Elections

  • French PM says far-right gains show lasting upheaval of politics

    PARIS (Reuters) - The French far-right National Front's gains in local elections on Sunday are a sign of lasting upheaval in the French political landscape, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. Valls confirmed that the mainstream conservative UMP party and its centrist allies had won the elections,…

    Reuters
  • Former HP CEO Fiorina puts chances of presidential bid over 90 percent

    Former Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May. Fiorina, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said she could not yet…

    Reuters
  • David Cameron Rallies Party Before 'Knife Edge' Election

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday that Britain's election campaign is on a knife edge, as he rallied the Conservative party with a personal attack on his main rival.Cameron told a party rally that "this isn't any election. This is a high-stakes, high-risk election.""This is a…

    Huffington Post
  • Poll: Who would Americans consider voting for in 2016?

    CBS News poll shows formalizing candidacy can make a difference to GOP voters; Democratic voters are still hoping to see Hillary Clinton face some competition

    CBS News
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  • Nigeria's high-stakes presidential elections: a very basic guide

    Nigerians are voting in a presidential election today. President Goodluck Jonathan, in office since 2010, is running for a second four-year term against Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator. Elections in Nigeria can be plagued by rampant vote-buying as well as the use of political thugs to…

    Vox.com
  • Sarkozy leads French local election, far-right makes voting gains - exit poll

    PARIS (Reuters) - Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and its allies led in the second and final round of French local elections on Sunday, a BFMTV exit poll by pollsters CSA showed. Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front looked to have made gains, and could have won as many as…

    Reuters
  • Congo Republic president says expects referendum over third term

    By Aaron Ross BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The President of Congo Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Friday he expected a referendum on a change to the constitution that would allow him to stand next year for a third term at the helm of the oil-producing nation. Sassou Nguesso has ruled the central…

    Reuters
  • Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in Michigan Student Government president election

    Jim Harbaugh's popularity on the Michigan campus since taking over as the head football coach has been well documented. Jim Harbaugh and Jabrill Peppers, Jim Harbaugh and His Khakis and Jim Harbaugh and Jesus Shuttlesworth all received write-in votes as well.

    SB Nation
  • Carly Fiorina Says There's A 'Higher Than 90 Percent' Chance She'll Seek The Presidency

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said on Sunday that she will likely seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.During an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Fiorina said there is a "higher than 90 percent" chance that she will run for president and make an announcement in late April…

    Huffington Post
  • The $50 million vanity project

    A lot of people want to be President, but it won’t come cheap. Here, our breakdown of the cost just to launch a 2016 campaign.

    Fortune
  • UK's Cameron launches re-election campaign with health vow

    British Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service (NHS). Cameron's centre-right Conservatives are neck-and-neck in opinion polls with the main…

    AFP
  • Southern Conservatives Are High on Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday said he would sign into law a bill that would make the Peach State the 24th to legalize medical marijuana, continuing the rapid expansion of cannabis into the Deep South and underscoring a dramatic shift in pot politics for social conservatives in the U.S.

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  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace…

    Associated Press
  • Kenya to hold interviews for new central bank governor in April

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has short-listed five candidates for the post of central bank governor and will interview them next month, the Public Service Commission said. The successful candidate will replace Njuguna Ndung'u, whose term ended earlier this month after eight years in office. Those…

    Reuters
  • Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election

    By Tim Cocks and Bate Felix ABUJA (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. The tense race pits…

    Reuters
  • Togo election postponed after concerns over voter roll

    Togo's presidential election has been postponed by 10 days to April 25, the communications minister announced, after calls for a delay over claims the voter register was flawed. "The presidential election will be held on April 25, 2015 and not April 15, the initial date," said a presidential decree…

    AFP