- Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post Updated: Jul-03-15 8:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week.
- Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker Updated: Jul-03-15 7:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.
- UN observers say Burundi elections were not free Updated: Jul-02-15 5:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. observer mission concluded Thursday that this week's parliamentary elections in Burundi were not "free, credible and inclusive."
- Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post Updated: Jul-01-15 11:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks.
- Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat Updated: Jul-01-15 5:58 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, defeated in this year's presidential election, said Wednesday that he's re-entering politics and contesting a ParliamentÂ seat in August.
- Russia's highest court OKs early parliamentary vote in 2016 Updated: Jul-01-15 4:32 am
MOSCOW - Russia's highest court has given the green light to holding next year's parliamentary vote several months earlier.
- Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy Updated: Jul-01-15 3:58 am
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month.
- Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.
- Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore.
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
- Myanmar's parliament blocks changes to constitution Updated: Jun-25-15 5:30 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's parliament voted against several constitutional amendments Thursday, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.
- Turkish lawmakers sworn in as coalition questions loom Updated: Jun-23-15 12:52 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey's lawmakers were sworn in to office during a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday, an early step in what could be a drawn-out coalition-building process.
- Another top Canadian minister says he's leaving politics Updated: Jun-19-15 1:03 pm
TORONTO - Another prominent member of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not seek re-election in Parliament in October. It's a blow to the Conservatives, who have been in power since 2006.
- Denmark's center-right opposition wins election Updated: Jun-18-15 8:31 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's center-right opposition won a parliamentary election after strong gains by an anti-immigration party that wants to limit the European Union's influence over the small Nordic country.
- UK's Labour seeks a chief to lead it out of the wilderness Updated: Jun-18-15 12:32 pm
LONDON - Defeated political party seeks leader. Compass a plus.
- Election board confirms Turkish party's loss of majority Updated: Jun-18-15 10:20 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's election body has confirmed the ruling party's loss of its parliamentary majority after 13 years of single-party rule, setting the ball rolling for tortuous coalition-building talks.
- Turkey's main opposition: Erdogan must stop 'meddling' Updated: Jun-15-15 9:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's opposition parties should form the next government, the largest of them said Monday, and also laid out terms for joining any coalition government, including forcing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to exceed his constitutional powers.
- Polish officials resign over eavesdropping scandal Updated: Jun-10-15 4:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Four Polish government ministers and the parliamentary speaker resigned on Wednesday amid a revived 2014 scandal over secret recordings made of them and other officials.
- Libyan rivals urged to agree quick power-sharing deal Updated: Jun-10-15 12:27 pm
BERLIN - Libya's rival factions faced strong pressure to agree quickly to a power-sharing deal for the fractured North African country as they met Wednesday in Berlin with officials from world powers.
- Turkey's new parliament features 4 key parties Updated: Jun-08-15 12:03 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Four parties will dominate Turkey's 550-seat parliament following Sunday's elections. Here is a sketch of each political force.