election

Opposition candidate wins Ghanaian elections with nearly 54 per cent

Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo ousted President John Dramani Mahama in this week’s presidential elections, taking 53.85 per cent of the vote, the electoral commission announced...

Ghana election results delayed amid concern about irregularities

Ghana on Thursday appeared set to delay reporting the results of this week's presidential and parliamentary elections after the electoral commission said it had to review the data amid concern...

Prodded by EU, Macedonia seeks to end deep crisis with snap poll

In Sunday's snap poll, longtime conservative Macedonian premier Nikola Gruevski wants to continue the decade-long dominance of his VMRO party and return to office, but Social Democratic Union (...

Romania election: more a plebiscite on corruption than a policy race

Romania has tried and convicted scores of politicians on corruption charges in recent months. In parliamentary elections on Sunday, voters are expected to send a signal to the government on...

Long queues in hotly contested Ghanaian presidential elections

Ghanaians started lining up at voting stations Wednesday to elect a president and parliament, in polls dominated by a three-year economic downturn that led to heavy job losses and price hikes.

Despite defeat, Austrian far-right aims for big vote take in 2017

This weekend's loss in the Austrian presidential election will not deter Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) from its plan to win the next parliamentary elections and become part of the...

Report: Austria's Van der Bellen won presidency with 53.8 per cent

Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidency with 53.8 per cent of the votes, 7.6 per cent ahead of far-right contender Norbert Hofer, according to the final count that was...

Careful counting delays Austrian election end result until Tuesday

The announcement of Austria's presidential voting result was pushed back to Tuesday as election commissions applied meticulous counting standards to prevent new irregularities, the Interior...

Uzbek prime minister elected president after longtime ruler's death

The prime minister of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has been elected president with more than 88 per cent of the vote following the death of longtime ruler Islam Karimov, Russian state news...

Austria counting postal votes but Green presidency is certain

In a repeat election on Sunday that gave Austria's far-right Freedom Party another shot at the presidency, Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen improved on his wafer-thin lead in May to...

EU leaders relieved as Austrian far-right candidate loses presidency

Pro-European and left-leaning politician Alexander Van der Bellen soundly defeated his far-right rival for Austria's presidency on Sunday, in a re-run election that left mainstream leaders across...

Uzbekistan's Mirziyoyev, likely successor of deceased longtime ruler

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, prime minister of the authoritarian, former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan for 13 years and currently the acting president, is widely expected to win the top post in Sunday's...

Austria's Green candidate for president defeats far-right rival

Austrians opted for a pro-European president by electing Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday with 53.3 per cent of the vote, projections by public broadcaster ORF showed.

Austrian presidential candidates optimistic as country repeats vote

The far-right and Green contenders for the Austrian presidency were both optimistic on Sunday as citizens cast their ballots in the repeat election that could see Austria elect Western Europe's...

Van der Bellen, a fervent European and a former refugee child

Alexander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidency with a pro-European platform that also championed the rights of immigrants.