Stories tagged: Election
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Japan votes for lower house; Abe’s party seen headed for win
Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Incumbent Prime Minster Abe appears headed to victory in Japan
Media polls indicate Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid
A Russian celebrity TV host shook up the country’s political scene Wednesday by announcing her presidential bid, a move that would likely boost public interest in the race but could …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Venezuela opposition looks for answers after election loss
Pro-government candidates have swept to an unforeseen victory in Venezuelan gubernatorial races according to official results that have quickly been challenged by the country’s opposition.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Opposition vies for landmark victory in polarized Venezuela
Elections in Venezuela on Sunday could tilt a majority of the country’ 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Anti-migrant German party weakened on eve of key state vote
Three weeks after sweeping into Germany’s national parliament for the first time, an anti-immigration party is poised for a weaker result in a state election scheduled for Sunday.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting
One of Liberia’s largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Kenya bans opposition protests ahead of new election
Kenya’s government on Thursday banned opposition protests in their strongholds in the country’s three biggest cities because of “imminent danger of breach of peace” as the fresh presidential election approaches.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Congo vote delayed until 2019, electoral commission says
KINSHASA, Congo– Congo’s long-delayed presidential vote cannot take place until 2019 despite a deal with the opposition that it would occur this year, a top election official said Wednesday. The …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Liberia vote-counting continues as runoff election likely
Vote counting continued Wednesday across Liberia following presidential elections that are likely to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Kenya ruling brings new uncertainty to fresh election
A Kenyan judge on Wednesday ruled that a minor opposition candidate can run for president in this month’s election, bringing fresh uncertainty a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Liberia votes to replace Africa’s 1st female leader
Liberians gathered in masses under the bright sun Tuesday to vote in an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Kenya opposition leader withdraws from fresh election
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday shocked the country by withdrawing his candidacy for the fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, saying the election commission has not …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Senators: Probe into possible Trump-Russia collusion ongoing
Leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday that they have not determined roughly nine months into their investigation whether Russia coordinated with the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
GOP-backed group ready to rumble on redistricting
A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking
Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Japan’s Abe dissolves lower house; snap election set for Oct. 22
Japan’s House of Representatives was dissolved at the beginning of the extraordinary Diet session convened Thursday.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Catalans vow disputed independence vote will be peaceful
Authorities in Catalonia aim to ensure that a disputed referendum on independence from Spain will take place peacefully on Sunday despite a crackdown on the vote by the national government, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Japan Prime Minister Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts
The Department of Homeland Security has notified two states – California and Wisconsin – that Russian hackers attempted to scan networks other than their election systems in the run-up to …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Trump calls Facebook ‘anti-Trump’ after it aids Russia probe
President Donald Trump is calling Facebook “anti-Trump.” His tweet Wednesday comes days after the social media company agreed to provide material to congressional investigators probing Russia interference in the 2016 …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Congress might not be able to protect Mueller from firing
Congress may be unable to provide any additional job protection for special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion or obstruction of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama
Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore faced off Tuesday in the GOP primary runoff for an Alabama U.S. Senate seat in a race where Moore ended his last …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Stone says no coordination between Trump campaign and Russia
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
House investigators demand details on private emails by Trump team
A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe
The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump’s associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces bid for re-election
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has formally announced she will run for re-election.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Weiner’s sexting results in 21-month prison sentence
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Abe calls snap election in Japan, readies $18 billion package
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Iraq’s Kurds vote on independence, raising regional fears
Iraqi Kurds cast ballots on Monday in their autonomous region and in a wide sweep of captured territories on whether to seek independence from Baghdad, a historic vote that has …