Election News

  • 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...
  • November 29, 2016 AFP
    “Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah re-elected him party head Tuesday as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old. Abbas was re-elected by consensus, party spokesman Mahmud Abu al-Hija said, and was due to address...
  • November 29, 2016 AP
    “A political newcomer who was the chosen successor of Haiti’s previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave Jovenel Moise a whopping 55.6 percent of the votes. Moise was the leading vote-getter in...
  • November 22, 2016 Gulf News
    “Kuwait’s Cassation Court, the country’s top court, has turned down challenges by 21 candidates who had been barred from contesting in the parliamentary elections on November 26. The ruling on Monday dashed the last hopes of the candidates to seek seats in the next legislative term. They were among...