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Irish PM Varadkar seeks snap election on February 8

Irish PM Varadkar seeks snap election on February 8

Ireland is set to hold a snap election on February 8 after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced Tuesday he was seeking a dissolution of parliament from President Michael D Higgins.

Afghanistan's Ghani wins 2nd term, preliminary election results show

Afghanistan's Ghani wins 2nd term, preliminary election results show

Afghanistan's incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, won a slim majority of votes in a Sept. 28 election, delayed preliminary results showed on Sunday, in a poll that plunged the country into political uncertainty.

Algerian protesters rally as election goes ahead

Algerian protesters rally as election goes ahead

Thousands of people took to the streets in Algiers and other cities on Thursday chanting ‘No vote! We want freedom!’ as Algerian authorities held a presidential election that protesters view as a charade ...

UK PM Johnson's waning lead casts doubt on election victory chances

UK PM Johnson's waning lead casts doubt on election victory chances

A major polling forecaster slashed its prediction for Boris Johnson's majority in Thursday's British general election, saying the race has tightened and the prime minister can no longer be sure of victory.

'Nervous' PM Johnson promises Brexit and less immigration ahead of election

'Nervous' PM Johnson promises Brexit and less immigration ahead of election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was nervous about his narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of Thursday's election but pledged to deliver a ‘transformative’ Brexit ...

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

The leak of classified UK-US trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election ...

Namibia votes in test of ruling party's grip on power

Namibia votes in test of ruling party's grip on power

Namibians on Wednesday voted for a president and lawmakers in an election where resentment stoked by economic hardships and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.

Landslide democratic win in HK election raises pressure on city's leader

Landslide democratic win in HK election raises pressure on city's leader

Hong Kong's democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests ...

Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Guinea-Bissau votes on new president to break political deadlock

Polls opened on Sunday in Guinea-Bissau's presidential election, which it is hoped will solve a leadership crisis in the coup-prone and impoverished West African country.

'Time to calm down': Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

'Time to calm down': Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds ...

UK budget deficit hits 5-yr high before election give-aways

UK budget deficit hits 5-yr high before election give-aways

Britain ran a much bigger budget deficit last month than expected, showing how public borrowing is already on the rise even before politicians implement any of the costly spending pledges ...

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Bolivia opposition figure calls on military in election crisis

Tension rose in Bolivia's election crisis on Sunday after an opposition figure called on the military to take ‘the side of the people’ and vowed to oust leftist President Evo Morales.