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Egypt’s military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

Egypt’s military on Tuesday arrested its former chief of staff, who was planning to run in upcoming elections against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, accusing him of inciting against the armed forces …


Russian officials move to shut Navalny’s foundation

Russia’s Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning.


Egypt sets election for March, with outcome all but certain

Egypt will hold its presidential election over three days in March, officials said Monday, with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi virtually guaranteed to run for and win a second four-year term amid …


Egyptian former PM not to run in 2018 presidential elections

An Egyptian former prime minister says he will not run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in elections due later this year.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Thousands march against election result in Honduras

Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they say was …


Fight for Virginia House continues with court hearing

The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn’t over.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Giving Fidel Castro key to Wisconsin city flashpoint in race

The liberal mayor of Wisconsin’s capital who is preparing a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended giving a key to the city to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, blasting …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House

Virginia Republicans cheered Thursday when their candidate won a state House of Delegates race by luck of the draw, having his name chosen first out of ceramic bowl.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter U.S. Senate race

Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug …


Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.


In race critical to Virginia House control, GOP urges judges to stick by ballot ruling

Republicans on Friday asked a Virginia three-judge panel to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race for the GOP, a ruling that threw …


Ex-soccer star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of …


U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results

The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras’ disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints, irregularities found by poll observers and calls from Congress to back a new vote.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Alabama finds no voter fraud after probe of TV interview

Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday pleaded for donations to help him investigate potential election fraud, the same day Alabama officials said they investigated but found nothing improper …


Catalonia election: Campaigning ending in tight race

Political parties for and against Catalonia’s independence from Spain made a final push to persuade voters as campaigning for a regional election drew to a close Tuesday.


Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

As the most serious challenger during Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power, Alexei Navalny has endured arrests, show trials and facefuls of green antiseptic that damaged his vision.


Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists

President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras’ disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Ex-President Pinera appears headed back into power in Chile

Billionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera appeared headed to a victory in Chile’s presidential runoff election, with more than 82 percent of the votes counted Sunday night.


Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras’ disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead …


Black women on ‘saving America’ from Roy Moore

On Wednesday night, late night television hosts dove headfirst into the fallout from this week’s Senate race in Alabama. Over on the “Daily Show,” Trevor Noah tapped the program’s correspondent …


Alabama picks an honorable man

Jones is not in perfect sync with many Alabama voters on some issues, most notably abortion. But he is an honorable man with an admirable record of public service.


Kenya’s president urges unity after divisive election season

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9 p.m.

Jones victorious in stunning Alabama Senate upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Alabama voters still divided before Tuesday’s Senate vote

Alabama Democrats see Tuesday’s special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state’s reputation beyond …


Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bid

The head of Mexico’s conservative National Action Party presented his resignation Saturday, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition in an increasingly crowded field.


Froma Harrop: Moore pollutes Alabama’s business climate

There aren’t enough advertising dollars on Madison Avenue to counter the reputational damage that a Moore win would bring.


Last day to make formal challenge to Honduras’ election

International observers are urging Honduras’ opposition to file a formal complaint about the country’s troubled Nov. 26 election as the deadline fast approaches.


Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country’s progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 3:16 p.m.

Honduras president open to review of disputed vote

Honduras’ president said he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in a bid for re-election that has plunged the country into a political crisis following claims …


Donald Trump Jr. in private interview with House panel

Donald Trump Jr. was being interviewed Wednesday in private as part of the House intelligence committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.