March 27, 2015
Results for: elections
  • 25/03/2015 | Argentina

    UK appeals to 'cheap nationalism' as elections near - Aníbal Fernández

    Britain’s decision to increase its military presence in the South Atlantic is an “inappropriate” move responding to electoral prospects of David Cameron’s coalition government, the head of ministers affirmed.

  • 27/03/2015 | Argentina

    Macri backs Rodríguez Larreta for City primaries

    As the electoral campaign in Buenos Aires City kicked off today, Mayor Mauricio Macri explicitly endorsed candidate Horacio Rodríguez Larreta who will be competing against Gabriela Michetti in the upcoming PASO primaries on April 26.

  • 21/03/2015 | Argentina

    'Scioli always next to the President, the people'

    Chief of staff of the Buenos Aires province government Alberto Pérez has said the priority of Daniel Scioli is “employment” and that the governor of Argentina’s key electoral district has “always” proved to support President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 03/02/2015 | Argentina

    ‘Neither Carrió joins PRO nor we join the Civic Coalition’

    PRO party Senator Gabriela Michetti said that the electoral alliance between Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Civic Coalition’s lawmaker Elisa Carrió does not entail a “fusion” between the two political parties.

  • 17/01/2015 | Argentina

    Ernesto Sanz denies joining Macri as his VP

    Radical Party leader Ernesto Sanz, rejected today versions affirming he would share the presidential ticket with Mauricio Macri, head of the Pro Party.

  • 16/01/2015 | Argentina

    Michetti to dispute BA City Mayor elections

    The senator  has reached an agreement with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the two accorded she will lead the ticket for the upcoming elections.

  • 28/12/2014 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘Michetti would be a great City Mayor’

    Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa jumped into the Pro party intern, and expressed his support for Senator Gabriela Michetti, who yesterday announced her intentions to run as a candidate for Buenos Aires City elections in 2015.

  • 15/11/2014 | Argentina

    'The President’s heir is the Argentine people', Scioli says

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli affirmed that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s “true heir is the Argentine people,” during a school inauguration in Villa María, Córdoba province.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    UCR fails to reach an agreement on alliances

    Radical (UCR) party members vowed to support a presidential candidate of their own in next year’s general elections after a key conclave in San Fernando, Buenos Aires province.

  • 19/11/2014 | Argentina

    Carrió quits UNEN: 'UCR gave Scioli electoral triumph'

    The decision by the Radical Party (UCR) to reject any alliances with other political parties to challenger the ruling Victory Front in next years’ elections has led to the exit of Elisa Carrió from the center-left coalition. “The UCR gave (Daniel) Scioli the triumph,” the lawmaker warned.

  • 10/11/2014 | Argentina

    Michetti says she prefers BA City mayorship over presidential ticket

    PRO’s senator Gabriela Michetti said she would rather run for Buenos Aires City mayoral election than as Mauricio Macri’s vicepresident in 2015 presidential elections. She said the final decision will be anounced “before the end of the year.”

  • 12/11/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Opposition leaders have no political projects, just personal ambitions’

    Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said the main problem among opposition leaders is that they offer “no reliable (political) alternative” after BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced he was considering an agreement with the Broad Front UNEN for the 2015 elections.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Macri approves electronic voting for 2015 elections

    BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri confirmed his government has approved the electronic voting system for next year’s elections saying the move will prevent all “fraud possibilities,” reducing parties’ cost to compete in the 2015 run.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: Dilma, Vázquez victories are answer to those who want change

    Governor of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli today paid tribute to Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, stating that the pair's election wins showed that the opposition were wrong to demand change in South American politics.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Rodríguez Larreta says PRO candidates should run in intern elections for City chair

    A pre-candidate to take the baton from Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri in next year’s vote, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said all challengers within the PRO party should compete in intern elections.

