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Green surge rattles Macron in French election rout

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron on Monday pledged a raft of new commitments to the environment after his ruling party was routed in local elections marked by spectacular gains for the Greens.

Mongolia's ruling party wins parliamentary election in landslide

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia's ruling party won a landslide election victory to retain an overwhelming majority in parliament -- a reward from voters who approved of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to near-complete results on Thursday.

Mongolians vote in shadow of coronavirus

Ulan Bator - Mongolians headed to the polls on Wednesday with a host of coronavirus safety restrictions in place as debate raged over whether the elections should have been postponed.

Q&A: How private search can curb retargeted political ads Special

For many people, political advertising is a huge privacy concern: candidates are buying data about you that’s culled not only from social media sites but also from your search history, says Robert Beens, CEO of Startpage.

Clashes after Nicaragua's opposition broadens anti-Ortega coalition

Managua - Nicaragua's opposition parties on Tuesday broadened their coalition against the government of President Daniel Ortega to include right-wing parties and former Contra rebels ahead of elections set for next year.

Nicaragua's opposition broadens anti-Ortega coalition

Managua - Nicaragua's opposition parties on Tuesday broadened their coalition against the government of President Daniel Ortega to include right-wing parties and former Contra rebels ahead of elections set for next year.

South Korea's biggest opposition party changes name... again

Seoul - South Korea's main opposition party changed its name for the second time in three years on Monday as it seeks to forge a conservative alliance against left-leaning President Moon Jae-in ahead of April polls.

Venezuela's Maduro says EU, UN can monitor polls

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he was open to allowing United Nations and European Union observers to monitor legislative elections slated for later this year.

Bolivia military 'outraged' over exiled Morales militia claim

La Paz - Bolivia's armed forces hit out at exiled former president Evo Morales on Monday after he said he would introduce armed local militias similar to those in Venezuela if he returns home.

Over 16,000 complaints filed in Afghan presidential polls

Kabul - More than 16,000 complaints have been filed to Afghan election authorities over the handling of this year's presidential polls, officials said Thursday, days after preliminary results put President Ashraf Ghani in place to secure a second term.

Camacho, a leader in Bolivian protests, to seek presidency

La Paz - Luis Fernando Camacho, a leading force behind the ouster of Bolivian president Evo Morales, on Saturday announced his own plans to seek the presidency.

Algerian anti-election marchers vote with their feet

Alger - Algerians are due to elect a new president next month but a huge protest movement bitterly rejects the vote, fearing it will cement in power politicians close to the disgraced old guard.

Bolivia gets back to normal after weeks of unrest

La Paz - Bolivia slowly resumed normal activities on Monday, with schools and businesses reopening after weeks of disruptive protests, as the country prepares for new elections without ex-president Evo Morales.

Bolivia's interim president signs off on new elections

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez signed off on new elections Sunday, in a key step towards ending weeks of unrest and turning the page on Latin American leftist icon Evo Morales.

Center-right victory on hold as Uruguay vote too close to call

Montevideo - Uruguay's presidential election is too close to call and the result will not be known for several days pending a recount, the South American country's electoral court said late Sunday.

Center-right victory on hold as Uruguay vote too close to call

Montevideo - Uruguay's presidential election is too close to call and the result will not be known for several days pending a recount, the South American country's electoral court said late Sunday.

Bolivia's Congress authorizes new elections without Morales

La Paz - Bolivia's Congress approved a bill Saturday that opens the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government met with protesters to end weeks of unrest.

Uruguay prepares to shun left in presidential vote

Montevideo - A conservative opposition candidate is favored to win Uruguay's presidential election run-off Sunday as the South American country prepares to turn its back on the left after 15 years in power.

Bolivia's president asks Congress to approve law for new elections

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked Congress Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the resignation of Evo Morales and the disputed October 20 ballot.

Gas, food running short in Bolivia amid protests

La Paz - Bolivian taxi driver Carlos Lara has spent three nights sleeping in his car at a service station, hoping that gas supplies held up by supporters of ex-president Evo Morales will make it through.

Bolivia leader says elections will be called soon

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president said Sunday she will call new elections soon, as the country struggles with violent unrest a week after the resignation of Evo Morales.

Afghan chief executive slams president's 'wishlist' peace plan

Kabul - Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah dismissed Tuesday a new peace proposal by his election rival President Ashraf Ghani as an unrealistic "wishlist", and again questioned the validity of thousands of votes from recent polls.

Algeria registers 22 candidates for presidential vote

Alger - Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported Sunday.

Bouteflika-era figure makes Algeria presidential run

Alger - The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday became the first candidate to register for presidential polls.

North Macedonia to hold snap polls in April

Skopje - North Macedonia's political leaders agreed on Sunday to hold early elections in April, after the EU blocked the start of membership talks.

Top candidate's running mate in Afghan poll alleges 'systematic fraud'

Kabul - Afghanistan's election commission is orchestrating "systematic fraud" following presidential polls last month, a top candidate's running mate alleged Saturday, an accusation likely to inflame political tensions following the key vote.

Israeli PM, libertarians hash out weed deal ahead of polls

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced a deal with a far-right party which agreed to withdraw from elections next month in exchange for a pledge to legalise medicinal cannabis.

Taliban threaten Afghan presidential elections

Kabul - The Taliban warned Afghans on Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to "stand against" the planned September vote.

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

New York - The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy ris...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

New York - Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.
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