Government transitions

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, named current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the post of President of the European Commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 09, 2019 - 6:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's center-left Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has failed to win the support of the far-left We Can party for his bid to form a government, prolonging the political limbo in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Sanchez won the most votes in April's general election but he is far...
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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis centre, walks with his wife Mareva, right in Athens, Monday, July 8, 2019. Mitsotakis was to be sworn in as Greece's new prime minister after a resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis' New Democracy party won 39.8% of the vote, giving him 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, a comfortable governing majority. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 08, 2019 - 3:17 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's election of a new government (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been sworn in as Greece's new prime minister, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the...
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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves to his supporters after win in parliamentary elections at the New Democracy headquarters in Athens, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Official results from nearly 60% of ballots counted showed the conservative New Democracy party of Kyriakos Mitsotakis winning comfortably with 39.7% compared to Tsipras' Syriza party with 31.5%. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 08, 2019 - 1:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to be sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis' New Democracy...
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Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they block the road in front of riot police and an army convoy, during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 03, 2019 - 12:46 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said. Mariam al-Mahdi, deputy chief of the main opposition Umma Party, told The Associated Press that the Forces for Declaration...
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Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 01, 2019 - 2:01 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan's security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other areas Sunday in the...
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Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shamseddine Kabbashi, speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 23, 2019 - 12:52 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers — who did not immediately commit to the plan. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...
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June 23, 2019 - 4:37 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The candidate chosen by Mauritania's outgoing president has claimed victory only hours after polls closed. Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani is a retired general who served as Mauritania's defense minister before being chosen as the heir apparent to retiring President Mohamed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, center, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. Mauritanians are going to the polls on Saturday, June 22, 2019, as his preferred successor faces five opposition candidates in the West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
June 22, 2019 - 12:37 am
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritanians on Saturday were going to the polls as the outgoing president's preferred successor faced five opposition candidates in this West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. One candidate of sub-Saharan African descent wants to improve race relations...
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FILE - In this two photo file combo image, Jeremy Hunt, left, and Boris Johnson, right, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, who are the final two contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party, it is announced Thursday June 20, 2019. Following elimination votes Britain's Conservative Party members will vote for the final two contenders with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister. (AP Photo FILE/Alastair Grant, Alastair Grant)
June 21, 2019 - 2:03 am
LONDON (AP) — There's an election underway to choose Britain's next prime minister, but only one in 400 people gets a vote. And most of those are well-off older white men. The country's next leader will be chosen by about 160,000 members of the governing Conservative Party in a runoff between two...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 file photo, Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent leave the European Union Brexit campaigner walks away after leaving the Cabinet Office in London. Britain’s High Court has quashed a bid to prosecute Conservative lawmaker Boris Johnson for allegedly lying during the country’s 2016 European Union membership referendum. Two judges on Friday, June 7 threw out a lower court’s ruling that Johnson should be summoned to answer questions about Brexit campaigners’ claim that Britain pays 350 million pounds ($446 million) a week to the EU. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 10, 2019 - 1:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Nominations are closing in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, with almost a dozen contenders already battling it out over Brexit, tax policy and past drug use. Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down Friday as Conservative Party leader after failing to secure Parliament...
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