  • 31/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Opposition is the Revoking Front'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has taken a harsher tone against the opposition accusing its leaders representing “the Revoking Front,” seeking to carry out what he called the “M Plan.” “They want to revoke everything this government has done.” he affirmed.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich says G6 wants to 'govern' country, advises group to 'run in elections'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to criticism by the G6 group of Argentina’s top business leaders who have fiercely opposed the government-sponsored anti-hoarding bill to be addressed by the Senate today.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich criticises pollsters after Brazil's Silva defeat

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich talked about the defeat of candidate Marina Silva in Brazil presidential election after polls had largely predicted her victory. He said it reveals an “unescrupulous use” of polling and denounced a “clear intention to create expectations using false information.”

  • 25/10/2014 | Argentina

    Macri assures he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in second round of 2015

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri assured today he will confront a Kirchnerite candidate in a hypothetical second round scenario during the upcoming presidential elections of 2015.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    Macri sure about runoff in next year's elections

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri will be a “president of dialogue” if he gets to win next year’s elections but warned he sees a runoff scenario to decide on Argentina’s future leader.

  • 31/08/2014 | Argentina

    Zamora allies win Santiago del Estero polls, miss out on La Banda

    Candidates allied to senator Gerardo Zamora have confirmed their control over the majority of districts in Santiago del Estero province following municipal elections, although key target city La Banda eluded the Civic Front.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Berni says he is no candidate to BA governor office

    National Security Secretary Sergio Berni considered there are “more prepared” people within the ruling Victory Front party than him to fight for the Buenos Aires province governor office next year saying he was a “candidate to nothing.”

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges opposition leaders 'not to rush' into campaigning for 2015

    The cabinet chief urged opposition leaders to focus on governing their respective districts rather than “rushing into campaigning” for the 2015 elections.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    Reutemann takes a dig at Duhalde in campaign spat

    Senator Carlos Reutemann hit back at ex president Eduardo Duhalde who has questioned his “opportunistic” position in the way to the 2015 elections and accused him of “working” for the federal government by supporting the candidacy of governor of Daniel Scioli in next year’s run.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Cobos rejects electoral alliance with Macri

    Mendoza lawmaker Julio Cobos dismissed the possibility of an electoral alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri for the 2015 presidential elections and stressed that his efforts are aimed to increase UNEN-Broad Front’s representation.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Rossi: Argentine people won't forget Kirchnerite 'fulfillments'

    Argentines will not forget about Kirchnerism's fulfillments over the past years, certainly backing a "political proposal that guarantees what started in 2003," the defence minister has affirmed.

  • 18/05/2014 | Argentina

    Carrio will 'almost certainly' run in presidential primaries

    National lawmaker Elisa Carrio has declaredthat  she will “almost certainly” present her candidacy in the Broad Front Unen primary elections to run for next year’s presidential elections.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Europe elections: Spain citizens in Argentina can vote up to May 24

    Spanish citizens living in Argentina will have time to vote for their European candidates till May 24, Spain’s Electoral Board has decided following delays in the arrival of ballots.

  • 16/04/2014 | Argentina

    'La Cámpora will be part of next ruling political generation'

    Kirchnerite activists that shape up the La Cámpora organization have become the target of a “permanent stigmatizing campaign,” the cabinet chief has said rejecting media versions that alluded to power battles among the leaders of the pro-government group.

  • 17/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Scioli lacks Kirchnerite DNA' - Cobos

    The ex vice president during Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s first term in office considered the Buenos Aires province governor is not likely to meet the president’s expectations for the 2015 electoral battle.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    Non-Peronists: try to get it right

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Argentina is always, politically, a big shouting match. It can be no other way now that the presidential elections scheduled for next year will not involve somebody carrying the surname Kirchner for the first time since 2003.

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Duhalde: Scioli, 'kind of man Argentina needs'

    Some politicians are already putting forward their candidacy wishes. Ex President Eduardo Duhalde, for instance, thinks Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli has “lots of chances” to succeed Cristina Fernández de Kirchner while Renewal Front head Sergio Massa “should not jump over steps.”

