Latest Mayoral elections News

Center-left wins in Rome, elsewhere in blow to Italy's right

Oct. 18, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next national election. Roberto...

Judge puts middle Georgia mayoral candidate back on ballot

Oct. 18, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — A judge has put a middle Georgia mayoral candidate back on the ballot, ruling Jeffery Lundy had lived in Fort Valley long enough to seek office. Local news outlets report Peach County Superior Court Judge Connie Williford last week reversed...

Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation...

Small-town mayor to lead Hungary opposition bloc in election

Oct. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Independent conservative Peter Marki-Zay won a primary contest Sunday to become the joint candidate of a six-party opposition coalition that will challenge right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Hungary's elections next spring. The...

Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote

Oct. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo were leading in Sunday's municipal election but runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners, according to early results. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation were electing...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Thousands protest for Georgian ex-president's release

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s jailed former president jammed a square in the center of the country’s capital Thursday to demand his release. The rally of some 30,000 people in Tbilisi’s Freedom Square underlined tensions...

Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

Oct. 13, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor...