Elections

  • Spain backs anti-graft laws as Rajoy tries to clean party image

    By Sonya Dowsett MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's parliament approved two long-delayed anti-corruption laws on Thursday, a day after a minister resigned, the first government casualty of a series of graft scandals. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged Spaniards to have faith in the honesty of their…

    Reuters
  • Thai elections may be delayed until 2016: junta

    Thailand's junta said Thursday elections in the military-ruled kingdom would likely be delayed until 2016, days after military officials ruled out lifting martial law any time soon. The admission will cause consternation among the kingdom's international allies who had been pushing for a swift…

    AFP
  • Romney Tops the List of 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls

    Despite his repeated insistence he will not run a third time for president, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney sits atop a massive field of GOP presidential aspirants in a new national survey by ...

    The Fiscal Times
  • Guam attorney general investigates election

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general is investigating allegations of pre-marked ballots in the general election.

    Associated Press
  • Sri Lanka candidate vows to restructure government

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Sri Lankan opposition's presidential candidate said Wednesday he would scrap the country's virtually all-powerful presidential system within 100 days if he is elected and would govern through an all-party government in the interim.

    Associated Press
  • Myanmar constitution summit 'impractical': presidential spokesman

    By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spokesman said in a further setback to hopes for full democracy after 49 years of…

    Reuters
  • Zimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war

    Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Wednesday. A provincial executive committee refused to accept Mujuru's election papers ahead of a key…

    AFP
  • Romania's next president sees power shift within weeks

    By Matthias Williams and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's new president-elect Klaus Iohannis predicts that enough lawmakers could start abandoning Prime Minister Victor Ponta's ruling coalition in the coming weeks to bring down the government next year. Iohannis, 55, an ethnic…

    Reuters
  • Thai election pushed back to 2016: deputy PM

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, had previously hinted at a delay to polls promised…

    Reuters
  • Election ads were about issues, says 'Carolina Rising' chief

    'Dark money' nonprofit spends millions backing candidate but says ads are about issues.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Mitt Romney leads new poll. Three things that tells us

    Mitt Romney keeps showing up at the top of Republican presidential polls.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of…

    Associated Press
  • Moldova: 5 suspected of planning election violence

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan prosecutors are questioning five people suspected of planning violent protests after parliamentary elections this weekend, amid concerns that Russia may try to gain greater influence in the country.

    Associated Press
  • POLL: Republicans Like Mitt Romney And Jeb Bush In 2016

    A new poll released Wednesday morning found...

    Business Insider
  • Romania PM loses coalition ally after election defeat

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling coalition splintered on Thursday as an ethnic Hungarian party said it would quit the government in the wake of Prime Minister Victor Ponta's surprise defeat in this month's presidential election. The departure of the UDMR party, which…

    Reuters
  • Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over…

    Reuters
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    Taiwan Vote Tests Waters for Pro-China Government Ahead of Presidential Polls

    Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday to choose city mayors and local councillors in a vote that will show how much support the ruling Kuomintang has lost with its pro-China stance less than two years before a presidential election. A record 11,130 seats are up for grabs in municipalities, counties,…

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