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New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand scrambles to contain virus resurgence as it heads to polls

New Zealand was scrambling to trace the source of its first coronavirus outbreak in more than three months, reporting 13 new community infections on Thursday, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ...

Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in after record victory at polls

Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in after record victory at polls

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in Sunday as Sri Lanka's prime minister after a landslide victory for the ruling party in Wednesday's parliamentary elections, officials said.

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

Troops at home of Togo opposition candidate as presidential polls close

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces for a number of hours after polls closed in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government

Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the record turnout in local elections won by pro-democracy candidates highlighted dissatisfaction with her administration ...

Official results set to seal outsider's victory in Tunisia polls

Official results set to seal outsider's victory in Tunisia polls

Tunisia's electoral commission was expected to confirm Monday that voters gave conservative political outsider Kais Saied a sweeping mandate to be the next president, thanks largely to young people who flocked to his side.

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed zero tolerance on corruption Sunday, as firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema urged police to ‘shoot randomly’ at a parliament he said was full of thugs and criminals.

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh's opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election.

Heavy rain delays some voting as drenched Fijians go to the polls

Heavy rain delays some voting as drenched Fijians go to the polls

Fijians went to the polls on Wednesday for only the second time since a 2006 coup, with former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama confident of winning a second term ...

Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

Five Indian states will go to the polls later this year, the country's election commissioner said on Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity ahead of his re-election bid in May 2019.

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election

Kurds began voting in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday, a year after a failed bid for independence.

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said.

Azerbaijan strongman set to win polls boycotted by opposition

Azerbaijan strongman set to win polls boycotted by opposition

Azerbaijanis voted on Wednesday in a snap presidential election boycotted by the main opposition parties and set to extend the autocratic rule of President Ilham Aliyev.