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  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Tundis: 'I don't know a thing about politics but I want to change history'

    Former Canal 13 journalist and Frente Renovador congressional pre-candidate Mirta Tundis explained her motivation to join the electoral race and admitted that “she doesn't know a thing about politics, but she wants to change history.”

  • 18/11/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde plays down photo with Massa

    Victory Front's lawmaker-elect Martín Insaurralde came on stage today to play down the famous photo that shows him sharing an event with his electoral rival Sergio Massa last Saturday.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    Protesters clash with police in UBA's rector election

    As the council of Buenos Aires University (UBA) was gathering at Congress this morning to elect the school’s new rector, a group of students tried to knock down the security fence that stopped them from taking part in the meeting. The police deployed water tanks while demonstrators denounced officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them.

  • 19/09/2012 | Argentina

    Pro-gov't lawmakers further defend teen suffrage bill

    On entering the Senate’s session today, in which the teen suffrage bill was being debated, senators for the Victory Front caucus further defended the bill highlighting the positive effects the possible new law could have on the next election.

  • 02/10/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano faction confirms Caló as head of new CGT

    The head of the Metal workers' union, Antonio Caló, will be the secretary-general of the new CGT labour confederation, with ties with the Government House.

  • 24/10/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Romney is like those who say social plans are for lazy people'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner harshly criticized US Republican candidate Mitt Romney and affirmed that she is "more alike" the current head of state, Democrat Barack Obama, who is running for reelection.

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    Senate suspends last ordinary session of the year

    The Upper House of Congress suspended its last session of the ordinary period that was scheduled for November 30 after the sworn in of the senators elected in October 23.

  • 22/03/2012 | Argentina

    ‘If Moyano wants to compete with Caló over the CGT, he won’t do well’

    Oscar Lescano, the head of the power workers union, harshly criticized Hugo Moyano once more and advised him to avoid an electoral fight over the CGT labour confederation against the head of the metal workers union Antonio Caló, because “he won’t do well.”

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Obama challenges GOP to keep tax cuts for middle class

    US President Barack Obama called for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, seeking to steer the election-year debate away from high unemployment and portray himself as a champion of ordinary US citizens.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Jorge Macri calls for a 'clean transition' in Vicente López

    Jorge Macri, who won the mayoral election in Vicente López district defeating the 24-year-old mayor K Radical Enrique “Japonés” García, urged to “accept” the result and called for a “clean transition.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Pérez assures Mendoza will work 'side by side' with the Gov't

    Mendoza province’ Governor-elect, Kirchnerite Francisco “Paco” Pérez, committed to work “side by side” with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “to trigger the growth of the province and the whole region.”

  • 25/10/2011 | Argentina

    Obama, CFK to hold bilateral meeting during G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama has requested to meet with recently reelected President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the next G20 summit to be held on the 3rd and 4th of November in Cannes, France.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín settles for third place in presidential elections

    Union for Social Development’s presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsin acknowledged his defeat and congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for her victory in the elections and vowed to return "in full force."

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Macri:'We've reached split-ballot record in BA City'

    Buenos Aires City Mayor and head of PRO bloc Mauricio Macri assured that “we have reached a record of split-ballot in the City,” and congratulated Federico Pinedo and Jorge Macri for their performance in the election.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'People understood Argentina couldn’t be in improvised hands'

    Cabinet Chief and Senator-elect Aníbal Fernández celebrated the overwhelming victory of the Victory Front in the general elections and considered that “people understood that Argentina could not be left in improvised hands.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Voting extended in Mendoza

    The election in Mendoza province was officially closed at 6pm, but many schools remained open due to the number of people who remained inside the buildings waiting to cast their votes.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    De Narváez calls Scioli, recognizes Governor’s victory

    Udeso’s candidate Francisco De Narváez called Governor Daniel Scioli and congratulated him for his victory in Buenos Aires province.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Those who voted for CFK are responsible for what happens next,' Carrió

    Civic Coalition presidential candidate Elisa Carrió assured during a press conference that the bloc has had “the worst election in its history” and stated that they no longer “lead the opposition.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi says the elections show a ‘strong Kirchnerism’

    The head of the pro-government bloc at the Lower House of Congress, AgustínRossi, stated that the elections show “a political space like the Kirchnerism very strong and solid.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Randazzo: 'It's the most successful election since the return to democracy'

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stated that today marked ‘the most successful election since the return to democracy,” which he put down to the political reform put in place by the President which “enable a greater democracy”.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Recalde: 'Demonstration at Plaza de Mayo shows the essence of this Government'

    Victory Front’s National Lawmaker Héctor Recalde highlighted that the demonstration of Kirchnerite groups at Plaza de Mayo square “shows the whole essence of the national government,” referring to the celebrations held in front of the Government House.

  • 02/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Bonafini is the mother of violence in Argentina'

    Presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde harshly criticized the head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo foundation, Hebe de Bonafini, and assured that “she’s the mother of violence,” referring to her last week’s statements.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Saá acknowledges defeat congratulates CFK

    Compromiso Federal party Alberto Rodríguez Sáa acknowledged defeat and congratulated President Fernández de Kirchner for being reelected.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    De la Rúa 'apologizes' to Argentines

    Almost 10 years after he left his post, ex-President Fernando De la Rúa, gave an “apology” to Argentines due to the “mistakes” he committed during his administration.

  • 18/08/2011 | Argentina

    Sanz: 'if primaries' trend is confirmed, we'll face a severe institutional problem'

    The leaders of the Radical Party (UCR) Ernesto Sanz, Gerardo Morales and Ricardo Gil Lavedra ratified that the party will run for October’s election and assured that if the trend shown in the primaries continues, “then we will be facing a severe lack of balance between the branches.”

  • 19/08/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín: ‘I don’t believe in the Gov’t when it announces dialogue’

    Social Development Union (UDESO) presidencial candidate Ricardo Alfonsín assured that he does not believe in “the government when it announces dialogue and institutional vocation.”

  • 20/09/2011 | Argentina

    Macri re-launches PRO campaign

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri re-launched the campaign of the candidates for lawmakers with a conciliatory message, in which he also referred to the return of his ex-ally in the 2009 election, Felipe Solá, to the pro-government party.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Voter turnout was similar to the one seen during a general election,' Randazzo assures

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that the voters’ turnout in Sunday’s primary elections was similar to the one seen during a general election, which means that close to a 70 percent of the registered voters took part in them. 

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    De Narváez affirms 'BA will be disputed between Scioli and us'

    The candidate of Social Development Union (UDESO) for Buenos Aires province governor, Francisco De Narváez, affirmed that “it’s clear that the province will be a dispute between Scioli and us.”

