Government transitions

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez smiles during a party meeting at Socialist party headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 29, 2019. Spain's political future is no clearer after a third election since 2015, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot. But Spanish politicians were doing the math on how Sanchez might survive the next four years without a parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 06, 2019 - 5:13 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is meeting with the conservative leader in his first encounter with opposition politicians in efforts to form a government. Pedro Sánchez's Socialist Party won the April 28 national election, but it has fallen short of a majority and will need help to...
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Supporters of Panamanian presidential candidate Romulo Roux, holding Democratic Change party banners, attend his closing campaign rally in Panama City, Thursday, May 2, 2019. In what has been perhaps the shortest and least colorful campaign since Panama's transition to democracy three decades ago, most election talk has focused on governmental corruption. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off significantly. In...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez smiles during a party meeting at Socialist party headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 29, 2019. Spain's political future is no clearer after a third election since 2015, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot. But Spanish politicians were doing the math on how Sanchez might survive the next four years without a parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 29, 2019 - 11:36 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the results of the Spanish general election (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A senior Socialist party official in Spain has ruled out entering a governing coalition with smaller parties after it won the most votes in the country's latest general election. José Luis Ábalos...
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Spain's Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez gestures to supporters outside the party headquarters following the general election in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 29, 2019 - 1:09 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spain's third parliamentary election in less than four years did little to dispel uncertainty over the political future of the eurozone's fourth largest economy. The center-left Socialist party won re-election in Sunday's ballot, collecting nearly 29% of votes, and will try...
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Spanish Prime Minister and Socialist Party candidate Pedro Sanchez casts his vote inside a polling station during Spain's general election in Pozuelo de Alarcon, outskirts of Madrid, Sunday, April 28, 2019. An uncertain outcome and the likelihood of the far right erupting into Spain's Parliament looms over national elections on Sunday, when nearly 37 million Spaniards are called to cast ballots in the most highly polarized election in decades. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
April 28, 2019 - 1:25 am
MADRID (AP) — A divided Spain is voting in its third general election in four years, with all eyes on whether the rise of conservative nationalism will allow the right wing to unseat the prime minister. The incumbent Pedro Sánchez is set to win the most votes, but his Socialists seem far from...
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Spain's Prime Minister and Socialist Party candidate Pedro Sanchez greets to supporters during the closing campaign event in Valencia, Spain, Friday April 26, 2019. Appealing to Spain's large pool of undecided voters, top candidates on both the right and left are urging Spaniards to choose wisely and keep the far-right at bay in Sunday's general election. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
April 27, 2019 - 2:45 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — An uncertain outcome and the likelihood of the far-right entering Spain's Parliament looms over national elections on Sunday, when nearly 37 million Spaniards are called to cast ballots in the most highly polarized election in decades. A look at why Spain is voting and what...
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019 photo, Amal al-Zein, an activist who was detained under former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, attends a protest in Khartoum, Sudan. Khartoum, Sudan. Al-Bashir, driven from power in April 2019, and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass protests, has said it will not extradite him to the International Criminal Court at the Hague, and even many opponents including al-Zein have said they prefer he be tried in Sudan. (AP Photos/Salih Basheer)
April 23, 2019 - 10:21 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters traveled by train from Atbara, the northern...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2004 file photo, then Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks to thousands of Sudanese in Nyala, capital of the country's southern Darfur state. Al-Bashir, driven from power in April 2019, and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass protests, has said it will not extradite him to the International Criminal Court at the Hague. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf, File)
April 22, 2019 - 8:28 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced...
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Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir following four months of street protests against his rule, then appointed a military council it says will rule for no more than two years while elections are organized. Protesters fear the army, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or select one of its own to succeed him.(AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 8:52 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to "exert more pressure" on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. The Sudanese Professionals...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2010 file photo, then Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir greets his supporters during a rally at a fair in Khartoum, Sudan. A Sudanese official and a former minister said Wednesday, April, 17, 2019, that the military has transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the city's Kopar Prison in Khartoum. The move came after organizers of the street protests demanded the military move al-Bashir to an official prison. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf, File)
April 18, 2019 - 10:04 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar...
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