The transition to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration remained in political limbo on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters poured into the nation’s capital to echo his false claims of election fraud. ile, the Republican Trump has refused to concede and instead pressed unsubstantiated allegations[…]
President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are slugging out a tight battle for the White House across the country with signs that a momentous election could come down to Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Biden holds the lead in the Electoral College at this stage in the night, 219-209; 270[…]
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday, delivering the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. The win is also the reward for Ardern’s leadership through a series[…]
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is set to resume by-elections, and plans to clear the backlog of all outstanding polls on 11 November 2020. In a statement issued on Friday, the commission said the scheduling of by-elections follows consultations with Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as well as[…]
United States President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the US Labor Day holiday. Trump described Biden, whom he trails in national polls, as a threat to the economy and “stupid”, while[…]
Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula says social media platforms need stricter policies which are more in line with national laws, as the country grapples with the effect of fake news and disinformation during elections. Speaking at a Cape Town gathering of delegates from 34 election management bodies from across Africa, Tlakula[…]
African electoral bodies are meeting in South Africa this week to explore the risks and rewards social media poses to elections. The four-day conference in Cape Town, organised by the Electoral Commission of South Africa in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, brings together from around Africa and beyond,[…]
Polls closed on Thursday as Algeria’s presidential election with five candidates, which was opposed by a large protest movement, came to an end. Preliminary results are expected on Friday, with official results later this month and a possible second-round run-off in early January. Thousands of people took to the streets[…]
Algeria is set to hold a contentious presidential election on December 12, despite demonstrations against the poll led by protesters who want wide-scale political reform before any vote. Five candidates, all erstwhile associates of deposed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, are competing to replace the longtime ruler who was forced out by the military[…]
Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections that President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace in the southern African nation. Acceptance of the results of Tuesday’s elections are seen as a key test of a peace deal signed in August between the ruling Frelimo party and its old civil-war-foe-turned-political-rival, Renamo.[…]
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