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Concern mounts over Togo elections after violence

Lom - International observers on Thursday raised concerns about violence in Togo before elections later this month, which the government has said will go ahead despite the unrest and an opposition boycott.

Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence

Dhaka - Bangladesh's election campaign turned violent Tuesday with scores injured at political rallies across the country, as police fired pellet guns into crowds and stick-wielding mobs attacked rival candidates.

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Dhaka - Bangladesh's opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election.

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Dhaka - Bangladesh cricket superstar Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter politics as the "need of the hour" after angering some fans by contesting upcoming elections.

Vote or get this: Trump appears on French election posters

Strasbourg - US President Donald Trump has popped up in the French city of Strasbourg, on posters reminding voters of what is at stake in elections for the European Parliament next year.

French prosecutors open inquiry into Macron campaign financing

Paris - Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the origins of thousands of euros donated to President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign last year, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

Nigeria's pro-business opposition leader launches campaign

Lagos - Nigeria's opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential campaign on Monday vowing to create millions of jobs to tackle rising inequality and insecurity in Africa's top oil producer.

Key Israel minister says not quitting, reducing possibility of snap polls

Jerusalem - A key Israeli minister said Monday he would not quit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government for now despite sharp disagreements, making snap polls less likely.

Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox groups in line for Jerusalem mayor

Jerusalem - A candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups is in line to become Jerusalem mayor after a runoff vote for Israeli local elections, results showed Wednesday.

Fiji poll to test PM's jump from coup chief to climate 'butt-kicker'

Suva - Fiji's former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is overwhelming favourite to win an election in the Pacific island nation this week, after transforming himself from coup leader to climate change campaigner.

Florida headed for recounts as Republican challenger sues

Washington - Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

Review: John Mellencamp makes a difference with 'Eyes On The Prize' song Special

On November 6, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp released "Eyes On The Prize," which coincided with Election Day.

Glitz, choppers: Madagascar politicians splurge on campaigns

Antananarivo - Grand firework displays, giant screens and chartered helicopters -- leading contenders in Madagascar's elections on Wednesday have been battling to outdo each other with extravagant campaigning in stark contrast to the deep poverty of voters.

Republican Muslim hoping for US Congress seat in Trump era

San Diego - Omar Qudrat denies any contradiction in his being both a Muslim and a Republican in the era of President Donald Trump.

Afghans risk their lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll

Kandahar - Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.

Afghans risk their lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll

Kandahar - Afghans will risk their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.

Hesse state poll threatens second blow to weakened Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faces a second regional election in as many weeks set to inflict more pain on her shaky coalition and strengthen centrifugal forces that could yet tear it apart.

US renews call on Pakistan to cut off extremists

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday renewed calls on Pakistan to curb extremists fighting in Afghanistan, saying Washington was holding its uneasy war partner accountable.

Afghan officials vow to probe chaotic legislative vote

Kabul - Embattled Afghan election officials on Monday vowed to investigate the mishandling of the weekend's problem-plagued legislative ballot, as voters prepare to wait weeks for the results.

Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

Kabul - Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election's second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers and eroding hopes for credible results after a ballot marred by deadly violence.

Hundreds of Afghan polling centres open for second day of voting

Kabul - Hundreds of Afghan polling centres opened Sunday for a second day of voting in a chaotic legislative election marred by deadly violence and technical glitches that have eroded its credibility.

Local votes pit Polish nationalists against liberals in key test

Warsaw - Poles vote for mayors and regional councils in local elections on Sunday pitting centrist opposition candidates against the governing nationalists whose controversial judicial reforms have put Poland on a collision course with the European Union.

Nearly 170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan elections

Kabul - Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, official figures showed, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late -- or not at all -- due to technical glitches and lack of s...

Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls

Kabul - Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on Saturday as voters turn out for the long-delayed legislative election across the war-torn country that the Taliban has vowed to attack.

Poland's nationalists face key test in local election

Warsaw - Poles vote Sunday in local elections seen as a key test for the country's controversial nationalist governing party as it gears up for EU and legislative elections next year.

Afghan-style democracy faces test in legislative election

Kabul - At least 10 election candidates have been killed, thousands of polling centres closed, and many voters are likely to stay home due to the threat of militant attacks.This is democracy, Afghanistan style.

'Price of democracy': Afghans risking their lives to vote

Kabul - From a university student to a middle-aged housewife, Afghans planning to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election say they are willing to risk their lives for democracy.

Maldives judges hear strongman's election challenge

Colombo - Maldives judges on Sunday heard a petition by strongman president Abdulla Yameen to have his recent election defeat annulled, potentially triggering US sanctions and plunging the archipelago into fresh turmoil.

Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government.

US warns Maldives leader against underming vote result

Colombo - The United States warned Saturday that action could be taken against outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen if he seeks to overturn his election defeat.
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