Showing posts with label elections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elections. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2018

South Korea court hands ex-president Park 8 more years in jail

former President Park Geun-hye
A South Korean court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of funds from the state spy agency and interfering in 2016 parliamentary elections.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

After backlash, Trump says misspoke on Russian election meddling

Trump says misspoke on Russian election meddling
US President Donald Trump has been forced into a public climbdown after a media storm following his seeming defence of Russia over claims of meddling in his country's 2016 elections.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spain's Rajoy to Face Vote of No Confidence over Ruling Party Graft Case

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a vote of no confidence over a graft case involving members of his People's Party (PP) in which a High Court judge also questioned the credibility of his testimony as a witness last year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

US tightens Venezuela sanctions. - 14 mainly Latin American members to recall their ambassadors

14 mainly Latin American members moved to recall their ambassadors
Venezuela faced growing international isolation and a deepening economic crisis Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's contested re-election as the United States tightened the screws on his regime over a "sham" vote.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Maduro wins Venezuelan election branded ‘illegitimate & undemocratic’ by US and opposition

Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela’s electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote over low turnout, irregularities

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote
An Iraqi political coalition, led by Vice President Ayad Allawi, on Sunday called for a re-vote of the May 12 parliamentary election due to low turnout of Iraqi voters and irregularities.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

EU officials urge BiH leaders to compromise on electoral reform

Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn have urged Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) political leaders to reach an agreement regarding electoral reform, a joint statement said on Wednesday.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Italian parties fail to reach deal on government in 2nd round of talks

Italian parties fail to reach deal on government
A second round of talks among Italy's president and political parties failed to produce a deal on the formation of a government, six weeks after inconclusive elections, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswire made available to EFE.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

French Ex-President Sarkozy in Custody in Campaign Funding Probe

French Ex-President Sarkozy
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said.

Friday, March 9, 2018

FARC says not to participate in Colombian presidential election

FARC
Colombia's FARC announced Thursday that it would not contest the upcoming presidential elections in May, given the state of health of its leader and presidential candidate.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Italian right looks to head future government after inconclusive elections

Italian right looks to head future government
The leader of a right-wing Italian party on Monday maneuvered himself to the front of potential candidates for prime minister when he put the onus of forming a government on the center-right coalition his formation now leads, despite the hung parliament result of the country's general elections.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Kremlin Calls US Sanctions Move Attempt to Influence Russian Elections

Kremlin
The Kremlin said on Monday that a new US sanctions report expected to be released imminently was an attempt to influence Russia's presidential election in March, but predicted it would fail to impact the vote.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Italie : Matteo Salvini s'engage à expulser 500 000 migrants clandestins s'il accède au pouvoir

expulser 500 000 migrants clandestins
Les élections générales se tiendront début mars en Italie : le secrétaire fédéral de la Ligue du Nord Matteo Salvini assure que, s'il est élu, il mettra un terme au «désordre» semé par les migrants et en expulsera un demi-million en cinq ans.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Turkish ultranationalists pledge to back Erdogan's presidential candidacy

Turkish ultranationalists
The Turkish ultranationalist formation, Nationalist Movement Party, announced it would support the current head of state in the coming Turkish presidential elections, according to a party announcement on Monday.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Rajoy rules out national election after pro-independence parties win Catalan vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has ruled out calling a national election
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has ruled out calling a national election after Catalan pro-independence parties won a majority in a regional vote, thwarting his bid to resolve the country's biggest political crisis in decades.

Pro-Unity Ciudadanos wins Catalan election but secessionists maintain majority

Pro-Unity Ciudadanos wins Catalan election
The pro-unity Catalan party Ciudadanos (Cs) won the most votes with 25 percent in the snap regional election on Thursday, with 99.5 percent of votes counted.

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