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Maldives police raid opposition on eve of election

Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to …

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali’s opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing …

Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry …

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. …

Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging irregularities and calling for a …

Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

Zimbabwean soldiers were searching parts of the capital for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election, the main opposition party said Saturday, as elsewhere mourners gathered for a victim …

Zimbabwe opposition leader says vote was stolen by Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday forcefully rejected the narrow election win of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as fraudulent, calling it a vote “stolen from the people.”

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Zimbabwe rallies one more time before historic election

Zimbabwe’s president promised a “thunderous victory” and his main challenger told him “bye-bye” as they rallied supporters one last time ahead of Monday’s election in a country seeking to move …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Ex-rebel looks to defy odds in Colombia presidential race

Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia’s presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.

UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia’s next president

Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former Colombian president, was poised Sunday to become the country’s next president after promising to roll back a still fragile peace …

Turkish opposition parties form alliance before June 24 vote

Four opposition parties in Turkey announced a political alliance Saturday ahead of the country’s June 24 national election, aiming to mount a meaningful challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Montenegro vote tests popularity of pro-Western leader

Montenegro is holding a presidential election this weekend that will test the popularity of long-time leader Milo Djukanovic, who defied Russia to lead the Balkan country into NATO last year.

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

Sierra Leone votes in delayed runoff presidential election

Voting appeared to be peaceful on Saturday in Sierra Leone’s runoff presidential election, which had been delayed by a few days after a court challenge of the first round.

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term

Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing …

Putin urges high voter turnout ahead of Russian election

President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

U.S. Soccer reboots, elects Carlos Cordeiro president

Carlos Cordeiro insists he’s the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men’s national team failed to qualify for this year’s …

Maldives president says he’s willing to hold early election

The president of the Maldives said Saturday that he was willing to hold an early presidential election to allow voters to decide who they want to lead the Indian Ocean …

Celebrity injects glamour in Russian election

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top foe in next month’s election isn’t a candidate; it’s public apathy. But he has one rival who could draw voters to the polls: celebrity TV …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Finland’s president skates to overwhelming re-election win

Finland’s incumbent president barreled toward re-election Sunday as returns from the Nordic country showed him with more than five times as much voter support than his closest challenger.

Cyprus president set to face leftist independent in runoff

The president of Cyprus appeared headed for a runoff election with a left-wing independent candidate after a first-round vote Sunday in which no candidate was likely to receive an outright …

Venezuela opposition rejoins talks as presidency vote looms

Negotiators for Venezuela’s opposition say they will return to the negotiating table next week as international pressure mounts on President Nicolas Maduro’s government over its decision to push up presidential …

Pro-Russia incumbent wins Czech presidential election

The Czech Republic’s pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Former soccer star Weah poised to win Liberia’s presidency

Former international soccer star George Weah was poised to win Liberia’s presidency with a significant lead and more than 98 percent of votes counted, according to provisional results released Thursday, …

Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election.

Liberia to choose between soccer star, VP in Tuesday runoff

Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa’s first female head of state.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Honduras president edges into lead, vote count delayed again

Officials late Wednesday again delayed the announcement of final returns from Honduras’ presidential election, while the main opposition candidate vowed not to recognize the official count after the latest partial …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Kenya’s vote dispute simmers, though opposition areas calmer

Kenyan opposition areas were calmer Saturday, a day after the country’s election commission postponed voting in four restive counties where deadly clashes between police and protesters have occurred. It was …

Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

Kenyan police fired rifles and tear gas Thursday to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters ahead of a fresh presidential election, a witness said.