Elections

  • Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal

    MADRID (AP) — Spaniards were voting Sunday in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the center-left Socialists.

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  • Ruling party seen winning Ethiopian vote, opposition says supporters harassed

    By Drazen Jorgic and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth, while opponents complained that their supporters were harassed. In…

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  • UK's Labour Party says it won't try to block EU referendum

    Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. The party's acting leader, Harriet Harman, offered support for ...

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  • Ireland's historic vote for marriage equality prompts amazing Twitter celebration

    Ireland is the 18th country to legalize marriage equality (or 21st, if you count England, Scotland, and Wales as separate countries. The UK as a whole doesn't count, as Northern Ireland still doesn't recognize same-sex marriages). Opposition leader David Quinn, the director of the Iona Institute,…

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    Take a Look at Bernie Sanders' 2016 Presidential Campaign

    The Vermont senator has his first big campaign event coming up.

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  • Kasich All But Declares 2016 Presidential Run

    Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) all but announced Sunday that he is running for president.Kasich, who has several times hinted at a 2016 bid, spoke openly with ABC News' "This Week" about his efforts."We're getting closer ," he told host Jon Karl. "We have metrics set internally. I am very pleased…

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  • This Issue Is Set to Dominate the 2016 Elections

    Gallup asked, and people answered -- this is the issue poised to dominate the 2016 presidential elections. Here's what you need to know.

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  • Spanish regional elections set to fragment political map

    By Julien Toyer and Sarah White MADRID/VALENCIA (Reuters) - Upstart parties are expected to make strong headway in Spanish regional elections on Sunday, ushering in an era of coalition and compromise and potentially dampening Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's prospects of winning a second term later…

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  • Congo electoral commission updates voter list

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's national electoral commission has updated the country's electoral list ahead of local and provincial elections later this year, the commission said.

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  • Former South Dakota candidate says at trial she was a novice

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth said Friday shortly before testimony ended in her trial that it wasn't her intention to mislead anyone when she attested to signatures on campaign documents that she didn't actually witness.

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  • The European center-left's quandary

    By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's center-left. Now they do -- to Syriza, the National Front, UKIP and Podemos to name but a few.

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  • Rights groups decry Ethiopia press clampdown ahead of elections

    Rights groups have said Sunday's elections in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, will not be free or fair due to a clampdown on freedom of speech. Ethiopia is set to hold its first general election since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor, Hailemariam…

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  • Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

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  • Polish presidential race too close to call, spells trouble for ruling party

    By Wiktor Szary and Anna Wlodarczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles voted for a president on Sunday in a run-off that is too close to call but has already sounded a warning for the ruling Civic Platform as it looks to re-election later in the year. Originally seen as a shoo-in for a second five-year term,…

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    Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Not Running for My Husband's Third Term and I'm Not Running for Barack Obama's Third Term'

    The Democratic presidential candidate tested out a new line during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Friday.

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  • Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.

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  • Spain votes as new forces seek 'historic' change

    New left-wing and centrist movements are fighting to end the two-party system of the past four decades and drive the conservative Popular Party (PP) from local and regional government ahead of a general election. "This is the first time we have felt hopeful when coming out to vote," said Eva…

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