Latest Parliamentary elections News

Nepal votes counted, but new government could take days

Dec. 07, 2022 03:24 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has finished counting the votes that were cast in the Nov. 20 parliamentary elections, an election official said Wednesday, in polls that will ultimately determine the next prime minister. But formation of a new government could take days as no single...

Legislator hospitalized after brawl in Turkey's parliament

Dec. 06, 2022 15:00 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An opposition legislator in Tuesday was hospitalized Tuesday following a brawl that broke out in the country's parliament during a tense debate over next year’s budget. Television footage showed dozens of lawmakers from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s...

UK opposition wins special election in blow to Sunak's party

Dec. 02, 2022 06:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has handily won a special election for a northwest England seat in Parliament, the first test of voter sentiment since Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took office in October. Labour held onto the City of Chester constituency...

Bulgarians protest reinstatement of paper election ballots

Dec. 01, 2022 16:45 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of people attended a street protest in Bulgaria's capital Thursday to oppose a revision of the Election Code that reinstates paper ballots, which the previous reformist government had replaced with voting machines. The We Continue the Change party...

Israel's Netanyahu puts hardliner in charge of settlements

Dec. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday a coalition deal that will give a hardline, pro-settler party control over a number of key government ministries and a senior role in overseeing the construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West...

Israel's Likud signs coalition deal with anti-LGBTQ radical

Nov. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a coalition deal with a small ultranationalist faction leader known for homophobic rhetoric and disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews, a sign of the prospective government's hardline makeup. ...

Nepal's main party leading in poll results but no majority

Nov. 28, 2022 03:58 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's main ruling party was leading in last week's parliamentary elections with most of the votes counted by Monday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's Nepali Congress party, however, was short of securing a majority in the House of Representatives, the...

German government seeks to ease rules for naturalization

Nov. 26, 2022 06:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's socially liberal government is moving ahead with plans to ease the rules for obtaining citizenship in the European Union's most populous country, a drive that is being assailed by the conservative opposition. Chancellor OIaf Scholz said in a video message...

Prime minister: Coup thwarted in Sao Tome and Principe

Nov. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EST

SAO TOME, Sao Tome and Principe (AP) — Security forces in the Central African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe have killed four people and detained two others including politician Delfim Neves following a thwarted coup attempt, officials said Friday. Prime Minister Patrice...

From prisoner to PM, Malaysia's Anwar had long ride to top

Nov. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than two decades after his dramatic ouster from government and imprisonment, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally has his day. Anwar was named Malaysia’s 10th prime minister by the nation’s king and sworn in Thursday, trumping a...