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    Massa, De la Sota hold summit in Córdoba

    The leader of the Renewal Front, Sergio Massa, and governor of the province of Córdoba, José Manuel de la Sota, today signed a series of pacts in the provincial capital and held a meeting behind closed doors, heightening speculation of an electoral alliance for 2015.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo: 'Massa will crush Kirchnerism in 2015 elections'

    Anti-government CGT leader Luis Barrionuevo considered opposition figure Sergio Massa is “working toward a different country” and accused the federal government of “resentment accusations” against the head of the Renewal Front coalition.

  • 11/01/2014 | Argentina

    Victory Front lawmaker unveils possible candidates for 2015

    Edgardo Depetri , national lawmaker for the ruling Victory Front assured that “there are several presidential candidates,” to succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October 2015.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano meets Binner, reveals possible support

    Broad Progressive Front leader Hermes Binner today held a meeting with union heavyweight Hugo Moyano, who suggested supporting Santa Fe’s former Governor for the 2015 presidential elections.

  • 02/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for a 'constructive dialogue' with Massa

    Buenos Aires Governor, Daniel Scioli stated he seeks a “constructive dialogue” with opposition national lawmaker and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa.

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli will work 'together' with Capitanich

    BA province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez said Scioli’s government will be working along with Jorge Capitanich, the Kirchnerite governor who landed at the federal administration to lead CFK’s ministerial team.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    Zamora: Results will speak for themselves in Santiago del Estero

    Outgoing Santiago del Estero governor Gerardo Zamora stated that he would let the results from today's gubernatorial election speak for themselves, as the politician refused to answer questions about the Supreme Court ruling that denied him the chance to run for a third term.

  • 01/12/2013 | Argentina

    Polls close in Santiago del Estero governor election

    Polls have closed in the province of Santiago del Estero, where today the successor to governor Gerardo Zamora was chosen out of nine possible candidates.

  • 29/10/2013 | Argentina

    'Massa could be part of the Kirchnerite project,' a 'self-critical' Pichetto says

    With a more conciliatory tone or at least a less confrontation spirit, Senator Miguel Ángel Pichetto said today Sergio Massa “could be” part of the Kirchnerite project “in the future” and considered the government should be “self-critical” in order to “move on.”

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich says running for president in 2015 a 'possibility'

    A significant electoral triumph in October’s midterms for the Victory Front has come to boost presidential chances in 2015 of Chaco province governor Jorge Capitanich. “It is a possibility (running for president) but I have not yet made the decision,” the Kirchnerite said as he ruled out the possibility of integrating the national cabinet of ministers.

  • 12/11/2013 | Argentina

    Renewal Front will not field candidates in Justicialist elections

    The Renewal Front has confirmed that it will not take any part in upcoming elections for the Justicialist Party (PJ) in Buenos Aires province, after Malvinas Argentina mayor Jesús Cariglino withdrew his candidacy.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    For Capitanich, presidential bids start only in 2015

    As opposition leaders already start talking about 2015 presidential bids only a day after Argentineans held legislative elections, Kirchnerite governor of the Chaco province questioned “those who catapult themselves to a national post” seeking to wear “the presidential lash that media groups put them on.”

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Massa-Macri political war begins in elections aftermath

    Political war has come to center stage after Sunday’s results giving Renewal Front head Sergio Massa a definitive win in BA province and a victory of its own to Mauricio Macri’s PRO party in Argentina’s capital city. Allies at campaign times, Massa and Macri have now turned into enemies ahead of the 2015 run.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gioja celebrates election result in San Juan

    San Juan governor Juan José Luis Gioja, who is still hospitalized following a helicopter crash, celebrated yesterday’s election result in his home province after a positive result for Victory Front candidates.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Massa’s victory goes beyond the province,’ De Mendiguren

    After winning a Lower House seat for the Renewal Front in Sunday’s midterm elections, the former chief of the Argentine Industrial Union, José de Mendiguren, came on stage to stress Sergio Massa’s victory “goes beyond the BA province.”

