Parliamentary elections

In this photo taken from video, Alexei Navalny kisses his wife Yulia as he is detained by police at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP)
January 17, 2021 - 6:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow’s...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2012 file photo, a Tunisian woman holds a poster of her martyr son named Helmi Manaai, written under the photo, during a protest in Tunis. Since winning a parliamentary seat in 2019, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi has become one of the country’s most popular, and most controversial, politicians, riding a wave of nostalgia for a more stable and prosperous time, just as Tunisia marks 10 years since protesters overthrew autocratic former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Since 2011, Tunisia has been plagued by sinking wages, growing joblessness and worsening public services. Unemployment has risen amid the coronavirus pandemic from 15% to 18%. Attempts to migrate to Europe by sea have soared. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi, File)
January 13, 2021 - 1:32 am
MONASTIR, Tunisia (AP) — Flanked by columns of private security, Tunisian lawmaker Abir Moussi recently swept onto a stage to address an adoring crowd at a rally filled with symbols evoking the North African country’s past. Since winning a parliamentary seat in 2019, Moussi has become one of the...
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An electronic shop worker wearing a face mask watches a live broadcast of Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at a shopping outlet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Malaysia's king Tuesday approved a coronavirus emergency that will prorogue parliament and halt any bids to seek a general election in a political reprieve for embattled Muhyiddin. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
January 12, 2021 - 5:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has declared a coronavirus emergency that will suspend Parliament at least until August and halt any bids to seek a general election, but critics charged it was a political move by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to stay in power. The palace said in...
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Seen through a balcony gate, the new president of Venezuela's National Assembly Jorge Rodriguez addresses newly sworn-in lawmakers as he is surrounded by photos of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and independence hero Simon Bolivar at Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. The ruling socialist party assumed the leadership of Venezuela's congress on Tuesday, the last institution in the country it didn't already control. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
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January 05, 2021 - 11:28 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolás Maduro was set to extend his grip on power Tuesday as the ruling socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela’s congress, the last institution in the country it didn’t already control. Maduro’s allies swept legislative elections last month...
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December 28, 2020 - 7:04 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Monday in Montenegro, accusing the new government of being pro-Serb because of its plans to amend a religious property law that is strongly opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Carrying Montenegrin flags and chanting “Treason!” the...
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A woman wearing a state Armenian flag stands in front of a riot police line during a rally to pressure Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign over a peace deal with neighboring Azerbaijan on Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Armenian opposition politicians and their supporters have been protesting for weeks, demanding the prime minister's resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. (Vahram Baghdasaryan, Photolure via AP)
December 25, 2020 - 2:01 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister said Friday he was ready to discuss the possibility of holding an early parliamentary election, but rejected opposition demands to step down over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Opposition supporters have rallied for...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2020 - 4:07 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Knesset spokesman’s office confirmed early Wednesday that the country is heading to its fourth elections in two years. A deadline for parliament to pass a new budget passed at midnight, forcing the Knesset to dissolve and automatically triggering new elections on March...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center in red dress, delivers her speech during the debate about Germany's budget 2021, at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 09, 2020 - 8:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's next parliamentary election, which will determine the country's new leader after Chancellor Angela Merkel's long rule, will be held on Sept. 26, 2021. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's office said Wednesday that the head of state set the date in line with a recommendation...
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Journalists look at their mobile phones backdropped by large screens showing exit polls in the country's parliamentary elections at the headquarters of the ruling National Liberal Party, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. An exit poll published in Romania Sunday after voting ended in the country's legislative election indicated that the ruling centre-right National Liberal Party, or NLP, was running neck-and-neck with the opposition Social Democrats, the two parties almost evenly splitting around 60% of the vote, trailed by the progressive USR-Plus alliance with around 15 percent. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
December 07, 2020 - 6:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s opposition Social Democrats have taken a surprise lead over the governing National Liberals after a parliamentary election but appear less likely to emerge on top in what promises to be prolonged post-election wrangling to form a new coalition government. With 95...
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Montenegro Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, left, speaks in parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Montenegro's parliament voted Friday to approve a new coalition government, ending the domination of a pro-Western party that has ruled the small Balkan nation for almost three decades. The new pro-Serb government is led by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, a university professor and a novice in politics who promised to work on creating conditions for holding "first fair democratic elections" in Montenegro. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
December 04, 2020 - 11:36 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s parliament on Friday voted to approve a new conservative, pro-Serb coalition government, which will succeed a pro-Western party that has ruled the small Balkan nation for almost three decades. Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic' cabinet is dominated by...
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