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Bruno Tshibala is new controversial PM

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as his new Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Samy Badibanga resigned on 6th April. Tshibala was […]

Lenín Moreno elected President of Ecuador

President Rafael Correa’s candidate Lenín Moreno has been declared the winner in last Sunday’s presidential election second round runoff. Lenín Moreno of the left-wing PAIS Alliance took 51.15% of the […]

Vučić on course to win Presidential Election in first round

Serbia’s Electoral Commission has announced preliminary results for yesterday’s presidential election which would appear to show a clear victory for Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić in the first round. With 56.56% […]

Second round runoff today to decide the new President for Ecuador

Ecuador returns to the polls today in a second round runoff in the presidential election. Lenín Moreno of the ruling left-wing PAIS Alliance is facing Guillermo Lasso of the centre-right […]

Aleksandar Vučić on course to be elected President today

Serbia goes to the polls today to vote in their presidential election. The result is almost certainly to be decided in a first round with current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić […]

Francisco Guterres elected President of East Timor

Francisco Guterres of the left-wing Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) has won the presidential election in the first round in East Timor. Guterres, who was beaten by […]

East Timor votes for a new President

The 743,214 voters of East Timor (Timor-Leste) have gone to the polls today to elect a new president. They are voting across 941 polling stations between 7 a.m. and 3 […]

Court confirms impeachment of Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country’s parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye. The ruling, which removes her from office, takes immediate effect and removes her […]

Presidential election to be held on 2nd April

Serbia will hold its next presidential election on 2nd April National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojković announced yesterday. If no candidate takes more than 50% of the vote then a second […]

Presidential election goes to second round on 2nd April

Despite delays in getting a final result following last Sunday’s general election, it now looks clear that there will be a second round runoff for the post of president on […]

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 […]

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wins Presidential election

Unsurprisingly President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is reported to have won Sunday’s presidential election. The Central Commission for elections reports that turnout was 97% and that Berdimuhamedov took 97.69% of the vote. […]

Berdimuhamedov goes for third term in Presidential election

Turkmenistan will hold its presidential election today in what is expected to be a straightforward win for the incumbent president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, despite a worsening economic situation and rationing of […]

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed elected President

Somalia held its presidential election yesterday in an indirect election in parliament and elected former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as its new President. He beat off 20 other contenders […]

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 […]

Parliament votes to impeach President

South Korea’s parliament has passed a motion today to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal involving her confidante. The motion was passed by 234 of the 300 members […]

Shavkat Mirziyoyev elected President

Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission has confirmed that Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won the presidential election held on Sunday. Mirziyoyev of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party took 88.61% of the […]

Alexander Van der Bellen is Austria’s new President

The pro-European Independent/Green candidate in the presidential election second round runoff held yesterday has won, beating off a right wing Eurosceptic candidate. Alexander Van der Bellen, standing as an Independent […]

Presidential Second Round Runoff today

Austria is to hold its second round runoff for a new president in a process which started on 24th April this year. The first second round runoff took place on […]

Uzbekistan elects a successor to Islam Karimov

Following the death of Islam Karimov on 2nd September Uzbekistan is going to the polls today to elect a new president. There are four candidates in the running but realistically […]

Adama Barrow defeats Yahya Jammeh to become new President

Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh has lost the presidential election and conceded defeat to his main rival Adama Barrow who will become the country’s new president. After previous elections where the […]

Gambians vote for a President today

A total of 886,578 eligible Gambian voters go to the polls today to elect a president. Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh is expecting to win a fifth term in office, having […]

Jovenel Moïse elected Haitian President according to provisional results

According to preliminary results released by the Haitian Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Jovenel Moïse (48) of the centre-right Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK) has won the 20th November presidential election […]

Haiti hopes to get a new President in voting today

Haiti is voting again today in the hope that it can finally elect a president in a process that started in October 2015 and which resulted in riots, annulled votes […]

Moldovans elect pro-Russian President

Moldovans decided to choose a pro-Russian candidate in yesterday’s second round runoff of the presidential election. Igor Dodon of the pro-Russian and left-wing Party of Socialists of the Republic of […]