Final push in Britain`s knife-edge election

The Conservatives and Labour launched their final push on Monday to woo voters ahead of this week`s British general election, as potential kingmaker parties marked out their territory.

Sudan`s Bashir reelected with 94.5% of vote: Organisers

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected on Monday with 94.5 percent of the vote in polls he had been widely expected to win, the National Electoral Commission said.

Benin votes in test for President Boni Yayi

Benin voted Sunday in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whom the opposition accuses of planning to try to cling to power after his second term ends next year.

Cameron turns up the passion on UK election trail

British Prime Minister David Cameron hit back Sunday at critics who claim his re-election campaign lacks passion, insisting he has the will to win a knife-edge poll on May 7.

Kazakh elections Sunday set to extend Nazarbayev`s rule

Citizens in energy-rich Kazakhstan will head to the polls Sunday for early elections almost certain to extend the quarter-century rule of incumbent 74-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev by another five years.

Austerity plans under fire as UK election nears

With just two weeks before a knife-edge election, Britain`s major political parties Thursday faced stinging criticism from a top think tank over the lack of detail in their manifesto austerity plans.

Finnish opposition Centre leads election: Partial results

Finland`s opposition Centre Party came out on top in Sunday`s general election, far ahead of the parties in Prime Minister Alexander Stubb`s left-right coalition, partial results showed.

Polls close across most of Sudan after four-day vote

Polling stations closed across most of Sudan on Thursday after nationwide elections that President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win were extended by one day.

UN Security council to vote on Yemen Huthi resolution

The UN Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution demanding Yemen`s Huthi rebels withdraw from territory they have seized and authorising an arms embargo and sanctions against their leaders.

UN vote on Yemen arms embargo today; Russia stance unclear

The UN Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen`s former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats said.  

As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio

US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.

President-elect`s party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

The party of Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria`s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

Hillary, hungry for White House, set to launch Clinton 2.0

Hillary Clinton is expected to finally announce her White House candidacy Sunday, empowering her to parry Republican attacks as she seeks to become the United States` first female president.

Regional vote extended in oil hub as Nigeria awaits results

Voting in Nigeria`s regional elections extended into Sunday in the restive Rivers state after irregularities at some polling stations, as the nation anxiously awaited the results.

Japan`s ruling camp wins local polls in `Abenomics` litmus test: Media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.

Turkey opposition says election ad banned by state TV

Turkey`s main opposition party on Saturday said state television had banned its campaign advertisement for June 7 legislative elections.

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Nigerians were on Saturday voting to choose new state governors and local assemblies, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its victory in the presidential race.

Nigerians to vote for powerful governors in state elections

The final stage of Nigeria`s election will begin on Saturday with state governorship polls, two weeks after a presidential vote saw an incumbent leader unseated at the ballot box for the first time.

Sudan vote set to extend Bashir rule as opposition boycotts

Sudan heads to the polls next week in elections widely expected to extend President Omar al-Bashir`s quarter-century rule, despite his indictment for alleged war crimes, continued unrest and a faltering economy.

EU says Sudan elections cannot produce `credible` result

The EU said Thursday that next week`s Sudan elections, widely expected to see President Omar al-Bashir extend his 25-year rule, cannot produce a "credible" result.