Elections

Incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center left, shares a light moment with his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, center right, during a press conference after a meeting with their coalition parties in Jakarta, Indonesia,, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Widodo said Thursday he was won reelection after securing an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
April 18, 2019 - 7:53 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks during an Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus Reception, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate has held...
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is greeted by audience members before a Fox News town-hall style event, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 17, 2019 - 10:59 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Price was not old enough to vote in 2016, but is keeping a close eye on the expansive field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. He likes Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders. The 20-year-old says it's "way too early" for him to make up his...
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Police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia to polling stations in remote villages in Tempurejo, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, April 15, 2019. The world's third largest democracy is gearing up to hold its legislative and presidential elections that will pit the incumbent Joko Widodo against his contender former special forces general Prabowo Subianto. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
April 16, 2019 - 7:01 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the final moves of Indonesia's presidential campaign, one candidate dashed to Saudi Arabia to meet its king and perform a minor pilgrimage. The other attended a feline photography exhibition and giggled with delight at a giant photo of his own pet cat. For the world's...
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Dreamstime
April 13, 2019 - 1:44 am
The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel. Such numbers convey...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, left, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 12, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — Ukraine's beleaguered president traveled to Germany and France on Friday ahead of a presidential runoff in which he is trailing a comic actor who is a political novice. His rival headed to Paris only. Polls show Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko behind by a wide margin ahead of the...
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Likud party ballot papers and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign fliers are seen on the ground after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 7:46 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The outcome...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center right, and his wife, Jane, arrive at a rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles. A persistent group of Sanders supporters say they won’t let go of the slights from the 2016 primary fight against Hillary Clinton. The frustration is notable now that Sanders is a 2020 front-runner, raking in $18.2 million in the first quarter, downplaying concerns about DNC bias and highlighting his success in bringing the party around on liberal policies it once resisted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 06, 2019 - 1:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old...
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FILE- In this March 16, 2007 file photo, former CIA operative Valerie Plame gestures while testifying on Capitol Hill before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The former CIA operative told The Associated Press on Friday, April, 5, 2019, she is considering a run for an open U.S. Congressional seat in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
April 05, 2019 - 2:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former CIA operative, author and activist Valerie Plame said Friday she is considering a 2020 run for an open U.S. congressional seat in New Mexico. Plame told The Associated Press she is spending time with residents and will make a decision soon. The seat is currently held...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das smiles during a press conference to announce the first bi monthly monetary policy in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 4, 2019. India's central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6% to strengthen domestic growth ahead of a national election next week. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
April 04, 2019 - 6:56 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6% on Thursday, moving to prop up economic growth ahead of a national election next week. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates...
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