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Stories with subject: Parliamentary elections
  • Australian deputy prime minister announces retirement 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 9:07 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister announced his retirement Thursday, with the prime minister likely to announce a cabinet reshuffle before elections due this year.

  • Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.

  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:32 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

  • Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 10:30 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.

  • Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 6:36 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections, state media reported on Saturday.

  • Italian Parliament backs Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:12 pm

    ROME - The Italian Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games

  • Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 9:24 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party took a momentous step toward becoming Myanmar's government.

  • Suu Kyi's party names choices to lead Myanmar parliament 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:48 am

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi announced ethnically diverse choices Thursday for leadership of the legislature as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.

  • Spain: PM defends party despite new corruption arrests 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:34 am

    MADRID - Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Wednesday he sees no reason why the arrest of 24 people in a new corruption scandal affecting his conservative Popular Party should damage his efforts to form a new government following last month's inconclusive elections.

  • PM says Singapore will allow more opposition lawmakers 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:22 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's prime minister on Wednesday announced constitutional amendments that would result in more opposition politicians in Parliament, long dominated by his ruling People's Action Party.

  • Grandson of Iran's Islamic Republic founder barred from poll 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 7:18 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - The grandson of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic has been barred from running for a top clerical body, his family said Tuesday, as the country prepares for crucial elections next month.

  • Kerry hails Cambodia development, expresses rights concerns 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:01 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday welcomed Cambodia's booming economic growth but also expressed concerns about the Southeast Asian nation's human rights record.

  • 15,000 protest in Moldova to demand an early election story has photos
    Updated: Jan-24-16 1:08 pm

    CHISINAU, Moldova - More than 15,000 people held an anti-government protest Sunday in the Moldovan capital to demand an early election in the impoverished Eastern European nation.

  • Anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker gains support amid migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 12:06 pm

    SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands - The Dutch debate on asylum-seekers has come to this: Firebrand lawmaker Geert Wilders handing out self-defense sprays to women fearful of what he describes as "Islamic testosterone bombs" in the wake of the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne.

  • Croatian parliament approves new government 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 6:45 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia's parliament has approved a new center-right government led by Canada-educated financial expert Tihomir Oreskovic, ending more than two months of political deadlock after an inconclusive general election.

  • Moldova: 3,000 protest, call for early elections story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 11:41 am

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Some 3,000 people protested in the Moldovan capital Friday for a third day running calling for early elections, better governance and demanding an end to widespread corruption.

  • Kazakhstan moves up parliamentary election to March 20 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 11:26 am

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan has called an early election for parliament, moving up the vote to March 20 instead of waiting until next year.

  • 2 Iranian poets, facing lashings and prison, escape country 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 9:32 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Two Iranian poets who face lashings and prison sentences have fled Iran, one of the writers said Monday, a rare escape for local artists and activists ensnared in an ongoing crackdown on expression in the country.

  • Afghan official: Delayed elections set for Oct. 15 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 6:58 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan will hold parliamentary and district council elections, originally scheduled for last June, on Oct. 15, an Afghan official said Monday.

  • Macedonian PM launches formal resignation process 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 9:45 am

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's prime minister has submitted his resignation to the speaker of Parliament, launching the procedure that should see him replaced by a caretaker until early elections April 24.