Latest Parliamentary elections News

Dutch populist Baudet says he won't lead party at elections

Nov. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of a Dutch right-wing populist party said Monday he wouldn't lead it into parliamentary elections in March amid unrest caused by a report of far-right messages being exchanged by members of the party's youth wing. The decision of Thierry Baudet, considered a rising...

Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission speaks during a news conference in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Libya's warring sides have agreed to hold nationwide elections in December next year, the top U.N. official for the North African country said Friday in a sign of progress from the U.N.-brokered peace talks underway in Tunisia. (AP Photo/Walid Haddad)

Libya’s rivals meet to discuss transitional government

Nov. 23, 2020 1:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rivals began a second round of talks Monday on a mechanism to choose a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections in December next year, the United Nations said. U.N. acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams headed the online meeting of...

Mourners gather for the funeral prayer of Khadim Hussein Rizvi, an Islamist scholar and leader of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Tens of thousands of mourners on Saturday thronged the funeral of the radical cleric whose Islamist party has defended Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law that calls for the death penalty for insulting Islam. (AP Photo/Waleed Ahmed)

Tens of thousands mourn radical cleric's death in Pakistan

Nov. 21, 2020 7:30 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters on Saturday thronged the funeral of a radical cleric whose Islamist party has defended Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law that calls for the death penalty for insulting Islam. The mourners gathered in the eastern city of Lahore, where the Islamist...

Pro-democracy protesters splash colored paint on the police headquarters sign in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Police in Thailand's capital braced for possible trouble Wednesday, a day after a protest outside Parliament by pro-democracy demonstrators was marred by violence that left dozens of people injured. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thousands protest violence-marred rally at Thai Parliament

Nov. 18, 2020 9:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators rallied in central Bangkok on Wednesday, a day after a chaotic protest outside Parliament was marred by violence that left 55 people injured, including as many as six with gunshot wounds. Tuesday’s protest had been held to encourage lawmakers...

Ethnic Armenians carry a coffin with the body of their relative Sergei Gabrilyan, moved from a grave, to repatriate his remains to Armenia, in Kalbajar in separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. It is unclear when any civilians might try to settle in Karvachar, which will now be known by its Azeri name Kalbajar, or elsewhere. Armenians who are going to leave separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh dig up the remains of their ancestors to bring them from the territory, which is to be handed over to Azerbaijanis. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Armenian FM resigns amid turmoil over Nagorno-Karabakh truce

Nov. 16, 2020 4:34 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's foreign minister resigned Monday amid political turmoil that has engulfed the country following a cease-fire deal for the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that calls for ceding territory to longtime adversary Azerbaijan. The Moscow-brokered truce halted fighting that...

Myint Naing, a member of the Union Election Commission, wearing a protective face mask and shield, gestures as he delivers a speech during an event to announce election results Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The military backed main opposition party on Wednesday said it does not recognize last Sunday's Myanmar election, citing unfairness, and rejected the results. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Official Myanmar vote count affirms Suu Kyi's party control

Nov. 13, 2020 1:30 AM EST

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won enough seats in Parliament to return to power for a second five-year term, official results released by the election commission showed Friday. The NLD won 346 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of the legislature,...

Official results from Myanmar's election show Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won enough seats in Parliament for a second term

Nov. 13, 2020 1:28 AM EST
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Official results from Myanmar's election show Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won enough seats in Parliament for a second term.

Belize hands opposition resounding electoral victory

Nov. 12, 2020 1:41 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP) — After three successive terms in the opposition, Belize’s People’s United Party (PUP) saw its leader John Briceno sworn in as prime minister Thursday after romping to victory in the country’s general elections. It was a massive victory for the PUP, sweeping...

Women, Islamists suffer setbacks in election in Jordan

Nov. 12, 2020 7:52 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The already small number of female legislators in Jordan's parliament dropped even further on Thursday, while Islamist opposition parties also lost seats as officials announced results from this week's parliamentary elections. Khalid Al Kalaldeh, chairman of the Independent Election...

Nyan Win Htike, a candidate of the military backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), speaks during a press briefing a the party's Yangon division headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Yangon, Myanmar. The military backed main opposition party on Wednesday said it does not recognize last Sunday's Myanmar election, citing unfairness, and rejected the results. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Military-backed party rejects Myanmar election as unfair

Nov. 11, 2020 8:07 AM EST

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military-backed main opposition party said Wednesday that it is rejecting the results of last weekend's general election, citing unfairness. Unofficial results showed Tuesday that the ruling National League for Democracy party of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi...