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Putin triumphant as critics slam vote extending his rule

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians on Thursday for voting in favour of controversial amendments to the constitution that could extend his grip on power, as the opposition and Western leaders voiced criticism over suspected poll violations.

Kremlin hails 'triumph' in vote extending Putin's rule

Moscow - The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a "triumph" overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule.The Central Elections Commission announced that 77.

Conservatives ahead as Iran poll results trickle in

Tehran - Conservatives took a lead Saturday as the first results of Iran's parliamentary election came in, boosted by a predicted low turnout following the disqualification of nearly half the candidates.

Conservatives ahead as Iran poll results trickle in

Tehran - Conservatives appeared to be in the lead as the first results of Iran's parliamentary election came in Saturday, amid expectations of a low turnout after the disqualification of many candidates.

Buttigieg leads Iowa, Sanders second: Democratic partial results

Des Moines - Pete Buttigieg seized a shock lead Tuesday in Iowa's debut US presidential nomination vote, according to partial Democratic Party results that placed Bernie Sanders in close second and national frontrunner Joe Biden a distant fourth.

Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

Kabul - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term, preliminary polling results showed on Sunday, but his main rival immediately vowed to challenge the tally.

Afghan election results to be announced Sunday: official

Kabul - Nearly three months after Afghans voted in presidential polls that were marred by low turnout and fraud claims, the election commission was finally due to announce preliminary results Sunday, an official said.

Observers slam Belarus polls for flouting democratic norms

Minsk - Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday, after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.

Rajapaksa takes early lead in Sri Lanka election

Colombo - Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks.

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.

With nearly all data in, Afghan turnout at record low

Kabul - Voter participation in last weekend's Afghan presidential election will be much less than a third, the country's Independent Election Commission said Tuesday, marking a record-low turnout.

Israel final vote results give Netanyahu additional seat

Jerusalem - Israel's election committee published final results from last week's election on Wednesday that gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud an additional seat, but which did not change the deadlock the country faces.

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete results

Jerusalem - Israeli vote results on Friday confirmed a deadlock in the country's general election and put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party as the second-largest, leaving him with a tough battle to extend his long tenure in office.

Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete official results

Jerusalem - Near-complete official results Friday confirmed a deadlock in Israel's general election this week, putting Benny Gantz's party as the largest but without an obvious path to form a majority coalition.

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked with nearly all votes counted: Israel media

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked with nearly all votes from the country's general election counted on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.

Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

London - Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.

Erdogan's AKP suffers upset in Turkey's two main cities

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power.

No joke: comedian Zelensky sets course for Ukraine presidency

Kiev - Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite to become Ukraine's president after results Monday showed him dominating a first-round vote despite many initially dismissing his candidacy as a joke.

Senegal's Sall in sweeping election victory

Dakar - Macky Sall has been re-elected president of Senegal for a second term, according to provisional results published on Thursday.Figures released by the National Vote Counting Commission (CNRV) showed Sall won Sunday's first round outright, picking up 58....

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election as opposition cries foul

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.

Romania vote to restrict gay marriage fails: final results

Bucharest - A controversial Romanian referendum aimed at restricting the definition of marriage to exclude same-sex couples has failed after turnout fell well below the threshold, final results showed on Monday.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Pakistan awaits vote results despite Imran Khan victory claim

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday awaited the delayed results of pivotal elections that have already seen a jubilant Imran Khan claim victory, despite allegations of massive vote-rigging in favour of the cricket hero-turned-politician.

Erdogan confirmed winner of Turkey presidential poll: election body

Ankara - Turkey's election body on Wednesday confirmed the outright victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in last month's presidential polls, saying he won almost 52.3 percent of the vote according to final results.

Communist parties win majority in Nepal vote

Kathmandu - An alliance of Nepal's former Maoist rebels and the main Communist party have won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and are expected to form the next government, according to preliminary results from the election commission late Sunday.

Troubled Cathay loses HK$2.05 billion in first half 2017

Hong Kong - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday reported a massive net loss of HK$2.05 billion ($262.07 million) for the first half of the year as the airline struggled with intense competition from rivals.

Petrobras profits plummet in second quarter

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's troubled oil giant Petrobas on Thursday reported a 93 percent drop in profits in the second quarter of 2017 from the previous three months.Petrobras reported 316 million reais profits ($100 million), down from 4.4 billion in the first quarter....

Iran President Rouhani leading in election: official

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani was leading in Iran's election with more than half of votes counted on Saturday, the head of the election committee announced. Out of 25.9 million votes counted, Rouhani had 14.
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