Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 09, 2018: Despite an improved legal and regulatory framework, electoral irregularities, procedural violations and weak enforcement characterized the low-turnout by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I held on Tuesday, which otherwise remained peaceful, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This was the first by-election held under the Elections Act, 2017 which came into force in […]

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam first female leader

Hong Kong election: Beijing-backed Lam first female leader

Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader – the first woman to hold the top job. Mrs Lam, 59, had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Hong Kong has a degree of […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

MASVINGO: Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe chanting “tongai, tongai baba” (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run. The endorsement, which is likely to result in his 36-year rule being extended, was greeted with thunderous applause by thousands of party faithful attending the ruling ZANU-PF’s annual conference. Mugabe […]

Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US public radio network NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the […]

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. The Democratic candidate said she had wanted to “curl up with a good book and never leave the house again”. But in a speech at a children’s charity she urged […]

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was declared the winner of the 2014 presidential election on Tuesday with a landslide 96.91% of the vote. Official results of last week’s vote was announced by the country’s election commission late Tuesday and came as no surprise in a country where the opposition has been severely crushed. […]

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

Soon after the US election was over, Berlin-based artists Lisa Rienermann and Anna Lena Schiller decided to create an infographic illustrating the most important facts about the US presidential election. The duo decided that burgers and fries, the stereotypical American meal, was the most appropriate medium for visualization. The project, named “Binders Full of Burgers,” […]