Prabowo Subianto: Ex-general with a dark past

Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto ordered the abduction of democracy activists in the dying days of dictator Suharto`s rule, used to be married to one of the strongman`s daughters, and was once refused entry to the US over rights abuses.

Indonesia to announce results in disputed presidential poll

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is likely to mount a legal challenge that will prolong the political deadlock.

Afghanistan rolls out security plan for presidential poll

A senior Afghan security official Monday said the country`s security forces have rolled out a security plan for the upcoming presidential runoff polls.

Explosion rocks Cairo amid presidential poll

One person was injured and several cars were burnt Tuesday when an explosive device went off near a church in Egypt`s capital Cairo, media reported.

Egyptians vote on last day of presidential poll

Egyptians started to cast their votes from 9 a.m. Tuesday, the final day of the two-day presidential election being held after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Egypt`s key anti-Mubarak group to boycott presidential poll

A dissident movement which spearheaded president Hosni Mubarak`s overthrow in 2011 announced Wednesday a boycott of Egypt`s presidential poll that it said would only serve to "enthrone" ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Brazil`s presidential poll may go for second round

Brazil`s October presidential elections may feature a second round, as support for incumbent President Dilma Rousseff falters and her contenders gain strength, according to an opinion poll.

Waiting to see how situation plays out in Maldives: India

India said it will wait to see how situation plays out in Maldives, where election commission cancelled the fresh presidential poll set for Saturday.

Nasheed takes early lead in Maldives` presidential poll

Former President Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday gained an initial lead in the Maldives` second multiparty presidential election by garnering 42 per cent of the vote, according to initial results reported by local media.

PML-N candidate set to win Pakistan`s presidential poll

The main opposition Pakistan People`s Party on Friday decided to boycott next week`s presidential poll, paving the way for the smooth election of PML-N candidate Mamnoon Hussain.

Bangladesh to hold presidential poll on April 29

Bangladesh`s election commission has declared April 29 as the date to hold presidential election in the country.

Both sides claim victory in Montenegro presidential polls

Vujanovic said he had won 51.3 percent of the votes, with his rival Miodrag Lekic trailing behind with 48.7 percent.

Nitin Gadkari set to get another term as BJP chief

Nitin Gadkari appears all set to get a second consecutive term as BJP President.

Obama leads over Romney in key US states; Poll

President Barack Obama has established a six-point lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney in both Ohio and Florida, and is also up by a surprising 11 points in Pennsylvania, a new poll has revealed.

Yeddy rubs salt into BJP`s wounds, calls Pranab a rare personality

Creating a flutter within the BJP, BSY said in the state assembly that Pranab should have been elected unanimously.

Sangma`s team keeps option of moving apex court open

After losing to Pranab Mukherjee by a huge margin, opposition candidate PA Sangma Sunday said his team had kept open the option to approach the Supreme Court against Mukherjee`s election as the president.

Unlucky no `13` turns out to be lucky for Pranab

Number 13, considered `unlucky`, has turned out to be lucky for Pranab Mukherjee who was elected as the country`s 13th President.

15 votes of MPs found invalid in Prez poll

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said out of the 748 votes cast by the MPs, 15 were found invalid.

Naveen Patnaik congratulates Pranab Mukherjee

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential election.

What Pranab Mukherjee will earn

As president, Pranab Mukherjee will draw a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh a month.