Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter
Champagne to run against FIFA president Sepp​ Blatter

Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year`s election for president of the world soccer body.

Nearly two thirds of French want Hollande to quit: Poll

Nearly two thirds of French voters would like to see their deeply unpopular Socialist president, Francois Hollande, resign before the end of his term in 2017, a poll showed on Thursday.

Afghan candidate warns of unrest amid vote dispute

 "Radicals" backing Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah could foment postelection violence if he isn't given an equitable share of power, his spokesman warned today ahead of a meeting with his rival aimed at resolving a monthslong election dispute.

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.

Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidential intentions
Michel Platini to announce FIFA presidential intentions

European football chief Michel Platini on Thursday will announce if he is to stand against Sepp Blatter in next year`s FIFA presidential election.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to accept election results

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

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

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

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

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

Afghan presidential hopeful Ghani backs `extensive` audit

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.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

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.

Presidential polling begins in Indonesia

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

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

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 in peril over Abdullah`s fraud claims

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

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

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.

Candidates in Colombia`s presidential election

President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga are in a tight race ahead of a second-round vote on June 15 for Colombia`s top job, in an election campaign being held against a backdrop of peace talks with Marxist rebels.

Syria slams EU criticism of Presidential Election

The Syrian government condemned the European Union`s criticism of its presidential election, branding it a "violation" of national sovereignty.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escapes bombing attack

Afghan presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Friday escaped unhurt twin-bomb blasts in Afghanistan`s capital city Kabul, media reported.