Elections

  • Algeria's Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud. The 77-year-old incumbent who voted from a wheelchair on Thursday scooped 81.53 percent of the votes,…

    AFP
  • The Behind The Scenes Story Of The RNC's Quest For Data Supremacy

    WASHINGTON -- Last month, after Rep. David Jolly (R) won the closely contested special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, the Republican National Committee declared that the election was not simply a win for Republican principles such as opposition to Obamacare and reckless…

    Huffington Post
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  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year.

    Associated Press
  • Afghanistan: A Vision Of Hope

    Afghanistan is creating a positive future for itself. Sixty per cent of those eligible to vote have done so in the country’s presidential elections.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Berlusconi 'pleased' to do community service with needy

    Italy's former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful. I'm actually pleased because in my life I have always helped people," Berlusconi told journalists…

    AFP
  • [video] Jerry Seib: GOP Picks Off Tea Party Candidates

    The Republican Party establishment is actively seeking to remove Tea Party challengers in this year's midterm election. Such a stance is exemplified in the Chamber of Commerce's television attack advertisement ...

    MarketWatch
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    2 Democrats challenge Republican incumbent in Valley congressional race

    Two Democrats are hoping to unseat Republican David Valadao in the race for the 21st Congressional District.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • In Indian election trail, a new brand of 'rurban' voters

    The main drag in Kanhan, a small settlement close to the coal mines of central India, is lined with small restaurants, auto repair shops, and political banners. He commutes from his farm in Kanhan to a vocational training center an hour away in Nagpur, a city of 10 million people in Maharashtra.…

    Christian Science Monitor
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  • Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

    By Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension. President Abdullah Gul's…

    Reuters
  • Romney Gets a Firmware Upgrade, Installs Politician 3.0

    What better way for Mitt Romney to exact his revenge against the man that beat him in 2012 than to work to ensure that Republicans retake the Senate? The midterm elections, Robert Costa writes at The Washington Post, are giving Romney a chance to try on the mantle of party leader. Or, put in…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Vote for Me, Win a Free Car

    Long-shot Bob Quast will do almost anything to win the Democratic nomination.

    The Daily Beast
  • Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election bid

    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, has launched his bid for re-election. "I soldier on day in, day out because of you people,” said Ford said, flanked by his family and volunteers waving "Ford for Mayor" signs,…

    AFP
  • Why Democrats are gearing up for a rocky ride in Colorado

    Recently on Political Wire's podcast, we brought on Lynn Bartels, a longtime political reporter for the Denver Post, for a fascinating discussion about Colorado politics and the state's all-important Senate and gubernatorial races. This Colorado Republican, who previously said he would stay in the…

    The Week
  • The Reluctant Prince of India's Political Dynasty and His Anticampaign

    Despite his lineage, the soul-searching Rahul Gandhi doesn't come across as the usual politician

    BusinessWeek
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  • Rob Ford Launches Re-Election Campaign With Understatements, Free Booze

    Despite being stripped of most of his mayoral powers, crack-smoking mayor of Toronto and national embarrassment Rob Ford somehow believes he'll be re-elected. He officially launched his campaign tonight with a big party.

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016.

    Associated Press
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    ROB FORD KICKS OF REELECTION CAMPAIGN

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicked off his reelection campaign by saying he believes in the 'spirit of second chances'.

    TouchVision
  • Syria presidential candidates 'to register from Monday'

    Candidates for Syria's presidential election can begin registering on April 21, when the date for the vote will be announced, a government source told AFP on Thursday. "On Monday April 21, the Council of the People (parliament) will meet to open registration for presidential candidates and set a…

    AFP
  • Dutch rightist Wilders blames EU for Ukraine crisis; hints at UKIP alliance

    By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration. Weeks ahead of European Parliament elections likely to…

    Reuters
  • S.Africa's Zuma booed at election rally

    Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report. Rally-goers reacted angrily while Zuma -- under fire for multimillion-dollar state-paid renovations to…

    AFP
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