Elections

  • Exit Polls: Ex-Regime Official Wins Tunisia's Presidential Election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.The runoff election marks the culmination of…

    Huffington Post
  • Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

    Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov. Turnout reached more than 88 percent, the central election commission said. The head of the commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalamov, praised the…

    AFP
  • These flaws on HOA ballot could invalidate election

    Question: Whatever our homeowner association's management company says, the board does. Management uses its own forms and various versions of election ballots. In our recent election, they put out a ballot ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a…

    Reuters
  • Sudan postpones elections by 11 days: electoral body

    Sudan's electoral body said on Saturday it had postponed elections planned for next year by 11 days to April 13, without giving reasons for the decision. Voters had been due to head to the polls on April 2 to elect the president, members of parliament and state governors. "All the election process…

    AFP
  • Zambia's ruling party mends rift to make Lungu its presidential candidate

    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's ruling party has settled on Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as its presidential candidate, it emerged on Saturday, ending months of in-fighting that had threatened its chances at a January 20 election. After President Michael Sata died in October, his Patriotic Front (PF)…

    Reuters
  • Meet The 5 Wildcard Politicians Who Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015

    Anti-austerity and anti-establishment parties could overturn European politics in the year ahead.

    Business Insider
  • Iohannis promises corruption crackdown as new Romanian president

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Center politician Klaus Iohannis was sworn in as Romania’s president on Sunday, promising to crack down on corruption and strengthen institutions 25 years after the fall of communism. Iohannis won a surprise victory against the leftist prime minister, Victor Ponta, in…

    Reuters
  • Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.

    Associated Press
  • Uzbeks vote in elections expected to reinforce Karimov's grip on power

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbeks went to the polls on Sunday to vote in parliamentary elections at which all four parties support President Islam Karimov, ensuring that the ballot will further reinforce his 23-year grip on power. Karimov, 76, has ruled Central Asia's most populous nation of 30 million…

    Reuters
  • Ebola-ravaged Liberia holds long-delayed Senate vote

    Liberians voted Saturday in long-delayed Senate elections in the Ebola-ravaged west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic. In nearby Guinea, where the UN chief staged a one-day Saturday before heading to Mali, violence broke out in…

    AFP
  • Tunisian polls open for historic presidential run-off

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after an uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in…

    Reuters
  • Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days: elections committee

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir proposed a constitutional change on…

    Reuters
  • Interim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections.

    Associated Press
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    Polls close in Tunisian election

    Polls close in Tunisia's historic presidential run-off elections. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

    Tunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition. Anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party chief Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, quickly claimed victory over incumbent…

    AFP
  • Romania's new president urges all out war on corruption

    New Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whose anti-graft platform propelled him to the top job, on Sunday urged politicians to stamp out entrenched corruption in one of Europe's poorest countries. "There is no other path for Romania" other than becoming a nation "rid of all corruption," Iohannis…

    AFP