March 13, 2012
French far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen had secured the backing of enough local government officials to run in the two-round presidential election, said party sources on Monday.
Ms. Le P...
November 3, 2011
The Labour candidate Michael D. Higgins has comprehensively won the Presidency of the Republic of Ireland. His rivals conceded defeat when it became clear that he had gained 40 per cent of the vot...
October 1, 2011
Prime Minister Putin plans to be in charge during a period that could throw up tough challenges on the domestic and international fronts.
September 27, 2011
Socialists in France wrested control over the Senate from the ruling conservative coalition led by President Sarkozy's UMP party in elections held by an electoral college on Sunday. This was a hist...
May 7, 2011
The proposed reform to the voting system in the UK may make it a little more attractive for people to participate in the electoral process.
December 19, 2010
The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who began his current term two years ago with a majority of 100, has had to face a second confidence vote test in less than three months. He ma...
December 12, 2010
Kosovo voted on Sunday in its first elections since declaring independence in 2008, which look set to weaken Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's grip on power.
Police reported threats to min...
September 29, 2010
It is often said about Britain's Labour Party that it is at its best when it is bold and adventurous. In electing Ed Miliband to replace Gordon Brown as its leader, it has certainly shown an...
July 6, 2010
United States President Barack Obama Monday congratulated Bronislaw Komorowski on his win in Poland’s runoff presidential elections.Mr. Komorowski, of the centre-right Civic Platform...
June 28, 2010
According to opinion polls, if Germans could choose their next President, they would overwhelmingly elect a former East German dissident this week and reject Chancellor Angela Merkel's hand-picked...
January 17, 2012
A German socialist known for his fiery rhetoric has been elected president of the European Parliament, promising to increase the role of the 27-nation legislature. Martin Schulz replaces...
October 17, 2011
With almost 57 per cent of the vote, Francois Holland, a former party General Secretary was declared the French Socialist Party's presidential nominee in the second round of primaries held on Sund...
September 30, 2011
For the first time since the Fifth Republic was founded in 1958, the French political left have won an absolute majority in the Senate. In elections held on September 25, a broad front, ranging fr...
May 25, 2011
As young — and not-so-young — people continued to occupy the centres of over 50 Spanish cities in defiance of a ban on such gatherings immediately before elections, the Spanish s...
May 4, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative party has recorded a decisive win in Canada's fourth federal election in seven years, taking 167 of the 308 seats in the lower chamber, the House...
December 16, 2010
The Kosovan election result is yet to be finally declared but the process, initiated when the ruling coalition collapsed in November 2010, has revived political and ethnic tensions. With the...
October 1, 2010
Silvio Berlusconi survived a confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday night after rebel MPs loyal to his former lieutenant Gianfranco Fini grudgingly opted to keep alive Italy's Right-wing govern...
September 23, 2010
As expected, the centre-right Alliance has won the Swedish general election, but is short of an outright majority in the 349-seat unicameral Riksdag. Under the almost fully-proportional modi...
July 5, 2010
Bronislaw Komorowski won Poland's runoff presidential elections, the state election commission said on Monday, based on results with all the polling stations reporting.
May 13, 2010
The inconclusive general election of May 6, 2010 has resulted in the first elected British coalition government since 1931 (a National Government was convened for World War II). The Conserva...