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Stories with subject: Parliamentary elections
  • Portugal's president urges parties to unite, seek compromise story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:01 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.

  • Arpad Goncz, Hungary's 1st post-communist president, dies story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 1:01 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Arpad Goncz, a much-loved Hungarian writer and translator who survived a communist-era life sentence for taking part in the 1956 anti-Soviet revolt and later become Hungary's first democratically chosen president, died Tuesday at age 93.

  • Croatia parliamentary vote to be held on Nov. 8 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 12:30 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - The next parliamentary elections in Croatia will be held on Nov. 8 with the leftist government facing a strong challenge from the conservatives amid the migrant crisis and bad economy.

  • New Greek Parliament elects Syriza veteran as speaker 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:09 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's new Parliament, elected two weeks ago, has chosen Syriza deputy Nikos Voutsis as its speaker.

  • Portugal: A look at the election of a new government 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:18 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:

  • Denmark gets new defense minister after political scandal 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's prime minister has appointed veteran, center-right politician Peter Christensen as the Scandinavian country's new defense minister after his predecessor resigned amid a scandal.

  • Clashes between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kill about 60 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:10 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Clashes between Turkish security forces and autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels have claimed nearly 60 lives in the southeast and across the border in northern Iraq, officials said Tuesday.

  • Catalan leader to be questioned by court over secession vote story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 8:05 am

    MADRID - Catalonia's acting regional president has been placed under investigation by a court for his role in staging a referendum on independence last year, officials said Tuesday.

  • Singapore announces new Cabinet structure in look to future story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 8:50 am

    SINGAPORE - Less than three weeks after a landslide general election win by the ruling party, Singapore announced a new Cabinet structure Monday in a pitch for leadership renewal, with some senior officeholders taking on wider coordinating roles overseeing younger ministers.

  • Spain: Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 8:14 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain - Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region to break away and form a new Mediterranean nation won a landmark vote Sunday by capturing a regional parliamentary majority, setting up a possible showdown over independence with the central government in Madrid.

  • Questions and answers about the Catalonia independence vote story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 5:59 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain - Parties pushing for independence from Spain won a majority of seats in Catalonia's regional Parliament in a ballot Sunday, but failed to secure more than 50 percent of the popular vote in an election they had hoped would give them a clear, unequivocal mandate for secession.

  • 20,000 protest against Moldova's pro-European government 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:53 am

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Some 20,000 people have protested against Moldova's government, days after the International Monetary Fund said it would not negotiate a new loan agreement with the pro-European leadership which says it needs the money to pay salaries and pensions.

  • Somali parliament ends impeachment motion against president 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:18 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia's parliamentary speaker said he will drop an impeachment motion against the president and will instead press for talks to end the country's political crisis.

  • Spain: Radical party likely kingmaker in Catalonia secession story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 9:13 am

    BARCELONA, Spain - A radical left party has made a startling journey from colorful oddity to potential kingmaker in Catalonia's independence drive.

  • Sports, politics mix in Barcelona in Catalonia secession bid 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 6:35 am

    BARCELONA, Spain - Sports and politics are never far apart in Barcelona's Camp Nou football stadium. Moments after fans emitted a collective sigh last weekend over a narrowly missed strike by Lionel Messi, the chants rang through the stadium as they always do at the 17th minute of a home game: INDEPENDENCIA! INDEPENDENCIA! INDEPENDENCIA!

  • Greece's Tsipras: bailout rebel to bailout enforcer story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 1:47 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greeks have elected Alexis Tsipras prime minister for the second time this year but with a strikingly different mandate: Instead of the vehemently anti-austerity platform he espoused in January, he has now agreed to implement yet more stringent spending cuts and tax hikes.

  • Ruling party candidates win all slots in Russian election story has photos
    Updated: Sep-14-15 6:28 am

    MOSCOW - Candidates from the ruling United Russia party have won the governor's seat in all 21 regions where an election was held, as well as in 11 regional legislatures, election officials said on Monday.

  • 20,000 hold anti-govt protest in Moldova, now in 8th day 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 9:35 am

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Some 20,000 people protested Sunday against Moldova's government for the eighth straight day, demanding a probe into the estimated $1.5 billion that disappeared from three Moldovan banks last year.

  • Moldova TV calls off broadcast following protesters' threats 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 3:56 pm

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Moldova's national television station canceled a political talk show Friday after 100 anti-government protesters threatened to storm the studio.

  • US: Religious intolerance threat to Myanmar unity 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 2:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - Rising religious intolerance threatens the unity of Myanmar, a senior U.S. official said Friday, as the former pariah state prepares for landmark Nov. 8 elections.

  • PLO official says internal vote delayed for about 3 months 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 6:24 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestine Liberation Organization's parliament says it's delaying internal leadership elections for at least three months, in an announcement that made the anticipated postponement official.

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi opens election campaign on Facebook 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Just five years ago, when Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest, she commented that one day she hoped to get a Twitter account and chat with the outside world.