Tag: Parliamentary elections

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes...
Nepal’s communist party leader named next prime minister

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The leader of Nepal's communist party was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister Thursday, a day after the results of...
Parliament rejects call for firing of Australia’s deputy PM

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister withstood a parliamentary vote Thursday that would have called for his firing after revelations of a...
Scandals finally catch up with South Africa’s Zuma

JOHANNESBURG — As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallying his support base, dispatching lawyers...
South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption...
South Africa’s ruling party finally turns against Zuma

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign...
New Zealand lawmaker Bill English quits after election loss

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's opposition leader Bill English said Tuesday he would leave Parliament after losing last year's election. ...
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KARACHI, Pakistan — The first woman from Pakistan's tiny minority Hindu community is poised to become lawmaker next month, after the country's opposition party...
Italy’s ex-premier Berlusconi campaigns against populism

ROME — Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi jumped into politics a quarter-century ago vowing to save Italy from the communists. Now he's waging a crusade...
Sri Lanka’s former strongman calls for snap elections

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's former strongman called Monday for snap parliamentary elections after the party he fielded as a proxy swept local...

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