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Malaysian alliance names Mahathir as PM candidate

Malaysian alliance names Mahathir as PM candidate

Mahathir Mohamad is seen as the biggest threat for Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is engulfed in a corruption scandal.

Russia rejects concern over election ban on opposition leader

Russia rejects concern over election ban on opposition leader

Russia on Tuesday rejected concerns that the decision to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Modi fights to protect home base in election

Modi fights to protect home base in election

The election for a new legislature in the western state of Gujarat this weekend is turning out to be a greater challenge for Modi than anticipated, the polls show.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi could be named head of India's opposition Congress Party within hours, a source said, shortly after he filed his candidacy for the role on Monday.

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detained at least 380 activists across the country on Sunday for holding unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin, a monitoring group said.

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday called on lawmakers from the main opposition party to defect ahead of a court ruling on whether to dissolve it ...

28 killed as protesters clash with police in Eritrea, opposition says

28 killed as protesters clash with police in Eritrea, opposition says

Twenty-eight people were killed and about 100 others injured when protesters clashed with police in Eritrea, an opposition activist told dpa Wednesday, a rare show of dissent in the repressive east African nation.

Odinga says Kenya election 'must not stand'

Odinga says Kenya election 'must not stand'

Raila Odinga denounced the vote that he had boycotted as a "charade." "To cut short the long story of a sham and fraudulent exercise, we reiterate that this election must not stand," he said.

Kenyatta wins with 98% in poll boycotted by Kenya opposition

Kenyatta wins with 98% in poll boycotted by Kenya opposition

Despite his crushing win, the turnout of just 38.8% among 19.6 million registered voters is set to raise questions about the credibility of an election that has plunged East Africa's most stable democracy into its worst crisis in a decade.

Kenyans vote in fractious second poll, boycotted by opposition

Kenyans vote in fractious second poll, boycotted by opposition

Kenyans began voting Thursday in a repeat election that has polarised the nation and is likely to be fiercely disputed in the absence of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is boycotting the vote.

Kenya election board CEO goes on leave ahead of poll

Kenya election board CEO goes on leave ahead of poll

Ezra Chiloba said he had taken a personal decision to take leave in light of the opposition's demands, without giving more details.

Police fire tear gas to halt opposition protests in two Kenyan cities

Police fire tear gas to halt opposition protests in two Kenyan cities

Kenyan police used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters on Monday in the capital Nairobi and another city as demonstrations against a presidential vote re-run continued despite a government ban.