State election

BERLIN | The Latest: Macron praises Merkel’s ‘respectable’ decision

BERLIN  — The Latest on politics in Germany after a state election in Hesse (all times local): 7:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron praises German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “very respectable” and “dignified” decision not to run again after the end of her term in 2021. Macron suggested at a news conference in Paris that he … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Macron praises Merkel’s ‘respectable’ decision

BERLIN | German governing parties punished in state election

BERLIN  — Germany’s governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. Projections showed Merkel’s conservatives heading for an extremely lackluster win in the vote for the central Hesse … Continue reading BERLIN | German governing parties punished in state election

BERLIN | Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

BERLIN — Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region’s dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s federal German government. Some 9.5 million people are eligible to vote Sunday for the state legislature in Munich, where the Christian Social Union — an … Continue reading BERLIN | Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

BERLIN— This weekend’s state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s struggling national government. Polls suggest that Bavaria‘s center-right Christian Social Union party, which has run the region for 61 years, is heading for … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s crucial election. Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November’s midterm … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns

PHILADELPHIA  —The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things as voter … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns