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KUALA LUMPUR - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Tian Chua has been barred from defending his Batu parliamentary seat after the Election Commission ruled that a conviction for insulting a police officer disqualified him from contesting. Although the two-term MP was earlier fined RM3,000 ...
LANGKAWI - Former Malaysian premier Tun Mahathir Mohamad has filed his nomination to contest in Langkawi, setting up the biggest political showdown against his successor Prime Minister Najib Razak in the May 9 polls. He officially submitted his papers on Saturday (April 28) to run as a parliamentary ...

KUALA LUMPUR - Already dubbed "unprecedented" due to the emergence of Tun Mahathir Mohamad as the first former premier to seek a return to power, Malaysia's 14th general election will showcase a slew of other firsts. A record number of multi-cornered fights will ensue for the 222 parliamentary seats ...
Erdogan announced presidential and parliamentary elections would be moved forward by more than a year to June 24, catching opposition parties by surprise. Gul, a founding member of Erdogan's ruling party, briefly served as Turkey's prime minister following elections that brought the party to power in ...
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee released on Friday the results of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, and Democrats issued a dissenting report. The accounts reached dueling interpretations of a litany of information about contacts ...
Campaigning for Malaysia's general election started officially on Saturday, pitting Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former mentor, Mahathir Mohamad, in a contest marred by ... Mahathir, returning to politics after retiring 15 years ago, will stand in the holiday island of Langkawi for the May 9 elections.

BAMAKO – Mali's government has confirmed a presidential election will be held on 29 July, an official statement said on Friday, after local polls were again pushed back to the end of the year. Planned elections in the African country have been repeatedly postponed since 2013, in part due to security ...
USG policy required the election for both positions to go into run-offs, since no candidate in either position received a 50 percent majority of votes during the preliminary elections. Of the 661 ballots cast in the presidential run-off elections, Parish received 370 votes. Her opponent, Tiger Gao '21, garnered ...
Unlike last year's General Election and the 2016 EU referendum, EU citizens will be allowed to vote in this year's local elections. Local councillors are elected under the "first past the post" system, while mayoral elections use the supplementary vote system. Under this system, voters can choose a first and second choice ...
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan said on Friday that the opposition would probably boycott any snap parliamentary election unless parliament made him the interim prime minister next week. Parliament is due to choose a new interim premier next week and Pashinyan has ...
President Donald Trump has a bright idea to get rid of the Electoral College, the body that effectively won him the 2016 election. Trump said he'd rather see the popular vote decide presidential elections since he believes it's "much easier to win," apparently forgetting that he lost the popular vote to opponent ...
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional will prevail in Malaysia's upcoming general election despite growing Malay sentiment against it, pollster Merdeka Center revealed in its latest survey. The survey showed that Malay sentiment against BN is likely to ...
And if turnout is bad in big and noisy elections for president, imagine the numbers just ahead in the 34 party primary election runoffs on May 22 — or worse, in the just-called June 30 special election to replace Corpus Christi Republican Blake Farenthold in Congress. The statewide average for 2016 masks ...
Overwhelming majorities of Americans – including most Republicans and Democrats – say it is very important that elections are free from tampering (90% say this) and that no eligible voters are prevented from voting (83%). Large majorities also say it is very important that voters are knowledgeable about ...
Mexican Election Could End the Welcome for U.S. Oil Giants ... The election outlook has caused concern among American oil executives. ... Both countries also have elections this year in which major candidates have expressed either opposition to giving foreign companies control over natural resources or ...
A month after the election, Trump took to Twitter to claim that he would have performed "even better" in the 2016 campaign if it had been based on the popular vote. "Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote. Hillary focused on the wrong states!
How San Mateo County's next chief elections officer and assessor-county clerk-recorder will weather changes to the election system, an uptick in property tax assessments and upgrades to aging technology systems may determine which of the two candidates vying for the spot will prevail in the June 5 ...

