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PM wants clear majority as Spain faces another election

Madrid - Spain's Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday asked voters to hand his Socialists a clear majority in November's repeat elections, while Spaniards expressed anger and frustration at being asked to vote for the fourth time in as many years.

Netanyahu cancels UN visit over post-poll 'political context'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the "political context" in Israel, sources in his office told AFP Wednesday.

Why is Spain returning to the polls?

Madrid - Spain will return to the ballot box on November 10 in its fourth general election in four years after parties failed to reach a deal following an inconclusive April poll.

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after a general election, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier's long rule.

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.

Algerians protest against planned presidential vote

Alger - Protesters massed in the Algerian capital on Tuesday to demand the cancellation of a controversial presidential election planned for December 12.

Professor, detained mogul reach Tunisia presidential runoff

Tunis - Tunisia's electoral commission confirmed on Tuesday that a presidential runoff vote will pit law professor Kais Saied against detained media mogul Nabil Karoui.

Dog days of campaign as Israelis return to polls

Jerusalem - Elections are the only time Israeli Gruny Tzivin regrets naming her dog after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but lately it always seems to be election time.

Israel votes on Netanyahu's political survival

Jerusalem - Israel began voting in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's term as the country's longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him.

Israel's Gantz: military man on a mission to beat Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger in Tuesday's elections, is a respected former military chief who says he can restore honour to the premier's office.

Trump expects 'close' Israeli election

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a close Israeli election as his ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to retain power in a neck-and-neck race."Big election tomorrow in Israel," Trump told reporters at the White House.

Afghan leader nixes debate with main rival ahead of election

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking re-election later this month, on Monday refused at the last minute to take part in a TV debate with his main rival, current chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Gibraltar to hold general election on eve of Brexit

Madrid - Gibraltar's chief minister on Monday dissolved parliament and called a general election next month, saying the territory needs "strong leadership" ahead of Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31.

What next after outsiders take the lead in Tunisia polls?

Tunis - Two political outsiders are set to go head-to-head in the race to become Tunisia's next president, according to the latest count after a first round of voting on Sunday.

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Tunis - Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's elections with just over a quarter of votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

Netanyahu, Gantz spur supporters on eve of tense Israeli polls

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.

Key candidates eyeing Tunisian presidency

Tunis - Two dozen candidates, including two women, are vying to replace Tunisia's late leader Beji Caid Essebsi in Sunday's presidential polls.

Tunisia: cradle of the Arab Spring

Tunis - Eight years after triggering the Arab Spring, Tunisia is held up as a model of democratic transition, while other countries that experienced the uprisings are gripped by chaos, repression or war.

Israel to decide Netanyahu's fate in election rerun

Jerusalem - Israel holds its second election in five months on Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battles for political survival and the question of how religious the country should become emerges as a surprise issue.

Austria's far-right party elects leader ahead of polls

Graz - Austria's far-right party on Saturday formally elected Norbert Hofer to lead it into national elections later this month.

Tunisia gears up for presidential poll steeped in uncertainty

Tunis - Tunisia will hold on Sunday its second free presidential election by universal suffrage since the 2011 uprising that toppled an autocratic regime, with growing uncertainty over who will reach the next round.

Israel's Gantz: military man on a mission to beat Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger in Tuesday's elections, is a respected former military chief who says he can restore honour to the premier's office.

Irish PM eyes May 2020 general election

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar revealed Thursday that he wants to hold an early general election in May 2020.

Newly unified, Israel's Arab parties seek to boost turnout

Nazareth - At his butcher's stall in Nazareth, Bassem Zahrur shrugged when asked if he would be enticed to vote for Israel's newly reunited Arab parties in upcoming elections."I stopped voting for them.

Spain king to meet parties in bid to break political impasse

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI will meet political party leaders early next week in a bid to break the political deadlock that could see the country heading for its fourth elections in as many years, his office said Thursday.

Trudeau opens bruising Canada election campaign

Ottawa - Justin Trudeau kicked off the fight of his political life Wednesday, under attack for an ethics lapse and other controversies as he opened a campaign for Canada's October 21 general elections.

Trudeau, hurt by scandal, faces tough challenge in Canadian vote

Ottawa - Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a tough general election on October 21, dogged by an ethics scandal that has taken the shine off his golden boy image and left him vulnerable to a sharp challenge from Conservative Andrew Scheer.

US says reports of CIA mole in Kremlin put lives at risk

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday angrily denounced news reports detailing the secret exfiltration of a CIA mole who had operated at the top levels of the Kremlin, saying such reports could put lives at risk.

UN urges Afghans to hold 'direct talks' to seek peace

New York - The UN envoy to Afghanistan on Tuesday urged all Afghan groups to open direct talks to end the country's long conflict after President Donald Trump shut down US negotiations with Taliban insurgents.

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
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