New York real estate mogul addresses the Iowa Freedom Summit.

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  • Zambian opposition leader calls presidential vote a sham

    Zambian presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema denounced the country's presidential election as a sham on Saturday, and accused rival Edgar Lungu of stealing the vote. Hichilema made the allegations as partial results released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia showed Lungu of the ruling…

    AFP
  • Final polls before Greek election show gains for Syriza

    Opinion polls published on the last day of campaigning before general elections in Greece show the left-wing Syriza party has increased its lead over the governing conservatives, but would still need to ...

    Associated Press