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Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 01:18

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections on Sunday, promising to be a powerful head of state amid fears his country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to accept election results

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 22:48

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Friday agreed to accept the election results.

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 19:31

Afghanistan`s floundering attempts to declare a winner of its presidential election inched forward today with a deal allowing an audit of all votes to restart, but the United Nations warned of the risk of further delays.

Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:15

Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq`s next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday.

Over 100 candidates to compete for Iraqi presidency

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 06:55

More than 100 candidates are vying for the Iraqi presidency as lawmakers prepare to choose the nation `s new leadership.

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.