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Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally as president

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally as president

Pakistan on Tuesday elected a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan as its new president, further cementing the ruling party's power after a general election victory.

Modi announces space mission, health scheme as poll nears

Modi announces space mission, health scheme as poll nears

Narendra Modi used the speech to broadcast his government's achievements, amid concerns about lack of jobs and rising violence against Muslims.

Pakistan's former FM Asif allowed to contest election

Pakistan's former FM Asif allowed to contest election

Khawaja Asif, a staunch ally of ousted prime minister and PML-N founder Nawaz Sharif, was disqualified from parliament by a lower court in April.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for elections on July 30

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for elections on July 30

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who became president following the military takeover, has promised to deliver on free and fair elections.

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25

Pakistan’s government and parliament is due to be dissolved on May 31, when a new interim prime minister and an interim administration is meant to take over.

Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand general election

Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand general election

Anti-government protesters began marching in Bangkok on Tuesday from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November.

Malaysian PM says he'll stay in office for 1-2 years

Malaysian PM says he'll stay in office for 1-2 years

A four-party alliance driven by Mahathir and Anwar won the general election last week, ousting the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition for the first time in the history of the Southeast Asian nation.

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Official results from the Election Commission of votes cast showed that Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN), had so far won 25 of parliament's 222 seats and Mahathir's alliance had won 16.

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

The prime minister admitted that he had hoped for a stronger showing but said he remained happy with the result, which contrasts with the expected gains made by the rival camp led by the Hezbollah group.

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Voters queued at polling stations across Lebanon on Sunday to take part in its first general election in nine years - an event seen as important for economic stability but unlikely to upset the overall balance of power.

Mahathir under investigation for 'fake news', say police

Mahathir under investigation for 'fake news', say police

Malaysian authorities are investigating opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad under an anti-fake news law over claims that his plane was sabotaged in the run up to a general election next week, police said on Wednesday.

Malaysian company seeks review of fake news law

Malaysian company seeks review of fake news law

Prime Minister Najib Razak's government secured parliament's approval for the fake news law this month.