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Cabinet named but not yet installed

President Jovenel Moïse has now appointed his prime minister, Jean Guy Lafontant, and a Cabinet composed of 18 ministers including 5 women. The prime minister has announced a government programme […]

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 […]

Parliamentary 2017

Elections to the National Assembly and Senate have been announced for 8 August 2017. Results will be published here.

Parliamentary 2017 (Second round)

The first round of elections to the Senate was held on 20 November 2016. A second round will take place on 29 January 2017. Results will be published here.

Donald Trump elected President of the United States of America

Although a few states are still to declare all of the major news networks are saying that the Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of […]

Parliamentary 2016

Elections for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 seats in the Senate were held on 8 November 2016. House of Representatives Republican 238 Democratic 193 Vacant […]

US voters get to choose a new administration today

Today is polling day in the United States where voters will elect a new President, Vice-President, 435 seats in the House of Representatives (lower house) and 34 of the 100 […]

Ivorians vote to change Constitution

On a turnout of 42.42% a total of 2,480,287 (93.42%) Ivorians have voted to change the country’s constitution. Just 174,714 (6.58%) voted against with 23,600 abstentions. The new constitution makes […]

Palau elects a President and Parliament today

The 15,890 voters in the Pacific island nation of Palau will go to the polls today to elect a new president, vice-president, the 16 members of the House of Delegates […]

Parliamentary 2016 (Second round)

Elections to the Senate will take place in two rounds, on 7-8 October and 14-15 October 2016. Results will be published here.

ANO emerge strongest from Regional elections

Finance Minister Andrej Babis’ ANO party has emerged as the victor in local elections and the first round of the Senate elections which took place on the 7th and 8th […]

Romanian General Election on 11th December

The Romanian parliament has set its next general election for 11th December this year. This next election will be fought on a party-list proportional representation system rather than the first […]

Australia has a hung parliament

Australia’s general election, which took place last Sunday, has ended in a hung parliament with no party gaining enough seats to form a government on their own. The centre-right Liberal–National […]

Dominican Republic goes to the polls

The people of the Dominican Republic will go to the polls today to vote for a new president, vice-president, the National Congress which includes the 32 seats in the upper […]

Dilma Rousseff suspended pending impeachment trial

President Dilma Rousseff has lost her battle to avoid impeachment after the upper house, or Senate, voted in favour of proceeding with the impeachment a few weeks after the lower […]

Philippines choose new Government

Voters in the Philippines are electing a new president today along with a vice-president. Current President Benigno Aquino III is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election. Voters will also vote for […]

Australia to go to the polls on 2nd July

The Australian general election has been confirmed for 2nd July 2016. That means that the date is some five months earlier than it need have been. However, Prime Minister Malcolm […]

Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach Dilma

Brazil’s lower house, the 513 seat Chamber of Deputies has voted by more than two thirds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff of the centre-left Worker’s Party (PT). The president is […]

Renzi gets his Constitutional Reform referendum

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a landmark victory yesterday when parliament voted for his constitutional reforms which are designed to bring more stable government to a country which has seen […]

Spain goes to the polls in tight general election

Spanish voters go to the polls today to elect the 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies (lower house) and 208 of 266 seats in the Senate (upper house). There […]

Moïse and Célestin go through to second round runoff

Preliminary results for Haiti’s general election suggest that no party has managed to get anywhere near an overall majority in either the Senate where 20 of the 30 seats were […]

Parliamentary 2015

Elections for two-thirds of the Senate (this would normally be one-third, but the 2012 elections were not held) and all seats in the Chamber of Deputies took place in two […]

Presidential and legislative elections today

Argentina goes to the polls today to elect a new president and legislative elections. In the parliamentary elections there are 24 of the 72 seats in the Senate or upper […]

Right-wing gain ground in Swiss Federal election

The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has won yesterday’s federal election. The SVP increased their percentage of the vote from 26.6% in 2011 to 29.4% yesterday. That gives them an […]

MQM resigns from Parliament

The opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced that it is resigning from the National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly. The decision was taken apparently because the party feels that […]