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Vote winner Angela Merkel faces tricky coalition talks, hard-right 'earthquake'

Vote winner Angela Merkel faces tricky coalition talks, hard-right 'earthquake'

After 12 years in power and running on a promise of stability and continuity, Merkel`s CDU/CSU bloc scored 32.9 per cent, against 20.8 per cent for the Social Democrats under challenger Martin Schulz.

Sep 25, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
Japan's Shinzo Abe poised to call snap election

Japan's Shinzo Abe poised to call snap election

Voters in the world`s third-largest economy could go to the polls as soon as October 22, more than a year earlier than expected, as Abe seeks to take advantage of a political opposition in disarray.

Sep 25, 2017, 08:00 AM IST
New Zealand PM Bill English says poll deadlock may last three weeks

New Zealand PM Bill English says poll deadlock may last three weeks

Peters emerged as the kingmaker in Saturday`s election after English`s conservative National Party and the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour both failed to win an outright majority.

Sep 25, 2017, 07:01 AM IST
Macron vows 'essential cooperation' with Germany after Merkel win

Macron vows 'essential cooperation' with Germany after Merkel win

"I called Angela Merkel to congratulate her. We will continue our essential cooperation with determination for Europe and for our countries," Macron said on Twitter.

Sep 25, 2017, 06:28 AM IST
Germans warned against apathy as Angela Merkel heads for fourth term

Germans warned against apathy as Angela Merkel heads for fourth term

In Germany`s proportional election system, low turn-out can boost smaller parties, such as the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), giving them more seats from the same number of votes.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Government has nothing to do with Veerashaivas-Lingayat religious issue: CM Siddaramaiah

Government has nothing to do with Veerashaivas-Lingayat religious issue: CM Siddaramaiah

With resentment within the community over projecting Lingayats and Veerashaivas as the same, he clarified that the stands taken by few of his ministers on the issue as "their personal".

Sep 24, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

It claims that a "triumvirate" plan was hatched under which Johnson would lead the UK as the new Prime Minister, Brexit Secretary Davis would handle EU withdrawal and Hammond would run the country's finances.

Sep 24, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Rahul to kickstart poll campaign in Gujarat on Monday

Rahul to kickstart poll campaign in Gujarat on Monday

He will also interact with elected panchayat representatives at Vadtra Village in Dwarka district, and farmers, fishermen and traders in both Dwarka and Jamnagar.

Sep 23, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Winston Peters as kingmaker

New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Winston Peters as kingmaker

English delivered an unexpectedly strong performance to claim 46 per cent of the vote, while the much-hyped "Jacinda-mania" surrounding Ardern fell short as she finished on 36.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote with far right gaining

Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote with far right gaining

A new INSA poll published by Bild newspaper showed declining support for both Merkel`s conservatives, who dropped two percentage points to 34 per cent, and the SPD, down one point to 21 per cent. 

Sep 23, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Kenyan election delayed to October 26: Polls commission

The decision comes a day after the Supreme Court issued a detailed judgement lambasting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for failing to properly conduct the election.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

The court was offering a detailed ruling as to why it annulled the Aug 8 election and ordered a fresh presidential vote within 60 days.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Spanish police seize millions of Catalan referendum ballots

Spanish police seize millions of Catalan referendum ballots

Madrid has also threatened to arrest mayors who facilitate the vote and has tightened its control over the region`s finances.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe says to decide timing of election on return from UN trip

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says to decide timing of election on return from UN trip

Abe`s coalition would be likely to lose its two-thirds "super majority" in the lower house but keep a simple majority, political sources say.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

Left students win student council election in Tripura

Official sources said the candidates of SFI and TSU won 530 seats unopposed out of the total 778 seats and teh ABVP won 27 of the rest 248 seats in 13 colleges, election to which were held on Tuesday.

 

Sep 13, 2017, 19:19 PM IST
Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Hamas controls the small Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave and has been seeking to improve relations with neighbouring Egypt in a bid to convince Cairo to open the territory`s border with Gaza — its only crossing except with Israel.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenya, a US ally in the fight against Islamists and a trade gateway to East Africa, has a history of disputed votes.

Sep 02, 2017, 00:24 AM IST
Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey appointed Uttar Pradesh BJP chief

Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey appointed Uttar Pradesh BJP chief

Mahendra Nath Pandey will replace Keshav Prasad Maurya as UP BJP chief.

Sep 01, 2017, 00:18 AM IST
UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May

UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May

Labour wanted to avoid a damaging "cliff edge" for the economy from an abrupt separation in less than two years.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
France's Emmanuel Macron sees popularity fall to 40 per cent: Poll

France's Emmanuel Macron sees popularity fall to 40 per cent: Poll

France`s youngest ever President is especially out of favour with civil servants after vowing to put a brake on their salary increases.

 

Aug 27, 2017, 09:02 AM IST