Latest Parliamentary elections News

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier

Nov. 28, 2021 06:10 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president on Sunday swore in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election. Milos Zeman, in a wheelchair, was separated from Fiala and the other officials by transparent panels during the...

Czech President Zeman back in hospital, now with COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was readmitted to hospital late Thursday after he tested positive for COVID-19, just hours after he had been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness. The presidential office said Zeman...

Russian lawmaker stripped of immunity over elk's killing

Nov. 25, 2021 11:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Thursday stripped a lawmaker who is critical of the Kremlin of his immunity, allowing prosecutors to press charges against him over the allegedly illegal killing of an elk during a hunting trip. Valery Rashkin, 66,...

Back in power, Israel's Left finds its influence is limited

Nov. 23, 2021 03:40 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After years in Israel’s political wilderness, small dovish parties that support Palestinian statehood are back in government. But they are finding their influence is limited, with coalition partners who support Jewish West Bank settlement showing little appetite...

Russian lawmaker risks losing immunity for illegal elk kill

Nov. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian parliamentary commission recommended Monday that a lawmaker in the lower house be stripped of his immunity as he faces charges over illegally killing an elk. Valery Rashkin, 66, first denied the accusations but later reversed course and confessed...

Locals gather to pay respects to longtime British lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of residents in the southeast English coastal resort of Southend gathered Monday to pay their respects to their longtime member of Britain's Parliament who was fatally stabbed last month while meeting with his constituents. Following a funeral...

Disease control chief: "All of Germany is one big outbreak"

Nov. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has entered a “nationwide state of emergency” because of surging coronavirus infections, the head of the country's disease control agency said Friday. Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, said regular medical care cannot be...

Hungary opposition leader vows to restore western alliances

Nov. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EST

HODMEZOVASARHELY, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's opposition leader wants to restore his country's frayed ties with the West — and also has a message for American fans of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. "Let me state very strongly for all Americans that to be a part...

Pakistan's parliament passes bill to allow electronic voting

Nov. 17, 2021 10:55 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial bill allowing the use of electronic machines for voting. The opposition said the policy is an attempt to rig the next elections. Lawmakers also passed a bill to grant the right to vote to...

German parties aim for deal on new government next week

Nov. 16, 2021 09:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three German political parties said Tuesday that they hope to clinch a deal next week to form a new government, keeping center-left leader Olaf Scholz on track to become Germany's new chancellor in early December. Scholz's Social Democrats narrowly won the...