Ecuador’s outgoing president urges quick and accurate vote count

Uncertainty persists days after presidential election over second candidate who will participate in an April run-off. The outgoing president of Ecuador has urged the country’s National Electoral Council (CNE) to deliver accurate election results quickly, as uncertainty persists over the second candidate who will participate in an April run-off. Lenin Moreno, who did not seek […]

Vote count under way in Uganda after hotly contested election

People turned out in droves on Thursday to make their mark in an historic election in which Museveni’s reign is said to be strongly tested by Bobi Wine. Ugandans have voted under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against a former popstar Bobi Wine after one of […]

Will the pro-Trump riot change US politics? Don’t count on it

It was months after a disputed election and charges of an “illegitimate” president were dominating an era of deep political divisions that were growing deeper by the day. Then terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. Hours after planes were flown into buildings in New York City and Washington, DC, and nearly 3,000 […]

US judge rejects lawsuit against Pence over electoral count

Republican legislator’s lawsuit sought to allow Mike Pence to reject Electoral College votes for Joe Biden when Congress meets on January 6. A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow Vice President Mike Pence to reject Electoral College votes for Joe Biden when Congress meets on January 6 […]

Empty salons: Indonesia’s transgender women count cost of COVID

Medan, Indonesia – Iwan is transgender, and a “micro-minority” in Indonesia. Before COVID-19, he employed four other transgender people as hairdressers and makeup artists at his Anna Sui Salon in Medan in North Sumatra, but now he can afford to hire only one. “We used to have 10 to 15 customers a day, now we haven’t […]

Trump supporters continue protesting vote count in Arizona #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Supporters of Donald Trump in Phoenix have propagated a number of conspiracy theories about the US election result. Phoenix, Arizona – Outside the Maricopa County Elections Department, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied for a fourth consecutive day, insisting the Democratic Party had stolen the election. The demonstrators took turns addressing the crowd […]

Guinea: Vote count begins after tense election #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Main opposition candidate Diallo suggests President Conde may ‘cheat’ in order to ‘grant himself a presidency for life’. Vote counting is under way after Guinea’s high-stakes election in which the 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking a controversial third term. Sunday’s vote follows months of political unrest, where dozens of people were killed during security […]