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Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

Astana - Kazakhstan's ruling party nominated a loyalist to the country's longtime leader as its presidential candidate on Tuesday, setting the stage for a smooth handover of power in the Central Asian nation.

New premier of Canada's Alberta to roll back environmental protections

Ottawa - The new conservative leader of Canada's oil-rich Alberta province said Wednesday he will nix its carbon tax, opening up a new battlefront with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of October national elections.

Poroshenko seeks votes in West Ukraine in election run-off

Zhidachev - Facing a potentially huge defeat in a run-off vote on Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is fighting to close the gap by winning votes in the country's largely conservative Western regions and expanding his appeal elsewhere.

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

New Delhi - Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.

The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India's election

Mathura - Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.This election will be Baba's 17th on the ballot.

Indonesia 'money politics' greases election machine

Bogor - When Indonesian authorities arrested a politician with some 400,000 cash-filled envelopes, it was a stark reminder that a long-time election staple is alive and well in the corruption-riddled country -- vote buying.

Brexit axe looms for British office-holders in France

Rennes - After Britain leaves the European Union some 900 Britons serving on local councils in France will also have to give up their seat at the table.

Foreign interference in Canadian election 'very likely', says minister

Dinard - Canada's foreign minister warned Friday that outside interference in the country's upcoming parliamentary election was "very likely"."We are very concerned.

Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election

New Delhi - WhatsApp launched a hotline Tuesday allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.

Facebook to deploy new transparency tools ahead of European elections

Paris - Facebook announced on Friday changes to the way political advertisements are handled on the social media site ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections.

India seizes cash, drugs and booze worth $70mn in pre-vote crackdown

New Delhi - Indian authorities have seized more than $70 million worth of cash, booze and illegal drugs under special laws designed to curb vote buying during the world's biggest election, officials said Tuesday.

Turkey's ex-premier squares up for Istanbul election battle

Istanbul - If former Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim wants a reminder of how much he needs to win as Istanbul mayor in this month's election, he just has to listen to his boss.

In Ukraine race, some call for close ties with arch-foe Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian economist Yevgeniya Gorobey will vote for a pro-Moscow candidate in next week's presidential poll even though Russia annexed Crimea and fuelled a separatist uprising in the ex-Soviet country's east."What is the most important thing right now?...

Netanyahu says to sue main election challengers for libel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Friday he is suing his main election rivals for libel, over their comments alleging grave misconduct linked to the purchase of submarines from Germany.

Thailand's possible prime ministers

Bangkok - An athletic billionaire, a marijuana advocate, a gruff coup leader, and a candidate jokingly labelled the "strongest man on earth". The 68 candidates for prime minister in Thailand's upcoming election on March 24 have diverse platforms and backgrounds....

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

Kabul - War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held.

Violence in DRC after president's party crushing senate defeat

Apo - A police officer was killed in DR Congo on Saturday as violence broke out after the crushing defeat of new President Felix Tshisekedi's party in the previous day's senate election.

S.Africa's Zuma won't seek MP seat, party list shows

Johanesburg - Former South African president Jacob Zuma will not seek a place in parliament in the May 8 elections, the ruling party has said, surprising those who expected him to try to stage a comeback.

Brazilians mark Marielle Franco murder a year on

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marked the first anniversary of the murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco on Thursday with flowers, candles and protest banners, just days after the arrest of two police officers suspected of killing her.

War-displaced Ukrainians struggle to get their vote

Ukraine - Natalya Nikitchenko was forced to flee the war in eastern Ukraine: now, like more than a million others, she is battling to get her vote in this month's presidential election.

'Key conspirator' of Kashmir attack shot dead: Indian police

Srinagar - Indian police said Monday that one of the "key conspirators" behind a suicide attack that killed at least 40 troops in Kashmir had died in a shootout with government forces.

Swiss court receives petition to protect Bouteflika from entourage

Geneva - A lawyer acting on behalf of an unnamed Algerian citizen has filed a petition with a Swiss court requesting that Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in Switzerland for medical treatment, be placed under a trusteeship for his own protection.

Algeria opposition figure arrested at Bouteflika's hospital

Geneva - Algerian businessman Rachid Nekkaz was arrested at a hospital in Geneva on Friday after demanding access to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who is being treated at the facility.

Italy's Democratic Party leans left under new leader Zingaretti

Rome - Supporters of Italy's fractured centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday elected Nicola Zingaretti as new leader, an ex-communist son of a bank manager who will now take on the ruling populist coalition led by the far-right Lega.

Italy chooses centre-left leader to battle populists

Rome - Supporters of Italy's fractured centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) choose a new leader on Sunday who they hope can take on the ruling populist coalition led by the far-right Lega.

Hungary announces end of anti-Juncker poster campaign

Budapest - Hungary's government announced Saturday that it would end a controversial poster campaign accusing US philanthropist George Soros and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker of supporting illegal migration.

Embattled Australian PM loses two more ministers

Sydney - Australia's defence minister and his deputy both announced they were quitting politics on Saturday, bringing to five the number of cabinet members retiring as Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads into a fraught election.

Young Erdogan aims to emulate famous namesake in Turkey vote

Kayseri - Recep Tayyip's father had big ambitions for his son. Already bearing the family name Erdogan, his father called him Recep Tayyip after Turkey's president hoping his son would emulate his idol's success.

Council of Europe says keep Russia in bloc to fight fake news

Apo - Russia should remain a member of Europe's rights body so that it can be subject to future rules outlawing the spreading of disinformation, the head of the bloc said on Tuesday.
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