Stories tagged: presidential election
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed election marked by violence; challenger loses in hometown.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is making her first visit to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, testing how her brand of fiery liberalism plays in the nation’s premier …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
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. …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
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’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.
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.
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 …
Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
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 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.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
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 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.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
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 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, …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
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 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.