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't relaxes foreign exchange controls in post-elections move

    With results of the legislative elections confirming Victory Front's defeat in key electoral districts such as the province of Buenos Aires, the government decided to relax foreign currency controls for tax obligations and the purchase of industrial and technological equipment by local companies.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    Kunkel questions opposition campaign 'promises'

    A more or less foregone scenario was how Victory Front MP Carlos Kunkel considered Sunday’s electoral results questioning the “promises” the opposition made to people during campaign and warning Kirchnerism managed to hold parliamentary control.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Cobos' UCR wins in Mendoza

    The president of the Mendoza province Radical Party (UCR) secured a wide margin of victory in  Sunday's elections, gaining 20 points more than their nearest challengers in taking three Lower House seats.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Córdoba: Government-sponsored list secures three Lower House seats

    Out of nine Lower House seats being fought over in Córdoba province, seven are already taken, according to preliminary figures provided by the provincial government and opposition leaders.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK readies to 'come back with all the strength,' Boudou

    Acting president Amado Boudo was in charge of leading the VpV rally with electoral trends giving the government the continuity as the first political majority nationwide. Boudou recognized setbacks in “certain” provincial districts and warned President Kirchner prepares to "get back soon”.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: 'We already said everything, let people speak today'

    The Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa has cast his ballot in Tigre this afternoon and highlighted his campaign’s proposals. He emphasised: “From tomorrow we need to work on what people claim today”.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Máximo Kirchner says CFK 'is doing very well'

    Son of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner, told reporters when he showed up at a Santa Cruz province school to cast his vote, that his mother “is doing very well” after a brain surgery she underwent to remove a subdural hematoma.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Forster warns Massa of elections aftermath: 'Not always goes well'

    Although no official polling results have yet been presented, Victory Front candidate Ricardo Forster analyzed trends of today’s electoral run.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou urges to 'listen and analyse' instead of 'making predictions'

    Vice President Amado Boudou said the campaign “has been intense” with “many voices in it” and considered “any result will strengthen democracy” while voting in the City neighbourhood of Puerto Madero.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: Relationship with national gov't to change

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri has asserted that the relationship between the national and City governments will change after legislative elections. He insisted these elections “are very important for 2015”, predicting “a final phase" starting on Monday.

  • 27/10/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde hits back at Massa after 'dirty' campaign jibe

    Victory Front first candidate for Buenos Aires province, Martín Insaurralde refuted the statements made by his opponent from the Renewal Front Sergio Massa, who said earlier that the campaign for the legislative elections was “dirty.”

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Midterm elections: first official results to be unveiled at 9 pm

    Alejandro Tullio, the Electoral National Director, informed a provisional vote recount will be available “by midnight” next Sunday, when Argentines go to the polls in the legislative elections.

  • 25/10/2013 | Argentina

    Tension at public university student protest

    Leftist university student groups were gathering in the City outside the dean’s office of the Buenos Aires University (UBA) to halt the election to renew university authorities. Incidents began when hooded demonstrators clashed with police officers.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ballot boxes distributed, Argentines ready for parliamentary vote

    Only a day is left for Argentines to choose their congressional representatives. Ballot boxes are being delivered across the country. 7,300 boxes have been allocated only for the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to deploy more than 90,000 officers on Sunday's vote

    With legislative elections just around the corner, the Defence Minister has announced that more than 90,000 security officers will be deployed across the country to watch over Sunday’s polling day.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Victory Front candidates remember Kirchner in close of City campaign

    Leading Victory Front candidates for the City of Buenos Aires, Juan Cabandié and Daniel Filmus, both paid tribute to late president Nestor Kirchner as they presided over the close of the electoral campaign three days before legislative elections.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Without recovering CFK, Victory Front closes Buenos Aires campaign

    By Damian Pachter

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    'If we change everything, we return to the past,' Insaurralde

    Victory Front top candidate in BA province Martín Insaurralde expressed his confidence about Sunday’s “positive” electoral results and accused rival Sergio Massa of seeking to revive the 90's neoliberal decade.

