Recent News Headlines : Election

BRAZILIAN CONGRESS APPROVES ELECTORAL REFORM IN TIME FOR 2018 ELECTIONS


The Brazilian Congress managed to approve a complex and controversial electoral reform Thursday in time for the measures to be in effect for the 2018 general elections... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 0

DFS PROFITS SLUMP AMID CHALLENGING MARKET


The company booked a 22.3 percent fall in pre-tax profits to ?50.1 million in the year to July 29, while revenue edged up just 0.9 percent to ?762.7 million... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S CONGRESS SETS UP FUND TO COVER LACK OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE


The sprawling Car Wash graft investigation that convicted dozens of executives from Brazil's main contractor companies has shut down the flow of undeclared payments to politicians... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 68

RUSSIA-TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUSION AN 'OPEN' ISSUE


Warner and Burr urged American election officials and political campaigns to take the threat of Russian interference seriously... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 411

HEAD OF US SENATE INTELLIGENCE PANEL SAYS RUSSIA-TRUMP CAMPAIGN COLLUSION ISSUE STILL OPEN


Warner and Burr urged American election officials and political campaigns to take the threat of Russian interference seriously... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 422

KENYAN POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AT OPPOSITION PROTESTERS


The nationwide demonstrations were called by Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, on Thursday... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 68

CATALANS LINE UP BEFORE DAWN AT POLLING STATIONS DESPITE SPANISH GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO SHUT DOWN INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Spanish authorities have sent thousands of its own police to the region, as local Catalan officers refuse to use force on voters... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1054

SPAIN HAS CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE TECHNOLOGY DISMANTLED


Earlier, Spain's foreign minister said the Catalan regional government's plan to hold an independence referendum was a mockery of democracy... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 2

RUTH DAVIDSON'S SCOTTISH TORIES 'CAN SHOW UK PARTY HOW TO BEAT JEREMY CORBYN'


Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Tories can show the UK party how to beat Jeremy Corbyn by winning back younger voters, David Mundell has argued... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 241

THREATENED BY MADRID REFERENDUM IS GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE


BARCELONA -- Catalonia's independence referendum is no longer about whether Catalans want statehood but whether they will be able to vote on Sunday at all... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 938

JAPAN PM ABE DISSOLVES LOWER HOUSE, CALLS SNAP ELECTION


Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 18

MARK ZUCKERBERG HITS BACK AT DONALD TRUMP'S CLAIM THAT FACEBOOK IS ANTI-TRUMPA


In a post published on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said both sides of the debate were angry at him... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 208

TRUMP-BACKED CANDIDATE LOSES TO FIREBRAND JURIST ROY MOORE IN GOP PRIMARY RUNOFF IN ALABAMA


Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by President Donal... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 0

IRISH ABORTION REFERENDUM DUE TO BE HELD NEXT SUMMER, LEO VARADKAR ANNOUNCES


A referendum on abortion rights in Ireland will likely be held next summer, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 95

AFD MAY SHIFT RIGHTWARD AFTER FRAUKE PETRY'S DECISION


The Alternative for Germany AfD party will adopt an increasingly right-wing approach as it prepares to enter the German parliament for the first time, experts say... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 401

'STITCH-UP' CLAIM AS BREXIT KEPT OFF LABOUR CONFERENCE AGENDA


Paul Waugh Labour conference will debate Brexit on Monday but without a vote on any controversial motions... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1219

KENYA POLICE ORDERED TO INVESTIGATE ELECTION OFFICIALS


A fresh presidential election between Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga is due on October 26... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1336

DISPATCH FROM COLOGNE: HAS ANGELA MERKEL WEATHERED THE STORM OF THE MIGRANT CRISIS?


