Presidential race gets close

The Indonesian Presidential election due to take place on 9th July is getting more heated and less easy to predict as the campaign continues. The second of a series of […]

Santos overtaken in polls ten days before Presidential election

For the first time President Juan Manuel Santos has dropped below his main rival Óscar Iván Zuluaga of the Democratic Center (CD) in the opinion polls as we enter the […]

General election results announced

The official results for the 9th April general election were published by the General Elections Commission yesterday. The results are very close to those taken by exit polls on the […]

Poroshenko holds comfortable lead in Presidential race

The Kyiv Post reports that Petro Poroshenko, the chocolate tycoon has increased his lead in the presidential election contest scheduled for 25th May. The survey carried out by three think […]

Presidential election set for 3rd June

The Speaker of the People’s Council, Mohammad Jihad Laham, has announced that a Presidential election will take place on 3rd June 2014. The Speaker also announced that voting in the […]

Gjorge Ivanov v Stevo Pendarovski in presidential election round two

Incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov has won the first round of the presidential election which took place yesterday. With 3,502 of the 3,512 polling stations counted the State Election Commission has […]

Phase Four of the general election takes place today

Phase Four of the nine phase election process in India takes place today. This is a small part of the overall election again. Four states are involved and seven of […]

Haggling may be necessary as PDI-P fall short of target

Although official results won’t be released until 9th May it does not look as though the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (PDI-P) has not received enough votes for their Presidential […]

Santos support slipping away

Support appears to be dropping off for incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos according to two recently published polls. A poll by Cifras y Conceptos published in the newspaper Semana shows […]

Fattah el-Sisi to run for President

Minister of Defence, Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has resigned from the military and announced that he will run for president in the forthcoming presidential elections. The election is expected […]

Erdoğan bans Twitter

The Anadolu Agency has confirmed that Turkey has blocked access to the social media site Twitter. There is some indication that Facebook may also have been affected. The Agency says […]

Santos leads Presidential election by 17 percent

Incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos is well positioned to win the presidential election on 25th May according to a recent Gallup survey. Santos is on 32.5% of the vote with […]

Ruling party candidate drops out of Second Round Runoff

The ruling National Liberation Party’s (PLN) presidential candidate, Johnny Araya, announced yesterday afternoon that he was suspending his second round runoff campaign. Johnny Araya Monge had taken 29.71% in the […]

Mamphela Ramphele to be DA and Agang Presidential candidate

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille has made a surprise announcement to the media. She reported that Agang SA (Build South Africa) leader Mamphela Ramphele would be the DA presidential […]

Bangkok shut down has begun

Thailand’s anti-government forces are carrying out their threat to shut down the capital Bangkok today. The so called People’s democratic Reform Committee started blocking roads on Sunday evening but the […]

Presidential elections goes to second round

The Chilean presidential election will go to a second round on 15th December after no candidate managed to reach more than 50% of the vote in yesterday’s first round. The […]

Cabinet resigns as BNP holds out for non party government

The Cabinet of Bangladesh has resigned in readiness for the creation of a caretaker or interim government to lead the country into elections which should take place before 24th January […]

Battle for a new President begins

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) and her Front for Victory (FPV) did badly in mid-term elections yesterday but retained control of both houses in Congress. The poor result in […]

New date for Presidential election set

President of the Maldives Elections Commission, Fuwad Thowfeek, has announced today that fresh presidential elections will now be held on 9th November with a second round taking place on 16th […]

Police prevent presidential election from taking place

In a bizarre turn of events the Maldives police have stopped a re-organised presidential election from taking place today. In the early hours of the morning the police entered the […]

Parliament to continue beyond 24th October

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League (AL) has said that the current parliament would continue beyond 24th October 2013, the date which the constitution says it should end […]

Supreme Court annuls presidential election

Following the suspension of the second round of the presidential election on 23rd September, the Supreme Court has annulled the first round of the 2013 presidential election. The court cited […]

CFK takes thirty days off for illness

The presidential secretariat has confirmed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will take a thirty day recuperation period after being diagnosed with chronic subdural haematoma. The secretariat also confirmed that […]

PSB quits President Rousseff’s government

President Dilma Rousseff will have to fill two ministerial vacancies after the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) decided to withdraw from the government yesterday. Two ministries are affected, the Ministry of […]

CSU regain absolute majority in Bavaria

Yesterday was a day of mixed fortunes for Germany’s two main Chancellor candidates. Angela Merkel got a major boost when the sister party to her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the […]