INTERNATIONAL Bahrain heads to the polls on Saturday with a record number of people standing in the elections despite a ban on opposition candidates running in the Gulf state’s parliamentary and municipal elections. More than 330 candidates, including 73 women, are competing to join the 40-seat council of representatives, the lower[…]
The Palestinian Hamas movement, which governs the besieged Gaza Strip, has slammed President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to delay parliamentary polls that were scheduled to take place on May 22. Late on Thursday, President Abbas announced the postponement, citing Israel’s rejection of allowing elections to be held in occupied East Jerusalem.[…]
Thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, just days before the country’s fourth general election in less than two years. Widespread protests have been taking place since July 2020, with people demanding Netanyahu’s departure over alleged corruption scandals and the government’s handling[…]
Polls have opened in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the right-wing Likud party, seeking a fifth term in office. If his party wins, he could become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. Polling stations opened at 7 am on Tuesday (0400 GMT) with exit polls expected at the end[…]
Voters headed to the polls on Friday for the kingdom’s 10th parliamentary elections since independence in 1956 to define a new political map for the North African country. About 16 million Moroccans out of the country’s 34 million people have registered to vote. They will choose from 30 parties that[…]
Millions of Britons are heading to polls in an election analysts say will likely result in a hung parliament – a result in which no single party holds a majority of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. Polls across the country of 65 million people opened at 0600[…]
Media exit polls in Japan point to a commanding victory for Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition in Sunday’s elections. The vote was dubbed a referendum on the incumbent prime minister’s reflationary recipe for reviving Japan’s economy. The polls show the coalition – Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner[…]
The run-off battle in Tunisia’s first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular frontrunners Beji Caid Essebsi and incumbent Moncef Marzouki finished top in the first round. Political veteran Essebsi, 87, came out ahead in the first round vote at the weekend, securing 39.46 percent of votes cast, six percentage[…]
Voting was continuing Monday after Tunisians cast ballots in the country’s first presidential election since the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a 2011 uprising. Official results are expected by Tuesday. Shortly after polls closed Sunday, aides of former prime minister Beji Caid Essibsi – whose[…]
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