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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election 25 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abe’s polling figures have risen after several months in the doldrums Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a...
Germany election: Not so boring now, is it?

Germany election: Not so boring now, is it?

The election which had been billed as “boring” has turned out to be rather less so. Cliff-hangers in America, France and The Netherlands had made the German vote look less interesting – especially as Angela Merkel was certain to return as chancellor....
Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term 24 September 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics German federal elections 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Germans head to the polls today for...
New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand votes in tight general election

22 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the...
Your bluffer's guide to the German election

Your bluffer's guide to the German election

Don’t know your Bundestag from your Bavaria? Our guide will tell you all you need to know ahead of this key European vote. By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter All eyes are on Germany, as voters prepare to elect a new chancellor and hundreds of MPs amidst a...
Facebook: Russia spent $100k on US election ads

Facebook: Russia spent $100k on US election ads

Facebook says an operation likely based in Russia spent $ 100,000 on divisive adverts during the run up to the US elections. The social media network said that many of the adverts promoted 470 fake accounts and pages, spreading social and political messages. Topics...
Kenya election: Date set for Kenyatta-Odinga re-run

Kenya election: Date set for Kenyatta-Odinga re-run

Kenya election: Date set for Kenyatta-Odinga re-run 4 September 2017 From the section Africa Related Topics Kenya general election 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Kenyatta says he is ready to take on his opponents at the ballot...
Merkel avoids killer blows in election TV duel

Merkel avoids killer blows in election TV duel

For an evening of television billed as “Das TV Duell”, it was a little disappointing. The TV debate between the two people who stand the only chance of becoming Germany’s next leader was hardly a duel. At one point one of the FOUR moderators even...
Germany election: Merkel holds ground in TV debate

Germany election: Merkel holds ground in TV debate

Germany election: Merkel holds ground in TV debate By Jenny Hill BBC Berlin correspondent 4 September 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics German federal elections 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Media polls after the broadcast put Angela Merkel...

Court overturns Kenya presidential election

Kenya is to hold another presidential election after the previous poll was declared invalid by the country’s supreme court. Judges ruled by a majority of four to two that the win by President Uhuru Kenyatta was “null and void” as a result of...
Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory

Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory

Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory 12 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright EPA Image caption Opposition supporters have been confronting police in Nairobi’s Mathare slum Kenya’s main monitoring group has backed the official...
Two shot dead in Kenya election protests

Two shot dead in Kenya election protests

At least two people have been shot dead during protests following the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Four people were also injured after opposition supporters staged protests at the outcome of the election, which they claim was rigged. The demonstrations...
Violence in Kenya over election hacking claims

Violence in Kenya over election hacking claims

Violent clashes have erupted in Kenya after an opposition leader suggested that hackers had manipulated voting results in the presidential election. Three people were killed after an attack inside a vote tallying centre on Kenya’s coast. A machete-wielding gang...
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