Latest Parliamentary elections News

Georgian police move to disperse large protest in Tbilisi

Nov. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in riot gear in the country of Georgia pushed thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building Monday on the second day of sizeable protests in the Georgian capital over the failure of promised election reforms. Officers in black helmets and riot shields advanced down...

Belarus leader dismisses democracy even as vote takes place

Nov. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair. After casting his ballot in a polling station in the capital of Minsk,...

Thousands protest election reform failure in Georgia

Nov. 17, 2019 12:24 PM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of Georgians protested outside the Caucasus country’s parliament Sunday, demanding snap elections after lawmakers failed to pass a promised electoral-reform measure. The Georgian Dream party, which dominates the country’s politics and holds a strong majority...

Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

Nov. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who outlined the plan...

Brexit Party fails to clinch voting pact with Conservatives

Nov. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Brexit Party has failed to reach a tactical voting pact with the ruling Conservatives, saying Thursday that it will field 300 candidates in next month's election to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a clean break with the European Union. Brexit...

Protest flares after Georgian election reform measure fails

Nov. 14, 2019 11:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the parliament building in the country of Georgia to protest the legislature’s failure to pass an elections-reform measure promised by the governing party. The constitutional amendment would have changed the system of parliamentary...

Powerful hard-liner: Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal

Nov. 14, 2019 5:12 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the United States. The comments by Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei show an...

Kuwait’s government resigns after grilling on infrastructure

Nov. 14, 2019 4:34 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday, days after the country’s minister of public works announced she would step down after being grilled by parliament. Some elected lawmakers had accused Jenan Ramadan, who is also minister of state for housing, of failing...

Tunisia elects new parliament speaker from Islamist party

Nov. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The longtime leader of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha has been elected speaker of the North African country’s new parliament. Rachid Ghannouchi was elected Wednesday with 123 votes of a possible 217 in the divided house. Ennahdha won last month’s election. But...

Former Conservative minister urges UK to reject the party

Nov. 13, 2019 1:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be ``disastrous'' for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David Gauke, who...