Election News

  • May 5, 2017 The Phnom Penh Post
    “The National Election Committee yesterday defended its decision to print 1.5 million extra ballots for the upcoming commune elections, saying the chances of misuse were minimal given better identification systems – though the opposition and civil society remained unconvinced. Following the NEC’s...
  • May 4, 2017 Al Jazeera
    “Algerian voters head to the polls on Thursday to elect a new parliament amid fears of voter apathy and opposition calls for a boycott. The polls will be the first since Algerian politicians amended the constitutional law, giving more power to the legislature. More than 12,000 candidates are...
  • May 4, 2017 MyJoyOnline
    “President Akufo-Addo says his government will be working with the Electoral Commission to ensure the law allowing Ghanaians abroad to vote in the country's elections becomes fully operational. Addressing the Ghanaian community in Togo, President Akufo-Addo expressed disbelief that ten years after...
  • December 8, 2016 RFERL
    “Uzbek President-elect Shavkat Mirziyaev has proposed direct elections for regional governors and city mayors, part of what the first new leader the country has had in more than a quarter-century is portraying as a major push to make officials more accountable to citizens. Speaking on December 7 at...
  • December 8, 2016 Republica
    “Main opposition party CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has urged the government to immediately announce the date for holding elections. Speaking at a party entry program held at the central party office in Dhumbarai, Oli said that the constitution amendment process does not hold back the government...
  • December 8, 2016 BBC
    “Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission as votes are counted after tightly contested elections. The commission says the website is up again, and an attempt to put up ‘fake results’ failed. In a tweet, it urged people to ignore the ‘fake results’ circulating on social...
  • December 6, 2016 Reuters
    “A former coup leader wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration for alleged cocaine trafficking and money laundering has won election to Haiti’s senate, according to preliminary results released by the electoral council. Guy Philippe defeated all other candidates in the second round of...
  • December 6, 2016 Jordan Times
    “In spite of minor issues, the September 20th parliamentary elections were a success and well administrated, EU observers said in their final report on the polls. Chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) to Jordan, Jo Leinen, submitted the report to the government...
  • December 6, 2016 Premium Times
    “The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, has deployed its staff to monitor the December 7, 2016 presidential election in Ghana. A statement by its director, Idayat Hassan, on Monday said that the CDD is one of the 400 international observers accredited to observe the election. ‘Ghana has...
  • November 29, 2016 AP
    “Montenegrin lawmakers on Monday swore in a pro-NATO government amid political tensions following an alleged foiled election-day coup orchestrated by Russian nationalists to derail the Balkan country's bid to join the alliance. The coalition Cabinet of Prime Minister Dusko Markovic was approved...