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Le Pen seeks Macron's downfall in French European polls

Paris - From her French parliamentary office, where her e-cigarette and a book entitled "10+1 Questions on the European Union" sit atop folders on her desk, far-right leader Marine Le Pen is plotting revenge.

Ukraine's Zelensky calls snap parliamentary polls for July 21

Kiev - New Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections for July 21, a controversial move aimed at replacing lawmakers who he says no longer enjoy public support.

CNN Turk criticised for cutting opposition mayor interview

Istanbul - CNN's Turkish channel was criticised Tuesday after it cut short an interview with the opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor as he began to talk about the municipality's "extravagant"Social media users lashed out at CNN Turk after it stopped Monday ni...

Malawi awaits result after tight three-way election

Lilongwe - Millions of voters in Malawi cast ballots Tuesday in a closely-fought election, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.

Concerned Jews urge European voters to reject extremes

Apo - The campaign for this week's European election has raised the spectre of a surge in extreme nationalist and populist views, and no community is more concerned than the continent's Jews.

India's opposition parties allege vote machine fraud

New Delhi - India's main opposition parties Tuesday alleged voting fraud in the country's general election, days after exit polls predicted a comfortable win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling right-wing party.

EU leaders sound alarm over populist election threat

Apo - Two days before voting begins in European parliamentary elections, national leaders are scrambling to mobilise their supporters to resist a populist challenge.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

Jakarta - Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert Tuesday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world's third-biggest democra...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Jakarta - Indonesia's Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent lea...

Milkshakes become weapon of choice in UK European campaign

London - The lowly milkshake has turned into an unlikely weapon of choice for Britons determine to make a splashy statement against the rise of the Brexit-backing populist right.

Ukraine's new president Zelensky calls snap elections

Kiev - Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky called snap parliamentary polls in his inaugural speech Monday and said his top priority is ending the war with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east.

Scandal dogs populists as EU vote nears

Apo - As up to 400 million Europeans prepare to vote for the EU parliament, the populist challenge to the Brussels consensus has been disrupted by scandal.

For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man

Philadelphia - The crowded 2020 presidential race features six women, three African Americans and a dozen youthful contenders. But Denise Haley is going old school, supporting white male frontrunner Joe Biden as the Democrat best positioned to beat Donald Trump.

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Wilmslow - Chatting with voters in a small town in northwest England ahead of this week's European elections, lawyer Sophie Larroque's French accent is hard to miss.

India shares hit record high over Modi election victory forecasts

New Delhi - Indian shares hit a record high Monday after exit polls from the country's marathon election indicated a new term for Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ukraine to inaugurate comedian Zelensky as president

Kiev - Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky steps into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties.

Australia's conservatives secure majority government: ABC

Sydney - Australia's ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected Monday.

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

Kolkata - Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades, one that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Vienna - Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.

EU fears voter apathy despite populist surge

Apo - Four days before Europe's 400 million potential voters are called to the polls, EU leaders hope to reverse the usual low turnout to avoid opening the door to eurosceptic forces.

The European Union: 60 years of twists and turns

Paris - From economic union via the euro to a migration crisis and Brexit, here is a look at 60 years of ups and downs in the European Union.

Six months that will change the face of the EU

Apo - This week's election of parliamentarians from 28 EU member states is the prelude to a complete overhaul of European institutions by the end of 2019.

Why turnout has dropped in European elections

Paris - Voter turnout at European Parliament elections has dropped steadily over the years, hitting a record low of 43 percent at the last poll in 2014.Ahead of the May 23-26 elections for the European Union's assembly, here is an overview.

Dutch lead populist charge in EU elections

Den Haag - A flamboyant Dutch populist could open the floodgates for a tidal wave of eurosceptic and anti-immigration parties across the continent in this week's European Parliament elections.

Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in election glory

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked praise from the US president, soul searching on the left and speculation about what policies he will pursue.

Malawi election goes down to the wire

Lilongwe - Malawi elects a new president Tuesday with no clear frontrunner, but incumbent Peter Mutharika hopes his record of improving infrastructure will help him overcome two serious challengers.

Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

- Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign Saturday for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government.

Argentina surprise: Kirchner to seek vice presidency

Buenos Aires - With polls giving her strong support ahead of October elections, former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner made the surprise announcement Saturday that she will seek the vice presidency.

Thousands of Poles, including Tusk, hold pro-EU rally before vote

Warsaw - European Council chief Donald Tusk on Saturday joined thousands at a pro-Europe opposition rally in Warsaw, calling on his fellow Poles to vote against the eurosceptic governing conservatives in this month's EU elections."You have no choice....

Climate sceptic ex-PM Abbott falls in Australia election

Sydney - Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, infamous for once calling the science behind climate change "crap", has become the first big scalp in the country's elections Saturday.
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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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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.
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Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 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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