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South Africa's election might be a defining moment — with new complications. Here's what to know

May. 27, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's election will determine how weary the country has become of the ruling African National Congress party, which has been in power since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule 30 years ago. President Cyril Ramaphosa and the...

South Africa's election could bring the biggest political shift since it became a democracy in 1994

May. 27, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africans will vote Wednesday to decide whether their country will take its most significant political step since the moment 30 years ago when it brought down apartheid and achieved democracy. This national election will not be as momentous as...

Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy

May. 26, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday nominated party activist Chase Oliver for president, rejecting former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after they each spoke at the party's convention. Third parties have rarely been competitive in U.S. presidential...

South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

May. 26, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's main opposition party Democratic Alliance on Sunday made its final appeal to South Africans to help it unseat the ruling African National Congress as it concluded its campaign ahead of elections this week. The Democratic Alliance is the biggest...

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 26, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

May. 26, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — At the epicenter of President Joe Biden’s promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic. Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County, North Carolina. There are 1,076 farms. The old mill now houses a dance studio, a grocer and a...

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

May. 26, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election, the party said Sunday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to bring back a form of national...

Lithuanians return to the polls with incumbent president favored to win 2nd election round

May. 26, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians return to the polls Sunday for the second round of the Baltic country's presidential election as incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda seeks to hold off Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and secure another five-year term. The 60-year-old...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

May. 25, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. Supporters of the African National Congress, which has been in...