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Kyrgyz election body calls new presidential vote as police raid

Bichkek - Kyrgyz election officials on Saturday announced presidential elections for January 10 even as police raided their offices, in what appeared to be a power struggle with the country's acting leader.

How security researchers should view the Voting Systems Act Special

News has come in that the U.S. legislature has unanimously approved ‘The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act', which would make hacking federal voting systems a crime.

Twitter tightens rules to thwart election threats

San Francisco - Twitter said Friday it will take down calls for violence starting after polls close on US election day and slap warnings on premature victory claims to fight efforts to undermine the election.

Kyrgyzstan prime minister resigns during post-vote chaos

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's prime minister Kubatbek Boronov resigned Tuesday after widespread unrest pushed the electoral body to cancel the results of Sunday's parliament elections.

Kyrgyzstan prime minister resigns during post-vote chaos

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's prime minister Kubatbek Boronov resigned Tuesday after widespread unrest pushed the electoral body to cancel the results of Sunday's parliament elections.

Kyrgyzstan prime minister resigns during post-vote chaos

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan's prime minister Kubatbek Boronov resigned Tuesday after widespread unrest pushed the electoral body to cancel the results of Sunday's parliament elections.

Monitors decry vote-buying in Kyrgyz parliamentary vote

Bichkek - International monitors expressed concern Monday over "credible allegations" of vote-buying in a parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan, as supporters of losing parties took to the streets in protest.

Monitors decry vote-buying in Kyrgyz parliamentary vote

Bichkek - International monitors expressed concern Monday over "credible allegations" of vote-buying in a parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan, as supporters of losing parties took to the streets in protest.

Monitors decry vote-buying in Kyrgyz parliamentary vote

Bichkek - International monitors expressed concern Monday over "credible allegations" of vote-buying in a parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan, as supporters of losing parties took to the streets in protest.

Belarus detains Russia 'Wagner mercenaries' ahead of tense vote

Minsk - Strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko demanded an explanation from Moscow on Wednesday after Belarus arrested Russian mercenaries allegedly plotting to destabilise the country ahead of next month's presidential election.

Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

Apo - Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday's vote to elect the leader of one of the world's most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence.

Olympics, virus dominate Tokyo governor vote

Apo - The postponed Olympics and a worrying second surge in coronavirus cases are the main issues as Tokyo voters elect a governor on Sunday to run one of the world's most populous cities.

Personal information of 6.5 million Israeli voters leaked Special

An election app called Elector potentially exposed the personal information of all the 6.5 million (6,453,254) Israeli voter population. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass looks into the matter.

Netanyahu looks to peace plan to boost election chances

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed US President Donald Trump's peace proposal as a victory for Israel earned on his watch, but whether it boosts his re-election chances remains to be seen, experts say.

Pompeo insists Trump raised election meddlng with Russia

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump issued a warning on election meddling to Russia's foreign minister, who said the topic never came up.

Pompeo warns Russian FM against election interference

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of reprisals if Moscow interferes in next year's presidential election.

Top US career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

Washington - The top US career diplomat on Tuesday unambiguously rejected a theory promoted by President Donald Trump that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election.

Pompeo sees 'duty' to probe Ukraine meddling theory

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he felt duty bound to investigate whether Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, without saying if he believed the widely debunked conspiracy theory.

Modi's party makes surprise comeback in India's richest state

Mumbai - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made an unexpected comeback to power Saturday in wealthy Maharashtra state, home to the country's financial capital, after prolonged backroom negotiations saw presidential rule lifted after days of uncertaint...

Mozambique opposition files suit against 'massive electoral fraud'

Maputo - Mozambique's largest opposition party Renamo on Wednesday lodged court papers calling for the October 15 election results to be annulled due to "massive electoral fraud".

Mixed fate for Modi's party in India state polls as job losses bite

Mumbai - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalists won a hard-fought battle in two Indian state elections Thursday, but with reduced majorities as a grinding economic slowdown weighed on voters.

Tech firms, US officials talk election protection at Facebook

San Francisco - Facebook said technology firms and US officials met at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday to collaborate on protecting next year's presidential election from cyber threats.

Russian opposition push to stand in Moscow city vote

Moscow - Opposition candidates in Moscow on Tuesday vowed to keep protesting against the authorities' refusal to put them on the ballot for local polls in September, after meeting with the top election chief.

Malaysian MPs back lowering voting age to 18

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament Tuesday backed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, a change that would add millions of people to the electoral roll and was pushed by the country's reformist government.

Successor to longtime Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

Astana - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan's longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for "voting irregularities".

Successor to longtime Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

Astana - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was inaugurated as only the second elected president in Kazakhstan's history Wednesday, after winning polls marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for "widespread voting irregularities.

Kazakhstan elects new leader as hundreds arrested in protests

Almaty - Kazakhstan on Sunday elected the hand-picked successor of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev with 70 percent of the vote, exit polls showed, as police arrested hundreds of opposition protesters.

Kazakhs hold first presidential vote without three-decade strongman on ballot

Almaty - Kazakhs went to the polls Sunday to elect their first new leader in 30 years following the departure of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev with his handpicked successor set for victory.

Far-right will struggle to unite despite EU gains

Apo - Despite gains in European elections, far-right nationalists and eurosceptics are disunited and will have difficulty in mounting a coherent anti-EU opposition over the next five years, analysts say.

Kazakhstan registers opposition politician to run for president

Astana - A prominent opposition politician and journalist on Monday won his bid to challenge a trusted ally of strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev in Kazakhstan's presidential polls next month.
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