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Altamira: 'We've reached our aim, dedicates it to Mariano Ferreyra'

    Presidential pre-candidate for the Leftist Front party (FIT) Jorge Altamira affirmed that his bloc has exceeded the minimum vote requirement of 1.5 percent that allows him to participate in October’s election, and dedicated it to the “memory of Mariano Ferreyra, who was the one who boosted this result.”

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'The work CFK and I led in BA province has been acknowledged'

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli said that “ the work that the President and I have led in the province has been acknowledged by its residents,” while addressing supporters shortly after official results showed he won the provincial primaries.

  • 06/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou: 'we always have the same old crocks in front of us'

    Economy Minister and Victory Front’s candidate for Vice-President Amado Boudou headed a rally along with the candidates for the Buenos Aires City Lower House, and blasted the Alianza bloc and the ex Health Minister Graciela Ocaña.

  • 07/08/2011 | Argentina

    ‘We’re winning by a wide margin,’ De la Sota official says

    Government Minister and head of the Córdoba Justicialist Party branch Carlos Caserio assured that Unión por Córdoba candidate José Manuel de la Sota was leading the gubernatorial race “by a wide margin.”

  • 11/08/2011 | Argentina

    'The election will prove our real capability,' Argumedo says

    Proyecto Sur’s presidential candidate Alcira Argumedo closed her electoral campaign along with the leader of the bloc, Fernando “Pino” Solanas, and affirmed that on Sunday they will prove the “real capacity” of the party that is willing to achieve the minimum of votes required to get to the October election.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri's victory 'should be considered a call to change the Kirchnerites' ways,' Pinedo

    The head of the PRO party caucus in the Lower House and lawmaker candidate Federico Pinedo celebrated Mayor Mauricio Macri’s reelection, and warned the National Government that his victory “should be considered a call to change their ways.”

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    Randazzo meets with Servini de Cubría, reaches agreement over primary elections

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo and City electoral Federal Judge María Romilda Servini de Cubría agreed to “apply all necessary measures” so the August 14th. open primaries “can be held without any inconveniences” in the City of Buenos Aires.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Carrió assures 'global crisis will affect the election'

    Civic Coalition presidential candidate Elisa Carrió assured that the “global crisis will affect the elections in Argentina,” during an interview at the Ambito de Debate tv show.

  • 30/07/2011 | Argentina

    De la Sota rules out electoral agreement with Kirchnerites

    Justicialist candidate for Córdoba governor José Manuel De la Sota ruled out he has resumed dialogue with the Government House or settled an electoral agreement in the last minute with the Kirchnerite bloc to have political support for his candidacy.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Solanas blasts National Gov't

    Former mayoral candidate for the Proyecto Sur party, Fernando “Pino” Solanas, stressed on the importance of the August 14th primary elections and blasted the National Government, accusing it of triggering a “dirty campaign” before today's mayoral runoff between Mauricio Macri and Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Judge Servini de Cubría 'willing to step down' over election funds spat

    Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría threatened to resign from office today, as she continues to struggle with the National Government over the alleged lack of necessary funds to conduct the primary and national elections.

  • 16/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus accepts Macri's conditions to debate

    Victory Front’s candidate for Buenos Aires City mayor, Daniel Filmus, said he will accept a debate with Mauricio Macri before the runoff election on July 31, assuring that the “City has a 6.5 billion dollars budget and we are willing to discuss what to do with those funds.”

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    Primaries: UDESO warns of lack of political advertising space

    The Social Development Union’s presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín and Buenos Aires province gubernatorial candidate Francisco De Narváez warned about alleged irregularities in the issuing of political advertising spaces ahead of the August 14 primaries.

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Duhalde’s accusations regarding primary elections are baseless,’ Randazzo assures

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that the National Government “remains committed to hold the primary elections” on August 14th, assuring that former president Eduardo Duhalde’s accusations were “baseless.”

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't assures Filmus will face runoff

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo affirmed that the Kirchnerite candidate for Buenos Aires City Mayor Daniel Filmus “will not withdraw from the run-off election” and called to work “so that the city definitely includes all the benefits” of the model of the National Government.

  • 14/07/2011 | Argentina

    Pinedo assures 'we can defeat the Kirchnerite party'

    PRO’s lawmaker Federico Pinedo assured that the Kirchnerites “blasts Buenos Aires City neighbours who voted” and assured that “last Sunday we’ve showed we can defeat the pro-government bloc.”

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde: 'the myth that CFK will win is crumbling'

    Popular Front’s presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde assured that “the myth” of the Head of State Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “that she has already won began to break down,” and did not rule out a runoff election in October against the candidate for the Radical Party, Ricardo Alfonsín.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Estenssoro assures CC 'is ready to govern BA City'

    Buenos Aires City mayoral candidate for the Civic Coalition party, María Eugenia Estenssoro, assured that she is ready to govern the city, adding that it is the first time that her party runs with its own candidate in the city.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Giudici warns of a 'fake polarization' in the elections

    Radical Party (UCR) mayoral candidate Silvana Giudici criticized the mayoral campaign, assuring that there had been a “fake polarization” between Mauricio Macri and Daniel Filmus, and also blasted the National Government for issuing official advertisement linked to the City during the electoral ban.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We are now stronger than ever' to beat Macri, Cabandié says

    Victory Front’s City Legislator candidate Juan Cabandié assured that, along with Daniel Filmus and Carlos Tomada,” they are now stronger than ever in order to beat the PRO party in the second round of elections scheduled to take place on July 31st.

  • 25/06/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández candidate for Buenos Aires province Senator

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández will be the first candidate to Buenos Aires province Senator for the Victory Front bloc. Official sources also reported that Julián Domínguez will run for first lawmaker in the province.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri takes 20-point lead on Filmus, both headed to runoff

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri took a 20-point lead on Kirchnerite mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus, but none of the candidates managed to obtain more than 50 percent of the votes. Just like in 2007, both candidates will once again run against each other in a second round in July 31st..

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Telerman 'hopes to be the election's surprise'

    The Progressive Front for Buenos Aires mayoral candidate, Jorge Telerman, assured that he foresees he will be “a surprise thanks to split ballots” and highlighted that voting for municipal posts “means returning to the original politics, closer to the people.”

  • 11/06/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín blasts GEN, PS: 'No one has the right to demand demonstrations of progressism'

    Radical Party’s presidential candidate Raúl Alfonsín strongly defended his alliance with Francisco De Narváez, questioned the GEN bloc and the Socialist Party, and said that “no one has the right” to “demand a demonstration of progressism.”

  • 12/06/2011 | Argentina

    Incumbent Sapag projected winner in Neuquen's gubernatorial elections

    With a 38.12 per cent of the votes recounted, Neuquén’s Popular Movement party, led by incumbent Jorge Sapag was the projected winner with a 46.87 percent of the electorate on his side in the province’s gubernatorial elections. Marín Farizano, who is seen as a friend of the National Government, was far behind with a 33.13 percent of the votes.

