Election

Elections - Election Headlines News

Hun Sen retains his tight grip on Cambodia, and freedoms can wait. Markus Karbaum says having decimated all credible opposition, the Cambodian strongman is a shoo-in for victory in the general election next week. Given the fear, resignation and indifference that prevail, he looks set to rule for as long as he likes.Read More →

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador - Mexico

Hailing a “historic night”, Mr López Obrador called on all Mexicans to reconcile and repeated his campaign pledge to review energy contracts for signs of corruption. “Corruption is… the result of a decadent political regime. We are absolutely convinced that this evil is the main cause of social and economic inequality, and also that corruption is to blame for the violence in our country,” he said.Read More →

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Lopez Obrador - Mexico Politics - Mexican News

Sunday’s elections for posts at every level of government are Mexico’s largest ever and have become a referendum on corruption, graft and other tricks used to divert taxpayer money to officials’ pockets and empty those of the country’s poor. All the candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump’s policies against migrants and Mexico.Read More →

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Turkey Politics News

“Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts,” Erdogan said on television from Istanbul before heading to Ankara to address party supporters. “I hope nobody will try to cast a shadow on the results and harm democracy in order to hide their own failure.” Read More →

Selahattin Demirtas - Turkey News

Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, or HDP, is one of five candidates running against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the June 24 presidential election. Turkey will also hold a parliamentary election on the same day.Read More →

Lebanon General Election

Parliament seats are divided evenly between Muslims and Christians, and further subdivided among the various sects of those religions. Lebanon’s president must always be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the parliament speaker a Shi’ite.Read More →

Hezbollah - Lebanon News

The vote is expected to be a test for the country’s Western-backed Sunni prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his Iran-backed Shiite militant opponent, Hezbollah, which is looking to tighten its grip and expand its presence in the 128-seat parliament — likely at Hariri’s expense.Read More →