Argentina’s Macri aims for mid-term win to bolster reform agenda

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Oct 23 : Polls closed in Argentina on Sunday in a vote to elect one third of the Senate and half of the lower house of Congress that could give business-friendly President Mauricio Macri’s coalition a broader mandate to implement reforms. The private sector has worried about a potential comeback […]

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 22 : Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that could give him the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe’s gamble on the snap poll […]

Macri coalition may win Argentina’s “Big Five” districts in Sunday mid-term

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Oct 22 : Allies of Argentina’s business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country’s “Big Five” voting districts in Sunday’s congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019. The private sector has worried about a potential comeback by former President Cristina Fernandez, a free-spending […]

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 22 : Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe’s gamble on the […]

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 22 : Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe’s gamble on the […]

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 […]