Political Parties & Movements

  • Bangladesh's opposition leader attacked at election rally but unhurt

    By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Assailants wielding iron rods attacked the car of Bangladesh's former prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday during an election rally and then shot at it as the vehicle sped away but she was unhurt, officials said. The attack highlighted…

    Reuters
  • Finland's prime minister-elect says ready to negotiate with all parties

    Finland's prime minister-elect Juha Sipila said Monday he was open for negotiations with all political parties including the right-wing eurosceptic Finns Party which is seeking to enter government for the first time. I personally trust (Finns Party leader) Timo Soini," said Sipila, leader of the…

    AFP
  • U.K. election: Return of coalition may be an elixir for the pound

    With the race to close to call, the Conservatives could well end up setting up government with a coalition partner again. Here’s what analysts say that could mean for sterling.

    MarketWatch
  • Spain's latest political upstart rides high on message of moderation

    By Julien Toyer, Inmaculada Sanz and Carlos Ruano BARCELONA (Reuters) - Albert Rivera, the 35-year-old leader of upstart political party Ciudadanos, has become Spain’s best-rated politician by cutting through his country’s increasingly volatile politics with a simple message: moderation. Though it…

    Reuters
  • Eyeing power, SNP launches British election manifesto

    Scotland's separatists tried to reassure voters across Britain on Monday over the key role they could play in deciding the next government following May's knife-edge election. Launching the left-wing Scottish National Party's manifesto with 17 days to go, leader Nicola Sturgeon vowed that the SNP…

    AFP
  • Republican Graham says '91 percent' chance he'll run for president

    He is not yet ready to commit himself, but South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday there was a "91 percent" chance he would enter the Republican presidential race. Graham, a prominent Senate critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, was among a group of potential and actual…

    Reuters
  • Attorney general nominee vote likely this week: U.S. senator

    A vote on the stalled Senate confirmation of the nominee to be the next U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, could take place in the next two to three days, a senior Republican senator said on Sunday. "My sense is, over the next 48 to 72 hours, that is going to be resolved, and we will move on to…

    Reuters
  • Finland's new 'DIY' PM aims for business acumen in government

    By Jussi Rosendahl and Anna Ercanbrack HELSINKI (Reuters) - After only a few years of party leadership, Finland's next prime minister Juha Sipila beat electoral expectations by emphasizing his business acumen as a telecom millionaire executive while maintaining traditional Finnish roots that…

    Reuters
  • Is Jeb Bush already the next Mitt Romney?

    In New Hampshire this weekend, there was already the scent of it. "I'm sick and tired of mushy, wishy-washy conservatives," one attendee of a Republican gathering for potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire told The Boston Herald. For good measure, she also made Saturday's headlines by…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Opposition centrists win Finland election, face tough talks

    The opposition Center Party has won Finland's parliamentary election but its new leader faces tough talks on forming a government following the success of the populist, anti-establishment Finns Party that ...

    Associated Press
  • New Hampshire's voters relish wide-open 2016 GOP field

    NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.

    Associated Press
  • Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.

    Associated Press
  • Bloodbath of the leaders at general election?

    The knives are already being sharpened for the leaders of political parties, several of whom could see their careers brought to a brutal end if they fail to deliver at the May 7 election. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg, leader of the labour party…

    AFP
  • Millionaire businessman wins Finland election

    A millionaire former telecoms executive touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from economic slump won Sunday's parliamentary election, vote predictions showed, but he may need support of a Euro-sceptical populist party to form a coalition. Forecasts by state broadcaster YLE based on 60…

    Reuters