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More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

Ten days after Indonesia held the world's biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand ...

Sixth CMC elections see 50% voter turnout

Sixth CMC elections see 50% voter turnout

The sixth edition of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) election, held on Tuesday, saw 13,334 voters or 50.1% of a total 26,640 Qatari voters taking part to elect representatives in 25 constituencies.

Elections to sixth CMC to be held on Tuesday

Elections to sixth CMC to be held on Tuesday

Qatari voters will head to the polls to elect their representatives to the sixth Central Municipal Council.

Vote count confirms comic's lead in Ukraine elections

Vote count confirms comic's lead in Ukraine elections

A comedian with no political experience raced ahead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, offering a fresh face to voters fed up with entrenched corruption in a country ...

Voting begins in Turkey's local elections

Voting begins in Turkey's local elections

Voting in Turkey's local elections began on Sunday, with 57 million registered voters expected to cast their ballots in the country's 81 provinces.

Tens of thousands in Madrid call for new elections, protest president

Tens of thousands in Madrid call for new elections, protest president

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the Spanish capital Madrid on Sunday to call for national unity and protest against the socialist minority government of Pedro Sanchez.

UN chief lauds Africa for elections, peace deals, refugee treatment

UN chief lauds Africa for elections, peace deals, refugee treatment

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres overlooked refugee abuses and disputed polls across Africa on Sunday as he heaped praise on the continent for recent elections, peace deals and the treatment of refugees ...

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook said on Monday it will strengthen its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.

Venezuela's Maduro rejects EU demand for new elections

Venezuela's Maduro rejects EU demand for new elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday rejected an eight-day deadline from European nations to plan new elections.

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo's electoral commission has said Sunday's presidential vote will not take place and is calling for a postponement, opposition official Jacquemin Shabani told dpa.

Indian state elections could halt Prime Minister Modi's winning streak

Indian state elections could halt Prime Minister Modi's winning streak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staring at election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs for growing numbers of young people ...

EU steps up fake news fight ahead of elections

EU steps up fake news fight ahead of elections

The EU took steps Wednesday to protect upcoming elections against disinformation campaigns from suspects like Russia, launching a bloc-wide alert system and pressuring internet giants like Facebook for more help.