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Support for second Brexit vote 'never stronger', say backers

London - The likelihood of a second Brexit vote is "higher than it ever has been", high-profile backers of another referendum claimed on Tuesday, but admitted that daunting obstacles remain.

Spanish government raises possibility of early election

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's minority government, which is struggling to pass its draft 2019 budget, would not rule out holding an early general election, a top cabinet minister said Monday.

Bainimarama narrowly retains power in Fiji

Suva - Former Fiji military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama survived declining support for his FijiFirst party to remain in power Sunday, fending off a strong challenge from rival coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka.

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Miami - Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election.

Madagascar police call for calm ahead of election result

Antananarivo - Madagascan police on Friday called for candidates to exercise restraint as near-complete results were tallied from a first-round presidential election last week, with two former leaders looking set to go through to the run-off.

Madagascar rivals set for election run-off

Antananarivo - Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote.

Madagascar rivals set for election run-off

Antananarivo - Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote.

Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox elected Jerusalem mayor

Jerusalem - A candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups has been elected mayor of Jerusalem by a narrow margin, an official said on Thursday after a municipal election runoff.

Fiji PM heading for win as coup-weary voters shun change

Suva - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama appeared set for a comfortable election victory Thursday as voters in the coup-plagued South Pacific nation opted to stick with the former military strongman who led a takeover in 2006.

Swedish conservative loses bid to form government

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's conservative Moderates party failed Wednesday in a bid to form a government as parliament rejected his nomination for prime minister, after elections produced political deadlock.

Coup-plagued Fiji goes to the polls

Suva - Fiji's second election since a 2006 military takeover -- pitting one coup leader against another -- passed off peacefully Wednesday, although heavy rain dampened voter turnout in the Pacific island nation.

Bahraini charged over tweet on upcoming elections

Dubai - Bahrain's public prosecutor on Tuesday detained and charged a man for a tweet saying he would boycott elections this month, with a rights group identifying him as a former lawmaker.

Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims

Antananarivo - Madagascar's former president Andry Rajoelina on Monday rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week's presidential vote.

Separatists voted back in as US denounces 'sham' east Ukraine polls

Donezk - Residents of Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine have voted to keep their separatist leaders, results showed Monday, cementing Moscow's hold on the disputed regions.

Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

Donezk - Separatist leaders in Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine on Monday looked set for an expected victory according to preliminary results in polls condemned as illegal by Kiev and Western countries.

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Washington - Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020.Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $1....

'Very minor' irregularities in Madagascar vote: EU

Antananarivo - EU election observers said on Friday that Madagascar's presidential election this week had "very minor" irregularities after candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleged the vote was mired by fraud.

Florida headed for recounts as Republican challenger sues

Washington - Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

The Ukraine war: key facts

Kiev - A four-year war between the Ukraine government and breakaway Moscow-backed rebels in its east has left more than 10,000 people dead and strained relations between the West and Russia.

West, Kiev condemn separatist polls in eastern Ukraine

Donezk - Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine are set to hold elections in two self-proclaimed republics on Sunday, in an apparent bid to cement their split from the rest of the country.

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar vote

Antananarivo - Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that "many voting irregularities" pointed to fraud in this week's election, heightening fears of protests and a disputed result.

Europe's political right picks Weber to lead election fight

Apo - Europe's main right-wing parties Thursday chose German MEP Manfred Weber to lead them into next year's European election campaign -- perhaps giving him a shot at the EU's most powerful post.

Rajoelina and Ravalomanana lead Madagascar presidential race

Antananarivo - Madagascar's former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana were neck-and-neck in the country's presidential race according to partial results published by the electoral commission on Thursday.Rajoelina won 43.

Europe's rightwingers choose suitor for EU top job

Apo - Europe's rightwing parties will choose their candidate Thursday for next year's European elections, on the second day of a major political gathering in Helsinki.

Dashed hopes for African-American stars in US midterms

Chicago - They were poised to break new ground two years after America's first black president ended his final term in office, but the US midterms proved a disappointment for African-American candidates, including some of Democrats' brightest stars.

Midterm election a 'big day' for Republicans: Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed a "big day" for Republicans after his party lost control of the House of Representatives in the US midterm elections but increased their Senate majority.

Trump preaches love, makes threats after midterms

Washington - An upbeat President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised a post-elections era of "love" in Washington, saying he can work with opposition Democrats in a newly divided Congress, yet warning the gloves could come back off at any time.

Europe's centre right seeks champion at Helsinki talks

Apo - Europe's powerful centre-right party met in Helsinki on Wednesday to nominate its lead candidate for next year's European elections, in which populists and the Greens are expected to make gains.

Kremlin says it sees no prospects for better Russia-US ties

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday said it saw no bright prospects for an improvement in ties between Russia and the United States any time soon, as Moscow braced for a new raft of US sanctions.

Despite failed Senate bid, a Texas Democrat rises to prominence

Washington - Democrat Beto O'Rourke may have fallen just short Tuesday in his longshot bid to win a Senate seat in red Texas, but the onetime punk musician has cemented his rockstar status as a force in American politics.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
 A Portrait of America  curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chels...
"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
More than 11 000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright an...
More than 11,000 Southern Baptist messengers vote in a presidential run-off between Bryant Wright and Ted Traylor during the June 15 afternoon session of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Orlando, Fla.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Patriotic Candidates of Tamil Eelam (PCTE) running in the May 2nd 2010 Canadian TGTE Election.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19  2009 national referendum.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs
A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad  waiting for voters.
A woman sits in a polling room in Baghdad, waiting for voters.
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Tamils taking part in the December 19  2009 national referendum.
Tamils taking part in the December 19, 2009 national referendum.
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