Elections

  • Final push begins in Britain's knife-edge election

    The Conservatives and Labour on Monday launched their final push to woo voters ahead of Britain's general election this week, as potential kingmaker parties made their pitch for power. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband kicked off the final three days…

    AFP
  • Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina joins Republican presidential fray

    Fiorina proclaims on her "Carly for President" website that her time at Hewlett-Packard will prepare her well for the White House.

    CNET
  • Togo's Gnassingbe sworn in as dynasty extends its lengthy rule

    Togo's constitutional court swore in incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe for a third term in office on Monday, prolonging for another five years his family's nearly half-century rule over the West African nation. Togo's election commission announced a comfortable victory for Gnassingbe in the…

    Reuters
  • UK election and US jobs report to dominate a packed week

    Investors have a packed calendar, with the UK election sharing a week with the latest reading on the US labour market and the latest negotiations between Greece and its creditors. Here's what to expect ...

    Financial Times
  • Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

    In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions in ...

    Associated Press
  • Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For President In 2016

    Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson has officially announced his intention to run for president.“I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson told Ohio's WKRC.USA Today reports Carson also told WPEC in…

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  • Italy parliament passes Renzi's electoral reform

    By Roberto Landucci ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament on Monday gave final approval to a new electoral law championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi despite furious objections from the opposition and some members of the ruling Democratic Party. The electoral overhaul, which becomes law after more…

    Reuters
  • Bernie Revs Up For 2016

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One day after raising $1.5 million in donations, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was out to convince supporters in the early voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday he could raise the $40 million to $50 million to run a competitive presidential primary campaign against…

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  • In battle for Britain's top job, Labour's 'Red Ed' sharpens his image

    If Ed Miliband is to win power, he must pull off one of the most striking metamorphoses of recent British elections: convince millions of voters that "Red Ed", a self-confessed socialist geek, can be trusted to lead the world's fifth largest economy. In a change that has confounded Prime Minister…

    Reuters
  • Togo court declares president re-elected from final results

    LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President In 2016

    Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and onetime U.S. Senate candidate, announced Monday she will seek the Republican nomination for president in the 2016 election. I am running for President. http://t.co/TiEAlrWpUc?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4,…

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  • Hillary Clinton Weighs in on Marijuana -- and You May Not Like What She Has to Say

    If you were expecting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be in favor of legalizing marijuana or at least decriminalizing the drug, you may be sorely disappointed by her recent comments.

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  • Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

    Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked. The surprise resignation on Thursday of one of the party's founders, 52-year-old political…

    AFP
  • Kerry warns Burundi leader's third term bid is unconstitutional

    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the bid by Burundi's president to run for a third term in power goes against the constitution, calling for calm after days of protests. "We are deeply concerned about President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision, which flies directly in the face of the…

    AFP
  • Factbox: How Italy's new electoral law works

    Italy's parliament on Monday approved a new electoral law pushed through by Matteo Renzi's government despite furious objections from all the opposition parties and a minority of Renzi's ruling Democratic Party.

    Reuters
  • Breakaway Nagorny Karabakh elects new parliament

    Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorny Karabakh went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in a vote denounced as illegitimate by Baku and the West. Yerevan-backed ethnic Armenian separatists seized control of Karabakh and several other regions of Azerbaijan during the conflict that left…

    AFP
  • Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

    Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring ...

    Associated Press