Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of repeat vote
Africa / National

Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of repeat vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence in East Africa’s economic power. Jubilant supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who seeks a second term, celebrated the news that the … Continue reading

Trump, transgender and police shootings dominate elections
National / Politics / U.S. News

Trump, transgender and police shootings dominate elections

Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Ferguson. Here are some of the key local races on the … Continue reading

Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power
Business / Education / International News / Lifestyle / Technology / U.S. News

Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power

ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment party founded by a comic has triumphed in Italian mayoral runoff elections, trouncing Premier Matteo Renzi’s candidates in Rome and another key city and turning its sights Monday, June 20,2016 toward its next goal — national power. The 5-Star Movement candidate in Rome, Virginia Raggi, a lawyer with a three-year … Continue reading

Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute
Latin America & the Caribbean

Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional crisis. The Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone Sunday’s vote because there is “too much violence … Continue reading

Opposition wins Argentine election, ending ‘Kirchner era’
Latin America & the Caribbean

Opposition wins Argentine election, ending ‘Kirchner era’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often-combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, Fernandez’s chosen successor, … Continue reading

Egypt’s election likely to produce rubber stamp parliament
International News / Middle East

Egypt’s election likely to produce rubber stamp parliament

CAIRO (AP) — Next week’s parliamentary elections are supposed to move Egypt closer to democracy and end a situation in which Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, first as the country’s strongman then as an elected president, has governed for more than two years with few apparent checks and balances. But with almost no effective opposition expected to run … Continue reading

Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices
Asia / International News / Politics

Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on Monday with the country’s vice president being the first major contender to register his candidacy to lead one of Asia’s most unwieldy democracies. Vice President Jejomar Binay filed his certificate of candidacy before Manila’s Commission on Elections with Sen. Gregorio Honasan … Continue reading

Singapore ruling party popularity tested in general election
Asia / International News / Politics

Singapore ruling party popularity tested in general election

  SINGAPORE (AP) — The party that has ruled Singapore since it became a country a half-century ago appeared poised to stay in power for five more years as the city-state’s citizens voted Friday in a compulsory election. But the percentage of votes the People’s Action Party receives will be watched as a barometer of its popularity during … Continue reading