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Elections
Lebanon sets March date for parliamentary election
Politicians also vote against adding six seats to represent diaspora and reject quota for women MPs.
19 Oct 2021
Political outsider to stand against Orban in Hungary’s 2022 vote
A small-town conservative and father of seven will lead an alliance of six opposition parties in next year’s vote.
17 Oct 2021
Czech PM Babis heading for opposition after losing election
Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a populist billionaire, says he will hand over to new coalition and will be in opposition.
15 Oct 2021
Canada’s Trudeau to unveil new cabinet on October 26
PM says new government will make COVID-19 vaccinations a top priority when Parliament resumes next month.
15 Oct 2021
OPINION
The Gambia’s democratic transition is facing a litmus test
The upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be the most consequential in The Gambia’s history.
15 Oct 2021
What you need to know about Cape Verde’s presidential election
Record seven candidates running, with two ex-PMs – Carlos Veiga and José Maria Neves – seen as the strongest contenders.
15 Oct 2021
Months until presidential vote, a far-right surge jolts France
Concerns grow as polls show Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen with the backing of nearly a third of French voters.
13 Oct 2021
Muqtada al-Sadr’s party poised to win Iraqi election
Initial results suggest that the grievances that drove people to the streets in 2019 are unlikely to be addressed.
11 Oct 2021
Vote count underway in Iraq after record low turnout
Preliminary turnout for the fifth election since the 2003 US invasion was at 41 percent.
11 Oct 2021
‘Purple finger fatigue’ in Iraq as voters shun elections
Chief election observer from the EU says low voter turnout ‘is a clear political signal’ to the political elite.
10 Oct 2021
In Pictures: Iraqis vote for new parliament amid tight security
Voting is under way in Iraq general election that many said they will boycott.
10 Oct 2021
‘Nothing will change’: Iraqis vote but many say what’s the point?
Election brought forward in concession to protest movement but analysts expect low turnout amid widespread distrust.
10 Oct 2021
Czech ruling party led by PM Babis narrowly loses re-election
PM Andrej Babis’s ANO party narrowly trailed behind centre-right coalition that won 27.78 percent of the vote.
9 Oct 2021
Caught between US and Iran, Iraqis face choices in elections
The US and Iran have long been using Iraq as a proxy in competing for regional interests.
9 Oct 2021
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