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Kyrgyz PM quits to run as president

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov announced his resignation on Monday, saying he planned to run for the presidency in a hotly contested poll in the ex-Soviet Central Asian country in October.

New Zealand PM 'worried' as opposition support surges

Wellington - New Zealand's conservative Prime Minister Bill English conceded Monday he was "worried" about next month's general election, as support for the opposition continued to surge.

Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people

Feira De Santana - The very thought that Lula might go to prison causes Maria Helena da Conceicao to break into tears. To her, the former Brazilian president is much more than just a politician facing corruption charges and fighting to regain power.

Erdogan urges 'slap' for German ruling parties in polls

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a "slap" to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

Erdogan slams German rebukes over election 'interference'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government on Saturday for criticising his call to ethnic Turks to vote against Germany's two ruling parties in September elections, warning the foreign minister to "know your limits".

Turkey slams 'arrogant' German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the "unprecedented" meddling.

Stateless Saakashvili vows return to Ukraine next month

Varsovia - Georgia's exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili, stripped of both his Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, announced on Friday he would try to cross the border into Ukraine next month.

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the "unprecedented" meddling.

Kenya election body pressured to publish result forms

Nairobi - Observers piled pressure on Kenya's election commission Thursday to finish publishing results forms from every polling station, a day after the opposition said it would challenge the presidential outcome in court.

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Nairobi - Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Nairobi - Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.

'Bogeyman' car industry fires up German election

Frankfurt Am Main - With six weeks to go until a general election, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival are taking aim at Germany's scandal-hit car bosses, in a race to reassure voters they won't have to pay for the sector's mistakes.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - President Mauricio Macri's coalition solidified its lead as Argentina's biggest political force in primary votes on Sunday that also saw the return of fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner.

Kenya's Odinga mulls next move on disputed election

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga was weighing his next move Monday to contest an election he claims was rigged after defying pressure at home and from abroad to take his complaints to the courts.

Kenya's election standoff: five key questions

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country's election, but his rival Raila Odinga insists he is the true winner, and the election was stolen from him.

Merkel rival slams car bosses in bid to revive campaign

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, on Sunday launched a stinging attack on the country's dieselgate-tainted car industry as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign.

Kirchner back as Argentina names key vote contenders

Buenos Aires - Argentines will set up a mid-term election standoff between President Mauricio Macri and their fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner in primary votes on Sunday.

Defiant Odinga vows not to back down over 'stolen' Kenya vote

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed Sunday not to back down over an election he claims was stolen from him and urged his supporters to boycott work until he announces his strategy next week.

Kenya's Odinga to announce strategy on 'stolen' poll Tuesday

Nairobi - Kenya's defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday he would announce his strategy on Tuesday after an election he claims was stolen from him, and told his supporters to stay away from work.

Protest death toll in west Kenya rises to 7: police

Nairobi - Seven people have been killed in Kenya's flashpoint west since protests erupted after the announcement of disputed poll results, police sources said Sunday, taking the total number killed across the country to 16.

Kenya opposition under pressure to quell deadly protests

Nairobi - Kenya's defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at least 16 people dead.

Four things to know about the Kenyan vote dispute

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country's election, but not everybody is happy.

Violence and vuvuzelas as split Kenya reacts to vote

Kisumu - Immediately after news broke that President Uhuru Kenyatta had been re-elected as Kenya's president, people took to the streets across the east African nation.

Two shot dead in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Nairobi - Two people have been shot dead in Kenya in angry opposition protests which flared up again Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya opposition demands Odinga be 'declared president'

Nairobi - Kenya's main opposition coalition demanded Thursday that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election that has already led to angry protests over fraud claims.

Rwanda poll commission confirms Kagame's nearly 99% win

Kigali - Rwanda's electoral commission on Wednesday confirmed President Paul Kagame's overwhelming victory in last week's presidential election, even improving his score slightly to 98.79 percent.

Tear gas and street battles as vote tensions roil Kenya

Kisumu - As he stood on a highway overpass watching riot police play a cat-and-mouse game with stick-wielding protesters in the streets of the Kenyan city Kisumu, Dickson Otieno thought to himself "not again".
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