Presidential elections

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

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

Hollywood actor​ Dwayne Johnson is still considering a presidential run

Despite having years' worth of projects lined up in Hollywood, the star still hasn't ruled out one day vying for the Oval Office.

published on : 16th February 2021

Outgoing US VP Mike Pence congratulates Kamala Harris, offers full co-operation in power transition

However, there has been no communication between outgoing US President Donald Trump and president-elect Joe Biden, which is unprecedented in recent memory.

published on : 16th January 2021

Analysis: The US Presidential election is over; Donald Trump's attacks will linger

It is increasingly clear that there is no fact, no piece of evidence and no court ruling that will dissuade Trump from trying to mislead Americans about President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

published on : 12th December 2020

Donald Trump campaign steps up efforts to challenge presidential election results

Former vice president Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election on November 7 after flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to the Democrats' column.

published on : 20th November 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris receive briefing from national security experts

Such a briefing comes in the absence of an official daily intelligence briefing by the outgoing Trump administration to Biden and Harris.

published on : 18th November 2020

Why does fake media continuously assume Joe Biden will ascend to Presidency, asks Donald Trump

Last week, the mainstream US media declared Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3 presidential election and said that Donald Trump has lost.

published on : 16th November 2020

What's at stake in Russia polls?

For the liberal opposition, the vote will show whether celebrity candidate Ksenia Sobchak has enough support to head a new liberal party.

published on : 18th March 2018

Vladimir Putin in 10 dates

Here are key dates in the life of the 65-year-old former KGB officer

published on : 18th March 2018

Russia in figures

Key statistics about Russia as the country goes to the polls on Sunday for a presidential election.

published on : 18th March 2018
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