Tag: Elections

People queue early morning on July 30, 2018 at a polling station in the Harare suburb of Chitungwiza during Zimbabwe's 2018 general elections to elect the president and members of Parliament. (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe Holds First Post-Mugabe Election; Opposition Claims Voter Suppression

Monday marks the first presidential election in Zimbabwe since longtime dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in a surprisingly soft November 2017 coup. The primary challenger to incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democrat Change (MDC), claims his party’s voters are being suppressed and Mnangagwa can only win if the election is rigged.

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Erdogan Faces Toughest Challenge Yet as Turkey Heads to Polls

ISTANBUL, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalized and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.

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Zimbabwe: Prison Guard Charged with ‘Disloyal’ Tweeting

A human rights group in Zimbabwe sounded the alarm this week on the case of 36-year-old prison guard John Mahlabera, facing a disciplinary hearing for allegedly expressing “disloyalty” to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a tweet.

Mnangagwa unveiled his party manifesto on May 4 -- the election will be a crucial test of his legitimacy

Zimbabwe Sets July 30 for First Election After the Fall of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson “the Crocodile” Mnangagwa announced on Wednesday that elections will be held on Monday, July 30 for both the presidency and legislature. It will be the first time in four decades an election has been held without dictator Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Netanyahu Coalition Chaos Deepens As Israeli Lawmaker Debate Early Elections

JERUSALEM – The so-called Israeli coalition crisis has lawmakers on the fence about whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should call early elections or not amid the threat of an indictment and contention over a draft bill that has parties in the coalition pitted against each other.

The US Senate rejects a bill to partially repeal Obamacare, a bitter blow for Republican leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Letter Surfaces on Conservative PAC’s Effort to Unseat Mitch McConnell

Sources are reporting on an email letter focused on unseating Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent by Senate Conservatives Action, a political action committee. The letter was signed by the former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccineli, who is now president of the PAC.