Latest Parliamentary elections News

Thunberg joins climate rally in Germany ahead of election

Sep. 24, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany's parliament two days before the country holds a national election to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change. The protest outside the Reichstag in Berlin on...

Albanian court reopens case of ex-minister over fatal blast

Sep. 24, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court ruled on Friday to reopen the case of a former defense minister who faced charges over a massive blast at a munitions disposal factory 13 years ago that killed 26 people. Judge Saida Dollani of the Tirana Appeals Special Court...

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

Sep. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, clashed Thursday over a variety of topics in the last televised debate before Sunday's election. Unlike previous...

Kremlin critics to contest online voting in Duma election

Sep. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Politicians and activists who lost to Kremlin-backed candidates in Russia's parliamentary election last weekend have formed a coalition to contest the results from online voting in Moscow, which they believe was rigged and blame for their defeat. ...

Floods, books & kids: Highlights of German election campaign

Sep. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years of having Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth term and the election campaign has largely focused on the three candidates hoping to succeed...

Morocco: 3 parties agree to form new coalition government

Sep. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s prime minister-designate announced Wednesday that a three-party coalition will form the country's next government. King Mohammed VI appointed billionaire Aziz Akhanouch as prime minister earlier this month after his party placed first...

Germany's diversity shows as immigrants run for parliament

Sep. 22, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ana-Maria Trasnea was 13 when she emigrated from Romania because her single, working mother believed she would have a better future in Germany. Now 27, she is running for a seat in parliament. “It was hard in Germany in the beginning,” Trasnea said in...

Trudeau's election bet fails, but Tory rival might lose job

Sep. 21, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won his third straight election but failed to get the majority in Parliament he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the center and alienating its base. ...

Libya lawmakers pass no confidence vote for transition govt

Sep. 21, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country's transitional government, throwing long-waited elections scheduled later this year into further uncertainty. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said after the vote, however,...

Merkel seeks to boost Laschet in close German election race

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to boost struggling would-be successor Armin Laschet on Tuesday in the tight race to become Germany's next leader, telling a rally in her longtime electoral district that he will look out for jobs and security. ...