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Guinea president's party wins majority in disputed polls

Conakry - Guinean President Alpha Conde's party won more than two-thirds of the seats in legislative elections held last month that were boycotted by the main opposition, the country's electoral commission said.

Morales pick leads in Bolivia opinion polls

La Paz - The candidate of ex-president Evo Morales' socialist party, Luis Arce, has taken a commanding lead in opinion polls ahead of the May 3 presidential election in Bolivia, a poll published Monday showed.

Fire will not destroy Venezuelan electoral system: official

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral system was damaged but not destroyed after a fire broke out in a warehouse used to store voting equipment, the National Electoral Council said Sunday.

Ethiopia's Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Addis Ababa - Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia's Oromia region.

Ghani secures second term as Afghan president, rival contests results

Kabul - Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as president of Afghanistan on Tuesday, but his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah immediately challenged final election figures and said he was forming his own government.

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: final results

Kabul - Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results of the September 28, 2019 poll released Tuesday by the country's election commission."The election commission... declares Mr Ashraf Ghani, who has won 50.

Russian artist at centre of French sex tape scandal held

Paris - Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

US voices alarm over Guinea referendum

Washington - The United States on Friday voiced alarm over Guinea's plans to hold a constitutional referendum, which the opposition calls a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power.

Malawi braces for ruling on alleged election fraud

Blantyre - Malawi's constitutional court is set to rule next week on whether to annul controversial poll results that saw the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, a verdict widely expected to stoke turmoil.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

Blantyre - Malawi's anti-graft body on Wednesday said it had arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

New York Times endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Washington - The New York Times on Sunday endorsed Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination, its first time choosing two candidates.

Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris - 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity's plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit.

Taiwan candidates court young voters as election looms

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates are waging an all-out charm offensive to woo millions of young people in the lead-up to this weekend's election, conscious their votes could push them over the finish line.

Taiwan election candidates mourn victims of chopper crash

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates paid tribute Saturday to the island's military chief and other officers who perished in a helicopter crash just days before key elections.

Taiwan passes law against China influence ahead of vote

Taipei - Taiwan passed a controversial bill Tuesday aimed at countering China's influence on the self-ruled island, less than two weeks before it goes to the polls to elect a new president.

AI knew early on it was Brexit that did it in the UK election

There was one Twitter feed that was correct in terms of predicting the U.K. election results. This drawn from a sophisticated artificial intelligence technology, which analyzed social media posts, in a different way.

Bolivia to consult UN refugee agency over Morales political activity

La Paz - Bolivia's interim government decided on Thursday to appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in an attempt to stop former president Evo Morales from influencing next year's general election.

Afghanistan poll results expected in coming days: official

Kabul - Preliminary results from Afghanistan's delayed presidential polls will be announced in the coming days, an election official said Thursday, after a main candidate ended his boycott of a recount.

Afghan election challenger allows recount

Kabul - Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah on Friday ended his opposition to a recount in seven provinces after the September 28 election, which has been mired in fraud allegations.

Algeria presidential vote faces brick wall of Berber opposition

Tizi Ouzou - In Algeria's disaffected Kabylie region, the brick has become the symbol of the anti-vote campaign ahead of unpopular presidential elections set for Thursday.

New Zealand to ban big foreign political donations

Wellington - New Zealand moved to ban large foreign political donations and misleading social media advertisements Tuesday amid concerns about offshore interference in next year's general election.

Op-Ed: Which U.K. political party has the best manifesto for science?

With the U.K. General Election edging close, what are the parties saying about science and technology? Which party has the best policies to see the U.K. thrive in a new, potentially post-EU, decade?

Poll shows UK Tories headed for comfortable win

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives are heading for a comfortable win in next month's election, according to a detailed new poll, amid reports Thursday that the rival Labour party is refocusing its strategy.

UK election poll predicts Conservative majority

London - Boris Johnson's Conservative Party would win a comfortable majority in Britain's parliament if the upcoming election were held this week, according to a poll by respected research firm YouGov.

Hong Kong's district polls outcome: what does it mean?

Fpo - Hong Kong voters gave the territory's China-controlled administration a bloody nose in Sunday's local district council elections, a result that pushes the city's months-long political crisis into uncharted territory.

US 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

Taipei - The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan on Friday expressed concern that Beijing was attempting to influence the island's coming elections, days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan presidential candidates welcome Google campaign advert ban

Taipei - Taiwan's presidential candidates on Thursday welcomed a temporary ban imposed by Google on campaign ads, intended to combat disinformation in the run-up to next year's elections.

Sri Lanka author attacked ahead of key polls

Colombo - Armed men stabbed and injured a writer in Sri Lanka on Thursday, a week after he published a book criticising the main opposition candidate at Saturday's presidential polls, police said.

Afghanistan's presidential poll results delayed again

Kabul - Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election have been delayed for a second time, election officials announced Wednesday, a postponement likely to fuel more political uncertainty and fraud allegations.

Afghan chief executive wants halt to election recount

Kabul - Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah called Sunday for a halt to a recount of the recent presidential election, saying he would not accept "fraud-marked" results.
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