Salah Mustafa does not have a vote in Germany rsquo's general election on Sunday... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 69

IN PAKISTAN, ONCE-FRINGE ISLAMIST RADICALS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY INTO MAINSTREAM POLITICS


The issue already is raising official hackles and disputes here because of the Trump administration's accusations that Pakistan is providing sanctuary for anti-Afghan militant groups... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 557

21 STATES' ELECTION SYSTEM TARGETED, WISCONSIN OFFICIAL SAYS


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified states of the attempted breaches on Friday, said Michael Haas, director of the Wisconsin Elections Commission... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4766

WISCONSIN ELECTIONS COMMISSION TO DISCUSS TRUMP DATA REQUEST


Wisconsin elections officials have not yet answered seven questions the presidential commission sent in June... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 0

KENYA SETS RERUN OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOR OCT. 26; QUESTIONS REMAIN ON FAIRNESS OF PROCESS


The Supreme Court declared President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election null and void on Sept. 1 after hearing a legal challenge filed by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 0

KENYA'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS MOVED TO OCTOBER 26


Kenya's electoral commission says it has moved the date of the country's repeat presidential elections to October 26... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 527

SPANISH RAID DEALS BLOW TO CATALAN VOTE


However, the vice-president of the Catalan government, Oriol Junqueras, went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to appeal against the decision... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 618

GERMANY SEES NO SIGN OF CYBER ATTACK BEFORE SEPT. 24 ELECTION


French and U.S. officials also said Moscow sought to influence their elections... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 0

FAR RIGHT MAKES MOST NOISE ON TWITTER IN GERMAN ELECTION


Her own Christian Democrats, polling around 36 percent, only accounted for 18 percent of political chatter on Twitter... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 123

THE LOBBYING ACT IS STIFLING CHARITIES. BUT THE TORIES DON'T SEEM TO CARE


Proposed reforms to the gagging law were a chance for the government to offer an olive branch to the third sector. But ministers passed it up... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 242

THE LEFTY ATTORNEYS GENERAL'S OBSESSIVE WAR ON TRUMP


And he's open about that The morning after Trump's 2016 win, New York Magazine reported, He told his staff to ... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 82

ANALYSIS | ANGELA MERKEL IS GOING TO WIN REELECTION. THAT MAY NOT BE GOOD.


Chancellor Angela Merkel is well on course to securing a fourth term as the leader of her country in parliamentary elections Sept. 24... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 480

U.S. ELECTION AGENCY SEEKS COMMENT AFTER FACEBOOK CITES RUSSIAN ADS


The rules generally do not apply to political ads on Facebook and Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google, which years ago sought exemptions from the commission... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 228

Trending News Headlines : Election

KENYA SUPREME COURT ANNULS RESULT OF PRESIDENTIAL POLLS


Kenya's Supreme Court has nullified the result of the August 8 presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 15733

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVERSES POSITION TO SUPPORT OHIO PURGING INACTIVE VOTERS IN HIGH-PROFILE CASE


Civil rights groups last year challenged Ohio's process, arguing that such purges are prohibited under the National Voter Registration Act... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 9933

UHURU KENYATTA WINS KENYA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of the country's presidential election amid allegations of voting fraud by the opposition... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 5445

KENYA SUPREME COURT ANNULS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS IN FIRST FOR AFRICA


The 4-to-2 court ruling came in response to a petition filed by challenger Raila Odinga, 72, who alleged widespread fraud in the election... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 4183

SOUTH KOREA'S SPY AGENCY ADMITS TRYING TO RIG ELECTION


South Korea's spy agency has admitted it engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential elections... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 3408

KENYA ELECTION 2017: PRESIDENT KENYATTA URGES PEACEFUL VOTE


Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed for calm in a televised speech on the eve of the country's general election... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 3190

ELECTION OFFICIAL 'TORTURED AND MURDERED' BEFORE VOTE


Mysterious attack Msando's death follows a mysterious attack at the home of deputy president William Ruto on Saturday in Eldoret, northwest of Nairobi... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 2963

B.C. LIBERAL TACTICS SET UP DIFFICULT DECISION FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR


It's either the shortest duration between elections ever... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 2799

54A YEARS AFTER 'I HAVE A DREAM' SPEECH, VOTING RIGHTS REMAIN UNDER ASSAULT


Instead, many are on an obsessive hunt to eradicate phantom problems, such as supposedly massive fraud by non-citizens and people voting in two states... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 2784

