Stories tagged: elections
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Venezuela’s ruling party wins big in mayoral elections
Venezuela’s ruling socialist party swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in Sunday elections boycotted by several opposition parties, officials announced.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy
The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be ‘splendid’ if he wins national …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza
An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives – and, gasp, even some Democrats – who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Government restarts vote count in Honduras despite protests
The sound of bottle-rockets, clanging pots and chants echoed through Tegucigalpa late Saturday, and the opposition planned new protests against alleged vote fraud against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear
There has been no official word yet as of Sunday evening on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates 24 hours ago.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Amid disturbances, Honduras to hand-count final votes
Honduras’ electoral court has finished counting nearly 95 percent of the vote boxes from last Sunday’s presidential election and was to begin a hand count of 1,031 other boxes that …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nepal votes in 1st provincial polls amid democracy hopes
Residents of mountain villages and foothill towns voted Sunday in Nepal’s first provincial polls, with the hope of bringing government closer to the Himalayan nation’s rural and remote areas.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice
Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation’s 30 million people will finally get a say in running their …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Pinera likely to win Chile elections, but runoff expected
Four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, Sebastian Pinera is a strong favorite to win Sunday’s presidential election in Chile, though he’s unlikely to avoid a runoff.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trumpism wounded, but not dead
In one jaw-dropping passage, retired nurse Maggie Frear concedes Trump hasn’t kept his promise to bring the steel mills back, build a border wall, or repeal Obamacare. “But I like …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast
Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey – their first of the young Trump era – mark the beginning of an anti-Trump …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections
Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city’s first Sikh mayor.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Democrats get boost from election wins around the country
Democrats woke up to a big dose of good news Wednesday as they dissected election results from around the country. One year after the surprise election of President Donald Trump, …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Congo election commission sets Dec. 23, 2018, date for vote
Congo’s top election official announced Sunday that a long-awaited presidential vote would not be held until late December 2018, months later than key opposition leaders have been seeking.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
After election, Kenyan opposition leader plans more protests
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots
A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
AP Interview: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new vote
Warning that Kenya is in “grave danger,” opposition leader Raila Odinga said in an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday that the country’s repeat presidential election was a sham …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Coker confirms ballot errors
The Whitman County Elections Office is scrambling to correct errors with ballots for at least the seventh time in four years.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Kenya’s top court to hear petition to postpone election
Kenya’s Supreme Court plans to hear last-minute arguments that Thursday’s presidential election should be postponed because a free and fair vote cannot be guaranteed.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review
Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, battered by suspicion of Russian government influence, wants to reassure customers by opening up its software’s underlying code for outside review. But security experts and …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise
President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic
The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Senators push for more online transparency in elections
Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Trump U.N. envoy: Russia’s election interference is ‘warfare’
Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as “warfare” on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Municipal Court judge challenger forges ahead despite DUI arrest
Adam Papini knows he’s probably not going to win, but that doesn’t bother him. What does, he said, is how his colleagues, friends and confidants assumed that when he was …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups
Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Austrian poised to become Europe’s 1st millennial leader
Austria’s 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe’s youngest leader and puts the country on course for …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters
Police in Kenya shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington
Activists in the state of Washington are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in the state either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Spokane County Superior Court candidate decries judicial election system her opponent embraces
The race for a Spokane County Superior Court judgeship is partly about the race itself. Jocelyn Cook, who is vying to unseat incumbent Judge Tony Hazel in the November election, …