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Catalan parliament speaker opposes new elections

Catalan parliament speaker opposes new elections

The speaker of the Catalan parliament said Wednesday that new elections were not in the region's ‘interest’ while Spain persists in blocking a new president from taking office.

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally.

Nigerian president Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

Nigerian president Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

Muhammadu Buhari, 75, said he would seek his party's presidential ticket to contest elections in February 2019 during a closed door meeting of the national executive committee of his All Progressives Congress party.

Afghanistan sets October date for much-delayed elections

Afghanistan sets October date for much-delayed elections

The elections are considered a dry run for the presidential vote to be held in 2019 and a test of whether Afghanistan's Western-backed government can overcome past election problems of poor security and fraud.

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) party tabled a bill in parliament on Monday to address "fake news," as the country gears up for national elections.

India warns against social media data misuse ahead of polls

India warns against social media data misuse ahead of polls

India is due to hold a national election in 2019 and several states will elect new assemblies this year and next.

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right, bitterly opposed to a peace deal that allows leftist former rebels to participate, expected to poll strongly.

Slovak president urges new govt in wake of journalist murder

Slovak president urges new govt in wake of journalist murder

Slovakia's president said on Sunday he would seek talks with parties and would urge forming a new government or holding early elections to renew public trust following the murder of an investigative journalist that has shaken the nation.

Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Zimbabwe's main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital.

India's budget focuses on rural economy ahead of elections

India's budget focuses on rural economy ahead of elections

India said on Thursday it expected economic growth to surge above 8 percent as it announced a 2018/19 budget that allocated billions of dollars for rural infrastructure ...

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor parliament dissolved, new elections called

East Timor is set to hold fresh elections after president Francisco Guterres dissolved parliament on Friday, ending a months-long political impasse that plunged Asia's youngest democracy into a post-election stalemate.

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.