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  • new storySingapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:55 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats.

  • Judge rejects Libertarian Party's ballot access challenge 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:01 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A federal judge on Thursday upheld a New Hampshire law the Libertarian Party argued could prevent its candidates from getting on the ballot.

  • 21 parties register for Portugal's general election Oct. 4 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:23 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's National Election Commission says 21 parties, some in coalitions, will field candidates in the Oct. 4 general election.

  • Fate of Nebraska's death penalty likely to rest with voters 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:28 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.

  • The Latest: 3 House primary runoffs too close to call 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:11 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on Mississippi primary runoff elections (all times local):

  • Coleman, Britton win party primary runoffs for commissions 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:11 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Democratic and Republican party slates are now set for statewide and regional offices in Mississippi, with voters on Tuesday deciding one primary runoff for each party for a seat on a state commission.

  • Singapore to hold election Sept. 11 in test of ruling party 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:34 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore will hold a general election on Sept. 11, the government announced Tuesday, in what is expected to be a tight contest for the ruling party that has dominated politics in the city-state for 50 years but is now facing growing disaffection among citizens.

  • Kansas City minimum wage petition approved for ballot 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:17 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas City Council has agreed to put a citizen group's minimum wage petition on the November ballot.

  • Poll: Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:43 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker leads other Republican presidential candidates in his home state of Wisconsin but trails Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton there in a potential general election matchup, according to the first statewide poll since Walker announced his candidacy.

  • Portuguese election brings a crush of labor demands 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 10:40 am

    LISBON, Portugal - In the run-up to an October general election, Portuguese labor groups are stepping up their pressure for higher pay and better working hours, with police hinting they will stop handing out traffic fines.

  • Judge rules to allow Envision Spokane to appear on ballot 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:18 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - A Superior Court judge has denied Spokane Mayor David Condon's request to stop a community group's ballot measure from appearing in the November election.

  • Myanmar's military-backed ruling party forces out chairman story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 2:31 pm

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - In a power play ahead of general elections, Myanmar's military-backed ruling party announced the ouster Thursday of its politically popular chairman hours after security forces seized the party headquarters, preventing some members from leaving.

  • Opposition party sues Malaysian PM over $700M in donations 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 8:22 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian opposition party Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged election offenses involving $700 million in his bank accounts.

  • Trump bombast overshadows GOP challenges with women 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.

  • Maine's November ballot finalized; low turnout expected 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 4:11 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - The order of the questions on November's ballot has been finalized, but officials aren't expecting that many residents will show up to the polls.

  • Argentine president's successor candidate wins primaries story has photos
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:01 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - President Cristina Fernandez's chosen successor easily won Argentina's open primaries, but the results Monday underscored that October's election is still up for grabs and voters remain deeply divided about who could best tackle the country's myriad economic problems.

  • Charlie Sims gets GOP nod for Forrest County sheriff 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:46 am

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Charlie Sims spent the past eight months campaigning on the need for a change in the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

  • Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:35 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.