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France`s Hollande to run for 2017 presidential election

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:03

French President Francois Hollande would be "ready" to seek a second five-year term in 2017 despite poor approval ratings and rising public discontent, a leading French daily reported Saturday.

Afghan presidential hopeful Ghani backs `extensive` audit

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:38

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani, who emerged victorious in the preliminary results of his country`s runoff presidential election, Friday backed an extensive audit of the bitterly disputed polls.

John Kerry seeks to broker end to Afghan election crisis

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to mediate an end to the political crisis in Afghanistan, warning that a bitter dispute over presidential polls threatened the country`s future.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:00

With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia`s knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.

Indonesian leader calls for restraint after presidential stand-off

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:49

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday`s disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonisisng two-week wait for an official result.

Presidential polling begins in Indonesia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 03:00

Indonesians started voting in the presidential election Wednesday morning with two candidates contesting for the country`s top office.

Indonesia presidential candidates spar over corruption scandals in final debate

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 10:56

Four days before Indonesia`s presidential election, the two candidates and their running mates traded barbs over food security and graft in their final television debate on Saturday.

Afghan election result delayed for recounting: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 16:14

The preliminary result of Afghanistan`s presidential election run-off has been delayed for several days for a recount of ballots in 2,000 voting centres amid a dispute over fraud, officials said Tuesday.

Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 16:10

Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count.

Afghan election in peril over Abdullah`s fraud claims

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:43

Afghan presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday demanded a halt to vote-counting over fraud allegations, taking the country to the brink of a political crisis during its first democratic transfer of power.

UN `regrets` Abdullah`s protest against alleged Afghan poll fraud

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:43

In a sign of growing diplomatic concern, the United Nations voiced regret Wednesday after Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah suspended cooperation with election authorities over alleged fraud.

Colombia`s FARC declare poll ceasefire, take a swipe at Zuluaga

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 08:48

Colombia`s leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire on Saturday for a three-week period covering a tight presidential election race on June 15, campaigning for which has centered on how to end five decades of war with the guerrilla group.