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    Massa says Moreno the 'symbol of gov't's failure'

    For Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa, Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno seems to be the mother of all evil or, in his own words, the one to blame for the "government's economic failure."

  • 23/10/2013 | Argentina

    CFK leaves Favaloro after routine tests: 'The president is doing well'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner tonight left the Fundación Favaloro clinic after undergoing routine checks on her recovery following surgery, with spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro informing that the head of state "is doing very well".

  • 20/10/2013 | Argentina

    A new kind of class prejudice

    By James Neilson
    Last September, Andrew Mitchell, a leading Tory MP, set off a media firestorm in the UK that still rumbles on by calling some cops who got in his way “plebs,” thereby revealing himself to be a hateful snob who despised ordinary folk.

  • 20/10/2013 | Argentina

    Berni suggests possible 'sabotage' in Once crash, 'suspicious timing'

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni left open the possibility that a non-fatal train crash at the BA City Once station could have been sabotage, while criticising unions for ignoring railways safety measures.

  • 20/10/2013 | Argentina

    Once accident: Train driver 'progressing well' in hospital

    The Dupuyten Clinic has revealed that train driver Julio Benítez is recovering well, one day after colliding a locomotive on the Sarmiento Line in Once station.

  • 15/10/2013 | Argentina

    Vera: 'If we don’t fight mafia culture there is no chance to beat crime'

    By Damian Pachter

    Gustavo Vera is the head of “La Alameda” foundation, a non-governmental Organization focused on the battle against slave work, corruption and prostitution ‘mafias’. He’s also the UNEN party’s first candidate for the BA City Legislature in the October 27 elections.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Urribarri: Del Sel, a 'failed bicycle-tamer' and 'no Peronist'

    Entre Ríos province governor Sergio Urribarri called opposition candidate to Congres Miguel del Sel a “failed bicycle-tamer.” A recent video shows the also comedy actor falling from a bike during a rally.

  • 20/10/2013 | Argentina

    Once again

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Sometimes it feels like elections are so easy to predict. You have all those sophisticated public opinion polls to go by. You monitor the news daily. But then reality, unexpected reality, will unleash all its force.

  • 29/09/2013 | Argentina

    Macri: ‘CFK now picks up phone when I call her’

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri asserted that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “now picks up the phone” when he calls her, stating the next political stage will be one of “dialogue”.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    Elections results 'to put an end to gov't's inflation denial,' Massa

    The message of the votes must end with government’s "inflation denial," Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa considered as the legislative elections near.

  • 11/10/2013 | Argentina

    'Carrió has turned right to survive politically,' Cabandié says

    UNEN candidate Elisa Carrió "has turned to right" in order to "survive" in politics, Kirchnerite parliamentary candidate Juan Cabandié said and accused the opposition leader of "speculation."

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Corrientes shows gov't has no chance in October,' Alfonsín warns

    Corrientes’ electoral results prove the government has no chance of winning October’s legislative battle, Radical Party lawmaker Ricardo Alfonsín said today.

  • 26/09/2013 | Argentina

    Pérez says Massa-aligned mayors 'ungrateful'

    Buenos Aires province cabinet chief Alberto Pérez questioned mayors who decided to close ranks behind Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa ahead of October’s legislative battle. “Ungrateful,” Pérez said as he considered they “benefited” both from the national and the provincial governments.

  • 27/09/2013 | Argentina

    'PJ candidate for 2015 will come out from primaries,' Gioja

    Ahead of the October legislative elections, San Juan Governor José Luis Gioja today came on stage to assure that a PJ presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections “will come out from the primaries.”

