Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens after Odinga quits

By Katharine Houreld and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Oct 11 : Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were […]

Venezuelan vote data casts doubt on turnout at Sunday poll

By Girish Gupta CARACAS, Aug 2 : Only 3.7 million people had voted by 5.30 p.m. in Venezuela’s controversial Constitutional Assembly election on Sunday, according to internal electoral council data reviewed by Reuters, casting doubt on the 8.1 million people authorities said had voted that day. The election of the legislative super-body has been decried […]

Thai parties concerned PM could push back 2018 vote, retain power

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK, May 29 : Thailand’s main political parties today voiced concern that a general election expected next year could be delayed yet again following comments made by the junta chief that they say shows he intends to hold on to power. During his weekly televised speech on Friday, junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha […]

UN council to vote on rival Syria resolutions on Saturday

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 : The United Nations Security Council will vote today on rival draft resolutions on Syria – a French text requiring an end to air strikes and military flights over Aleppo city and a Russian text that is similar but does not include that demand. The French draft resolution […]

US Supreme Court leaves Ohio voting restrictions in place

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Sep 14 : The Supreme Court refused to reinstate for the November 8 general election Ohio’s “Golden Week”, which had allowed voters to register and cast ballots within the same seven-day period before it was repealed by a Republican-backed law two years ago. Ohio Democrats had challenged the repeal on grounds […]