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Taiwan's KMT picks pro-China Hung for presidential race

Taipei - Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) officially endorsed pro-China candidate Hung Hsiu-chu Sunday to run for president next year, as the deeply divided party faces a battle to regain public support.

Haiti needs $30 mn more for crucial elections: PM

New York - Haiti has only about half of the $74 million it needs to stage "crucial" national and local elections this year, the prime minister told the United Nations on Thursday.

Russia brings forward parliamentary elections

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a law that brings next year's Russian parliamentary elections forward by three months, a move some commentators said gives an unfair advantage to pro-Kremlin parties.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat for higher political agenda

Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao admitted he has plans to run in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections. Now Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the incumbent congressman from Sarangani is indeed running for president in 2022.

Op-Ed: Now is the time for the EU to engage with Turkey

Ankara - Turkey decided to vote Erdogan out of his presidential ambitions. However, this is the European Union's best moment in a decade to engage with Ankara.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao could be one fight away from retirement

Regardless of the outcome of his upcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2, Manny Pacquiao could retire immediately after the bout or go for one last fight toward the end of this year.

Ivory Coast ritual killings continue, police step up patrols

Abidjan - A series of grisly child killings continues to plague the Ivory Coast and police have set up a special unit to investigate the suspected ritual killings that have claimed the lives of more than 20 children since December.

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan promises to restore peace

Maiduguri - Boko Haram launched an attack on Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, one day after President Goodluck Jonathan visited as part of his re-election campaign, and two days after the militant group raided the village of Kambari, killing 15 people.

Restaurant offers free food for clearing election signs

Now that the flurry of campaigning has ended and the American population has voted, there's some aftermath that needs attention: campaign signs.

Op-Ed: Midterm results reveal that Democrats need a new New Deal

The Democrats lost big on Tuesday, losing control of the Senate, falling further behind in the House, and putting up a poor showing in the various governors' races. While the punditry debate why Dems lost and the GOP won, a look at the real reason.

PA Working Families sends voters card with wrong polling place Special

Philadelphia - PA Working Families' attempt to get voters to the polls backfired when they sent mailers listing the wrong polling places. This Digital Journalist received a card and confirmed the information is wrong. Was this a mistake, and how can we fix it?

Op-Ed: Elections — The toilet that doesn't flush

U.S. elections are getting stinkier and stinkier, but voters haven't seemed to notice. Are they insensitive or merely apathetic?

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.

Do we trust our elections? How to 'trust but verify'

As the US undergoes some of the most important congressional elections in its history, when basic rights are under attack and faith in our political process is in shreds, nothing is more important than what remains of trust in the integrity of elections.

Op-Ed: Does Dave Brat make Citizens United irrelevant? Primaries Tuesday

[Note: This Tuesday, August 5th, primary elections are taking place in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington State, see end of article.]

Pacquiao tops voters awareness rating in 2016 elections survey

Fighting Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has beaten all aspiring senatorial candidates in the 2016 national elections in a survey conducted by Pulse Asia among 1,200 respondents nationwide.

TV network says Libertarian candidate has no money, can't win

Louisville - A Kentucky television network has refused to allow the Libertarian Party candidate into the televised debates, suggesting that he has no money and no chances of winning the election.

Weight bias discovered in U.S. elections

Overweight political candidates in the U.S. tend to receive fewer votes than their thinner opponents, according to new research. Also, heavier men don't face discrimination unlike slightly overweight women.

Op-Ed: After the Indian parliamentary elections — Now what?

The elections in India have generated much opinion-sharing around the world. After all, the implications are enormous, just like the voting population. Indians cast 550 million votes in a bid to choose their leader.

Desmond Tutu: I will NOT vote ANC!

Desmond Tutu has confirmed that he will not be voting for the ANC in the upcoming elections, and has subtly called on South Africans to do the same by advising them to think and pray before they vote, and not to just vote "like cattle".

Op-Ed: Do Algerian government crackdowns make fair elections impossible?

To the group of 100 anti-government protestors gathered in the mid-March sun, the sight of police is nothing new. They have taken the name “Barakat,” which means “enough,” and the message is that change is coming.

Op-Ed: What Bill Clinton forgot about Manny Pacquiao's political plan

Rep. Manny Pacquiao and former US President Bill Clinton had a "missed encounter" on the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" early this week and they talked a bit about politics with Clinton seemingly endorsing Pacquiao for president of the Philippines.

US court removes limits on overall campaign donations

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the overall limit on contributions a donor can make to political candidates or campaign committees, in a rebuff to President Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: Will Hungary prove austerity wrong?

Budapest - Enough is enough! As the number of Europeans taking to the streets to protest the economic dictates of Brussels' Eurocrats increases, Hungary is one country that seems to be straightforwardly ignoring the troika's austere policy prescriptions.

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.

Parisians set to get their first ever female mayor

Paris - It's a battle that is guaranteed to make history.A fiery, "killer" former minister and the left-wing daughter of Spanish immigrants are vying to become the first female mayor of Paris.The two women have for months been engaged in a fierce duel to try a...

Op-Ed: U.S. citizens rally for Maduro, tell Obama, 'Hands off Venezuela' Special

Los Angeles - As Obama tries to undermine the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela, U.S. citizens rush to emergency rallies in support of Nicolas Maduro. Have Americans wised up to oil wars? Is Obama prepared to make war on American people to unseat Maduro?

China's Yu elected IOC VP, Turkey's Erderner on Board

China's Zaiqing Yu was re-elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, with Turkey's Ugur Erdener, a member of Istanbul's failed 2020 Games bid, voted onto the

Libertarian Xavian Draper challenges Republican Rep. Wittman (VA)

Following Sarvis's record breaking number of votes for a third party gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, fellow Libertarian Xavian Draper hopes for an even better result as he challenges Republican Wittman for the 1st congressional district of Virginia.

Britain First may fight European elections in May 2014

The patriotic political movement ‘Britain First’ has asked its supporters whether they support the idea of fighting the European elections in May 2014.
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International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Larry Sanders in Oxford, U.K. 2015
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Screenshot of the official VotesPa website, where PA residents can go to register to vote and check for other information related to voting.
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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three presidential debates
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International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
International organisations trains Kenyan journalists ahead on March 4th General Election
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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the start of the first of three presidential debates
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Scene in a typical precinct in the Philippines during elections
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COMMANDING PRESENCE: Greek politician Alexis Tsipras.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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