Venezuela's Maduro wins presidential vote - election board
CARACAS | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro comfortably won re-election in a controversial vote on Sunday, the election board said, though his main rivals both declared the poll illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularities.
Turnout at the election was... read..
Maldives bars convicts from contesting presidential primaries
Male |Monday, 2018 4:45:00 PM IST
The Maldives Elections Commission has announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence cannot legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections will be annulled.... read..
Venezuelan presidential election marked by empty precincts, irregularities
Caracas |Monday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
The Venezuelan presidential election was marked by a lack of voters at many polling places and reports of irregularities by the main adversaries of President Nicolas Maduro, who is running for re-election.... read..
Mexico independent presidential candidate Zavala withdraws - aide
MEXICO CITY | Wednesday, May 16 2018 IST
Mexican independent presidential candidate Margarita Zavala has decided to withdraw from the campaign and will not be supporting any other contender, a senior aide said on Wednesday.
Jorge Guajardo, a close advisor to Zavala and former Mexican ambassado... read..
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition seeks release of jailed presidential candidate
ANKARA | Tuesday, May 15 2018 IST
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition applied on Tuesday for its jailed presidential candidate to be released before next month's snap election, saying the detention of Selahattin Demirtas jeopardised voter freedom.
This month, the Peoples' Democratic Party (... read..