New Belgian government takes office with cost-cutting agenda

Belgium`s new centre-right government took office on Saturday, promising to raise the retirement age and slash costs by about EUR 8 billion (USD 10 billion) to balance the national budget by 2018 and cut the country`s debt.

Tunisia begins landmark election race

Campaigning officially got underway on Saturday for Tunisian Parliamentary Elections seen as a milestone in efforts to establish a democratic foothold in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Swedish Social Democrats set to win back power

Swedish politics seems set for the biggest change in nearly a decade in elections Sunday, with the Social Democrats likely to win narrowly while the far right vote could soar.

Slovenia to hold Parliamentary Elections on July 13

Slovenes will vote on July 13 to elect a new Parliament, President Borut Pahor said on Sunday, in early polls called after the troubled eurozone member`s prime minister resigned last month.

Libya to go to polls on June 25: Parliament

Libya is to hold legislative elections on June 25, the unrest-strewn country`s interim parliament announced on Thursday.

ANC gets `overwhelming mandate` from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC`s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela.

Indonesia vote to set Governor on course for presidency

Indonesia`s main opposition party was on course to win most votes in Parliamentary Elections and strengthen the chances of its popular candidate, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, in an upcoming presidential poll.

17 dead in Iraq violence as elections loom

Violence across Iraq killed 17 people Friday while security forces killed another 15 militants in clashes south of Baghdad, the latest in a surge of bloodshed ahead of parliamentary elections.

Opposition concedes defeat in Maldives vote

The main opposition party in the Maldives Tuesday accused authorities of undermining the latest parliamentary elections, but conceded defeat after a bitterly-fought campaign.

Austrian Haider`s daughter to run in EU election

The daughter of late Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider announced she plans to run in May`s European Parliamentary Elections, giving her father`s underachieving party a much-needed boost.

India intensifies vigil along border with Bangladesh

India has further intensified vigil along its border with Bangladesh in view of the ongoing political turmoil and attacks on religious minorities in the neighbouring country, an official said here Wednesday.

India intensifies vigil along border with Bangladesh

India has further intensified vigil along its border with Bangladesh in view of the ongoing political turmoil and attacks on religious minorities in the neighbouring country, an official said here Wednesday.

US-India ties to keep growing despite elections

The India-US partnership would continue to grow in its intensity regardless of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in India next year.

Leftists poised to sweep Czech elections

Voters already made a sharp left turn in January, electing veteran leftwinger and ex-communist Milos Zeman as president after ten years under the staunchly rightwing EU-sceptic Vaclav Klaus.

Swaziland votes in Parliamentary Elections

Voters in Africa`s tiny mountain kingdom of Swaziland began casting ballots on Friday for a new Parliament, in an election dismissed by critics as a rubber stamp for King Mswati III`s absolute rule.

BJP will emerge as single largest party in Lok Sabha polls: Survey

BJP will emerge as the single largest party in the coming Parliamentary elections, a survey has claimed.

BJP gauging `country`s mood` on Ram temple, other issues

With Ram temple issue once again coming into focus before 2014 Parliamentary elections through VHP yatra, a BJP sub-committee under the campaign panel headed by Narendra Modi is gathering feed back from people on Ayodhya.

`Parliamentary polls in Egypt likely next year`

The Supreme Constitutional Court`s ruling on the constitutionality of several articles of the Parliamentary Elections law will postpone Egypt`s polls to 2014.

Egypt court suspends Parliamentary elections

n Egyptian court on Wednesday overturned President Muhammed Mursi`s decree that had called for parliamentary elections from April 22, questioning its constitutionality.

Berlusconi says will get drunk if Monti loses poll

Parliamentary elections in Italy are scheduled for Feb 24-25.