FRANCE'S MARINE LE PEN CHARGED OVER FUNDING SCANDAL


French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2412

KENYA'S ODINGA TO CHALLENGE KENYATTA'S VICTORY IN COURT


Kenya's opposition will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory at the Supreme Court, opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 2392

VENEZUELA POLL TURNOUT FIGURES 'MANIPULATED BY AT LEAST 1M VOTES'


Election company Smartmatic casts doubt on outcome of vote for constituent assembly to write a new constitution... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 2384

US IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELAN LEADER NICOLAS MADURO


It has refused to recognise the election, and called for more protests later on Monday... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 2264

KENYA ELECTION RETURNS WERE HACKED OPPOSITION LEADER SAYS


Given Kenya's history of postelection violence, Mr. Odinga's comments renewed fears of deadly unrest, although he asked supporters to remain calm... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 2253

GERMANY VOTES TO LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DESPITE MERKEL'S THUMBS DOWN


German lawmakers have voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her longstanding position... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2164

KENYANS VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AMID FEARS OF VIOLENCE


In 2013, Mr. Kenyatta won by a margin so tiny that Mr. Odinga asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the election, although his effort was unsuccessful... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 2024

WOMAN SHOT DEAD IN VENEZUELA VOTING QUEUE


They also fear that the constituent assembly would further weaken the National Assembly, Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislative body... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1933

FORMER CLINTON AND ROMNEY CAMPAIGN CHIEFS JOIN FORCES TO FIGHT ELECTION HACKING


The project is bringing together key political players and experts in national security and the tech sector to attack the problem... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 1880

CORPORATE CASH COULD HELP REPUBLICANS KEEP CONTROL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS, INFLUENCE REDISTRICTING


A notable special election for the Florida state senate has also drawn significant attention... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 1497

ELECTION CHIEF ADMITS HACKING ATTEMPT WAS MADE


Kenya's electoral commission chairman has admitted the election commission's database was the target of an unsuccessful hacking attempt... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1386

FRANCE: JEAN-LUC MELENCHON READY TO STAND UP TO MACRON


Pierre Gattaz, head of the French business leaders' organisation Medef, dismissed the idea of Melenchon leading any kind of credible opposition to Macron... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1111

MACRON'S CENTRIST PARTY WINS ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN FRENCH LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS


The conservatives are expected to win 126 seats, the former ruling Socialist Party 46 seats, the far-left 26 seats and the far-right eight seats in a new-look legislature... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 1103

MACRON'S CENTRIST PARTY WINS ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN FRENCH LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS


The conservatives are expected to win 126 seats, the former ruling Socialist Party 46 seats, the far-left 26 seats and the far-right eight seats in a new-look legislature... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 1103

MACRON'S CENTRIST PARTY WINS ABSOLUTE MAJORITY IN FRENCH LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS


The conservatives are expected to win 126 seats, the former ruling Socialist Party 46 seats, the far-left 26 seats and the far-right eight seats in a new-look legislature... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 1103

PRESIDENT KENYATTA TAKES EARLY LEAD AGAINST ODINGA


President Kenyatta leading Raila Odinga as almost two thirds of polling stations report results of hard-fought contest... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 1094

KENYA TO HOLD FRESH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 17


OPINION Why did Kenya's Supreme Court annul the elections?... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 1074

MERKEL LEADING IN POLLS OVER SCHULZ AFTER TV DEBATE


Members of Merkel's party feted the results, with Julia Kloeckner tweeting Angela Merkel Stateswoman... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 958

MADURO CLAIMS CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY ELECTION VICTORY


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in an election to pick a controversial new constitution-writing body that prompted deadly violence and international condemnation... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 931

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA IS DECLARED VICTOR OF KENYAN ELECTION


Since Tuesday's election, Mr. Odinga has claimed that election commission servers had been hacked to award Mr. Kenyatta a 10-point lead... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 805

KENYATTA VOWS TO 'FIX' COURT AS WIN QUASHED


Kenya election Kenyatta vows to 'fix' court as win quashed... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 700


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