Latest Parliamentary elections News

UK exit poll suggests majority for Johnson's Conservatives

Dec. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An exit poll in Britain’s election projected Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would likely win a solid majority of seats in Parliament, a decisive outcome that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next...

Canadian opposition Conservative leader resigns

Dec. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's opposition Conservative leader said Thursday he will resign as party leader after weeks of infighting and a disappointing performance in parliamentary elections. Andrew Scheer, 40, called resigning “one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made.” He will stay...

UK election exit poll suggests Boris Johnson’s Conservatives likely to win majority of seats in Parliament

Dec. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK election exit poll suggests Boris Johnson’s Conservatives likely to win majority of seats in Parliament.

Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaign

Dec. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel heading to its third straight election in a year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. But the embattled Israeli leader heads into the three-month campaign weakened...

What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit

Dec. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The national election in Britain on Thursday will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party doesn't fare well with voters. Johnson called the early election in hopes of gaining lawmakers to support his...

The main parties and policies in the British election

Dec. 12, 2019 2:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers in Thursday’s election for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. Here is a look at the main parties and their policies: The Conservative Party: “Get Brexit Done” is the key message pushed...

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Dec. 11, 2019 9:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 23,433.83, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% to 6,706.90. South...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

Spanish king invites Socialist leader to form a government

Dec. 11, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday asked caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form a government, even though the Socialist leader appeared short of political support. Sánchez’s Socialist party collected most votes in last month’s general election...

Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.

Dec. 11, 2019 3:25 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.