Elections

  • Sri Lanka's Parliament clips presidential powers

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to clip the extensive powers of the president, making him answerable to Parliament, in the biggest moderation of the system introduced 37 years ago.

    Associated Press
  • Is this the 'most dangerous woman in Britain'?

    Nicola Sturgeon, has risen up the ranks of U.K. politics from bit-part to the role of "kingmaker" in the next British government.

    CNBC
  • A First for a President: Putting Politics Second

    For more than fifty years, we have noted history making Presidential elections surrounding the "first" of certain demographic categories.

    Huffington Post
  • Italy PM defies rebels with confidence vote on election law

    By Roberto Landucci ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government has put its bitterly contested electoral reform to a confidence vote in parliament, forcing rebels in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) to back him or face new elections. The announcement by Institutional Reform Minister…

    Reuters
  • Guinea's opposition postpones protest

    Guinea's opposition said on Tuesday it was delaying a demonstration against the country's disputed election timetable for a few days and widening the rally into a nationwide show of defiance. Guinea's opposition boycotted parliament in March in protest over the timetable for the presidential…

    AFP
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    Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor Walk Out on Don Lemon Interview

    Things got tense when CNN's Don Lemon interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, on Monday. A state of emergency was issued for the city of Baltimore after protests turned violent over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray died while in police…

    TV In No Time
  • Portman uses Ohio job losses in Web ad against Strickland

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is reaching back to a familiar topic in his likely 2016 faceoff with Ohio's former governor: jobs. In a Web ad released Monday, Portman's campaign hammers Democrat Ted ...

    Associated Press
  • More American doctors favor Democrats

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – - American physicians remained more likely to donate to Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections even as voters passed control of Congress to the Republican party, a study finds. While the percentage of doctors contributing to Republicans has for the most part…

    Reuters
  • The social media highlights of the UK election

    Here are some of the highlights on social media of the U.K. general election campaign so far.

    CNBC
  • Finnish PM tenders resignation after election loss

    Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb tendered his government's resignation on Tuesday after its election defeat earlier this month, the president's office said. President Sauli Niinisto "accepted Stubb's resignation and asked him to stay on in a caretaker role until a new prime minister has been…

    AFP
  • Why Europeans and Asian Communities Shake Their Heads at How Americans Choose a President

    Now that I'm back after some travels, I often wonder what my European and Asian friends will think of the upcoming 2016 Presidential race. On the Democratic side, they believe that Hillary Clinton appears to have the upper hand. However, somewhere out in Iowa, former Maryland Governor Martin…

    Huffington Post
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    President Obama mocks Republican fundraising

    Heritage Chief Economist Steve Moore, conservative columnist Gina Loudon, Democratic Strategist Zerlina Maxwell and FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the big money raised by Republican and Democratic candidates for the presidential election.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Bangladesh opposition boycotts mayoral elections, calls them rigged

    By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's main opposition party on Tuesday boycotted three mayoral elections over accusations of massive rigging, fanning fears of further unrest in the South Asian nation. Political uncertainty has prevailed since January 2014, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's…

    Reuters
  • Two protesters shot dead in Burundi clashes

    Two protesters were shot dead in clashes with police in Burundi on Sunday, in a violent escalation of a crisis over an attempt by the country's president to cling to power. Clashes erupted in the capital Bujumbura a day after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating…

    AFP
  • The Obama paradox: Can a first-term senator win the White House again?

    Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul all have a Barack Obama problem. All three Republicans are running for president as first-term senators – just as a young Senator Obama did eight years ago. Mr. Obama won the presidency – twice. In fact, the three freshmen may be furthering a whole new paradigm,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • The Invasion of the Party-Switchers in Presidential Politics

    The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican. Lincoln Chafee became a Democrat in 2013. He had…

    Huffington Post
  • British economic growth slows sharply before election

    Britain's economy grew far slower than expected in the first quarter of 2015, official data showed Tuesday, delivering a blow to the government just nine days before a general election. Gross domestic product expanded by 0.3 percent between January and March compared with 0.6 percent in the final…

    AFP
  • Russian Justice Ministry annuls opposition party registration

    Russia's Justice Ministry has canceled the legal registration of the Party of Progress, the ministry said on Tuesday, blocking the group's plan to run for parliament in alliance with another anti-Kremlin party. The Party of Progress, led by anti-graft blogger Alexei Navalny, had agreed to run on a…

    Reuters