  • 23/06/2011 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Saá says he is the 'alternative to the Gov't'

    During an interview on 'Ambito de Debate', San Luis province Governor and presidential candidate Alberto Rodríguez Saá gave the hint that his running mate will be José María Vernet and assured he is "the alternative to the Government."

  • 06/05/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde relaunches his candidacy, accuses Gov't of 'being intolerant'

    Ex President Eduardo Duhalde relaunched his presidential candidacy at the Luna Park Stadium and blasted the government by accusing it of being “intolerant” and of being “anchored in the past.”

  • 29/05/2011 | Argentina

    Menem confirms he will run for Senator, supports CFK's reelection

    Former President Carlos Saúl Menem, showed up to vote in La Rioja’s gubernatorial elections, and confirmed that he’ll try to renew his post as Senator on next October’s presidential elections. Revealed that he will most probably vote for the president’s re-election but denied an alliance with the Kirchnerism.

  • 29/05/2011 | Argentina

    Buzzi claims victory in Chubut complimentary elections as Eliceche admits defeat

    Chubut Governor Mario Das Neves announced that his protégé, candidate Martín buzzi, had been elected governor after a decisive complementary election that had to be called due to accusations of fraud in the previous gubernatorial elections that took place last March 20th.

  • 17/04/2011 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Saá claims victory, Duhalde rejects results in PJ Federal pre-primaries

    As Alberto Rodríguez Saá claimed victory in the pre-primaries elections taking place in the northwestern provinces of Tucumán, Catamarca and Santiago del Estero, Duhalde campaign officials announced that the pre-presidential candidate will not recognize the election results since the whole process is "an illusion."

  • 22/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut: VF appeals ruling against complementary elections

    Chubut’s Victory Front Alliance appealed the Electoral Court’s ruling against complementary elections for the six anulled ballot boxes of the election held on March 20.

  • 23/04/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK would win the election today,' Cobos says

    Vice-President Julio Cobos admitted that, if the election were held today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would win it, although he added that the scenario might change, because it is a “cyclothymic country and politics are very dinamic.”

  • 09/04/2011 | Argentina

    Morales suggests Macri should run for City election

    Senator and ex head of the Radical Party, Gerardo Morales, suggested that Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri “would help the opposition” if he runs for the city elections.

  • 09/04/2011 | Argentina

    Urtubey seeks re-election in Salta

    Special Report by Sabrina Pont and Matías Ortega.

    More than 812,000 people will vote for who will govern Salta province for the next four years. Alfredo Olmedo and Walter Wayar will be the opponents of the current Governor, who takes the lead in the polls. A victory of Urtubey will be seen as a victory of the Government.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    'Attacks from Moyano gave me a huge hand to win,' Urtubey

    Salta’s re-elected Governor, Juan Manuel Urtubey, remarked today that the harsh words that General Labour Confederation (CGT) boss used to play down Urtubey’s campaign during the unionist visit to the North-Western province last week.  

  • 06/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, De la Sota together in Córdoba

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner visited Córdoba province and gave a speech during a rally along with Governor Juan Schiaretti and José Manuel De la Sota, who will run once more for Governor in the provincial elections on August 7 for the Peronist Party and with the support of the Government House.

  • 08/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut's provincial Court annuls Puerto Madryn's precinct

    Chubut’s High Court confirmed the annulment of the Puerto Madryn’s 174 precinct after an unanimous vote, the issue will now be discussed in the Provincial Electoral Court.

  • 09/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut's justice ratifies annulment of second precinct

    Chubut’s High Court of Justice unanimously ratified the annulment of a second precinct of the March 20 provincial election belonging to Camarones locality.

  • 25/03/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut continues recounts

    Chubut continues with the recount of votes after the provincial election held on Sunday, and Das Neves supporters clashed with members of the Kirchnerite block over the annulment of Puerto Madryn’s votes.

  • 27/03/2011 | Argentina

    Recount continues in Chubut, Kirchnerite candidate remains ahead

    After the sixth day of votes recount and more than a week since the gubernatorial elections were held in Chubut, the new figures reveal that Kirchnerite candidate Carlos Eliceche is 1,778 votes ahead of Martín Buzzi, who's backed by current dissident Peronist Governor Mario Das Neves.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    UCR Electoral Board proclaims Alfonsín's candidacy

    Radical Party’s National Electoral Board decided to proclaim Ricardo Alfonsín as the bloc’s presidential candidate, after Ernesto Sanz announced he was not going to participate in the internal elections that were going to be held on April 30.

  • 22/03/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut: votes’ recount to begin tomorrow

    Chubut’s Vice-Governor elect César Mac Carthy announced that due to the lack of space, the recount of votes of Sunday’s election will begin tomorrow at 10am.

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Recount of Chubut votes favours Das Neves ally

    The recount of votes in Chubut shows that Victory Front candidate Carlos Eliceche recovered 260 votes, but according to electoral authorities Das Neves protegé Martin Buzzi still has the advantage. On Sunday, the difference between both candidates was less than 1 percent. The recount could last upto 10 days.

  • 25/03/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde assures 'it would be a shame' to suspend primaries

    Ex President Eduardo Duhalde answered Felipe Solá and assured it “would be a shame” to suspend the internal elections of the Federal Peronism that will take part within the next weeks.

  • 10/03/2011 | Argentina

    City Legislature fails to muster quorum, suspends session

    The session of the Buenos Aires City Legislature to debate elections unification has been postponed due to the lack of quorum, officials said.

  • 12/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK heads campaign finale of K candidates in Chubut

    A week before the elections in Chubut, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed the last rally of the provincial campaign in Comodoro Rivadavia along with the candidates for the Victory Front bloc that will face the ones belonging to Governor Mario Das Neves’ caucus.

  • 13/03/2011 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite candidate claims victory in Catamarca gubernatorial elections

    Kirchnerite senador Lucia Corpacci claimed victory in the Catamarca gubernatorial elections and beat current Social and Civic Front Alliance governor Eduardo Brizuela del Moral, who was seeking reelection and was supported by Vice-President Julio Cobos.

  • 12/02/2011 | Argentina

    WikiLeaks cable unveils relationship between Kirchners and banks

    The Spanish newspaper El Pais published new cables of the US embassy which mention the relationship between the Kirchners and the banks, specially during the period previous to the presidential election of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    UIA board of directors accept Méndez' resignation

    The board of directors of the UIA Argentine industrial union accepted the resignation of businessman Héctor Méndez as the head of the union and designated and Miguel Acevedo as interim president until next April.

