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Albania president cancels elections, citing tense climate

Albania’s president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions as the opposition demands an early national vote.


Violence mars 5th phase of India’s marathon elections

Scattered bomb explosions and clashes between rival political groups marred voting Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India’s marathon elections, which also saw Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and …


Anger over corruption widespread ahead of Panama election

Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday’s vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, …


European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.


Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …


Voting for more than one candidate in an election suggested

Some Washington voters in the future could mark their ballots for more than one candidate in local elections, indicating which one they like best. Local governments could choose to use …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.


It’s Election Day in Spokane: Ballots due by 8 p.m. tonight

Voters might want to brave the cold and return their ballots to the post office or ballot boxes in person for today’s special election a Spokane County Election official said.


Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”


Israeli government falls, early elections called for April

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats are trying to steal an election in Florida

Problems in the Florida vote count might be due to incompetence, or fraud, or both – but it’s fair to ask whether these Democratic counties are intentionally slow-rolling the recount.


As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots.


Montana state, county officials differ on voting needs

Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


Dana Milbank: On Election Day, Americans began turning the tide on American politics

On Tuesday night, America stepped back from the abyss.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

Tester wins Montana, added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …


Jason Grumet: Whatever happened Tuesday, democracy is damaged, but not yet broken

The nation’s view of our democracy has always been a unique contradiction of cheering, wailing and disinterest. The shining city on the hill is also a swampy snake pit. The …


George Nethercutt: Choose wisely when selecting a leader

Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.


Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Candidate’s security team seen as unusual for Idaho politics

The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor brought several security guards with her to a televised debate – an unusual step in a state where even elected officials often eschew security …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Authenticity now the attribute Democratic candidates promoting

Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Susan Hutchison challenges Sen. Maria Cantwell to 10 debates

Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.