INEC receives 79 nominations for presidential poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it received nominations from 79 political parties for the 2019 presidential election and 6,352 for the National Assembly.
Russia's opposition weakened as Putin looks set for fourth term
On Sunday, Russians head to the polls for a presidential election. It's a contest that holds no surprises, with Vladimir Putin assured of winning a fourth term in office. Six years ago, however, his re-election was greeted by the largest wave of protests in post-Soviet Russia. But the authorities chose to respond with force. Today, the weakened opposition has little chance of rallying people again.
Kenya in turmoil over incomplete polls
Kenyans who boycotted a repeat presidential election voiced relief on Saturday after authorities indefinitely delayed further attempts to hold the vote in some opposition areas due to the risk of violence. But while the election board's decision stemmed the prospect of more clashes, it also pushed to the fore a new question: can President Uhuru Kenyatta be declared winner of a vote in which ballots were not cast in more than 20 of Kenya's 290 constituencies?
Kenyan opposition leader won't run in new election
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga won't run in a new presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, testing the limits of the East African nation’s constitution and the power of the judiciary.
Kenya opposition threaten boycott of election rerun
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says the Supreme Court's decision to annul last month's presidential election won't make a difference unless the second attempt in October comes with "legal and constitutional" guarantees.
Kenya's oppostion leader refuses to share power
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month's presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days.
Putin says Trump was 'satisfied' with his election meddling denials
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he thought his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had been satisfied with his assertions that Russia had not meddled in the U.S. presidential election.
Comey says Trump asked him to drop part of Russia probe
Former FBI director James Comey accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of asking him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.