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Chavism prevails against fractured Venezuela opposition

Caracas - A landslide win in regional elections against a fractured opposition shows that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro prevails in Venezuela despite an economy in shreds and months of protests, analysts said.

Populists set to thrash traditional parties in Czech vote

Prague - The Czech populist movement, ANO, led by a billionaire dubbed as the "Czech Trump", is the clear favourite in a general election on Friday and Saturday where the traditional parties are set to take a thrashing.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief said Tuesday the country would hold elections in November 2018, more than four years after the military seized power and imposed a blanket ban on politics.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand will hold elections in November 2018, junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Tuesday, a date that will fall more than four years after he seized power in a coup.

Infighting hits hard-right AfD after German vote success

Berlin - The nationalist Alternative for Germany was hit by party infighting Monday, just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she won't join its Bundestag group.

Five challenges facing Japan as Abe calls snap poll

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election, seeking to capitalise on a fractured opposition to win a fourth term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy.

Syria's Kurds poised for vote to cement federal push

Kamishli - Syria's Kurds are poised to hold their first local elections, a move that has annoyed Damascus and Ankara and comes days before a controversial independence referendum by Iraq's Kurds.

Low turnout, fraud claims mar Russia local elections

Moscow - Russians shunned the polls Sunday for local elections which are the last vote before the presidential elections in March next year, with very low turnout rates as the opposition cried foul.

Australia's Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage

Sydney - One of Australia's top Catholics has warned the church's thousands of employees it will only tolerate traditional views on marriage, as the country prepares for a vote on whether gay couples can wed.

Rwanda poll commission confirms Kagame's nearly 99% win

Kigali - Rwanda's electoral commission on Wednesday confirmed President Paul Kagame's overwhelming victory in last week's presidential election, even improving his score slightly to 98.79 percent.

Senegal picks MPs after tense election campaign

Dakar - Senegal's voters are set to elect a new parliament Sunday following campaigning wrought with tensions between the rival coalitions of President Macky Sall, his predecessor and Dakar's detained mayor.

Kenyan MP arrested, again accused of inciting violence

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a lawmaker already accused of inciting violence after he urged people to take land away from white farmers, senior officers said.

Merkel challenger calls for guaranteed public investment

Berlin - Germany should be legally bound to invest in infrastructure, the centre-left challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel at September elections said Sunday.

Merkel in German campaign kick-off pledges full employment

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled an ambitious plan to achieve full employment as part of her hotly favoured bid to win a fourth term in September elections, hitting back at criticism she was simply content to rest on her laurels.

Merkel overshadows party ahead of September election

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday formally launches her campaign to win a fourth term in a September parliamentary election more likely to be decided on personality than policy.

Italy's left fears Berlusconi revival after rightwing parties win big

Rome - Italy's right was celebrating Monday after big victories in local elections, with all eyes on a potential comeback for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi just months before the country holds national elections.

In Mongolia, democracy unfolds in a yurt

- At 6:55 a.m. on Monday, a man in rural Mongolia stood outside a yurt and looked down at his watch. Five minutes remained until presidential election polls opened in the country of just three million wedged between Russia and China.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Washington - The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Merkel waves flag in election battle against populists

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Thursday placed the German flag front and centre in its campaign advertising for September elections, in a bid to snatch back a claim on patriotism from anti-immigration populists.

More women, far younger: France's new MPs

Paris - The French parliament has been transformed by the overwhelming victory of President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party in elections.

French Socialists face 'unprecedented' losses

Paris - For France's Socialists, the pain keeps getting worse. After five years in power under ex-president Francois Hollande, the party now faces a battle to survive after a historic drubbing in parliamentary elections.

French Socialists face 'unprecedented' losses

Paris - The head of the French Socialists admitted his party faced "unprecedented" losses after the country's parliamentary election which could see it lose more than 200 seats.

French legislative elections: what you need to know

Paris - Emmanuel Macron's victory in May's presidential election was a political earthquake for France, and his one-year-old party is now keen to win a strong parliamentary majority to push through reforms.

Final push for votes in Britain's turbulent election campaign

London - Britain on Wednesday hit the final day of campaigning for a general election darkened by jihadist attacks in two cities, leaving forecasters struggling to predict an outcome on polling day.

Britain heads into final day of turbulent election campaign

London - Britain on Wednesday headed into the final day of campaigning for a general election darkened and dominated by jihadist attacks in two cities, leaving forecasters struggling to predict an outcome on polling day.

Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election

Washington - Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump's campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident.

Iran's Rouhani: a moderate cleric open to the world

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May seeks Brexit mandate with Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled her Conservative Party's manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.

May eyes 'Brexit and beyond' in Conservative manifesto

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged voters to "strengthen my hand" in Brexit talks and vowed to cut immigration as she unveiled the Conservative manifesto Thursday ahead of a general election.
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