Putin likely to win presidential race with over 80% of votes: poll
Moscow |Monday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin is likely to win the 2018 presidential race with 81.1 per cent of votes, leaving all rival candidates far behind, a public opinion poll by the government-owned research centre VTSIOM showed on Monday.... read..
Egyptian opposition figure denounces presidential elections, will not run
Cairo |Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
A renowned Egyptian opposition figure and former MP on Monday announced he no longer intended to take part in the presidential election in March, stating he did not consider it an honest competition.... read..
Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote
By Jan Lopatka
PRAGUE | Saturday, Jan 13 2018 IST
Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public o... read..
Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on anti-corruption law
By Angel Krasimirov
SOFIA | Friday, Jan 12 2018 IST
Bulgaria's parliament on Friday overturned a presidential veto on anti-graft legislation, clearing the way for the creation of a special unit to investigate individuals occupying high public office as well as assets and conflicts of interest.
Last week Bu... read..
Kremlin rejects US charge of meddling in Mexican presidential poll
MOSCOW | Thursday, Jan 11 2018 IST
The Kremlin dismissed a U.S. allegation it was meddling in Mexican politics ahead of a presidential election there as unfounded.
Moscow was responding to comments made by U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in a Dec. 15 video clip in which he s... read..