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Outsider wins El Salvador presidency, breaking two-party system

Outsider wins El Salvador presidency, breaking two-party system

A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system ...

Uganda's Museveni set for 'life presidency' after court ruling

Uganda's Museveni set for 'life presidency' after court ruling

A lawyer for a group of Ugandan opposition leaders has warned that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is heading for a "life presidency".

Trump blames Democrats for young immigrants' plight

Trump blames Democrats for young immigrants' plight

US Republicans will turn their attention to infrastructure and immigration issues, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, blaming Democrats for failing to help young "Dreamer" immigrants.

Philippine president's ratings drop, but popularity intact

Philippine president's ratings drop, but popularity intact

Trust and satisfaction in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte fell to the lowest of his presidency in the third quarter of this year, a survey showed on Sunday, although sentiment about his leadership remained positive overall.

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka abruptly changed tack in his battle to remove Finance Minister Andrej Babis on Friday, taking back a pledge to resign and instead seeking only the dismissal of his main political rival.

'Yes' vote in Turkey gets 54.6% as counting progresses

'Yes' vote in Turkey gets 54.6% as counting progresses

Votes in support of constitutional changes to hand Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers stood at 54.6% after three quarters of the ballots in Sunday's referendum had been counted.

Brazil's Senate strips Rousseff of presidency

Brazil's Senate strips Rousseff of presidency

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency Wednesday in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy.

Philippine boxing legend Pacquiao punches way into Senate

Philippine boxing legend Pacquiao punches way into Senate

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is virtually assured of a seat in the upper house Senate, according to election results Tuesday which take him a step closer to his dream of the Philippines presidency.

Duterte claims Philippine presidency, vows crime crackdown

Duterte claims Philippine presidency, vows crime crackdown

Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after securing a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades ...

Lebanon presidency deadlock persists as Hariri stands by Franjieh

Lebanon presidency deadlock persists as Hariri stands by Franjieh

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri said he was committed to backing his rival Suleiman Franjieh for the presidency, indicating an almost two-year deadlock over the job will not be resolved soon.

Poe ahead in race for presidency: survey

Poe ahead in race for presidency: survey

A one-term senator facing disqualification regained her lead in the Philippines’ presidential race ahead of the start of the official campaign period, a survey showed yesterday.

Suu Kyi urges patience over Myanmar presidency decision

Suu Kyi urges patience over Myanmar presidency decision

Aung San Suu Kyi tried yesterday to calm nerves over Myanmar’s tense political transition, with her choice of proxy presidential candidate shrouded in mystery days after her party took up its parliamentary majority.