election

Indonesia Holds Largest One-Day Election in History

Indonesia’s presidential election on Wednesday – the largest single-day election in history, with almost 193 million eligible voters casting ballots for 245,000 candidates spread across 17,000 islands – appears to have returned incumbent President Joko Widodo to office. The race was strongly influenced by Indonesia’s slide into hardline Islamism.

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Russian Minority Party Wins Latvian Vote, Populists Surge

HELSINKI (AP) — An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter.

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Cameroon’s 85-Year-Old President Wants a 7th Term as Massacres Grow

The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the release of a video appearing to show soldiers in Cameroon killing a woman and infant, among others. As President Paul Biya, 85, prepares to run for a seventh term as president, foreign governments and human rights organizations are increasingly sounding the alarm on growing violence between French and English speakers in the country.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya speaks during the regional security summit on Boko Haram threat to African security in Abuja, on May 14, 2016. Regional and Western powers were urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about its ties to the Islamic …

Expanded Powers Up for Grabs in Turkey Election

ANKARA, Turkey — The winner of Sunday’s presidential election will be the first Turkish head of state to govern with expanded powers after constitutional changes were approved in April 2017.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech to his supporters at the Presidential Palace on April 17, 2017 in Ankara Turkey. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a 'historic decision. 51.4 per cent per cent …

Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Run for Re-Election

“This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his last year as a member of the House,” Buck said in a statement to reporters. He confirmed that Ryan would serve out his full term and retire in January.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)