Presidential election

US President Donald Trump leaning on issue of race to win a second term in 2020

Not since George Wallace's campaign in US, 1968, has a presidential candidate — and certainly not an incumbent president — put racial polarization at the centre of his call to voters.

published on : 18th July 2019

Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Trump wondered if Pressley was related to Elvis Presley, then pivoted to more serious points, claiming she thought people of colour should "think the same."

published on : 18th July 2019

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who wanted Trump impeached, launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

Tom Steyer has said he's grown frustrated at the pace at which the Democratic-controlled House is approaching Trump.

published on : 10th July 2019

US, China negotiators resume trade war talks

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan on July 9.

published on : 10th July 2019

US Democratic presidential aspirant Kamala Harris on race and electability in 2020 elections

Kamala Harris has gained ground recently due to her debate performance, particularly her exchange over race with Joe Biden.

published on : 8th July 2019

Kamala Harris' campaign raises USD 12 million in second quarter

Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, still lags behind in fundraising totals when compared alongside other 2020 Democratic contenders.

published on : 6th July 2019

Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists

Candidates will deliver speeches to a mass audience on Saturday and Sunday and attended smaller meet-and-greets.

published on : 1st June 2019

South Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as president

MPs from the African National Congress, which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, choose the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Six dead as Indonesian President's re-election sparks protest

The protestors were the supporters of the defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, who has said he will challenge the election results in the Constitutional Court for electoral fraud. 

published on : 22nd May 2019

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

Online, Subianto was pilloried by social media users who poked fun at his repudiation of the unofficial results and for kissing the ground as he declared himself president.

published on : 21st May 2019

China dreaming that Sleepy Joe Biden gets elected in 2020: Trump

In a series of tweets last week, Trump had claimed that the Chinese had attempted to keep trade talks alive.

published on : 13th May 2019

Panama's Cortizo wins close presidential vote

Trailing well behind the pair was surprise independent candidate Ricardo Lombana.

published on : 6th May 2019

Landslide win for comedian Zelensky in Ukraine presidency polls 

Incumbent Poroshenko garnered just 24.4 per cent, losing to the 41-year-old comedian and actor across the country, with 85 per cent of ballots counted after Sunday's election.

published on : 22nd April 2019

Comedian Zelenskiy headed for landslide victory in Ukrainian Presidential polls? 

Zelenskiy, 41, became famous nationwide for his comic portrayal in a Ukrainian TV series of a high school teacher who becomes president after a video rant against corruption goes viral.

published on : 22nd April 2019

Indonesian leader Joko Widodo points to reelection victory as rival rejects results

Exit polls showed Widodoas much as 11 percentage points ahead of his firebrand ex-general rival Subianto.

published on : 18th April 2019
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