Parliamentary elections

November 18, 2019 - 8:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in riot gear in the country of Georgia are trying to push thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building in the capital on the second day of sizeable protests over the failure of promised election reforms. Officers in black helmets and riot shields advanced down...
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A Belarus' Army serviceman casts his ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
November 17, 2019 - 4:52 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has disdainfully brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair. After casting his ballot in a polling station in the capital of Minsk,...
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Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage holds a fish during an event at the Grimsby Seafood Village, with local Brexit Party candidate Christopher Barker, left, part of the General Election campaign trail, in Grimsby, England, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Britain goes to the poll on Dec. 12. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 11:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Brexit Party has failed to reach a tactical voting pact with the ruling Conservatives, saying Thursday that it will field 300 candidates in next month's election to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a clean break with the European Union. Brexit...
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November 14, 2019 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the parliament building in the country of Georgia to protest the legislature’s failure to pass an elections-reform measure promised by the governing party. The constitutional amendment would have changed the system of parliamentary...
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Stephan Brandner of the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party delivers a statement prior to a meeting of the legal affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019. The German parliament’s legal affairs committee has ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, amid anger over a string of provocative comments. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 4:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday ousted its chairman, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany, amid anger over a string of provocative comments. The committee voted 37-6 Wednesday to remove chairman Stephan Brandner, center-left lawmaker Florian...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, swears in as a member of the parliament during a gala inauguration of a new four-year term of the national parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.(AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 10:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president laid out his vision for a tolerant nation rooted in Christian traditions and appealed Tuesday for an end to political conflict as he inaugurated a new four-year term in the country's parliament. Andrzej Duda paid homage to Poland's tradition of being a land...
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A woman walks past banners of Spain's far-right Vox party candidate Santiago Abascal in Torre-Pacheco, Spain, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The farming town of Torre-Pacheco, heavily reliant on foreign workers, voted in droves for Vox, which has vowed to build walls to contain migrants and prioritize the needs of Spaniards. (AP Photo/Sergio Rodrigo)
November 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...
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Brexit party leader Nigel Farage speaks to journalists during an event as part of the General Election campaign trail, in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage...
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Pro-Catalan independence demonstrators hold banners reading in Catalan "everyone to La Jonquera" as they block a major highway border pass near La Jonquera between Spain and France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera between France and Spain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
November 11, 2019 - 11:44 am
MADRID (AP) — A general election called to end political deadlock in Spain has only deepened uncertainty about the future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy and raised the possibility of yet another ballot — the fifth in five years — next year. No party achieved a clear mandate to govern...
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Santiago Abascal, leader of far-right Vox Party, addresses supporters outside the party headquarters after the announcement of the general election first results, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Spain's Interior Ministry says that early results show Socialists winning Spain's national election, but without a clear end to the country's political deadlock. Vox is also surging to become the country's third political force, more than doubling its presence in the parliament's lower house from 24 to 53 deputies only six months after its debut. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
November 10, 2019 - 5:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain's election (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The leader of Spain's traditional conservative party says he will work toward helping Spain ends its political deadlock after Sunday's inconclusive national election. Pablo Casado says his Popular Party will "exercise our...
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