Elections

  • US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.

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  • Podemos-backed candidate sure she will be Madrid mayor

    The anti-austerity protest contender for Madrid's city hall, Manuela Carmena, said Monday she was confident she would become mayor after tying with the governing conservatives in an election. Asked by a reporter whether she expected to be the next mayor, Carmena, a 71-year-old retired judge,…

    AFP
  • Local Election Delivers Political Earthquake In Spain

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.The elections…

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  • Tanzania to pick new president, parliament on Oct. 25: officials

    Tanzanians will pick a new president and parliament on Oct. 25, officials said on Monday, in a national election likely to be dominated by the ruling party despite rising anger at poverty and corruption. President Jakaya Kikwete is due to step down from the helm of east Africa's second-biggest…

    Reuters
  • Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.

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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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    Major losses for Spain's ruling party in local elections

    Anti-austerity parties celebrate as Spain's ruling party suffers worst local election results in 20 years. Julie Noce reports.

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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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  • The 'Who Lost Iraq?' Issue

    Republicans have plenty of candidates running for President but not many issues. President Obama won't be on the ballot. The economy is improving. Social issues no longer work for Conservatives. What else is there? Answer: foreign policy.Republican contenders are ready to stage a full-scale assault…

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  • Second poll shows Turkish ruling party may lose majority in election

    Turkey's ruling AK Party is seen losing its parliamentary majority in a June 7 election and may have to form a coalition government, according to the results of a survey by pollster SONAR seen by Reuters on Monday. The poll put AKP support at 41 percent, the main opposition Republican People's…

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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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    Poland: Andrzej Duda unseats Komorowski

    Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda wins a surprise victory in Poland's presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski.

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  • Strongman looms large as Suriname votes

    Suriname goes to the polls in general elections on Monday with its convicted drug trafficker president striving to tighten his controversial grip on the reins of power. The colorful Desi Bouterse, who has ruled the small South American country on and off since 1980, is seeking to dispense with his…

    AFP
  • UK PM Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

    Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation ...

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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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  • Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.

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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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