Gulf Times - elections
Malaysia's Najib takes swipe at Mahathir on Singapore trip

Malaysia's Najib takes swipe at Mahathir on Singapore trip

Mahathir Mohamad, who ruled Malaysia for more than two decades and is now making another run at the top job aged 92, frequently traded barbs with Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew during his time in office.

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

The landmark polls cap the country's transformation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic, following a 10-year Maoist insurgency that left more than 16,000 people dead.

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted Monday in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.

Catalan leader can't solve crisis by calling elections: Justice Minister

Catalan leader can't solve crisis by calling elections: Justice Minister

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont cannot solve its political crisis with Madrid just by calling regional elections, Spain's Justice Minister said on Tuesday.

Catalan separatists weigh options after Spain 'coup'

Catalan separatists weigh options after Spain 'coup'

Catalonia's separatists were weighing their options on Sunday after Spain took drastic steps to stop the region from breaking away by dissolving its separatist government and forcing new elections.

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains on Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy.

Nepal PM resigns ahead of final round of local elections

Nepal PM resigns ahead of final round of local elections

Maoist Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda resigned on Wednesday, barely nine months after coming to power, creating a leadership vacuum weeks before the second round of local elections ...

Troops evict opposition MPs from Maldives parliament

Troops evict opposition MPs from Maldives parliament

Security forces physically ejected protesting MPs from the Maldives parliament in chaotic scenes during a failed opposition attempt to impeach the speaker and destabilise the president ahead of elections next year.

Ethnic parties withdraw from Nepal government

Ethnic parties withdraw from Nepal government

Political parties from southern Nepal withdrew support from the government on Thursday, weakening an already fragile administration and throwing long overdue elections further into doubt.

BJP sees bigger mandate in 2019 after state landslide

BJP sees bigger mandate in 2019 after state landslide

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party expects national elections in 2019 to deliver an even bigger mandate than in 2014, its leaders said on Sunday, buoyed by a thumping victory in the country's most politically important state.

Mauritius gets new PM, opposition demands election

Mauritius gets new PM, opposition demands election

Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth handed over power to his son Pravind on Monday despite anger from the opposition which has called for new elections in the island nation.

Thai parliament approves changes to interim charter

Thai parliament approves changes to interim charter

Thailand's constitution came one step closer to completion on Friday - a prerequisite for promised elections - as the country's parliament approved an amendment requested by the king's office.