Presidential election

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in parliament

Results from about 90% of the country’s polling stations gave the ruling United Russia party 49.65% of the vote for the 225 seats apportioned by party lists, according to Central Election Commission.

published on : 20th September 2021

Trump supporters raise $5.7M for Arizona election audit

Republican Senate President Karen Fann says the audit is only meant to see whether improvements are needed to state election laws. 

published on : 29th July 2021

Not a candidate for presidential election: Sharad Pawar trashes media reports

According to the sources, Pawar feels election result for someone contesting against the candidate of a party which has overwhelming numbers in Parliament will be a foregone conclusion.

published on : 14th July 2021

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low

Iran's outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani said his successor had been elected in the previous day's vote, without naming the widely expected winner, Raisi.

published on : 19th June 2021

Iran votes in presidential election tipped in hard-liner's favour

State-linked opinion polling and analysts put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the dominant front-runner in a field of just four candidates.

published on : 18th June 2021

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

Among the four candidates, hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi appears to be the front-runner based on state-linked polling.

published on : 17th June 2021

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as country set to elect new president

The deal's collapse with President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally withdraw America from the agreement in 2018 spiralled into a series of attacks and confrontations across Middle East.

published on : 17th June 2021

No trust left in candidates, uncertain future: Voices of Iranians ahead of the presidential election

Hopefuls are running to replace the term-limited President Hassan Rouhani, whose promises of a bright economic future withered as Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers collapsed.

published on : 14th June 2021

Syria President Bashar Assad re-elected for fourth time in a predictable landslide 

Assad's win was not in doubt, in an election where officials said 18 million were eligible to vote.

published on : 28th May 2021

Syrian expatriates, refugees cast early ballots ahead of presidential elections

In Beirut, a few hundred of Assad supporters turned up early at the hilltop embassy outside the capital to cast their ballot.

published on : 20th May 2021

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

Paradise, power and polls: Five questions ahead of Maldives presidential election

Will the poll nudge the Maldives back toward democracy, or further its spiral into autocracy? Here are five things to know:

published on : 23rd September 2018

Voting begins in Maldives presidential poll as strongman Abdulla Yameen eyes new term

Hundreds of men and women lined up to vote before polling booths opened at 8:00 am in the capital Male.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Three talking points from Russia's poll

For the liberal opposition, the vote was a test of whether celebrity candidate Ksenia Sobchak had enough support to head a new party.

published on : 19th March 2018

Russia presidential election: Vladimir Putin cruises to landslide election win

Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, won more than 75 percent of the vote according to preliminary results, but the opposition cried foul.

published on : 19th March 2018
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