  • 03/03/2011 | Argentina

    'Come June, CFK will decide not to seek reelection,' Duhalde says

    Presidential pre-candidate Eduardo Duhalde assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will decide not to seek re-election in June because "she will realize that she has no chances of winning” in a second round.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Palestinian Hamas Islamists re-elect Meshaal as leader

    The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

  • 05/11/2013 | World

    As New York votes for mayor, de Blasio poised for landslide

    Democrat Bill de Blasio faces the challenge of high expectations as he goes into today's New York City mayoral election with a 40-point lead on Republican Joe Lhota in public opinion polls.

  • 07/04/2014 | World

    India kicks off world's biggest election in remote northeast

    The first Indians cast their votes today in the world's biggest election, with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi holding a strong lead but likely to fall short of a majority.

  • 26/02/2013 | World

    Italy's center left to win lower house, Senate deadlocked

    Italy's center-left coalition will win a majority in the lower house of parliament but the upper house will be deadlocked, the Interior Ministry said after almost all votes were counted.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    At least 15 killed on Kenya coast on election day

    At least 15 people were killed in attacks by machete-wielding gangs today as Kenyans voted in large numbers in the first presidential election since a disputed 2007 poll unleashed weeks of tribal bloodshed.

  • 08/03/2013 | World

    Fitch cuts Italy credit rating after election impasse

    Ratings agency Fitch added to Italy's mounting problems today by cutting its credit rating due to the political uncertainty after last week's election, deep recession and rising debt.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    Egypt parliament election start moved to April 22

    Egypt's parliamentary elections, previously scheduled to begin on April 27, have been brought forward to start on April 22, the presidential spokesman said on his Facebook page today.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    Italians vote in crucial election for euro zone

    Italians voted in one of the most closely watched and unpredictable elections in years, with pent-up fury over a discredited elite adding to concern it may not produce a government strong enough to lead Italy out of an economic slump.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    Huge protest vote leaves Italy facing deadlock

    A huge protest vote by Italians enraged by economic hardship and political corruption left the euro zone's third-largest economy facing a dangerous vacuum today after an election in which no group won enough votes to form a government.

  • 18/02/2013 | World

    Armenian president wins re-election, exit poll shows

    Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan won a new five-year term today, an exit poll and initial results showed, in an election marred by allegations of fraud and the lack of a serious opposition challenge.

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Monti: 'Germany's Merkel not involved in Italian election'

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti rowed back from comments suggesting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed opposition to his political rivals on the center-left days before an election next week.

  • 23/02/2013 | World

    Vatican accuses Italian media of false reports ahead of conclave

    The Vatican today accused the Italian media of spreading "false and damaging" reports in what it condemned as a deplorable attempt to influence cardinals who will meet in a secret conclave next month to elect a new pope.

  • 07/01/2013 | World

    Berlusconi strikes election, wants to be economy minister

    Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he had reached an agreement with the Northern League to run together in elections in February and that he wanted to be economy minister in a future centre-right government.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Cameron to promise Britons straight choice on EU exit

    Prime Minister David Cameron will promise today to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave, provided he wins an election in 2015.

  • 10/02/2013 | World

    Italy's Monti slams Berlusconi as vote day nears

    Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti accused his media magnate rival Silvio Berlusconi of trying to buy votes with impossible promises as Italy's election campaign entered its last phase.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    New York lights up blue after Obama win

    By Adrian Bono, special correspondent in New York.- Marked by the rythm of U2's "City of blinding lights," President Barack Obama's campaign theme, New York City celebrated the "Four more years" to come.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    US Congress comes back to confront 'fiscal cliff'

    Amid a global fright over Washington's political brinkmanship, US lawmakers return to the capital tomorrow with a seven-week deadline to reach agreement on scheduled tax hikes and budget cuts that threaten to trigger another recession.

  • 05/12/2012 | World

    Berlusconi gives strong hint he will stand in Italian election

    Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gave a strong hint today that he would stand in next year's election, declaring he would not allow Italy to spiral into recession and saying he had been "besieged by requests" to run.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Opposition urges Ukraine vote recounts as crowds rally

    Ukraine's opposition demanded a recount or a re-run in 13 constituencies on today, stepping up its campaign against the results of last month's parliamentary election which it says was rigged by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Campaign airplane traffic jam in Cleveland airport

    If there was any doubt that the US presidential fight hinges on Ohio, an awkward campaign airplane traffic jam at the Cleveland airport made it clear today.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    US election intensely followed via Twitter

    The US presidential election votes counts had an intense aftermath in Twitter, as the social network registered more than 11 million tweets over the election a few hours after the polls closed in the East Coast.

  • 30/10/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney put aside campaign for storm relief - for now

    US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney briefly put aside their fierce battle for the White House, as they avoided politics to focus on relief efforts after mammoth storm Sandy left millions of citizens struggling to recover.

  • 31/10/2012 | World

    Red State: Obama campaign's efforts to reclaim Florida

    By Adrian Bono, special correspondent in Miami.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Hundreds rally in protest over 'stolen' Ukraine election

    Hundreds of people rallied in central Kiev to protest against what the Ukrainian opposition says was vote-rigging by President Viktor Yanukovich's ruling party in the October 28 parliamentary election.

  • 23/10/2012 | World

    Obama holds narrow edge two weeks ahead of election

    President Barack Obama pulled slightly ahead of Republican Mitt Romney in a daily tracking poll, but the race remained essentially tied with two weeks to go until the Nov. 6 election.

  • 24/10/2012 | World

    Berlusconi confirms will not run in 2013 Italy election

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi confirmed on Wednesday he would not lead his People of Freedom (PDL) party in next year's election, ending months of speculation about his political future.

  • 24/10/2012 | World

    Obama offers a glimpse of his second-term priorities

    US President Barack Obama predicted passage of immigration reform and a deficit-reduction deal, offering a fresh glimpse of his second-term agenda as he fights for votes in the final stretch of the tight race for the White House.

  • 16/10/2012 | World

    Obama gets tough on Romney in debate rematch

    US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate, with Obama moving aggressively to challenge his opponent.

  • 19/10/2012 | World

    North Korea threatens South over propaganda balloons

    Impoverished North Korea threatened today to open fire on South Korea if it allows activists to go ahead with plans to drop anti-North leaflets on its territory, its most strident warning against its long-time foe in months.

  • 22/10/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney clash over foreign policy in last debate

    US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over US military strength and how to deal with crises in the Middle East in a third and final debate as polls showed them in deadlock two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    'Million Muppet March' planned to defend US backing for PBS

    Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on US public television's "Sesame Street," from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the "Million Muppet March."

  • 13/10/2012 | World

    Romney hits Obama on China policies, vows action

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today accused President Barack Obama of failing to "stand up to China" after the US Treasury put off releasing a politically sensitive report on the currency policies of major US trading partners.

