presidential election

AUSTIN, Texas | Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting opened across Texas on Monday, bringing long lines and record first-day midterm turnout in Houston and complaints about outdated technology slowing people casting ballots elsewhere. It took Harris County, which includes Houston, less than six hours to set a new opening day of early voting record for midterm elections with … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Early voting in Texas begins with lines, strong turnout

United States | Cameroon’s Presidential Election Results

United States – The United States congratulates the people of Cameroon for largely peaceful elections on October 7. We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech. While we welcome the Cameroonian Election Commission’s demonstrable improvement over … Continue reading United States | Cameroon’s Presidential Election Results

United States | Cameroon Presidential Election

United States – The United States reiterates its neutrality with respect to Cameroonians’ right to choose their leader and calls for calm and the careful, non-partisan conclusion of the remaining phases of the vote tabulation process. We appeal to all Cameroonians to exercise patience and avoid hate speech. We encourage Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the … Continue reading United States | Cameroon Presidential Election

MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

MALE, Maldives — The Latest on the Maldives presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. The Maldives’ strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday’s election to his challenger. Gayoom said at a news conference televised live from the capital, Male: “I know I have to step down now.” The election commission has … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | The Latest: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ provisional elections results show opposition win

MALE, Maldives — The Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning Sunday’s presidential election. The commission’s results released Monday show Solih with 134,616 votes and incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom with 96,132 votes. The results show 89.2 percent voter turnout. Commission spokesman Ahmed Akram says the final results will … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives’ provisional elections results show opposition win

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian candidate in serious condition after stabbing

RIO DE JANEIRO  — Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others in a deeply polarized Brazil, was stabbed at a campaign event Thursday and suffered serious abdominal injuries. Police said the suspected attacker was in custody. Dr. Luiz Henrique Borsato, who performed emergency surgery, said Thursday … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian candidate in serious condition after stabbing