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Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results announced Tuesday, lining him up to become the man negotiating with the Taliban ...

Azerbaijan police detain opposition leaders, block protest against election result

Azerbaijan police detain opposition leaders, block protest against election result

Police in Azerbaijan detained three opposition party leaders and more than 100 activists on Sunday before they were due to take part in a protest against the results ...

Three parties neck-and-neck as counting begins in Ireland election

Three parties neck-and-neck as counting begins in Ireland election

Irish officials started counting votes on Sunday in a general election forecast to put prime minister Leo Varadkar's party in a historic three-way tie after a surge from republican party Sinn Fein.

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealanders will go to polls on September 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalising cannabis and euthanasia.

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.

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.