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    Romney raised $170 million in September, trails Obama

    US Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney and his allies raised $170.5 million in September, the campaign said, falling just short of the 2012 fundraising record set last month by Democratic rival President Barack Obama.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    Romney casts Obama's foreign policy as weak, dangerous

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping critique of US President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East, saying Obama's lack of leadership had made the volatile region more dangerous.

  • 11/10/2012 | World

    Biden, Ryan clash sharply on foreign policy, economy in debate

    Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan clashed sharply over foreign policy in a high-stakes debate, with Biden aggressively defending the Obama administration's policies and dismissing Ryan's criticism as "malarkey."

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    Fiery Biden sets stage for Obama recovery attempt

    Joe Biden's spirited performance in the vice presidential debate had Republicans criticizing him for snide grins and a comment on Libya, but it set the stage for President Barack Obama to try to regain his footing during a rematch with challenger Mitt Romney next Tuesday.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    'Those who say the presidential race is over are completely wrong'

    By Adrián Bono
    In an interview with the BuenosAiresHerald.com, former John Mc Cain presidential campaign manager and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says that despite a recent series of faux pas in the Romney camp, the presidential race is far from over.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Italian PM Mario Monti says he won't run for election

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would not run in elections due in spring, in an interview in which he said Italy no longer risked igniting a debt crisis in the euro zone.

  • 03/10/2012 | World

    Obama and Romney battle over economy at debate

    Mitt Romney accused US President Barack Obama on Wednesday of promoting "trickle-down government" policies that are burdening the US economy, as the Republican candidate sought to use a high-stakes debate to right his struggling campaign before the Nov. 6 presidential election.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    Obama takes aim at Republicans in surprise press conference

    US President Barack Obama slammed Republicans over taxes and women's rights in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room that was meant to undercut his rivals on what was already a bad news day for them.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    Obama, on eve of convention, tours storm-hit Louisiana

    US President Barack Obama visited Louisiana for a first-hand look at the damage from Hurricane Isaac, seeking to show his administration was on top of the relief effort on the eve of his Democrats' national convention in North Carolina.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Obama, Netanyahu speak, 'united' on Iran

    US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program and reaffirmed their united determination to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the White House said.

  • 07/08/2012 | World

    Romney opens attack on Obama over welfare law

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opened a new line of attack on President Barack Obama for waiving parts of a landmark welfare-to-work law, but Obama's team argued Romney had backed a similar move as Massachusetts governor.

  • 13/08/2012 | World

    First woman to moderate US presidential debate in 20 years

    CNN's Candy Crowley will become the first woman in 20 years to moderate a US presidential debate when she questions US President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney in October.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    Romney, Obama in rare battle over energy policy

    Republican Mitt Romney vowed to step up coal production and US President Barack Obama mocked him for opposing a windmill tax credit, in a rare debate over energy policy on the campaign trail.

  • 30/07/2012 | World

    Italy president urges speedy electoral reform

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano told political parties to make faster progress to reform the electoral law and expressed concern over speculation that there may be an early general election.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Obama urges 'soul searching' on ways to reduce gun violence

    US President Barack Obama said that mass killings like the weekend shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin were happening with "too much regularity" and should prompt soul searching by all Americans on ways to reduce gun violence.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Romney, Republicans again outraise Obama in July

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $101.3 million in July, once again outpacing President Barack Obama and Democrats with a big month of financial strength ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

  • 22/07/2012 | World

    India's Mukherjee wins presidential election

    Pranab Mukherjee, a former finance minister of India and senior leader of the ruling Congress party, has been elected as the new president, a government official said.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Romney accuses Obama of weakness abroad, leaks

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of weakness in the face of US adversaries and promised he would be firm against Iran and China as he prepares to head overseas to boost his foreign policy credentials.

  • 26/07/2012 | World

    Romney high-profile trip abroad off to rocky start

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's high-profile overseas trip got off to a rocky start when he was forced to clarify a comment seen as criticizing London's handling of the Summer Olympics that he came to celebrate.

  • 12/07/2012 | World

    Italy's Berlusconi to run in 2013

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will return to frontline politics as the centre-right candidate in next year's general election, a senior official in his PDL party said.

  • 13/07/2012 | World

    Romney demands Obama apology over Bain attacks

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney demanded President Barack Obama apologize for his campaign's assault over Romney's time at a private equity firm that outsourced US jobs, as he tried to recover from a week-long pounding on the issue.

  • 22/07/2012 | World

    Chávez says election rival and Romney want to subjugate Venezuela

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez compared his election rival to "far-right" US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, saying both men wanted to subjugate the country under capitalism and crush his socialist "revolution."

  • 15/06/2012 | World

    US relaxes deportation rules for young people

    The Obama administration announced it would relax enforcement of deportation rules for young people brought to the United States without legal status, a shift in immigration policy that could be designed to appeal to Hispanics in an election year.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    Greek pro-bailout parties secure ruling majority

    Parties supporting a bailout saving Greece from bankruptcy won a slim parliamentary majority, beating radical leftists who rejected austerity and bringing relief to the euro zone which was braced for fresh financial turmoil.

  • 09/07/2012 | World

    Wartime PM Jibril takes early lead in Libya vote

    Wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril took an early lead in Libya's national assembly election, according to partial tallies released that pointed to a weaker than expected showing for Islamist parties.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    Egyptians threaten more protests after Mubarak verdict

    Egyptians demonstrated throughout the night in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and other cities, enraged that a court had spared deposed leader Hosni Mubarak his life over the killing of protesters in the uprising that ended his three-decade rule.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Wisconsin's Walker to survive recall, local media

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will survive a recall election forced by opponents of a law he championed restricting the collective bargaining of unionized government workers, television networks NBC, CNN and CBS projected.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    Obama, after tough week, defends record on economy

    US President Barack Obama stoutly defended his economic record after a stream of bad news - and an uncharacteristic verbal misstep of his own - rallied Republican hopes that they can defeat him in November.

  • 19/05/2012 | World

    Greek election race tightens into dead heat

    A flurry of polls today showed the race to lead Greece has tightened into a dead heat ahead of an election next month that could determine whether it remains in the euro.

  • 24/05/2012 | World

    Egypt counts votes, Brotherhood says ahead

    The Muslim Brotherhood said its candidate was leading the early count in Egypt's first free presidential election that exposed a rift in the nation between supporters of Islamists and backers of men who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Romney clinches US Republican presidential nomination

    Mitt Romney clinched the US Republican presidential nomination with a resounding victory in Texas and now faces a five-month sprint to convince voters to trust him over Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    Sarkozy seeks party unity after French defeat

    Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his divided conservative UMP party to pull together quickly after his election defeat to fight off a double challenge from the left and far-right in parliamentary polls next month.

