Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Two Georgia counties have filed lawsuits this week against former President Donald Trump in his capacity as a candidate, seeking legal fees over failed attempts to overturn the election through voter fraud allegations and vote recounts. […]

The way out of Somalia’s political impasse

Somalia is in a political crisis. For the first time in the country’s recent history, the four-year mandate of Parliament and the executive has expired without the selection – or election – of a new administration, or an alternative political agreement among stakeholders. The crisis stemmed from the deep-rooted trust deficit between the centrifugal and […]

Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory

Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country’s presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin. “The compilation of results … which we have in our possession through our representatives in the various polling stations give us victory […]

Indigenous protesters in Ecuador demand presidential vote recount

Hundreds of protesters backing presidential candidate Yaku Perez call for recount outside electoral council offices in Quito. Hundreds of Indigenous protesters rallied outside the offices of Ecuador’s electoral council in Quito, the capital, on Tuesday to demand a recount of this month’s presidential vote. Third-place finisher Yaku Perez, an Indigenous environmental activist, has been walking […]

Moldova court rules against presidential decree on new government

President Maia Sandu’s nomination of Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister for a second time after Parliament’s objection is unconstitutional, top court rules. Moldova’s constitutional court has said it is unconstitutional for President Maia Sandu to nominate Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister for a second time after Parliament had already voted to reject the nomination. Tuesday’s […]

Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouti for president?

Palestinian politician Marwan Barghouti, who is seen as the leader of the First and Second Intifada, is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison. His intention to run for president in the upcoming Palestinian elections has shaken the Palestinian political scene. If he runs and wins, as recent polls have suggested he might, his victory could reshape […]

Why the result of Somali elections are crucial for the region

Somalia is, once again, in political turmoil. The Horn of Africa nation’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise the authority of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known by his nickname “Farmaajo”, after his term expired on February 8 without a political agreement on a path towards elections to replace him. Somalia’s most recent political […]

Dreaming of Zimbabwe: Stories from the diaspora

Nearly 24 years ago, Lance Guma came face to face with a gun. A man had followed him out of the main post office in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, before attempting to provoke him into an argument. Lance was 22 years old. Lance remembers the gunman threatening to pull the trigger before shrugging and telling […]

US Supreme Court allows prosecutor to obtain Trump tax returns

The US Supreme Court made a slew of decisions on Monday regarding cases already before the court, many of which involved former President Donald Trump, and what arguments it will hear in the upcoming term. The cases that the court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, has decided to dismiss or hear range across the […]

Made your bed: Dominion sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3bn

The suit is the latest in multibillion-dollar court actions taken by voting machine companies in the wake of the 2020 US election. MyPillow Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell tried to boost sales by adopting Donald Trump’s false claims about a vast election conspiracy, according to a $1.3 billion lawsuit filed by a voting machine […]

Uganda’s Bobby Wine withdraws poll challenge citing ‘bias’

Bobi Wine, who had disputed January election results, says ‘the courts are not independent’ as he withdraws his case. Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, alleging “bias” by Supreme Court justices hearing the case. Speaking to a […]

Arauz and Lasso advance to Ecuador’s presidential runoff

Socialist Andres Arauz and conservative Guillermo Lasso will compete in the second round of the polls in April. Progressive economist Andres Arauz will face conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador’s presidential election on April 11, according to the country’s National Electoral Council. Arauz, the 36-year-old protege of former socialist President […]

What is at stake in Niger’s presidential election runoff?

Voters in Niger will head to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s next president, in a runoff vote that pits outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou’s chosen successor against the country’s first democratically elected president. Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate for the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, had secured 39.3 percent of votes in […]

Algeria: President Tebboune calls for dissolution of Parliament

DEVELOPING STORY Tebboune added he would announce a government reshuffle in the next 24 to 48 hours. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has called for the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament and early legislative elections. “I decided to dissolve the assembly and call elections to build a new institution,” he said on Thursday in […]

Catalonia election: What do the results mean?

Madrid, Spain – If nothing else, Sunday’s regional elections in Catalonia will surely go down as the strangest-looking in its deeply turbulent recent history, thanks to the pandemic and photos of voting officials striding around polling stations in full medical personal protective kit. But in terms of alterations to Catalonia’s political picture, Monday’s definitive results […]

UN calls for ‘transparency’ in Ecuador vote recount

The country’s top electoral body said on Friday it plans to conduct a partial recount of last week’s presidential vote. The United Nations has called for “transparency and promptness” in a vote recount in Ecuador to determine who will square off against the frontrunner in a presidential runoff in April. The country’s top electoral body […]

Spain’s Catalonia holds key election amid fears over COVID

Vote could signal appeal of Catalan secessionists and the political trajectory of the pro-independence movement. Polls have opened in Catalonia for an election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and which Madrid hopes will unseat the region’s governing separatists more than three years after a failed bid to break away from Spain. Whether the election is […]

New generation faces old guard in Kosovo election

Kosovars are going to the polls in an early election that could see a new generation of politicians take the lead after tapping into widespread frustration and fatigue with the political establishment. Sunday’s general election comes after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic has deepened social and economic crises in the former Serbian province, […]

CAR to hold runoff parliamentary elections in March

President Touadera’s decree says first round of voting will also take place in constituencies where December poll was disrupted. The Central African Republic (CAR) will hold next month a second round of voting for legislative elections in some constituencies, as well as a first round where a December ballot was disrupted amid a fresh wave […]

Ecuador to conduct partial recount in disputed presidential polls

Electoral body orders partial recount after meeting between two presidential candidates still vying for second place. Ecuador’s top electoral body has said it will conduct a partial recount of February 7 presidential polls after a request from two candidates still fighting for second place. Indigenous activist Yaku Perez and right-wing former banker Guillermo Lasso filed […]

A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

WASHINGTON — The delivery date for the 2020 census data used in redistricting, delayed first by the coronavirus pandemic and then by the Trump administration’s interference, now is so late that it threatens to scramble the 2022 elections, including races for Congress. The Census Bureau has concluded that it cannot release the population figures needed […]

Will the first Palestinian elections in 15 years go ahead?

25:55 From: Inside Story Rival Palestinian factions agree on terms for holding long-delayed presidential and legislative votes. Read more By  Inside Story 11 Feb 2021 facebooktwitterwhatsapp More episodes from Inside Story play 24:55 play 25:10 play 24:53 play 24:55 Show more . Source link

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 […]

What is delaying Somalia’s elections?

As the clock ticked towards 12am on Monday, young men counted the seconds to midnight before firing a hail of bullets into the calm dark skies over the Somali capital to celebrate the end of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s term in office. Rewind four years, and young men in Mogadishu were also turning their guns […]