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BANGKOK | Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was fighting for its political life Wednesday, while the princess herself appeared to criticize the fallout. The country’s Election Commission said Wednesday that it recommended the … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

BANGKOK | Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess’ candidacy

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand‘s Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the country’s king from becoming a candidate for prime minister in the March general election. The commission’s decision came after her brother issued an order describing Princess Ubolratana Mahidol’s political plans as inappropriate and unconstitutional. The Thai Raksa Chart Party last Friday registered Princess … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess’ candidacy

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Jan 19, 2019—Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month’s election, sought the people’s support at a victory rally Saturday amid international calls for an investigation into alleged irregularities during the polls. The opposition is demanding a new election, saying the Dec. 30 polls … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Carter urges Congo vote to reflect people’s will

KINSHASA, Congo  — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging Congo’s election commission to ensure that presidential election results “reflect the will of the Congolese people” as concerns grow about possible unrest. A Carter Center statement on the eve of the scheduled announcement of … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Carter urges Congo vote to reflect people’s will

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladeshi opposition leader rejects vote as ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh — More than a dozen people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday, as voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term amid opposition claims that her leadership has become increasingly authoritarian. The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance called Sunday’s vote … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladeshi opposition leader rejects vote as ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition leader rejects election as ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance called Sunday’s general election “farcical,” saying any outcome would be rejected and demanding that a new election be held under the authority of a “nonpartisan government.” Voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term, in an … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition leader rejects election as ‘farcical’

MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8 percent of the votes after more than … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

NEW DELHI | Indian Prime Minister Modi’s party loses key state elections

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist party has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its Hindu stronghold just months before national elections. According to results announced by the Election Commission on Wednesday, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state, and fell one seat short … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian Prime Minister Modi’s party loses key state elections