  • 13/05/2012 | World

    Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity

    Voting began in Germany's most populous state where Angela Merkel's conservatives face a defeat that could give the left momentum before next year's federal election and fuel criticism of the chancellor's European austerity drive.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Ron Paul stops campaigning for White House

    US Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul effectively ended his White House bid, saying he would no longer campaign actively in states that have yet to hold primary elections.

  • 06/05/2012 | World

    Greek voters reject German-led austerity

    Greek voters dealt a serious blow on Sunday to the fragile political consensus that has kept Europe's currency bloc intact through more than two years of crisis, rejecting the austerity-for-aid policies that have shielded the country from bankruptcy and a euro exit.

  • 06/05/2012 | World

    Netanyahu seeks September Israel election

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he supported holding an early general election in four months' time, a ballot polls say could strengthen his hand as Israel confronts Iran's nuclear ambitions.

  • 07/05/2012 | World

    Greek conservatives begin hunt for governing partners

    Greece's conservative leader began a frantic hunt for partners to forge a coalition that protects the country's place in the euro zone after angry voters savaged the two ruling parties for imposing harsh wage and spending cuts.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Sarkozy, Hollande trade barbs in TV debate

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande clashed in their only televised debate, seen as the conservative incumbent's last chance to turn the odds of re-election in his favour.

  • 04/05/2012 | World

    London win eases Cameron's UK vote setback

    Boris Johnson dodged a humiliating nationwide defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron by winning London in local elections that saw voters angry at Britain's economic woes flock to opposition Labour and a right-wing anti-European fringe party.

  • 06/05/2012 | World

    Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy as French leader

    Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    Scandal talk clouds French campaign before TV debate

    Allegations of scandal and dirty tricks clouded France's presidential election as the race entered the final week with both sides preparing for rival May Day rallies and the sole, crucial television debate.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    Obama in Afghanistan on anniversary of bin Laden's death

    US President Barack Obama made a speedy, unannounced trip to Afghanistan to sign a strategic pact with Kabul and send a dual election-year message that the United States is winding down the Afghan war but not abandoning the country.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    French presidential rivals in last ditch TV debate

    Nicolas Sarkozy faces Francois Hollande in a "moment of truth" television debate that could be the French president's last chance to avoid defeat at the hands of his socialist challenger in Sunday's election runoff.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    Gingrich to quit White House race after stormy bid

    Newt Gingrich is quitting the US Republican presidential contest after a tumultuous campaign that saw him go from longshot to front-runner and back again, a campaign official said.

  • 27/04/2012 | World

    Romney keeps focus on economy despite Obama attacks

    White House candidate Mitt Romney kept his focus on attacking President Barack Obama's handling of the economy, in the face of Democrats' attempts to paint the Republican hopeful as weak on national security.

  • 29/04/2012 | World

    Sarkozy on defensive in bitter final election battle

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for tougher borders and a stronger national identity on Sunday and accused the left of petty slander as he struggled to catch up with his Socialist rival a week before a presidential runoff.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    US Popular Florida Senator Marco Rubio campaigned with Mitt Romney, increasing speculation that the conservative Cuban-American might be high on the Republican presidential front-runner's list of potential vice presidential running mates.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    French presidential rivals race to seduce Le Pen voters

    France's presidential rivals scrambled to seduce nearly a fifth of the electorate that voted for far right anti-immigration crusader Marine Le Pen, voicing sympathy for voters' distress in the economic crisis.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    Hollande: ‘Merkel ran Europe along with Sarkozy and we can see the results’

    French presidential candidate for the Socialist bloc François Hollande defended his intention to “re-guide” Europe by criticizing the results of the vision applied until now by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and current French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • 21/04/2012 | World

    French voters protest in Paris on eve of election

    French voters voiced disillusionment on Saturday at a campaign that many said ignored the country's real problems, on the eve of a first-round vote expected to send President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist rival Francois Hollande to a runoff next month.

  • 22/04/2012 | World

    Hollande edges Sarkozy in French vote, Le Pen surges

    Far-rightist Marine Le Pen threw France's presidential race wide open on Sunday by polling nearly 19 percent in the first round - votes that may tip a runoff between Socialist favourite Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • 23/04/2012 | World

    Sarkozy woos far right after Hollande wins round one

    President Nicolas Sarkozy hammered home pledges to get tough on immigration and security as he sought to win over record numbers of far-right voters and whittle down Socialist Francois Hollande's narrow first-round election lead.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Romney eyes primary knockout, Obama fight looms

    As Mitt Romney sought to land a knockout blow against Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination, the difficulty of a general election matchup against US Democratic President Barack Obama became clearer.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Greek suicide a potent symbol before election

    A Greek pensioner's suicide outside parliament has quickly become a symbol of the pain of austerity and has been seized upon by opponents of the budget cuts imposed by Greece's international lenders.

  • 20/04/2012 | World

    French election rivals in final race for workers

    Socialist presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande appealed to French voters to throw out conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and shun the far right in a final push for working-class votes before Sunday's first round of the election.

  • 12/03/2012 | World

    Sarkozy blasts accusation he took money from Gaddafi

    France's Nicolas Sarkozy angrily denied receiving money from deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to fund his first presidential run in 2007, as one news website reported earlier in the day.

  • 13/03/2012 | World

    US Republican races tight in southern primaries

    US Republicans Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich faced off in a pair of high-stakes Deep South presidential primaries, and early results showed very tight races in both Mississippi and Alabama.

  • 14/03/2012 | World

    Santorum to Puerto Rico: Speak English if you want statehood

    US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue US statehood, a statement at odds with the US Constitution.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Romney, Santorum hunt for Super Tuesday votes in Ohio

    Rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum made their final pitch for support in the vital battleground state of Ohio, the day before 10 states hold Super Tuesday nominating contests that could be pivotal in an unpredictable Republican presidential race.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Obama wishes Romney ‘good luck’

    US President Barack Obama dedicated part of his statement to wish “good luck” to the ex governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, in the midst of the “Super Tuesday,” the biggest day in the Republican campaign.

  • 08/03/2012 | World

    Obama campaign makes election pitch with Hollywood-style film

    US President Barack Obama's campaign is putting a cinematic finish on its re-election pitch with a new documentary about the Democratic president's first three years in the White House.

  • 28/02/2012 | World

    Day of reckoning for Romney as Michigan votes

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused rival Rick Santorum of trying to "kidnap" Michigan's Republican presidential contest as he faced the possibility of a humiliating defeat in the Rust Belt state where he grew up.

  • 01/03/2012 | World

    Ann Romney adds personal touch to Mitt's campaign

    Ann Romney gets it. She is aware that her husband, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, has an image problem. Critics say he often seems stiff and reserved on the campaign trail, and has difficulty connecting with voters.

