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Montana election: A measure of Trump's success?

Montana election: A measure of Trump's success?

A special election in Montana is being seen as a gauge of Donald Trump’s presidency and a test of Democratic ability to punch through its weaknesses. The congressional seat, left open by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, is regarded as a referendum on Trump that...
Iran votes in election to set relations with West

Iran votes in election to set relations with West

Iranians are voting in a presidential election in which moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani is expected to face tough competition from a hardline rival. Mr Rouhani, 68, hopes the country’s 56 million eligible voters will back his policy of opening up to the world...
Merkel's party secures key state election win

Merkel's party secures key state election win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has won a key state election in its rival’s heartland, just months before the nation goes to the polls. The Christian Democratic Union secured 33% of the vote to defeat the Social Democrats in North Rhine-Westphalia,...
Iran election: Fierce exchanges in final TV debate

Iran election: Fierce exchanges in final TV debate

Iran election: Fierce exchanges in final TV debate 12 May 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright EPA Image caption Flyers are handed out for candidate Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran Angry exchanges have erupted during the final televised debate before Iran’s...
Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election

Polls open in South Korea presidential election 8 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Voters are choosing between 13 candidates Polls have opened in South Korea’s presidential election, called early after a corruption scandal...
Election defeat is not the end of Front National

Election defeat is not the end of Front National

Le Pen: the name, the face, the brand – it was all so toxic here for so long. But not anymore.  She lost this time, but Marine Le Pen has changed French politics. Throughout this campaign, behind the racist tag, we have found people who defy the far-right...
Macron promises unity after winning election

Macron promises unity after winning election

To the tune of the European anthem and with a decisive victory secured, France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron greeted thousands of supporters outside Paris’s Louvre museum. With a serious, almost somber tone, reflecting a divided nation, he pledged to...
Eiffel Tower break-in as French election nears

Eiffel Tower break-in as French election nears

Polls suggest Emmanuel Macron has further extended his lead over Marine Le Pen as the French presidential candidates continue their final day of campaigning. An Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express suggests that Mr Macron, a centrist who has never held elected...
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