UN-brokered talks on Libya elections resume in Cairo

CAIRO — Libyan officials returned to the Egyptian capital Sunday for a third round of talks on constitutional amendments for elections. The North African nation once again finds itself at a political impasse with two rival administrations claiming legitimacy. The talks in Cairo come on the heels of clashes between rival militias that caused residents … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will run for reelection next year

ANKARA, Turkey– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Thursday that he plans to stand for reelection next year. Erdogan, 68, made the announcement during a speech in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, where he challenged the main opposition party’s leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, to announce the candidate who would challenge him on behalf of an … Read more

Mexico president’s party wins 4 of 6 governorships on ballot

MEXICO CITY — The party of Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has continued its consolidation of power by winning four of the six governorships on ballot in local elections, according to electoral authorities. National Regeneration Movement — known as Morena — along with its allied parties won in Tamaulipas, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca and Hidalgo … Read more

Cambodian ruling party scores big win in local elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party easily topped the field as expected in local elections, an initial tabulation from the National Election Committee showed Monday. Official final returns from Sunday’s polls are due to be released on June 26. However, a statement released Monday by the committee said Hun … Read more

Ruling party seems set to win Cambodian local elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Early indications showed Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party headed for victory in local elections Sunday as people voted in large numbers for the first time since a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party was virtually certain to capture the lion’s share … Read more

Cambodians vote in local elections amid intimidation, threats

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodians vote Sunday in local elections that are their first chance to go to the polls since the ruling party of long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen swept a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party is certain to sail to easy victory again following … Read more

Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns

PITTSBURGH– The victory party took on the feel of an evangelical worship service after Doug Mastriano won Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial primary this month. As a Christian singer led the crowd in song, some raised their arms toward the heavens in praise. Mastriano opened his remarks by evoking Scripture: “God uses the foolish to confound the … Read more

Turkish court upholds key opposition politician’s conviction

Hundreds of supporters of Turkey’s main opposition party have protested in Istanbul over a high court ruling that upheld a prominent opposition politician’s conviction on charges including insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ByAssociated Press May 12, 2022, 6:15 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Hundreds of supporters of … Read more

Hong Kong kicks off leadership polls with sole candidate

A Hong Kong election committee is voting for the city’s only leadership candidate, John Lee, who is widely expected to win and become Hong Kong’s next chief executive ByAssociated Press May 8, 2022, 1:55 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — A Hong Kong election committee is … Read more

Political Earthquake In Northern Ireland As Sinn Fein Emerges As Largest Party

Sinn Fein has made political history after emerging as the largest party in Northern Ireland. After years of lagging behind its rival the Democratic Unionist Party, with whom it shares power, the nationalist party has now emerged on top with the potential to change the political landscape in the Northern Ireland. Its position as the … Read more