Latest Parliamentary elections News

A supporters of the United National Movement party holds an American national flag as he attends a parliamentary election campaign rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The parliamentary elections will take place in Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections

Oct. 31, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia will cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country's ex-president who's in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2010 file photo, Bishop Amfilohije performs the liturgy in Belgrade's Congregational church, Serbia. Amfilohije, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state's pro-Western government, has died in hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the church said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

Head of church in Montenegro dies after COVID-19 infection

Oct. 30, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state’s pro-Western government that was voted out of power in August, has died in a hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the church said Friday. The...

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin attends a parliament session at lower house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The key ally in Muhyiddin's coalition called for general elections on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, in a new snag to his fragile hold on power. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Malaysian PM's key ally demands early polls in new snag

Oct. 30, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, in a new snag to his fragile hold on power. Muhyiddin, who took office in March, has only...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Ana Brnabic speaks during the fourth EU-Arab World Summit in Athens. Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament, which is to approve Serbia’s new government dominated by allies of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

Serbia's PM: gov't to be pro-EU keeping Russia, China ties

Oct. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament before it approved Serbia’s new...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, the leader of the now dissolved Democrat Party's Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, center, and secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, right, arrive at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Leaders of the former popular political party warned Wednesday that a reported plan to charge them with a crime could inflame the country's current political crisis. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Dissolved Thai party leaders decry possible legal charges

Oct. 28, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of a popular Thai political party dissolved by the courts eight months ago warned Wednesday that a reported plan to charge them with a crime could inflame the country’s current political crisis. Executives of the former Future Forward Party were responding to Thai media...

A woman with a child casts her ballot at a polling station during the second round of a parliamentary election in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Polls opened Sunday for the run-off of national election in Lithuania, where the vote is expected to bring about a change of government following the first round, held on Oct. 11, which gave the three opposition, center-right parties a combined lead. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Lithuania holds parliamentary vote as pandemic hits jobs

Oct. 25, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in a parliamentary runoff where the winner will have to tackle a growing health crisis and high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The election was widely expected to bring a change of leadership for the southernmost Baltic nation, which has...

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of the parliamentary election inside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egyptians vote in second day of parliamentary elections

Oct. 25, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians on Sunday trickled into polling stations on the second day of voting for the country’s parliamentary election, amid a slight uptick in daily recorded coronavirus cases. The vote is likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President...

A Lithuanian woman, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, casts her ballot at a polling station during early voting in the second round of a parliamentary election in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Lithuanians will vote in the second round of a parliamentary election on upcoming Sunday during the rise in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the country. (AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis)

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

Oct. 24, 2020 4:31 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is the main domestic issue as Lithuania holds a parliamentary runoff election Sunday, and the winner will have to tackle a rapidly deteriorating public health sector and high unemployment. The election is widely expected to bring about a change in the...

Serbia's parliament picks former foreign minister as speaker

Oct. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s new parliament on Thursday chose as its speaker the country's former foreign minister, who was once an ally of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. Ivica Dacic was backed by 224 of the 225 lawmakers present in the 250-seat legislature, which is overwhelmingly packed...

Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, center, leaves his residence in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.A court has sentenced Michaloliakos and the leadership of Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. The landmark ruling follows a five-year trial of dozens of top officials, members, and supporters of the organization founded as a Neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, that rose to become Greece's third-largest political party during a major financial crisis in the previous decade. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek court imprisons far-right Golden Dawn party leadership

Oct. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former lawmakers of Greece's extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party began turning themselves in to authorities Thursday, after a court ordered their imprisonment following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organization. In the final act of a marathon five-year,...