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Opposition win majority of seats in General Election

President Adama Barrow’s former party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), took the majority of seats in last Thursday’s general election. Barrow had resigned from the UDP to stand as an […]

Gambia elects a new National Assembly

Gambians go to the polls today to elect a new National Assembly just over five months after they elected Adama Barrow as their new President after 23 years of rule […]

Ruling party consolidates hold of parliament

The ruling right-wing Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has consolidated its hold on the country’s 101 seat National Assembly by taking 55 seats and 49.17% of the vote in last […]

Parliament to be dissolved on 11th April

Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas has announced that parliament will be dissolved on 11th April. No date for the general election has been announced but it is expected […]

Armenia holds a General Election today

Armenians will be voting in a general election today for the first time since a constitutional referendum in 2015 which made the country a parliamentary republic, turning its back on […]

GERB emerge on top but with few options

Boyko Borisov and his centre-right GERB party have emerged as the winner of Sunday’s snap general election but in a parliament that leaves few palatable choices for coalition formation. Citizens […]

Close result expected in general election today

A general election is being held today a year early after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigned following the failure of his GERB party’s presidential candidate, Tsetska Tsacheva, to win the […]

General election date confirmed for 7th March 2018

The Minister of Political and Public Affairs for Sierra Leone tabled two statutory instruments in parliament this week that will set the date for presidential, parliamentary and local elections as […]

VVD hold on whilst PVV fail to break through

Official results won’t be announced until next Tuesday but it is clear that 13 parties won representation in the Dutch House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house) in […]

King sacks PM as post-election stalemate continues

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has decided to dismiss Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. The decision was taken after the prime minister had failed, after five months, to form a new […]

Netherlands goes to the polls

Around 12.9 million registered voters are entitled to go to the polls today to elect the 150 members of the House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house). There […]

PM sacks four ministers

Prime Minister Edi Rama has dismissed four of his ministers but has made clear that they have left to help with the preparations for the general election which has been […]

Parliament dissolved

Following the vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili last week King Letsie III of Lesotho has dissolved parliament. A general election must now be called within three […]

Ecuador elects a new President and National Assembly

The people of Ecuador have a busy day today as they go to the polls to elect a new president and vice-president, the 137 members of the National Assembly, the […]

No election but new ministers says Chad’s President

President Idriss Déby has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, making changes to key posts including Finance, Justice and Foreign Affairs. At the same press conference the president announced that parliamentary elections, […]

One seat changes hands in Liechtenstein general election

The ruling Right-wing Progressive Citizens’ Party (FBP) dropped one seat whilst The Independents picked up a seat in today’s general election. The result of the election was as follows: Right-wing […]

Liechtenstein votes

The people of Liechtenstein are voting today to elect a new 25 member parliament or Landtag. In the 2013 election the centre-right Patriotic Union (VU) dropped five seats to take […]

New Zealand General Election on 23rd September

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, has announced that the country will hold its general election on 23rd September. The formal announcement as published on the Beehive website is as […]

Will the EU disintegrate in 2017?

A number of commentators have suggested that the European Union is in imminent danger of collapse or disintegration. We are likely to know if this is the case during the […]

Ivory Coast votes for a new National Assembly

Ivory Coast will hold its general election today in which the 255 members of the National Assembly will be elected through 154 single and multi-member constituencies. There are 6,318,331 eligible […]

Turks and Caicos Islands hold General Election

The British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean is holding its general election today. There are 19 seats in Legislative Council with 52 candidates standing in […]

Race on to form coalition government after inconclusive general election

According to provisional results published by the election commission the governing centre-right Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE) coalition has emerged as the largest […]

Social Democrats win general election

With 98% of the votes counted in yesterday’s general election the centre-left Social Democratic Party (PSD) have won a clear mandate seventeen months after their leader Prime Minister Victor Ponta […]

PM presents his new Cabinet

Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has presented his new Cabinet which consists of 15 members. This will be the prime minister’s sixth Cabinet since taking office in 2011 […]

NPP win presidential and parliamentary polls

The opposition centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made a clean sweep in last Wednesday’s general election. The NPP presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, beat incumbent President John Dramani Mahama of […]