Historic Kazakhstan election sparks hope for a taste of democracy
There is a sense of excitement about the presidential election — the first without long-term president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But the opposition fears nothing will change just yet. Emily Sherwin reports from Kazakhstan.
What PDP discussed at 1st caucus meeting after losing the presidential election
What PDP discussed at 1st caucus meeting after losing the presidential election.
The five candidates running in Senegal's presidential election
Senegal, the most stable democracy in West Africa, is preparing for an election with President Macky Sall facing off against four other candidates.
Nigeria Elections: Nigerians react to election postponement
Nigerians have reacted to the postponement of the Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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.
Putin critic Navalny gets initial backing to run as president
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny says he has gathered enough nominations to challenge Vladimir Putin in March's presidential election.
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.
Facebook finds election Ad spending likely from Russia
Facebook Inc. says it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts likely run from Russia that aimed to stir political controversy in the U.S. ahead of last year’s presidential election.