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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.

Togo opposition shutdown fails to rally strong support

Togo opposition shutdown fails to rally strong support

A Togo opposition appeal for an economic shutdown to protest upcoming parliamentary elections failed to muster support on Tuesday with many businesses ignoring the call and staying open as usual.

Bangladesh opposition leader barred from elections: official

Bangladesh opposition leader barred from elections: official

Bangladesh's imprisoned opposition leader has been barred from contesting next month's general election against her arch-rival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the country's attorney general said Wednesday.

France passes laws to crack down on 'fake news' during elections

France passes laws to crack down on 'fake news' during elections

The French National Assembly has approved two laws to crack down on false information during election campaigns, despite criticism from the opposition.

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.

Sweden faces deadlock as far-right gains in vote

Sweden faces deadlock as far-right gains in vote

Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections whose result makes it tough to form a functioning government.