Elections

  • 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 visited Saturday before heading to Mali the same day, violence broke out…

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  • 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 Nov.…

    Reuters
  • American Future Fund: No election, little cash

    American Future Fund's income plummeted in 2013 — a non-election year — after massive haul in 2012.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • What’s The Most Common Street Name In America?

    Dear readers, This week’s “Dear Mona” comes with a short preamble because it’s kind of a weird one: Normally, I check the inbox for questions before I start looking for answers. This week though, things happened a bit differently. I found a chart titled “The 50 Most Popular Street Names In The…

    FiveThirtyEight
  • What Sibling Research Can Teach Us About Jeb Bush and a 2016 Presidential Run

    Irrespective of the politics of presidential elections, as a sibling researcher, I am elated with the prospect of a brother of a former president "actively exploring" a presidential run in 2016. The Hollywood-made script of an introspective younger brother seeking to match the surprise success of…

    Huffington Post
  • 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
  • 'I Can't Breathe' Super PAC Formed To Honor Eric Garner

    Eric Garner’s dying words are now the name of a federal super PAC.The “I Can’t Breathe PAC” received the Federal Election Commission’s stamp of approval this week after New Yorker Tarik Mohamed, a visual communications strategist for Outfront Media and a volunteer for Barack Obama's 2012…

    Huffington Post
  • Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest twist in the bailed-out country's fraught presidential vote.

    Associated Press
  • Mozambique offers opposition leader plum $2 mn post

    Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has signed into law a bill granting special status to opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who lost October's presidential elections. Dhlakama lost the presidential election to the ruling Frelimo party's Filipe Nyusi, although he disputes the result, which the…

    AFP
  • Woman vs. woman for president: Would America want Carly Fiorina's biz experience or Hillary Clinton's public-service chops?

    To be sure, though, the majority of strategists believe the odds of her getting the GOP nomination are slim — very slim. She lost her Senate bid against Barbara Boxer of California in 2010 by double digits. She lacks the name recognition of other potential GOP contenders. Consultant Jason Cabel Roe…

    American City Business Journals
  • Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

    Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff. Essebsi held a last rally on Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, a focal point of the 2011 revolution…

    AFP
  • Indian PM Modi's party unlikely to form Jammu & Kashmir government: polls

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party will not win enough seats to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir state, two exit polls showed on Saturday, dampening its hopes of taking control of the state for the first time.    Tens of thousands of people voted in the…

    Reuters
  • Why Three States Are Sparring Over Legal Weed

    Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker of the green ceiling is under assault from an unlikely source: its neighbors. On Thursday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that his state was teaming up with Nebraska to…

    The Atlantic
  • 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 Jan. 20 election. After President Michael Sata died in October, his Patriotic Front (PF) was…

    Reuters
  • Jeb Bush Might Have A Tea Party Problem In 2016

    Jeb Bush, who announced Tuesday that he was exploring a White House run, has been compared to Mitt Romney so often over the past week you’d think they were long-lost brothers. After all, both are mainstream candidates supported by the Republican establishment but on thinner ice with the GOP grass…

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    Ebola-hit Liberia set to hold elections

    A much-postponed election for half the seats in Ebola-hit Liberia's Senate is set to take place over the weekend. Duration: 00:58

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  • Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.

    Associated Press