Latest Parliamentary elections News

Opposition leads in 1st round of Czech Senate election

Sep. 24, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The major opposition party in the Czech Republic appeared to be leading Saturday in the first round of elections for one-third of the seats in Parliament’s upper house, the Senate. With ballots from more than 95% of ballot stations counted, the centrist ANO movement...

EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

Sep. 24, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member. Opinion polls indicate that voters might elect the first...

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

Sep. 23, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei,...

'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

Sep. 23, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from the repercussions of Russia's war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. ...

Malaysia's Anwar: Opposition has 'fair chance' to win polls

Sep. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he believes his three-party alliance has a “fair chance” of winning a general election that could be called as early as November. Anwar leads the Hope Alliance, which earlier teamed up with an ethnic Malay...

The politicians vying to lead Italy's next government

Sep. 22, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The main candidates in Italy's general election Sunday to elect a new Parliament and determine who next governs the country include some familiar names and some lesser-known ones. They range from from three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi to far-right opposition leader Giorgia Meloni,...

Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Sep. 20, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election. The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist...

Energy crisis key to Italy's election — but not conservation

Sep. 20, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Giambarini Group’s plants in northern Italy must keep zinc baths that rustproof steel and iron parts super-heated around the clock, seven days a week, an energy-intensive process that has grown exponentially more costly as natural gas prices spike. Methane to create...

Success for party of 'Sweden first' energizes global right

Sep. 15, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Sweden Democrats party was founded by neo-Nazis and skinheads in the 1980s. Today, the rebranded and reformed nationalist party stands on the edge of unprecedented influence. Following a weekend election held amid fears of rising crime, the anti-immigration...

Swedish PM formally resigns after right-wing bloc wins vote

Sep. 15, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Thursday handed in her resignation after a right-wing bloc that includes a nationalist, anti-immigration party won a narrow majority in Sweden’s parliament. Andersson met with Andreas...