Populism, desire for change mark Colombia’s presidential vote | Elections News

Bogota, Colombia – As Colombia prepares for the first round of its highly contested presidential elections on Sunday, the word that seems to be on everyone’s mind is “change”. Up until recently, the race has been largely dominated by two candidates who have represented the political and social divisions that split the polarized South American … Read more

Trump-backed candidates lose but Trumpism wins in US primaries | Politics News

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has easily defeated Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger – former US Senator David Perdue – in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president’s influence in a critical United States swing state. “Even in the middle of a tough primary, conservatives across our state didn’t listen to the noise. … Read more

East Timor’s president to focus on economy, political stability | Politics News

Dili, East Timor – José Ramos-Horta, who came out of political retirement to run for president of Southeast Asia’s youngest nation a second time, has a raft of challenges as he embarks on his first full week in office. Ramos-Horta, who has previously served as president and prime minister, decided to re-enter the political arena … Read more

US 2022 primaries: Trump seeks to boost Republican candidates | Politics News

Former United States President Donald Trump has been seeking revenge ever since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger refused his demands that they overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. That battle is coming to a head on Tuesday as voters in Georgia go to the polls to choose preferred Republican … Read more

Anthony Albanese: Who is Australia’s prime minister-elect? | Elections News

Anthony Albanese, the only child of a single mother who was raised in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, has led his Labor Party to victory in the national election in Australia, ending nine years of conservative rule. The opposition Labor party with 72 seats is yet to gain a parliamentary majority in the 151-member parliament, … Read more

Voters head to polls open in close-run Australian election | Elections News

Sydney, Australia – Polls have opened in the Australian election, with a tight contest expected between the incumbent Liberal-National coalition of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the opposition Labor party under Anthony Albanese. Labor have led opinion polls throughout the campaign, but the gap has narrowed with Morrison’s coalition making up ground ahead of election … Read more

France’s Macron appoints new government for second term | Elections News

Catherine Colonna, a career diplomat and recent ambassador to the UK, takes over France’s foreign affairs portfolio. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a new-look Cabinet, with a new foreign minister part of the reshuffled lineup behind France’s first female prime minister in 30 years. Three senior ministers – Gérald Darmanin at the interior ministry, … Read more

Australians ‘uniformly worried’ about economy on election eve | Elections News

Sydney, Australia – Australians head to the polls on Saturday to decide whether to give Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition a fifth consecutive term in office or opt for change and back Anthony Albanese’s Labor party. From climate change to the economy, there is a sense of uncertainty about the future. Blessed by natural resources, Australia … Read more

Mehmet Oz’s Pennsylvania Senate Primary Race May Go to a Recount

Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor who nabbed Donald Trump‘s endorsement in Pennsylvania’s Senate primary, is narrowly beating ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormickthough the tight race could be headed for a recount. On Tuesday night, Oz told supporters that “when all the votes are tallied, I am confident we will win.” As of midday Wednesday, Oz … Read more

Bolsonaro gov’t threatening Brazilian democracy, jurists tell UN | Elections News

Legal experts urge UN special rapporteur to visit Brazil to report on president’s attacks on Brazilian judicial bodies. Brazil’s democracy and the independence of its judiciary are under threat from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, a group of lawyers and legal experts have said in a petition to the United Nations, as the country … Read more