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World Elections 2013

Plethora Of Dead Ends In Plane Mystery

AP | JOAN LOWY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

Solving the mystery of the missing Malaysian plane is proving to be as easy as cracking a homicide without a body. Or a witness....

Argentine Leader's Power At Stake In Congressional Election

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez's ruling Front for Victory lost ground in congressional ...

Georgia Votes For New President

AP | LYNN BERRY and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The candidate backed by Georgia's billionaire prime minister easily won Sunday's presidential elect...

The Cartoon Farce of Madagascar's Election

Jason Pack | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jason Pack

On Friday, Malagasies will supposedly choose who will lead them through these turbulent times. Because that choice is likely to be little more than an electoral farce, the international community will also have to make a choice.

Maldives Challenger Wants President To Resign

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) — The leading candidate in the Maldives' troubled presidential election demanded Sunday that the president res...

Maldives Police Block Attempt At Presidential Vote

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives sank further into political disarray Saturday when police blocked officials from conducting a p...

Azerbaijan Announces Election Results... Before Vote Even Takes Place

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Something funny happened the day before Azerbaijan's presidential election: The election commission anno...

Merkel On Way To Winning Third Term As German Chancellor

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

* Merkel's conservatives eye strongest result since 1990 * Chancellor has outside chance of absolute majority * FDP alli...

Ousted President Leads In Maldives Election

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

By J.J. Robinson MALE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Partial presidential election results in the Maldives showed Mohamed Nasheed leading on Sat...

'The Suppository Of All Wisdom'

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- In a gaffe that has attracted plenty of media attention in the heat of Australia's election campaign, opposition leader Tony Ab...

Mugabe: 'We Are Delivering Democracy On A Platter'

AP | ANGUS SHAW | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe said Monday his party will not yield its victory in disputed elections and procla...

Iran's New President Takes Oath Of Office

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's new president on Sunday called on the West to abandon the "language of sanctions" in dealing with the Islamic Republic ove...

Cambodian Opposition Claims Election Majority

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia's long-serving prime minister said Wednesday that his party was willing to talk with the opposition to resolve c...

Mugabe Vows To Step Down If He Loses Zimbabwe Election

AP | ANGUS SHAW and GILLIAN GOTORA | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Voting concluded Wednesday in most of Zimbabwe's polling stations in elections in which Robert Mugabe, faced one of the bigge...

State TV: Mamnoon Hussain Elected President Of Pakistan

Agence France Presse | Masroor Gilani | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

Pakistan on Tuesday elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain as its 12th president, state TV said, to replace deeply unpopular head of state Asif Ali Zarda...

Zimbabwe Elections Start Amid Chaos

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Officials of Zimbabwe's election commission say early voting has started for police and security personnel who will be on dut...

Mugabe's State Media Accuses Obama Of 'Sinister Plan' To Affect Elections

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- The Zimbabwe president's party says U.S. President Barack Obama's calls for more democratic reforms ahead of elections in this sou...

5 Things To Know About Iran's Presidential Election

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's presidential election is June 14. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD...

The Iranian Presidential Election Is Relevant More Now Than Ever

Sepideh Saeedi | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sepideh Saeedi

A reformist government is Iran's best bet for an exodus from the current economic hardship, for changing Iranians' political status from duty-bound minors to full citizens, and to establish a democratic regime worthy of such citizens.

Pakistan's Once And Future Ruler

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked poised to return to office with a resounding election victory – a m...

Pakistan's First Transgender Candidate

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

By Insiya Ahmed KARACHI, Pakistan May 9 (Reuters) - Even among the colourful cast of mullahs, labourers and idealists standing in Paki...

Malaysia's Ruling Coalition Leads In Early Poll Results

AP | SEAN YOONG and EILEEN NG | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority to extend its unbroken, 56-year rul...

Italy's President Appoints New PM In Hopes Of Forming Government

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

ROME — Italy's president appointed Enrico Letta as premier-designate Wednesday, asking him to form a coalition government representing Italy's m...

Italy Reelects 87-Year-Old President: Operetta or Melodrama?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

Italy is thus at a crossroads. Between operetta and drama, let's hope Italian leaders opt for the first and finally give Italy a happy ending.

Paraguay Elects Tobacco Magnate As President

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguayans elected a tobacco magnate as their new leader Sunday, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presiden...