Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, July 1 : Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions with Donald Trump’s United States. Former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has […]

Vote counting starts in Indonesia’s regional polls under tight security

By Nilufar Rizki and Yuddy Cahya DEPOK, Indonesia, June 27 : Indonesian officials started counting votes after tens of millions cast their ballots in regional elections held across the world’s third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country on Wednesday. The elections for 171 city mayors, regents, and provincial governors are likely to set the tone for […]

Indonesia on high alert as voting starts in regional elections

By Nilufar Rizki DEPOK, Indonesia, June 27 : Tens of millions of Indonesian voters headed to the polls under tight security on Wednesday to cast ballots in regional elections across the world’s third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country. The elections for 171 city mayors, regents, and provincial governors are likely to set the tone for […]

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

By Ali Kucukgocmen and Ezgi Erkoyun ISTANBUL, June 24 : Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. The elections will also […]

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, June 16 : Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over its name. The motion brought by the opposition New Democracy party was rejected […]

South Korea’s ruling party set for landslide victory in regional polls

By Heekyong Yang and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, June 13 : South Korea’s ruling party is expected to win a sweeping victory in Wednesday’s regional elections, exit polls suggest, an extra boost for President Moon Jae-in following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. The ruling Democratic Party was […]