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    Corrientes: Colombi wins race against FpV candidate

    Incumbent Radical Governor Ricardo Colombi won re-election by a 5-point margin over Corrientes City Mayor Carlos “Camau” Espínola, the candidate for the ruling Victory Front.

  • 16/09/2013 | Argentina

    Massa says 'gov't's budget bill denies inflation'

    Congressional candidate and Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa criticized the 2014 Budget draft bill submitted to Congress by the government which is expected to be cleared for debate in the Lower house this week.

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    Taiana admits Kirchnerite failure to reach out for BA City citizens

    Victory Front candidate running for a sit in BA City legislature Jorge Taiana said the government has sometimes failed to understand locals but considered the Kirchnerite electoral performance in Argentina’s capital city could be “improved.”

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    The taxman cometh not

    The Victory Front’s defeat looks bad. But because the real midterm vote is in October Argentina is currently not in the state of agitation associated with a period of political instability.

  • 01/09/2013 | Argentina

    Playing games with taxes

    By James Neilson
    It would appear that all decent people in Argentina, whether they are left-wingers who want to stick it to the plutocrats, middle-of-the road pragmatists or dour fiscal conservatives, think income tax is immoral, especially when hard-up workers are forced to pay it.

  • 10/09/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets Paraguayan leader Cartes

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her Parayuan counterpart Horacio Cartes, arriving in BA City amid his first official visit to Argentina. The presidents held a joint press conference at the government house.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province leadership closes ranks against Massa

    War of words between the Renewal Front and the Victory Front brought out again as Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli targeted Sergio Massa’s security agenda.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    Pérez blasts Massa's 'opportunism,' 'fleeting candidacy'

    With Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli carrying upon his shoulders the campaign ahead of October’s legislative elections, his cabinet chief Alberto Pérez blasted opposition rival Sergio Massa.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Carrió compares 'abandoned' CFK to Isabel Peron

    National lawmaker Elisa Carrió has compared president Cristina Kirchner with former head of state María Estela Martínez de Perón, stating that both figures were "abandoned by the trade unions and the Justicialist Party (PJ)".

  • 18/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa courts voters ahead of October: 'You have the chance to build new nation'

    Tigre mayor and national lawmaker candidate Sergio Massa has reached out to those who did not vote for him in the PASO primary elections, assuring that those individuals can help the Renewal Front leader to build a more united nation in Argentina.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Opposition insists on Lower House presidency plans

    The opposition should seek to preside over the Lower House in case of a triumph in October’s legislative elections, congressional candidates Ricardo Alfonsín and José Ignacio De Mendiguren said today.

  • 20/08/2013 | Argentina

    Macri confident PRO will get more votes in October

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri today said the PRO candidates “did well” in provinces such as Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba in the last primary elections and expressed confidence in the outcome of the upcoming midterms to be held in October.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Vidal defiant after primaries: ‘It’s crazy to say we lost’

    Deputy Mayor of Buenos Aires City María Eugenia Vidal today insisted the PRO party won last Sunday’s PASO primary elections playing down the fact that the UNEN front had obtained more votes.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with top cabinet officials in Olivos

    Amid rumors about a possible cabinet shake up, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today held meetings at Olivos presidential residence with top cabinet officials.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    Renewal Front to demand tax reforms before December - Giustozzi

    Renewal Front lawmaker candidate Darío Giustozzi has revealed that the "3 million votes" won by the electoral force led by Sergio Massa has given them the right to demand tax reforms from the lower house, without delay.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: ‘We must start thinking about the future of Argentines’

    Speaking to reporters this morning after his solid victory in Buenos Aires province in yesterday’s PASO primary elections, the Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa stressed the need to “think more about the future generations rather than in the upcoming elections.”

