Kumar Sangakkara denies being asked to back Mahinda Rajapaksa in Lanka poll
Kumar Sangakkara denies being asked to back Mahinda Rajapaksa in Lanka poll

Star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has denied that he was approached by the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa to back him in the January 8 presidential election.

Kumar Sangakkara denies Mahinda Rajapaksa sought his help
Kumar Sangakkara denies Mahinda Rajapaksa sought his help

 Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara Thursday denied he was asked by President Mahinda Rajapakse to support him in the upcoming presidential election.

Tunisians go to polls for presidential election

Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president in just the third free election since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Sri Lanka's President seeks re-election in snap polls

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse confirmed on Thursday he would seek a third term in office, with snap elections expected in January.

Presidential campaign gets under way in Tunisia

Campaigning opened Saturday for a presidential election in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, with secularist Beji Caid Essebsi seen as the frontrunner after his party won milestone parliamentary polls.

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday`s election runoff in Brazil`s closest race in decades.

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.