Latest Parliamentary elections News

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

May. 22, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday ahead of a Tokyo summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change. Prime...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

May. 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by a single mother on a disability pension was said to reflect the country's changed fabric. ...

Pakistan's defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for over three and half years, was ousted in a...

Israeli Arab lawmaker rejoins coalition days after quitting

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli lawmaker who quit the ruling coalition said Sunday that she was returning to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's 60-member alliance, ending a crisis that lasted just a few days. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi said Thursday that she was quitting Bennett's...

Bangkok votes for governor in 1st election since 2014 coup

May. 22, 2022 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Voters in the Thai capital headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a contest delayed by a military coup that still reflects a divided country with main candidates either supported by the conservative establishment or the liberal opposition. A record 31...

Outgoing Lebanon government approves economic recovery plan

May. 20, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing government on Friday approved a recovery plan for pulling the Mideast nation out of its economic meltdown, the country's information minister said. The development came during the Cabinet’s last official meeting before it becomes a caretaker...

France's Macron appoints new government for 2nd term

May. 20, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new-look Cabinet on Friday, with a new foreign minister part of the reshuffled line-up behind France’s first female prime minister in 30 years. Three senior ministers — Gérald Darmanin at the interior ministry, Bruno Le...

EXPLAINER: How does Australia's election process work?

May. 20, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians vote Saturday to elect their 47th Parliament since federation in 1901 and will likely either return Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition for a fourth three-year term or make opposition leader Anthony Albanese the nation’s 31st prime...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

May. 19, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority government. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's announcement further whittles away Bennett's...

Australian conservative party faces teal independent threat

May. 19, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The daughter of a conservative federal lawmaker and granddaughter of a conservative cabinet minister, Sydney businessperson Allegra Spender has an impeccable pedigree for a career in Australian politics. More surprising than her decision to run for...