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Sri Lanka police seek help to track rally gunmen

Colombo - Sri Lankan police appealed for information Saturday to track down four gunmen who opened fire at a ruling party rally in the capital, killing a woman and wounding 12 other people.

Deadly shooting at Sri Lanka election rally

Colombo - Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding 12 ruling party activists, police said.

Suu Kyi registers for Myanmar polls as ruling party braces for losses

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered to run for a general election which her party is expected to sweep, as the ruling bloc admitted it was bracing for big losses.

India PM promises billions to Bihar as elections loom

Patna - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took his political campaign to the impoverished state of Bihar, promising billions of dollars for infrastructure projects as he seeks to win support ahead of crucial elections there.

Greek gov't has 'no intention' of calling early election

Atenas - Greece's government has "no intention" of calling early elections while in the throes of finalising a deal with its eurozone partners on a new bailout, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.

Guardiola to stand for Catalan independence in vote: Report

Barcelona - Bayern Munich coach and Barcelona hero Pep Guardiola will make a symbolic stand for election to the Catalan parliament in a campaign for his native region to be independent from Spain, media reported Monday.

Op-Ed: 2015 Canadian election could see big changes

It looks like the looming Canadian federal election will be close. But there may be big changes in the next parliament with a new government in place.

Scramble to fix Myanmar's error-riddled voters roll

Yangon - "Go and check the voters lists" is the persistent refrain of worried opposition activists on a door-to-door campaign in Myanmar, armed with copies of electoral rolls they say are riddled with errors and could deny many the chance to vote in a historic ...

Suu Kyi says opposition to contest Myanmar election

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition would participate in historic polls set for November 8, vowing the party would amend the constitution that bars her from the presidency if it wins.

Myanmar president vows 'free and fair' elections

Yangon - Myanmar's president Thursday reaffirmed his vow to hold a "free and fair" election after the country set the date for what many hope will be the most democratic vote in a generation for the former junta-run nation.

Timeline of major political events in Myanmar

Yangon - As Myanmar announces November 8 as the date for a historic general election, set to be the first contested by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition in a quarter of a century, here is a chronology of key recent political events in the nation:2010-- November 7: ...

Myanmar to hold general election on November 8

Yangon - Myanmar on Wednesday announced November 8 as the date for a historic general election set to be the first contested by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition in a quarter of a century.

Buenos Aires heads to polls for mayoral election

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires began heading to the polls Sunday to vote for a new mayor, with the country's right hoping to retain its stronghold ahead of October's presidential election.

Turkey parliament fails to elect speaker after two votes

Ankara - Turkish lawmakers have failed to elect a new parliamentary speaker at the first two attempts on Tuesday in a key barometer of Turkish politics after the ruling party lost its majority on June 7 elections.

Le Pen announces run for French regional polls

Arras - Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday she would compete in regional elections due later this year considered a key test ahead of presidential polls in 2017.

Denmark's new centre-right government takes power

Copenhage - Lars Lokke Rasmussen was inaugurated as Denmark's new prime minister Sunday, at the head of a minority government made up solely of ministers from his centre-right Venstre party.

Sri Lanka's president sacks parliament: official

Colombo - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of parliament, clearing the way for a snap election 10 months ahead of schedule.

Albanian opposition cries foul in local elections

Tirana - The Albanian opposition condemned what it called voting "irregularities" in local elections Sunday seen as a test of the Balkan country's fragile democracy as it pushes to join the European Union.

Polish opposition leader taps deputy for future prime minister

Varsovia - The leader of Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, created surprise on Saturday by nominating his deputy to become prime minister in the event of a conservative victory in autumn elections.

Burundi opposition denounces election commission

Bujumbura - Burundi's opposition late Friday slammed the election commission for steering the country towards a controversial presidential vote next month, branding it a tool of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party.

Crisis-hit Burundi confirms new dates for controversial elections

Bujumbura - Burundi will go ahead with parliamentary elections on June 29 and a presidential poll on July 15, the presidency announced Wednesday, confirming a delay in the votes caused by weeks of civil unrest.

Coalition or snap polls? Turkey's scenarios after election shock

Istanbul - A coalition or minority government and early elections are all possibilities as Turkey's political forces weigh an unprecedented situation after the ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in legislative elections.

Burundi government calls for 'frank' dialogue with opposition

Bujumbura - An aide to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday called for "a frank and constructive dialogue" with the opposition, who have driven weeks of street protests against his bid to stand for a third term.

Sweet 16: The many Republicans on the White House trail

Washington - In 2008, there were 10 Republicans and eight Democrats competing to succeed George W. Bush in the White House.

Sanders enters U.S. presidential race

Washington - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor.

Putin wants 'constructive' Poland ties after Duda presidential win

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.

Notley packs room with final pre-election rally Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's NDP, drew a crowd of over 1,000 to the Kingsway Ramada on May 3 for the "Rally for Change."

France must not 'fall into the hands of the National Front': PM

Lisbon - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that nuclear-armed France must not fall into the hands of the National Front, during an interview on Portuguese TV.

Hungary's Jobbik seeks to shun racist image ahead of poll

Hungary - Once considered a far-right fringe party, Hungary's Jobbik is seeking to clean up its racist image and move towards the centre in an effort to challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz.

Spain's PM Rajoy to stand for re-election

Madrid - Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he will seek re-election in this year's national polls, despite facing criticism after his party was trounced in a key regional vote last month.
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