Armenia's opposition secured another victory on Thursday as the country's parliament said it would hold a special session and new leader elections after weeks of ... Pashinyan said he would accept the role of PM if it came “without restrictions” on his plans to enact elections and a programme of reform.
Gianaris later predicted that Tuesday's enthusiasm will translate to a November turnout by Democrats that could be comparable to a presidential election year. In 2008 and 2012, the Democrats were able to ride presidential turnout to a numerical majority in the state Senate. Senate Republican spokesman ...
Fairfax County is holding primary elections on Tuesday, June 12 and absentee voting begins Friday, April 27. The November ... Check now to ensure you are able to vote in the 2018 elections. ... Your absentee ballot is counted on the Primary Election Day, June 12 and is included in the results that night.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's opposition has decried a move by the Election Commission (EC) that will effectively restrict the photos of Tun Mahathir ... other individuals in campaign materials of political parties for the past 13 general elections, so why are these additional regulations suddenly needed now?
'Trib Talk': What does Mitt Romney's primary election say about the Utah Republican Party? ... Wood and Courtney Tanner and columnist Robert Gehrke discuss last weekend's Utah Republican Convention and the upcoming primary elections for Senate candidate Mitt Romney and incumbent Rep.
Earlier this month, former Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto, who ran for president against Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in 2014, announced that he will be a candidate again in 2019, setting up a possible presidential rematch. Prabowo had seemed to waffle, until recently, on running again, and he still ...
Greenland's 40,000 eligible voters delivered a bittersweet election victory for Prime Minister Kim Kielsen's social-democratic Siumut party Tuesday, as it lost ground to centrist rivals. With only one international airport and no roads connecting the territory's 17 towns, dog sleds were used to carry ballots to ...
Consider Afghanistan's 2009 elections: they lacked participation from the main rebel group, the Taliban (with which the government had not negotiated a settlement), and, according to former UN Deputy Envoy Peter Galbraith, were also plagued by weak safeguards against fraud. Predictably, the elections ...
Polling places have closed for the special elections to fill 11 legislative victories, and the results came in as more of a flood than a trickle – or perhaps a ... part of the 'blue wave' sweeping our state and nation which will help even more Senate Democratic candidates win in the upcoming General Election.
West Valley voters elected Republican Debbie Lesko to fill a congressional seat after Trent Franks resigned in December, midway through his eighth term in Congress, in response to sexual-harassment allegations. Lesko defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni to win the seat. Polls closed at 7 p.m., and the first ...
The EU is scrambling to keep the 2019 European Parliament election from being hit by disinformation campaigns and dubious political advertising. With only a year to go and a fragmented elections system run by member countries, not by the EU, fears are growing that the election will be affected by fake ...
The Justice Department reiterated on Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not overseeing any investigations related to the 2016 presidential election, following a report that Sessions has not recused himself from the inquiry into Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal ...
Although the problems surfaced during the morning and afternoon voting rush, special elections usually attract lower turnout and most voters cast ballots by mail. Election officials estimated the delays affected at least 20 people in the morning and about 70 people in the afternoon. The race to fill an open ...
With 277 out of 315 election districts reporting. Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer declared victory Tuesday night, allowing Democrats to get back to their numerical majority of 32 seats. However, one of those 32 Democratic members is state Sen. Simcha Felder, who caucuses with the Republicans. Earlier on ...
The conversation surrounding the results of the recent Student Assembly presidential election discluded an important and highly relevant issue: Cornell's abysmal voter turnout. Overshadowed by a meme, a controversial Elections Committee, and several back-and-forth decisions on who would actually ...
Tuesday's special election in Arizona's Eighth Congressional District, in the conservative suburbs outside Phoenix, may reveal the depth of Republicans' political challenges in 2018. Debbie Lesko, the party's nominee and a former state senator, is favored to win over Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat and ...
Q: How does a Republican win an election in a state like this? A: The biggest issue is the sanctuary state. The politicians seem to be favoring criminals over law-abiding citizens. The politicians are ignoring the rule of law in favor of political expediency. The other big issue is the tax burden — the gas tax in ...
The company blamed for causing a malfunction the night of the March primary election in DuPage County that delayed final vote tallies until the early hours of the following morning will not be used for the November general election, County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said. At Tuesday's board meeting, ...
CHICAGO — For the past 25 years, Rahm Emanuel has been involved in political trench warfare ranging from NAFTA to the 2006 Democratic House takeover to the Affordable Care Act. And yet it's Emanuel's bid for a third term as Chicago mayor that might be the toughest challenge he's ever faced.
But, of course, elections are not just about who is eligible to vote, they are about who comes out to vote and their margins of support – and this is where the ... But if the third-party vote in 2020 looks more likes its historical norm and those voters go back to their home parties, the report says the 2020 election ...
Labour will introduce new bank holidays to mark the patron saints of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland if it wins the next general election, Jeremy Corbyn is to announce. The party leader will tell a union conference on Monday, which is St George's Day, that Britain's workers deserve a day off after eight ...
On the House-side, there is an election audit bill with similar provisions, the legislature's elections committee's vice chair, Representative Keith Esau, tells Axios. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's recommendations for the 2018-2019 budget includes about $2.5 million to bolster cybersecurity at the Division of Elections as well as ...
But this year, even while tending to her re-election bid back home, Warren has taken steps that could pay off down the road if she does decide to run for ... a Democrat running for governor in next month's primary in Ohio — a key swing state in presidential elections — said this month at a rally with Warren by ...
El-Halabi agreed, saying that participating in the upcoming elections would equal "validation of a political class that is aiming to recycle itself through the election and regain its legitimacy, after illegally extending the mandate of the 2009 parliament twice." "I don't want to give them this legitimacy," El-Halabi ...
Beginning with its first multi-party competitive election in 1950, Turkey long had a history of holding reasonably free and fair elections. Its election laws are far from perfect: The 10 percent threshold for political parties to enter parliament, introduced after the 1980 coup to support stable governments, ...
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With Trump's election and the rise of alt-right media, we're already seeing a spike in racist attacks. According to a study by the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, white supremacists killed 18 people in 2017, around double the number from the previous year; meanwhile, hate crimes in major ...
Automatic Voter Registration Could Have A Big Impact By 2020 Election ... By Election Day 2018, almost of quarter of Americans will live in states where filling out voter registration postcards will be a thing of the past as more and more states are moving to automatic voter registration. Facebook; Twitter
The CHP said it formed an election committee to make the party better prepared for early parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24. The committee is set to draft an election manifesto and announce it in the coming weeks. An issue CHP members reportedly discussed in the meeting was to decide ...
Acting Det Sgt Tomasz Patzer said: "While work continues to establish the motive for this assault, we do know that at the time he was attacked, the victim had been canvassing ahead of the local election. "Whether this was the reason for the assault is not known but this was a violent incident and I am keen to ...
MADISON - The state Elections Commission outlined initial plans Wednesday to use $7 million in federal funds to thwart hackers and boost election security by hiring workers, training clerks and upgrading software. The commissioners unanimously signed off on the framework of the plan and asked Gov.
ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday called elections for June 24, almost a year and a half earlier than scheduled, saying the situation in Syria and Iraq, as well as economic stability, demanded it. Mr. Erdogan has long made it clear that he intended to run for re-election ...
“Our diverse and locally-run election process presents serious obstacles to carrying out large-scale cyberattacks to disrupt elections, and that standalone, disconnected voting systems present a low risk,” the National Association of Secretaries of State wrote last year, in a briefing paper titled “Key Facts and Findings on ...


 

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