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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Maldives to hold presidential election on September 23

Maldives to hold presidential election on September 23

Voters in the Indian Ocean archipelago will go to the polls on September 23, officials said, with election authorities to accept candidate nominations next month.

Turkey pro-Kurdish party ex-leader to run for president

Turkey pro-Kurdish party ex-leader to run for president

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be its candidate for president in polls next month, even though he is currently jailed and on trial in several legal cases.

Sierra Leone poll candidate plans legal challenge

Sierra Leone poll candidate plans legal challenge

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone's presidential election, Samura Kamara, said the voting was marred by fraud and he plans to launch a legal challenge to the result.

Moscow rally commemorates slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Moscow rally commemorates slain opposition leader Nemtsov

Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday to commemorate murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling for President Vladimir Putin to be ousted just three weeks before a presidential election.

Cyprus votes for president with eyes on new peace push

Cyprus votes for president with eyes on new peace push

Voters in Cyprus headed to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election that could determine if the divided Mediterranean island makes another push to reunite after the collapse of talks last year.

Russian opposition takes to streets, calls for election boycott

Russian opposition takes to streets, calls for election boycott

Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny began a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said was a rigged presidential election on March 18.

Russian police force way into opposition leader Navalny's office

Russian police force way into opposition leader Navalny's office

Russian police forced their way into the Moscow office of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Sunday and started questioning people, images broadcast online by Navalny's supporters showed.

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Russia to hold presidential election on March 18

Independent candidates are officially required to collect 300,000 signatures of support before they are allowed on the ballot paper.

Three shot dead in clashes as Kenyan opposition leader returns

Three shot dead in clashes as Kenyan opposition leader returns

Raila Odinga won an unprecedented court victory overturning the result of the August 8 presidential poll, leading to a rerun last month that he then boycotted.

Russian tycoon, fresh from jail, announces presidential bid

Russian tycoon, fresh from jail, announces presidential bid

Russian property developer Sergei Polonsky, who has been convicted of defrauding investors, plans to run in next year's presidential election, his campaign manager said on Wednesday.

Former Trump campaign manager indicted in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign manager indicted in Russia probe

Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.