Elections

  • Exit Polls: Ex-Regime Official Wins Tunisia's Presidential Election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.The runoff election marks the culmination of…

    Huffington Post
  • Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

    Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov. Turnout reached more than 88 percent, the central election commission said. The head of the commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalamov, praised the…

    AFP
  • These flaws on HOA ballot could invalidate election

    Question: Whatever our homeowner association's management company says, the board does. Management uses its own forms and various versions of election ballots. In our recent election, they put out a ballot ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a…

    Reuters
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    Protesters march through Macau for free leadership elections

    Dozens of pro-democracy protesters march through Macau's historic centre calling for free leadership elections as Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up his two-day visit to mark the 15th anniversary of the handover from Portugal. Duration: 00:43

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  • Sudan postpones elections by 11 days: electoral body

    Sudan's electoral body said on Saturday it had postponed elections planned for next year by 11 days to April 13, without giving reasons for the decision. Voters had been due to head to the polls on April 2 to elect the president, members of parliament and state governors. "All the election process…

    AFP
  • Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election

    By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home. Polling stations were largely empty after voting began at 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) in the seafront capital Monrovia, with voters…

    Reuters
  • Meet The 5 Wildcard Politicians Who Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015

    Anti-austerity and anti-establishment parties could overturn European politics in the year ahead.

    Business Insider
  • Zambia's ruling party mends rift to make Lungu its presidential candidate

    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's ruling party has settled on Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as its presidential candidate, it emerged on Saturday, ending months of in-fighting that had threatened its chances at a January 20 election. After President Michael Sata died in October, his Patriotic Front (PF)…

    Reuters
  • Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power. Karimov, 76, has ruled Central Asia's most populous nation of 30 million…

    Reuters
  • Ebola-ravaged Liberia holds long-delayed Senate vote

    Liberians voted Saturday in long-delayed Senate elections in the Ebola-ravaged west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic. In nearby Guinea, where the UN chief staged a one-day Saturday before heading to Mali, violence broke out in…

    AFP
  • Tunisian polls open for historic presidential run-off

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in…

    Reuters
  • Iohannis promises corruption crackdown as new Romanian president

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Center politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania’s president on Sunday, promising to crack down on corruption and strengthen institutions 25 years after the fall of communism. Iohannis won a surprise victory against the leftist prime minister, Victor Ponta, in…

    Reuters
  • Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days: elections committee

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir proposed a constitutional change on…

    Reuters
  • Tunisian Candidate Claims Victory Over Interim President

    Tunisians took to the streets of the capital to celebrate the self-declared victory of presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Zambia ruling party names Lungu as sole presidential candidate

    Zambia's Defence Minister Edgar Lungu on Saturday filed nomination papers for presidential elections in January after the ruling party's two feuding factions buried the hatchet and agreed to field a sole candidate. The copper-rich southern African nation goes to the polls on January 20 to elect a…

    AFP
  • Interim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections.

    Associated Press