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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 […]

Romanians look set to return PSD to power

Romanians will vote today using a revised electoral system which sees a return to the system last used in 2004 whereby MPs will be elected through a party list proportional […]

Snap general election today

Macedonians finally get to vote for a new parliament today after two years of wrangling between the opposition and the government in one of the longest running political crises the […]

Ghana votes in general election

Some 15,712,499 Ghanaians are eligible to vote in today’s general election which will see elections for a President, Vice-President and the 275 members of the Parliament of Ghana. In the […]

Duško Marković and Cabinet approved by Parliament

Duško Marković, a close ally of former prime minister and Montenegrin leader for most of the past 25 years, Milo Đukanović, has been approved, along with his proposed Cabinet by […]

Kuwait holds early general election

A total of 483,186 eligible voters will be voting in an early general election today. The election, which was originally scheduled for June 2017, will elect the 50 elected members […]

Left wing does well in San Marino general election

San Marino First, a list comprising the centrist Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party, the Socialist Party and the centre-left Party of Socialists of Democrats has emerged as the largest list following […]

San Marino goes to the polls

The 34,031 voters of San Marino go to the polls today to elect the 60 members of the Grand and General Council. Voting takes place between 7 am and 8 […]