  • 04/03/2012 | World

    Tearful Putin claims victory in Russian election

    Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, said it was a historical turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies trying to usurp power.

  • 30/01/2012 | World

    Romney ridicules rival Gingrich on eve of Florida vote

    A confident Mitt Romney solidified his lead in Florida polls and ridiculed Republican rival Newt Gingrich on Monday, calling his opponent's attacks "sad" and "painfully revealing" the day before the state's crucial presidential primary.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    Romney looks to boost front-runner status in Nevada

    With a huge lead in polls, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney appeared poised for an easy win in Nevada on Saturday that would put him in firm command of the party's see-sawing presidential nominating race.

  • 24/02/2012 | World

    Romney says he is 'only chance' to defeat Obama

    Mitt Romney declared himself the Republican presidential candidate with "the only chance" to defeat President Barack Obama as he seized on signs that rival Rick Santorum's grip on Michigan appears to be slipping.

  • 26/01/2012 | World

    Gingrich, Romney play for cheers in Florida Republican debate

    Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney opened a debate that had the makings of a raucous encounter between increasingly bitter rivals five days before Florida's pivotal Republican presidential primary vote.

  • 27/01/2012 | World

    Romney puts Gingrich on defensive in Florida debate

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took the fight to chief rival Newt Gingrich in his most aggressive debate performance yet, five days ahead of Florida's primary vote.

  • 30/01/2012 | World

    Egypt council mulls speeding up presidential vote

    A civilian council that advises Egypt's ruling army will consider a proposal to hold a presidential election earlier than a June deadline, council members said, a move that could speed up the transition of power to civilians.

  • 10/01/2012 | World

    Romney wins New Hampshire US presidential contest

    Mitt Romney took a crucial step toward the Republican presidential nomination as he scored a solid victory in New Hampshire despite blistering attacks on his record as a businessman.

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Gingrich calls for moon base, space contests

    Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich called for a base on the moon and an expanded federal purse for prize money to stimulate private-sector space projects.

  • 26/01/2012 | World

    Obama says he second-guesses himself, makes mistakes

    Barack Obama said he doubted his decisions "constantly" and made mistakes daily but thought he had become a better president with more on-the-job experience.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    Obama hits Republicans in stark speech

    US President Barack Obama turned up the heat on his Republican foes as he portrayed himself as a champion of the middle class and laid out in the starkest terms yet the populist themes of his 2012 re-election bid.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood lead the run offs

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a majority of run-off contests in the first round of a parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, consolidating its position as clear front-runners in the historic ballot.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Russian police block new anti-Putin rally

    Plans for big new protests against Vladimir Putin fizzled after a show of force by Russian police who have detained more than 1,000 people in a crackdown since a parliamentary election dismissed by Kremlin foes as a fraud.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Egypt election turnout 62%, protesters honour dead

    More than eight million Egyptians voted in the opening round of their first free vote in six decades in what the election chief said was a turnout of 62 percent, far higher than in the rigged polls of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.

  • 03/12/2011 | World

    Russia vote watchdog head detained before election

    Russian customs officers held the director of an independent election watchdog for 12 hours at a Moscow airport on Saturday and seized her laptop computer in what the group said was an attempt to stop it monitoring Sunday's parliamentary election.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Thousands protest against Putin after Russia vote

    Several thousand protesters took to the streets to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors.

  • 07/11/2011 | World

    Socialist tries to gain points in Spanish election debate

    Spain's Socialist candidate for prime minister, lagging badly in polls, tried to paint his conservative rival as a threat to the welfare state in a televised debate that was not expected to save the Socialists from a Nov. 20 election rout.

  • 28/11/2011 | World

    Egyptians wary of Mubarak party loyalists in vote

    Former members of the party that ruled Egypt for more than 30 years found pockets of support in the first parliamentary election since a popular uprising in January, but many voters said they knew who they were and would give them a wide berth.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Egyptians await poll results, Islamists see gains

    Egyptians will hear results of their first free election in six decades, with the Muslim Brotherhood expecting to pick up two-fifths of the vote for an assembly that might limit the power of the generals.

  • 23/10/2011 | World

    Huge turnout in Tunisia's Arab Spring election

    Tunisians turned out in force to vote in the country's first free election, 10 months after vegetable seller Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in an act of protest that started the Arab Spring uprisings.

  • 24/10/2011 | World

    Islamists claim win in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote

    Moderate Islamists claimed victory in Tunisia's first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the "Arab Spring."

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Tunisian Islamists confirmed election winners

    Tunisian election officials confirmed the Islamist Ennahda party as winner of the North African country's election, setting it up to form the first Islamist-led government in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings.

  • 02/04/2011 | World

    Spanish PM says will not stand in 2012 elections

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, his popularity hammered by the euro zone's highest jobless rate, said he would not seek a third term in 2012 elections his Socialists are expected to lose.

  • 04/04/2011 | World

    Haiti musician Martelly wins election, official says

    Singer and political outsider Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said.

  • 15/05/2011 | World

    Local elections to test Berlusconi's grip on power

    Italians voted in local elections that will show whether a sex scandal, three corruption trials and a stagnating economy have seriously damaged Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi two years before the end of his term.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Opposition: Irish election likely at end of March

    An Irish parliamentary election, which is widely expected to favour the opposition, will likely be held at the end of March, the opposition's finance spokesman said.

  • 02/04/2011 | World

    Fighting rages in Ivory Coast with 800 dead

    Soldiers backing Alassane Ouattara met stiff resistance from incumbent Laurent Gbagbo's fighters in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan today as the two sides fought for control of the West African country.

  • 14/03/2014 | Latin America

    El Salvador: election runner-up appeals to top court for recount

    The runner-up in El Salvador's presidential election said he had requested the Supreme Court to order a recount of the weekend's tight contest.

  • 06/03/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuelans mourn Chávez as focus turns to election

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's death has unleashed a flood of emotional tributes that his allies hope will help ensure the survival of his self-styled socialist revolution when voters elect a successor.

  • 20/03/2013 | Latin America

    Capriles mocks Maduro as non-entity

    Fighting an uphill battle in Venezuela's election, opposition leader Henrique Capriles scoffs at acting president and rival Nicolás Maduro as a non-entity riding on the memory of Hugo Chávez to hide his own incompetence.

  • 15/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela election board proclaims Maduro president-elect

    Venezuela's election authority formally proclaimed Nicolas Maduro the winner of Sunday's presidential vote, despite insistence by the opposition that the ceremony be suspended until a complete recount was carried out.

