Latest Municipal elections News

Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreads

Oct. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count put the leader close to avoiding a runoff in his bid for a fourth term. Protesters set fire to regional offices of the electoral body in the...

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Oct. 17, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its...

The Latest: US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

Oct. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Venezuela's election to the Human Rights Council "is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela." Kelly Craft said...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won't honor deal with UN

Oct. 15, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election said Tuesday that if he wins, he won't recognize an agreement the government made with the U.N. human rights council to investigate alleged war crimes during the nation's civil war. If...

Orban's party suffers major losses in Hungary's local votes

Oct. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. In 2014, the...

The Latest: Hungary opposition parties win big in Budapest

Oct. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Hungary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected mayor of Budapest, defeating the incumbent supported by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. With 74% of the votes counted in Budapest,...

Sex tapes, scandals in Hungary's local election campaign

Oct. 11, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The campaign in Hungary for Sunday's nationwide municipal elections has seen one outrageous event after another: Candidates have been caught on secret sex tapes or alleged to be using drugs; one opposition candidate's poster has been smeared with feces and a pro-government activist...