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Stories with subject: Run-off elections
  • new storyHaiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president story has photos
    Updated: Feb-14-16 5:38 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Lawmakers chose the Senate chief on Sunday to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the end of President Michel Martelly's term last week and perhaps ease tensions that suspended elections and pushed deeply polarized Haiti into political crisis.

  • Challengers warn of politics in Wisconsin Supreme Court race 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:52 pm

    MILWAUKEE - The two rivals trying to unseat Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley warned of the influence of partisan politics on the state's highest court at a candidate forum Wednesday.

  • OAS to send special mission to Haiti amid political crisis story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:17 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The threat of instability in Haiti prompted the Organization of American States on Wednesday to authorize a special mission to help the troubled nation find a way out of a simmering political crisis and set a new date for a runoff election.

  • Portugal's new president demands financial discipline story has photos
    Updated: Jan-24-16 6:39 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - A center-right candidate scored a resounding victory in Portugal's presidential election Sunday, warning he would use the largely ceremonial post to prevent the center-left anti-austerity government from worsening the debt-heavy country's financial health.

  • Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 9:44 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti's leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional crisis.

  • For 2nd day in row, protest turns violent in Haiti capital story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:16 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For a second straight day, opposition protesters erected burning roadblocks and shattered windows in a section of Haiti's capital on Tuesday to press for new elections less than a week before a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff.

  • Several election offices attacked in Haiti as runoff nears story has photos
    Updated: Jan-18-16 10:23 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Stone-throwing demonstrators on Monday smashed car windows and set at least two vehicles ablaze in Haiti's capital, hours after several electoral offices were attacked in northern towns as the country prepares for a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff.

  • Special election May 7 will replace Turner in House 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 6:05 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott has set an emergency special election for May 7 to fill the vacant Texas House District 139 seat.