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Both sides claiming victory in Honduras presidential vote

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras’ dominant political parties proved unwilling to resist declaring their candidates victorious late Sunday despite electoral officials’ orders, while at some polling sites voters remained in line as partisan crowds tussled over when to cut off voting.

Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary vote boosts president’s clout

MOSCOW — Kyrgyzstan held a parliamentary election Sunday just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation and voters backed parties supporting the country's new president, according to early results.

Amid riots, France to consider some autonomy for Guadeloupe

LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe — France’s government is offering to discuss some autonomy for the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which has been wracked by virus-related rioting and strikes that reflect long-running frustrations over inequality with the French mainland.

New maps spark debate over majority-minority districts

DETROIT — Adam Hollier is a lieutenant in the Army Reserves, a paratrooper, Detroit native, a Democrat and a Black man. He is also a state senator who represents a majority-Black district that stretches across the northeastern edge of his economically battered and resilient hometown. That critical mass of Black voters, Hollier argues, ensures he has a chance to be elected and give voice to people who have long been ignored by the political system.

Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya's top electoral body said Wednesday that the son and onetime heir apparent of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is disqualified from running in presidential elections that are supposed to take place next month.

City Council cuts Seattle police budget, drawing criticism

The Seattle City Council has approved a 2022 budget that cuts police department spending from previous years, drawing criticism from people who say city voters earlier this month endorsed more spending on public safety.

Far-right lawmaker, ex-protester to meet in Chilean runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile — Two onetime outsiders hailing from opposite extremes of the political spectrum received the most votes Sunday in Chile’s presidential election but failed to garner enough support for an outright win, setting up a polarizing runoff in the region’s most advanced economy.

Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye

CARACAS, Venezuela — Under the scrutiny of international observers, Venezuelans cast ballots for thousands of local races Sunday in an election that for the first time in four years included major opposition participation, a move that divided the already fractured bloc adversarial to President Nicolás Maduro.

Joe Biden’s political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024

“Democrats are concerned,” former state House Speaker Steve Shurtleff, a longtime Biden supporter who attended the ceremony, told The Associated Press when asked about Biden’s political standing. “I’m concerned about where we may be in another couple of years when people really start to gear up and start making trips to New Hampshire.”

Republican answers ‘call of duty’ with Biden election job

Washington state's Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the last statewide-elected Republican on the West Coast and as she readies for a new election security job in the Biden administration she says she'll approach it with her core philosophy: "Party politics aren’t as important as our country’s elections.”