Latest Parliamentary elections News

Moscow rally aims to get opposition candidates on the ballot

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 people are rallying in Moscow to support opposition candidates looking to run for the local legislature in a second day of protests in the Russian capital. Opposition supporters gathered Monday to back the candidates' bid to run for the Moscow Duma in September. Election officials...

Spanish PM says talks on left-wing government have collapsed

Jul. 15, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister and Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, says he considers negotiations to form a government with the support of the far-left We Can party have failed. More than two months after topping the general election but falling far short of a parliamentary majority,...

Russian opposition rallies for Moscow election candidates

Jul. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders and...

Lithuania's new president, a former bank analyst, sworn in

Jul. 12, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A former bank analyst has been sworn in as Lithuania's new president, taking the helm of the Baltic nation of 3 million. Gitanas Nauseda, 55, who won the May presidential election, arrived Friday at Lithuania's Parliament with his family in a pomp-filled ceremony. Nauseda, who...

Putin and Ukraine's new leader discuss east Ukraine conflict

Jul. 11, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin had his first phone call with Ukraine's new president on Thursday and discussions centered on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that has bitterly blighted relations between the two countries. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin and Ukraine's President...

Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended

Jul. 10, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British prime minister threatened Wednesday to take Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a U.K. departure from the European Union without a deal. John Major told the BBC it would be unacceptable and against...

Spain still stuck in political deadlock as party talks fail

Jul. 9, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's center-left Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has failed to win the support of the far-left We Can party for his bid to form a government, prolonging the political limbo in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Sanchez won the most votes in April's general election but he is far...

Greece creditors say no changes in bailout terms for new PM

Jul. 8, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Monday bluntly rejected calls from the country's new conservative government to ease draconian budget conditions agreed as part of its rescue program. Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday, a day...

The Latest: Euro ministers reject new Greek PM's appeal

Jul. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's election of a new government (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Greece's bailout creditors have rejected a call by the country's new government to ease strict budget targets that were agreed to after Athens received billions in rescue loans. Eurogroup President Mario...

Greece: Extreme right party seeks recount after poll flop

Jul. 8, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party said Monday it is planning to challenge a general election result that saw it fail to get enough for support to be represented in Parliament, a big reversal for a party that had risen to third place at the height of the country's financial crisis...