Elections

Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa raises his fist while addressing supporters following the announcement of election results in Lisbon Sunday night, Oct. 6, 2019. Portugal's center-left Socialist Party got the most votes in Portugal's general election Sunday, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 07, 2019 - 3:51 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Socialist Party had little time Monday to savor its general election victory, as tough negotiations for parliamentary support loomed and the economy braces for leaner times. The center-left Socialists won Sunday's general election with 36.6% of the vote and are...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his "Medicare for All" proposal at George Washington University in Washington. Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday, Oct. 4, as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. Sanders' campaign released a statement from the 78-year-old's Las Vegas doctors that said the senator was stable when he arrived Tuesday at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is unveiling a major campaign finance plan, continuing his 2020 presidential bid even as he's at home recuperating from a heart attack. The Vermont senator said Monday that as president he'd enact mandatory public financing laws for all federal elections and ban...
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Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, left, welcomes Sebastian Kurz, right, head of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, prior to their talks at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Kurz will get the order to form a new government after the federal elections. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
October 07, 2019 - 2:36 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president has given center-right leader Sebastian Kurz the job of forming a new government after his party emerged as the strongest by far from an election a week ago. The 33-year-old Kurz received the mandate Monday from President Alexander Van der Bellen, kicking off what...
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Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to media as he leaves the election commission after filing his nomination in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month’s Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of Rajapaksa, who is considered the favorite. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 07, 2019 - 1:20 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month's Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of popular former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered the favorite. Rajapaksa, who served...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the California GOP fall convention in Indian Wells, Calif. Perry pushed Ukraine’s president earlier in 2019 to replace members of a key supervisory board at Naftogaz, a massive state-owned petroleum company. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
October 06, 2019 - 5:23 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not...
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An elderly man walks to a voting booth to fill his ballot paper at a polling station in Lisbon Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Portugal is holding a general election Sunday in which voters will choose members of the next Portuguese parliament. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 06, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal's election (all times local): 8 p.m. An exit poll indicates the center-left Socialist Party has collected the most votes in Portugal's general election and is poised to continue in government for another four years. The estimate, published by the S.I.C...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to media during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 3:43 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv against the president's plan to hold a local election in the country's rebel-held east, a move seen by some as a major concession to Russia. Ukraine, Russia and mediators Germany and France on Tuesday signed a tentative...
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Cars drive past billboards of Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa, left, and Left Bloc leader Catarina Martins, in Lisbon, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Portugal will hold a general election on Oct. 6 in which voters will choose members of the next Portuguese parliament. Slogan on the Socialist's billboard reads in Portuguese, "It's your vote that decides". (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 06, 2019 - 12:18 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is holding a general election, with the center-left Socialist Party widely expected to collect most votes and stay in government for another four years. The Socialists have overseen a strong economic recovery, with unemployment dropping by around half, to 6%, over...
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A boy walks by graffiti in southern, ethnic Albanian-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Kosovo holds an early general election on Sunday after outgoing prime minister resigned following a request from a Hague-based court to be questioned on crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 05, 2019 - 11:44 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Voters in Kosovo were electing a new parliament Sunday amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. Some 1.9 million eligible voters started to cast their ballots to elect 120 lawmakers in the Balkan nation that became independent from Serbia...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
October 05, 2019 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following "multiple complaints" of inappropriate behavior. Spokeswoman Kristen Orthman says the campaign received complaints about Rich McDaniel over the past two weeks and retained outside...
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