Sri Lanka will invite foreign monitors for polls

Sri Lanka today said it will invite foreign monitors but will not call UN personnel for the upcoming presidential elections in January.

Tunisia set for runoff in landmark election

The battle for an expected runoff vote for the Tunisian presidency kicked off Monday even before first round results were in from a landmark post-Arab Spring election.

Croatia`s Presidential Elections set for December 28

Croatia, the European Union`s newest member, has called Presidential Elections for December 28, the government said on Wednesday.

Tunisia readies for presidential elections

Campaign posters and banners for next week's presidential elections have covered the walls of Tunisia's cities and towns, papering over the flaking posters from the parliamentary elections just three weeks ago.

Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears

Prime Minister Victor Ponta looked set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday, despite fears he could reverse reforms aimed at tackling the rampant corruption that blights one of Europe`s poorest countries.

Warren Buffett would `bet money` on Clinton becoming president

 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday he would bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States.

OCA may move 2019 Asian Games for Indonesia
OCA may move 2019 Asian Games for Indonesia

The next Asian Games may be brought forward a year to avoid a clash with presidential elections in Indonesia, a senior official told AFP on Thursday.

US urges Afghan candidates to respect election count

The United States urged Afghanistan`s presidential contenders to respect an audit of election results Monday, after candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed that ballot-rigging had cost him victory.

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

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

Turkey`s Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey`s largest city one week ahead of Presidential Elections.

Turkish president not to contest for second term

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he will not run for a second term in the forthcoming presidential elections in August.

Mozambique presidential candidate campaigns from bush hide-out

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama will launch his presidential election campaign by telephone from his remote mountain hideout, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up

One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia`s presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.

In Indonesia`s presidential race, ex-general a winner in proxy TV battle

If Indonesia`s presidential election were to be decided by favourable coverage on its television channels, ex-general Prabowo Subianto would be in the driver`s seat and frontrunner.

Afghan vote step forward on `democratic path`: US

The US today congratulated Afghan people on the successful and peaceful second round of presidential elections and said that this is a significant step forward on the country`s democratic path.

Afghanistan tightens security ahead of presidential runoff

The Afghan government has tightened security to ensure safety of the people during the presidential runoff Saturday, media reported Friday.

Kurdish rebels ramp up pressure ahead of Turkey vote

Kurdish rebels in Turkey`s southeast are ramping up attacks in a bid to pressure Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speed up reforms ahead of presidential elections, analysts say.

India hopes Prez poll in Ukraine will give "healing touch"

India on Friday welcomed "successful conduct" of presidential elections in Ukraine and hoped the democratic process will provide a "healing touch" after recent incidents of violence in that country.

Pro-Russia rebels force closure of Ukraine`s Donetsk airport

Armed pro-Russian separatists forced the closure of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, an airport representative said on Monday, a day after they prevented a majority of the region`s voters from taking part in presidential elections.

EU says observers will monitor Egypt poll after all

The European Union said Monday it will observe next week`s presidential election in Egypt after authorities allowed in communications equipment, two days after announcing the mission had been scrapped.