a candidate from france's conservative ump party has won a by-election, squeezing socialist president francois holland's parliamentary majority to just three seats.
haitians have taken to the streets of port-au-prince calling for the resignation of president michel martelly and fresh elections amid growing political anger in the caribbean nation. an estimated 5,000 people marched through the centre of the capital to protest against what they claim is a lack of action by authorities to alleviate hunger and tackle a cholera epidemic.
the leader of serbia's ruling centre-right progressive party (sns) has claimed victory after 70 percent of votes are counted. aleksandar vucic - a onetime ultra-nationalist - looks set for a landslide after pledging tough economic reforms and a route into the european union.
a woman threw white powder, apparently flour, on the leading candidate in france's presidential elections during a campaign appearance. the woman ran to the side of the podium where socialist francois hollande stood. bodyguards who jumped in to protect hollande also got under dusting.
greece intends to ask for a six month extension of its loan agreement with the eurozone today but ministers stressed it would not be the same as the current bailout agreement.
european union leaders have met for the first time since voters stunned several member nations with their support for populist and far-right parties. at an informal summit in brussels after the recent parliamentary elections, the 28 have agreed to look at ways of winning back public confidence.
elections took place in rwanda. were they free and fair? critics say -- probably not. jim clancy reports.
polling stations have now closed in tunisia's historic presidential election. this is the first ever ballot to directly elect the country's leader and is a major step on the road to full democracy.
international monitors have strongly criticised tajikistan's presidential poll in which incumbent imomali rakhmon was reelected with a landslide. a lack of pluralism and genuine choice were highlighted by observers from the organisation for security and cooperation in europe.
voters have been going to the polls in croatia to choose their next president amid a severe economic crisis. incumbent ivo josipovic, a classical music composer who's supported by the ruling social democrats, is seen as the frontrunner for the largely ceremonial post. but a run-off is likely - with josipovic probably going up against kolinda grabar-kitarovic, a former foreign minister, ambassador to washington and nato official.
hungary's new parliament has met for the first time since the april 6 election returned fidesz to power for a second consecutive term with a two thirds majority.
alduy : jean-paul alduy, le sénateur-maire de perpignan, dont l'élection aux dernières municipales a été invalidée par le tribunal administratif dans le cadre de la fraude dite de la 'chaussette', vient de déposer officiellement son appel devant le con
mauritania goes to the polls on saturday in a presidential election expected to be easily won by the incumbent mohamed ould abdel aziz. his biggest challenge...
campaigning has come to an end in colombia's second round presidental election. it's proven to be a tough battle between president juan manuel santos and opposition challenger oscar ivan zuluaga. market friendly santos has received criticism for the slow progress made in peace talks with farc rebels and for offering them too many concessions.
india's marathon general election is finally drawing to a close after voting in varanasi. forty one seats are up for grabs in utter pradesh, bihar and west bengal.
mısır'da yapılan cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerinde, resmi olmayan sonuçlara göre general abdülfettah sisi ipi açık ara farkla önde göğüsledi. sisi'nin oyların yüzde 96'sından fazlasını aldığı, rakibi hamdin sabbahi'nin ise yüzde 3'te kaldığı belirtildi. bu sonuçların ardından sisi taraftarları gece boyunca meydanlarda kutlamalar yaptı:
luxembourg's long-standing prime minister jean-claude juncker has met with the grand duke to make an official request for elections.
in ukraine the ruling party of president viktor yanukovich appears to have come out of the country's parliamentary elections in the lead according to exit polls.
australia's conservatives are celebrating after their leader tony abbott was swept into office after six years in opposition.
counting is underway in south africa's general election after the country's ındependent electoral commission (iec) declared voting had gone smoothly and without incident.
hassan rohani's first press conference ended abruptly when a man in the audience sprang up and shouted a slogan in support of a jailed politician.
in the first round of afghanistan’s presidential elections (held on april 6), afghans went to the polls in defiance of threats from the taliban to disrupt the run-off vote on saturday 14 june. we discussed this with interior minister mohammed omar daudzai.
el salvador has sworn in a new president. he's the left-wing rebel leader salvador sanchez ceren. the 69-year-old is the first former guerrilla to lead his country following his narrow second round runoff win in march.
eleven afghan civilians have had a finger cut off by the taliban as a punishment for voting in this weekend’s presidential run-off.more than 40 people have died and 70 others wounded in election-related violence.before the poll the taliban had proclaimed it a sham and had threatened to disrupt the process.one victim said he had voted to choose a president but was then kidnapped and had his finger chopped off.a local doctor said their fingers, which had been marked with the special election ink to show they had voted were amputated with a sharp cutter without any local anesthetic.both presidential candidates claim to be leading the contest but both say they are concerned about fraud.
manual recounts for all votes from baghdad province have begun. cnn's mohammed jamjoom reports.
protest voting in italy has created a new political landscape and pushed the country towards deadlock.
turkish prime minister ahmet davutoglu said on sunday that the ak party was the clear winner in the country's parliamentary election. he vowed to take all necessary measures to prevent harm to turkey's political stability.
the greek cypriot part of cyprus appeared satisfied with the result of round one of turkish cypriot elections. the internationally recognized cypriot government is officially distancing itself from the vote but hopes peace negotiations will soon continue on the divided island.
as the largest minority group in the united states comprising 16.4 percent of the population, the latino community is having an increasingly significant influence on a broad range of economic, cultural and political issues and, most recently, has become a key focus of attention for the national media and political leaders related to the presidential election and the latino votes potential to sway its outcome.
you could be forgiven for thinking her campaign for the presidency had already begun! the buzz around hillary clinton's new memoir is boosting talk of a bid for the white house in 2016.
greece's left-wing syriza party has maintained a steady lead in the polls ahead of election time. party leader alexis tsipras toned down rhetoric critical of european task-masters. on one hand he suggested that if syriza's popularity resulted in its forming a government, it would not surprise markets with an immediate default.
over 61.8 million people are eligible to vote in germany's parliamentary elections, with polls stations open until 8pm tonight. chancellor angela merkel's christian democrats look set to take the largest chunk of the votes, however to form a government she's going to need to find a partner and that might prove tricky. her current coalition partner, the free democrats could fail to get enough seats in the bundestag.
following a dismal fourth place showing in germany's general election, three senior members of the green party are to quit. along with juergen trittin, claudia roth and renate kuenast have announced their resignations. the writing was on the wall when the party said a "fresh start" was needed. however katrin göring-eckardt, who was one of the faces of the greens election campaign, will be bidding for a top job.
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saakashvili had already packed his things to move out of the presidential palace ahead of the election, since a third term in office was out of the question. what will the very pro-western page-turner be remembered for?
the jackal, once viewed as anubis the egyptian god of embalming & the underworld (who had a jackals head on a mans body), and now as seen as a scavenger or a nuisance animal and is killed.
early elections in japan are looking more likely with a senior ruling mp appearing to confirm rising speculation in the country. there is no word from the japanese prime minister himself, but there have been mounting indications of an early ballot in the media.
the eu elections have kicked off with british and dutch voters the first to cast their ballots. voting will be taking place in each of the 28 member states between thursday and sunday. in the uk voters have been choosing the 73 meps who will represent them for the next five years. local council polls are also taking place in england and northern ireland in what is being seen as the final big test of public opinion ahead of the 2015 general elections.
during the american election jessica yellin was recorded as a hologram and beamed into the studio
after what was seen as a test of his popularity, turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan has claimed victory in local polls. his ıslamist-rooted ak party is on course to win between 43 and 47 percent of the vote.