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Liberal Party Says It Is in Lead in Libya Election

Libyan Elections

A liberal alliance led by a former Libyan rebel prime minister said Sunday the party's unofficial preliminary results put it in the lead in the country's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.


Socialists take French Parliament, sweep power

Francois Hollande

Francois Hollande is the man in charge after his Socialist Party swept France's parliamentary election. Voters welcomed the French president's vision of injecting government money into Europe's economies in hopes of helping the joint euro currency stave off disaster....


Syria holds elections as violence rages

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election on Monday touted by authorities as a milestone of political reform but dismissed by the opposition as a facade while people are killed every day in an anti-government uprising.


Iran election results cause major setback for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a major setback after his supporters fared badly in Iranian parliamentary elections.


Russia's Medvedev orders probe into reported election fraud

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe into allegations of electoral fraud during the Dec. 4 parliamentary vote.


'Putin out,' Russian protesters chant

Russian Elections

Tens of thousands of Russians turned out in central Moscow and across the country Saturday to protest what they believe were rigged parliamentary elections.


Putin accuses Clinton of sparking post-election protests

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States of encouraging protests over Russia's parliamentary election and said hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign funds were used to influence the vote.


Egypt Braces for Fresh Clashes After Protester's Death

Egypt Braces for Fresh Clashes After Protester's Death

The killing of an unarmed demonstrator by the security police on Saturday threatened to stir up new protests here as Egypt’s military rulers and political parties raced to prepare for potential chaos surrounding the parliamentary elections scheduled to start on Monday.


Nigeria holds presidential election

Nigeria holds presidential election

Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday to vote for president, a week after parliamentary elections were marred by violence and accusations of fraud in Africa's most populous nation.


Afghanistan releases 'final' election results

Results for Ghazni province are withheld because a fair tally is considered impossible. Protests break out over the disqualification of some candidates. Afghanistan's main electoral body on Wednesday released what were billed as the final results of September's trouble-plagued parliamentary election.


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