Latest Parliamentary elections News

Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu

Sep. 17, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. Netanyahu, the longest serving leader in Israeli history, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in...

The Latest: Arab leader urges high turnout in Israeli vote

Sep. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 1 p.m.: The leader of the main Arab faction in Israel's parliament says his constituents "must be first-class voters on the way to becoming first-class citizens." Ayman Odeh cast his ballot on Tuesday in the northern city of Haifa and...

Spain king seeks candidate to form gov't, avert new election

Sep. 17, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI is wrapping up two days of talks with political party leaders, hoping he can find a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. The meetings finish Tuesday when the king meets caretaker Prime Minister...

AP Explains: Israel's parliamentary elections

Sep. 17, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding the country's 22nd parliamentary elections on Tuesday, with over 6.3 million people eligible to cast ballots. Coming on the heels of April elections, it is an unprecedented repeat vote largely seen as a referendum on long-seated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here is...

Round 2: The main parties, blocs in Israel's repeat election

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel heads to the polls on Tuesday for the second time this year. While many of the key issues and players remain largely unchanged, a number of new alliances and leaders have emerged. Just over 30 parties are running, down from April's vote, but only a dozen or so are expected to win...

Spain's king meets party leaders in bid to avoid election

Sep. 16, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI has begun meeting political party leaders in the hope of choosing a candidate that can win parliament's backing to form a government and avert a second national election this year. The monarch met with smaller party leaders first Monday and will wrap up the talks...

Israel faces potential deadlock in a closely contested vote

Sep. 16, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is headed toward an unprecedented repeat election on Tuesday with no guarantee that the do-over vote will produce a more decisive result than the inconclusive one last April. The Israeli electorate is deeply divided along religious, ethnic and ideological lines and the fragmented...

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Sep. 15, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' brain" by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media...

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel's elections

Sep. 13, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MAS'HA, West Bank (AP) — Barhoum Saleh's town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli permit to visit the beach a half hour's drive away. But unlike his Jewish neighbors, he can't vote in next...

Spain's king to meet political leaders about forming a govt

Sep. 12, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI will meet with leaders of the country's political parties to determine if there is a viable candidate who could receive the endorsement of parliament to form a government and avoid a second national election this year. The royal house announced Thursday that the talks...