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31 Oct 2021
Japan is holding a parliamentary election, which is the first big test for the new prime minister. A poor showing for the ruling party could threaten a return to the country's history of revolving-door premiership.
27 Sep 2021
Germany's CDU-CSU alliance should be relegated to the opposition benches, Olaf Scholz, who led his Social Democratic Party to a narrow election win over the conservatives, says.
27 Sep 2021
Swiss same-sex couples have won the right to marry after voters overwhelmingly backed its legalization in a referendum. The vote was brought about by conservative politicians opposed to LGBTQ+ marriages.
20 Sep 2021
Germany’s top court decided in 2019 that adults who have legal guardians should no longer be barred from taking part in elections. Now many of them will do so for the first time.
26 Aug 2021
Democrat lawmakers ended a stalemate on advancing a mutlitrillion dollar spending framework, which aims to improve infrastructure and expand social programs.
11 Aug 2021
A controversial media bill is set to be debated and voted on in parliament Wednesday. Critics say the amendment to the country's media law could bring Poland closer to a situation like in Hungary.
10 Aug 2021
Days before the upcoming presidential elections taking place in Zambia on Thursday, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurated a new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The sprawling new Chinese-funded and built expansion is a centerpiece to Lungu’s re-election bid, which pits him against veteran Hakainde Hichilema, who is running for a sixth time. With the same two candidates running as in 2016, it's likely to be a close race.
13 Jul 2021
The vote was a test for incumbent PM Abiy Ahmed, who will begin a second five-year term. It was delayed by the coronavirus twice and could not be held in some regions due to unrest, leaving seats empty in parliament.
10 Jul 2021
Naftali Bennett's government failed to gain enough support to extend a ban on citizenship to Palestinian spouses of Israelis. The Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law had been in force since 2003.
23 Jun 2021
It's been five years since the UK voted to leave the EU. The vote appalled those who saw it as economic self-sabotage. But those in favor of leaving were not swayed by economic arguments — and likely still aren't today.
12 Jun 2021
If approved, the new coalition would unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 consecutive years in power.
9 Jun 2021
Israel's new incoming eight-party coalition government could be sworn in within the next week, bringing an end to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year reign.

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