Latest Parliamentary elections News

Netanyahu faces uphill battle after repeat election

Sep. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job. The election's seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he'll insist upon a secular unity...

Gamble pays off for Lieberman, who becomes Israeli kingmaker

Sep. 18, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election. As results began rolling in from Tuesday's vote, it appeared to have paid off. With neither...

Spain leader asks for bigger Socialist win to break deadlock

Sep. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister is asking voters for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties Wednesday in parliament "on Nov. 10 when we will be forced back to the...

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

Sep. 18, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political...

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker fights election challenge

Sep. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawyers for the first Chinese-born lawmaker to be appointed to Australia's Parliament and for a senior government minister appeared in a court on Wednesday to fight challenges to their elections over misleading Chinese-language campaign signs. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and a Hong...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

Sep. 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will hold fresh elections in November as no leader has been able to win enough parliamentary support to form a government. Spain's caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the announcement Tuesday after King Felipe VI announced that he had failed to find a party candidate capable...

Fighting for survival: Keys to Netanyahu's return to power

Sep. 17, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is in a race for political survival as the country holds repeat parliamentary elections Tuesday. If Netanyahu's Likud party and his smaller allies can secure a narrow 61-seat majority in the 120-seat Knesset, he will be well on the way to...

AP Explains: Israel's parliamentary elections

Sep. 17, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding the country's 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. Coming on the heels of April elections, it is an unprecedented repeat vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here is...

Round 2: The main parties, blocs in Israel's repeat election

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel heads to the polls on Tuesday for the second time this year. While many of the key issues and players remain largely unchanged, a number of new alliances and leaders have emerged. Just over 30 parties are running, down from April's vote, but only a dozen or so are expected to win...