  • 16/02/2013 | Latin America

    Ecuador goes to the polls: Correa clear favourite

    Close to 11.7 million people in Ecuador are expected to vote tomorrow as they elect their new president, vice-president and 137 congressmen for the 2013-2017 term. Incumbent head of state Rafael Correa is highly expected to be re-elected.

  • 22/02/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start

    Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

  • 05/03/2013 | Latin America

    Factbox: Chávez, 14 years in power

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died today after his battle with cancer, ending the socialist leader's extraordinary 14-year rule of the OPEC nation.

  • 04/10/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez fights Capriles in re-election bid

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez faces the toughest election of his 14-year rule on Sunday in a vote pitting his charisma and oil-financed largesse against challenger Henrique Capriles' promise of jobs, safer streets and an end to cronyism.

  • 05/11/2012 | Latin America

    Presidential hopefuls exit in Chile cabinet shuffle

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera shuffled his cabinet today to allow ministers with presidential aspirations to leave, as his embattled conservative coalition seeks support before presidential elections in November 2013.

  • 07/02/2013 | Latin America

    Ecuador's Correa has large lead in presidential race polls

    Leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the Feb. 17 elections, recent polls show.

  • 26/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela polls mixed as presidential vote nears

    Venezuelan pollsters diverged sharply over whether President Hugo Chávez will win re-election on Oct. 7 or lose to opposition rival Henrique Capriles in an increasingly close election.

  • 28/09/2012 | Latin America

    Satellite launch stirs passions before Venezuela vote

    Venezuela will launch its second satellite in a move President Hugo Chávez says highlights the achievements of his self-styled revolution ahead of an election, but which his rival says underscores his neglect of problems closer to home.

  • 01/10/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles vows to help Colombian peace talks

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles pledged to help Colombia in its peace talks with rebels and distance himself from Iran should he defeat President Hugo Chávez in an increasingly tight race ahead of Sunday's election.

  • 04/09/2012 | Latin America

    Chile's Congress approves tax reform to overhaul schools

    Chile's Congress approved major changes in tax laws aimed to provide funds for an overhaul of the nation's protest-hit schools, handing unpopular President Sebastian Piñera a welcome victory a month from municipal elections.

  • 12/09/2012 | Latin America

    Supporters throw stones in Venezuela pre-election clash

    Rival supporters in Venezuela's presidential election fought and threw stones on Wednesday before a campaign stop by opposition leader Henrique Capriles less than a month before an Oct. 7 vote.

  • 17/09/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles slams Chávez for blocking broadcast

    Venezuela's opposition candidate Henrique Capriles slammed President Hugo Chávez for blocking a live broadcast of an opposition rally, highlighting criticism the leftist leader abuses state resources to guarantee his re-election.

  • 09/07/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez says 'totally free' of cancer

    President Hugo Chávez said he was fully recovered from cancer three months before Venezuela's election, where he is seeking to win another six-year term.

  • 28/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's electoral court set to confirm Peña Nieto victory

    Mexico's electoral court is poised to confirm President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in the July 1 ballot, despite allegations of vote buying and money laundering during the campaign, electoral officials and legal experts said.

  • 31/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico electoral tribunal confirms Peña Nieto as president-elect

    Mexico's electoral tribunal officially named centrist Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect on Friday, ending a drawn-out dispute over the results of the July election.

  • 13/03/2012 | Latin America

    Wife of ousted Honduran leader to run for president

    The left-wing party of ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya named his wife as its presidential candidate in elections next year.

  • 01/06/2012 | Latin America

    Lula to run for president if Dilma rules out reelection

    Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva admitted during a television interview that he will be presidential candidate in the 2014 elections if current Head of State Dilma Rousseff does not run for re-election.

  • 11/06/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez stages cancer-comeback rally

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez led his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, seeking to stage a show of strength as he heads into a re-election campaign to extend his 13 years of socialist rule.

  • 14/11/2011 | Latin America

    Mexican opposition defeats Calderón on home turf

    Mexico's main opposition party edged out President Felipe Calderón's ruling conservatives in a closely fought weekend state election, retaining the upper hand going into next year's presidential vote.

  • 15/02/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez taunts 'bourgeois' election foe

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez vowed to thrash newly chosen opposition leader Henrique Capriles in an October election and mocked his foes for copying him to woo voters.

  • 22/02/2012 | Latin America

    Chávez surgery rocks Venezuela ahead of election

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's imminent departure for more cancer surgery in Cuba has thrown his re-election campaign into uncertainty and once again shaken the socialist leader's passionate supporters.

  • 07/10/2011 | Latin America

    Rapping Chávez launches coalition year before vote

    Jiving to rap music and vowing a "thrashing" in Venezuela's vote exactly a year away, President Hugo Chávez resuscitated a left-wing political coalition that he hopes will propel him to re-election.

  • 17/10/2011 | Latin America

    Venezuela blocks Chávez rival's presidential bid

    Venezuela's Supreme Court blocked high-profile opposition challenger Leopoldo López on Monday from running against President Hugo Chávez in a 2012 vote despite an international ruling in his favour.

  • 06/11/2011 | Latin America

    Retired general takes lead in Guatemala election

    A retired right-wing general promising to stamp out spiraling crime took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election that he was favored to win.

  • 11/12/2010 | Latin America

    Venezuela opponents wary of Chávez decree powers

    Venezuelan opposition leaders said they feared President Hugo Chávez would use decree powers he has requested to override an electoral setback that stripped him of a super-majority in parliament.

  • 11/09/2011 | Latin America

    Crime fears color Guatemala's presidential vote

    Guatemalans anxious for relief from out-of-control crime voted for a new president with the leading candidates promising to crack down on gangs and drug cartels terrorizing the country.

  • 12/09/2011 | Latin America

    Guatemala faces run-off with retired general favored

    A right-wing retired general promising a crackdown on rampant crime led Guatemala's Sunday presidential election, although he fell short of the votes needed to avoid a run-off in November.

  • 04/12/2011 | Sports

    Angelici wins Boca Juniors elections

    After 24,000 voters cast their ballot in the Boca Juniors Club presidential election, opposition candidate Daniel Angelici was leading the race by 57.03 percent, against 42.51 percent by incumbent Jorge Amor Ameal.

  • 22/05/2012 | Sports

    Egyptians to pick president for first time

    Egyptians vote for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

  • 06/03/2013 | Sports

    US, Mexico to compete for FIFA executive spot

    The United States and Mexico, who meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier later this month, are also going head-to-head in the election for a place on FIFA's powerful executive committee.

  • 07/10/2012 | In Depth - Elections in Venezuela

    Election test for Venezuela bond fans

    Investors who have been buying up Venezuelan bonds in hopes of an opposition victory in this weekend’s presidential election will be heartened by the results of a poll from Consultores 21 which shows Henrique Capriles having the edge on incumbent Hugo Chávez.


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