Early election

JERUSALEM | Defense chief’s resignation pushes Israel toward election

JERUSALEM — Israel’s defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman’s decision was ostensibly a show of anger over Tuesday’s informal truce with Israel’s Hamas enemies. But in many ways, it was … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Defense chief’s resignation pushes Israel toward election

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza truce

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he is resigning in protest over the cease-fire reached with Gaza militants. Lieberman’s resignation Wednesday significantly weakens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition government and could bring about an early election. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza truce

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenia’s prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election. Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain a majority. … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Tens of thousands of Romanians flocked to an anti-government protest from places near and far as local residents joined a demonstration organized by expatriates Friday, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. The expatriates supporting the event in Bucharest, some of whom drove across Europe to attend, said … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

Summit host yanks Venezuela’s invitation over early election

LIMA, Peru/February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The host nation for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders on Tuesday withdrew its invitation to Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over his country’s plan to hold an early presidential election. Maduro had been among leaders invited to the Summit of the Americas, a regional gathering seen as the premier … Continue reading Summit host yanks Venezuela’s invitation over early election