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Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating. The stand-off comes as security officials and analysts warned of potential violence in the world's most populous Muslim nation over the election dispute. Unofficial results…

India’s poll body accused of bias as election complaints pile up

New Delhi, India - In 2011, Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state and US presidential candidate, during her visit to India, referred to India's electoral commission as the "Gold Standard" in election management worldwide. The Election Commission of India (ECI) - a constitutional authority - has successfully conducted 16 general elections since the…

Environment a missing topic as Indonesia election looms

Jakarta, Indonesia - One-third of Indonesia's rainforest will disappear by 2020 if nothing is done to reverse the damage caused by logging and oil palm plantations. The water around the tourist island of Bali is full of plastic , while deforestation and mining are causing devastating floods. Despite the threats, the state of the environment has…

India votes in first of seven-phase general election

Ghaziabad/Noida, Uttar Pradesh - In the village of Maharajpur in Ghaziabad, an industrial hub on the outskirts of India's capital New Delhi, Hafiz Abdul Qavi felt dejected after casting his ballot. "There was no rule of law in this country for five years," the 63-year-old shopkeeper told Al Jazeera on Thursday. "Whoever forms the government…

Candace Owens says Democrats’ hate crimes concerns are just ‘2020 election...

WASHINGTON – Controversial conservative Candace Owens said Tuesday during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee that Democrats' concerns about white nationalism are actually meant to send a message that "brown people need to be scared" ahead of the upcoming presidential election. "Let me be clear, the hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes, it's…

Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election on June 9

Tokayev was named interim president after long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev abruptly announced his resignation last month [Pavel Golovkin/Reuters] Kazakhstan's interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called a snap presidential election, citing the need to eliminate political uncertainty in the oil-rich Central Asian nation. Tokayev, who replaced Nursultan Nazarbayev following his surprise resignation last month, used a state…

Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala decode India’s general election

Madurai, India - Indian journalist Prannoy Roy, cofounder of the NDTV group, and Dorab R. Sopariwala, its editorial adviser, have spent four decades studying Indian elections. Their book, The Verdict: Decoding India's Elections, published this year by Penguin Random House India, crunches data and qualitative studies to explain what makes democracy in India tick. Weeks…

Mueller report, #EqualPayDay, Chicago mayoral election: 5 things to know Tuesday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:53 a.m. ET April 2, 2019 Barr faces House deadline to turn over Mueller report Tuesday looms as the deadline set by House Democrats for Attorney General William Barr to turn over the full report from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The leaders of six House committees asked Barr in…

Ukraine presidential election: All you need to know

More than 35 million people are eligible to vote in Ukraine's presidential election on March 31 - the first electoral test for President Petro Poroshenko since he came to power in 2014 on a wave of pro-Western protests. However, several million of the voters in the Russian-annexed Crimea and the rebel-held parts of east Ukraine are…

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand's main political parties were jostling for position on Monday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation. The Elections Commission delayed its announcement on the results from late on Sunday to Monday morning and then the…

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