Latest Mayoral elections News

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

May. 22, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid. Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People's Party is accusing President Recep Tayyip...

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie

May. 17, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials settled a rare tie in a mayoral race on Friday by tossing a coin. They proclaimed Sue Cudilla the new mayor of the town of Araceli in western Palawan province after she won a best-of-three coin flip by picking tails. Both Cudilla, a former mayor, and...

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May. 15, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise. Pence told the several hundred people at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in Indianapolis that he'll be...

Duterte allies appear to have won Philippine Senate seats

May. 14, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte's allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition's last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations. Preliminary results comprising 94% of returns from...

Activist who was 1st black woman mayor in Mississippi dies

May. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An outspoken civil rights activist who was born to sharecroppers in the segregated American South and rose to become the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in Mississippi has died. Unita Blackwell was 86. She died Monday at Ocean Springs Hospital, according to Cynthia...

Turkish electoral body rejects opposition demand in Istanbul

May. 13, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's electoral board has rejected a demand by opposition parties to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, following the board's decision to strip the opposition of its victory in the mayoral race. The Supreme Electoral Board on Monday also turned down the opposition's...

Filipinos cast vote in midterm elections crucial to Duterte

May. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. Nearly 62 million Filipinos...

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

May. 12, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for...

Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

May. 11, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home, his newspaper said Saturday. The Yenicag newspaper said columnist Yavuz Selim Demirag was beaten up by about five or six people with...