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Stories with subject: Government transitions
  • Greece moves closer to announcement of early election date story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:34 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece came one step closer on Thursday to early elections with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointing the head of the country's Supreme Court as caretaker prime minister to lead the country to next month's polls.

  • Turkish prime minister to form interim govt before Nov. vote story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:28 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was appointed Tuesday to form an interim government that will lead the country to a new election on Nov. 1.

  • Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:13 am

    ATHENS, Greece - A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent Greece from holding its third national vote this year, although chances of averting the election are virtually nil.

  • Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:10 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a doomed task - which will pave the way for another potentially destabilizing election.

  • What Greece's new elections mean for the bailout 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:58 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections - just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package.

  • Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in as 2 parties sign deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:10 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties - formerly bitter rivals - signed an agreement to work together and draft a new constitution that would safeguard the rights of ethnic groups.

  • UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 5:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.