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Peru Congress agrees to debate measure on earlier elections

Jan. 30, 2023 15:46 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pressed by Peru's embattled president to take action in response to weeks of deadly protests, Congress narrowly agreed on Monday to reconsider a proposal to move the 2026 national elections up to this October. Lawmakers approved the reconsideration with 66 votes...

Turkey's opposition vows more democracy if it wins election

Jan. 30, 2023 07:58 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A coalition of six Turkish opposition parties striving to end two decades of rule by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday reaffirmed a commitment for a return to parliamentary democracy should their alliance win elections that are likely to be held on May 14. ...

Tunisian voters shun elections seen as test for democracy

Jan. 29, 2023 16:07 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Voters in Tunisia massively shunned parliamentary elections seen as an important test for their president and their country's troubled democracy, according to preliminary turnout figures Sunday. Independent observers reported scattered violations. Turnout was...

Retired Czech army general Pavel wins presidential election

Jan. 28, 2023 13:23 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Petr Pavel, a retired army general, decisively defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in a runoff vote Saturday to become the Czech Republic's new president. Pavel, 61, will succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial but prestigious post....

Election-denying lawmakers hold key election oversight roles

Jan. 28, 2023 09:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers who have spread election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential outcome was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election policy in two major political battleground states. Divided...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote

Jan. 27, 2023 15:46 PM EST

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel, whom Donald Trump tapped as...

Czechs pick successor to Milos Zeman in presidential runoff

Jan. 27, 2023 11:15 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs started voting Friday for a new president, choosing between a retired army general and a populist billionaire in a two-day runoff election to succeed controversy-courting Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial post. Gen. Petr Pavel and Andrej Babis, who is a...

Poland's opposition criticizes amendments to electoral code

Jan. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s opposition leader on Friday criticized a new electoral reform package introduced by the governing coalition and said his party was planning to strongly monitor the voting process during general elections set for the fall. Donald Tusk, of the Civic...

Greek government survives no-confidence vote over wiretaps

Jan. 27, 2023 09:11 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Friday survived, as expected, a no-confidence vote following a motion by the country’s opposition leader over a wiretapping scandal that has stung the center-right governing party in the run-up to elections. Of parliament’s 300...