Ruling party

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

STOCKHOLM | Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s ruling party was headed for its worst showing in decades as voters flocked Sunday to an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots that was poised to become the third-biggest force in parliament. With more than four-fifths of ballots counted, Sweden’s national election commission reported the governing Social Democrats had 28.1 percent of … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe president’s inauguration set for Sunday

HARARE, Zimbabwe— The Latest on Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s ruling party says the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be on Sunday after the constitutional court upheld his election win. Paul Mangwana says the daylong event at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare, will … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe president’s inauguration set for Sunday

CANBERRA, Australia | Australian Parliament shut as pressure on Turnbull rises

CANBERRA, Australia  — The Australian Parliament was shut down Thursday as pressure mounts on the prime minister to allow his ruling party to elect a new leader and end a leadership crisis that’s the latest in more than a decade of political instability. Senior ministers Mathias Cormann, Michaelia Cash and Mitch Fifield had earlier told … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australian Parliament shut as pressure on Turnbull rises

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania leader’s claim of assassination attempt debated

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Claims by the leader of Romania’s ruling party that he was the target of a failed assassination attempt have sparked wide debate in the country. Liviu Dragnea told Antena 3 late Tuesday that four foreigners had come to Bucharest for the April 2017 assignment, but had been thwarted. He suggested that billionaire … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania leader’s claim of assassination attempt debated

KARACHI, Pakistan | Pakistan’s ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

KARACHI, Pakistan — The party of Pakistan’s prime minister-designate on Thursday suspended a newly elected lawmaker after a video surfaced online showing him beating up a citizen in the southern city of Karachi. The action by the party of former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Tahreek-e-Insaf, was intended to showed that it plans to take such offenses … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | Pakistan’s ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

HARARE, Zimbabwe  | The Latest: Mugabe says no vote for those who seized power

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s election (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe has emerged from months of silence to tell reporters that “I will not vote for those who have illegally taken power” in Monday’s historic election. Mugabe stepped down in November under military and ruling party pressure. The … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe  | The Latest: Mugabe says no vote for those who seized power

South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down

JOHANNESBURG/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— South Africa’s ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state. “We have not arrived at any decision that Zuma must go or Zuma must not go,” African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule told the press after a four-day … Continue reading South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down