Tag Archives: Elections

A cold civil war is being waged in America

In the US, the right-wing voter suppression efforts reached a level not seen since the era of segregation, when white supremacists in the South had passed laws to deny Black Americans the right to vote and threatened everyone who dared to resist with violence. The nation is now divided between people who want a multiracial … Continue reading A cold civil war is being waged in America

Armenia premier confirms he will step down to allow election

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s embattled prime minister on Sunday confirmed that he will step down from the post in April in order to allow for an early parliamentary election. Nikol Pashinyan has faced weeks of protests calling for his ouster in the wake of Armenia’s defeat in last year’s war with Azerbaijan. In a … Continue reading Armenia premier confirms he will step down to allow election

US questions legality of Bolivian arrests of ex-officials

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The United States said Saturday that it is concerned about increasingly ″anti-democratic behavior and the politicization of the legal system” in Bolivia following the arrests of officials from the country’s former interim government. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that there are questions about the legality … Continue reading US questions legality of Bolivian arrests of ex-officials

Modi's party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda is being challenged by monthslong farmer protests and a fresh wave of the pandemic. Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Modi, have campaigned heavily … Continue reading Modi's party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

India's PM Modi faces big electoral test in Muslim areas

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are making a serious bid for electoral victories in three states that have sizeable minority Muslim populations. But the Bharatiya Janata Party has for years been accused of stoking religious polarization and discriminating against minorities, and faces stiff challenges making inroads … Continue reading India's PM Modi faces big electoral test in Muslim areas

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany arrived Thursday in Libya’s capital to show their backing of newly elected transitional authorities, who are expected to lead the war-stricken country through general elections by the end of 2021. “We are here to express our support of the political transition in Libya and … Continue reading EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

AP Week in Pictures: Middle East

AP Week in Pictures: Middle East The Associated Press March 25, 2021 GMT https://apnews.com/article/world-news-middle-east-7f7c813ca268f102eebfc907dd668294 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between March 18-24, 2021. This week’s selection includes scenes from across the region, where Israel held … Continue reading AP Week in Pictures: Middle East

Deadlock prevails as tallying resumes in Israeli election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vote tallying in Israel resumed Thursday in the deadlocked parliamentary elections held earlier this week, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor those determined to topple him gaining a clear path to forming a government. Tuesday’s vote, the fourth Israeli parliamentary elections in two years, was widely seen as a referendum on … Continue reading Deadlock prevails as tallying resumes in Israeli election