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde: 'We are also committed to those who didn't vote for us'

    Twelve hours after official results revealed he had lost in the Buenos Aires province to Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa, Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde chose Twitter to thank “all Buenos Aires province residents who trusted the Victory Front.”

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    Macri confident UNEN voters will shift to PRO in October

    The outcome of yesterday’s primary elections in the City of Buenos Aires gave a decisive lead to PRO candidates Gabriela Michetti and Sergio Bergman although the UNEN was the most voted front, putting an end to Macri’s PRO long-standing hegemony in the capital city, ahead of October midterms.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Official reports say voter turnout reached 75.90%

    According to reports electoral courts have submitted to the National Electoral Chamber, 75.90% of the electorate has cast their ballot in today’s PASO primary elections.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Provisional results by province

    In provinces such as Tucumán, Chaco and Formosa, the Victory Front maintained their place as the top political power and on a national level are projected to keep a favourable share of the vote, despite disappointing results in several key regions.

  • 12/08/2013 | Argentina

    UNEN lead Buenos Aires city elections

    The UNEN list led by Fernando “Pino” Solanas and Elisa Carrio was the most voted force in Buenos Aires city primary elections, obtaining 32% for their Senate candidates and 35% in the Lower House.

  • 09/08/2013 | Argentina

    Judge Servini de Cubría rules out electoral fraud

    BA City Electoral judge María Romilda Servini de Cubría today ruled out the possibility of irregularities in the upcoming primary elections and guaranteed the transparency of the vote counting process.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Boudou casts his ballot in Puerto Madero

    Vice President Amado Boudou casted his ballot in the Puerto Madero neighbourhood school this afternoon.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    Early results show FPV defeated in key districts Santa Fe, Córdoba and Mendoza

    Former Santa Fe Governor and Progressive Front candidate Hermes Binner had a lead in today's primary elections, while the FPV candidate in Mendoza acknowledged that former vice-president Julio Cobos had defeated him. The Kirchnerites were also defeated in Córdoba, where Schiaretti maintained a clear lead.

  • 03/08/2013 | Argentina

    'How bad it goes for people when candidates are placed by hegemonic corporations,' CFK

    Just like she has been doing over the past weekends, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed a Victory Front rally today Saturday. This time, the head of state landed in the Buenos Aires province locality of La Matanza seconded by top Kirchnerite ministers, governor Daniel Scioli and parliamentary candidate Martín Insaurralde.

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    Massa unveils details, video of robbery at his home

    Tigre Mayor and the leader of the Renewal Front Sergio Massa today offered a press conference to admit he was a victim of a robbery at his home two weeks ago and to inform that the Buenos Aires police force has already arrested one person and issued an arrest warrant against other two Prefecture officers.

  • 05/08/2013 | Argentina

    Security Secretary Berni slams 'shameful cover-up' in Massa robbery

    Security secretary Sergio Berni has asserted that "it was shameful to hide information" surrounding the robbery suffered by Tigre mayor Sergio Massa, and added that an operation was in place as he revealed "links between the victim and the perpetrator."

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Di Tullio blasts Massa's anti-crime proposals

    After Tigre Mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa proposed to fight insecurity and introduced a package of anti-crime bills in Congress, pro-government lawmaker Juliana Di Tullio questioned the proposals calling them “a dead end street” and asked opposite leaders to plan an “alternative project.”

  • 02/08/2013 | Argentina

    Poll results allowed through social networks

    Alejandro Tullio, the National Electoral chairman confirmed that social networks like Twitter and Facebook are not included in the electoral ban.

  • 28/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: Argentina has no future with La Cámpora, Moreno & D'Elía

    Tigre mayor Sergio Massa has asserted that "people are worried by crime," and added that "with Guillermo Moreno, D'Elía or La Cámpora" Argentina has no future.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    Massa: 'It's time to fight against crime and drugs'

    Tigre mayor and Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa has affirmed that he will take a strong stand against crime, after he introduced a series of anti-insecurity proposals into the lower house and Buenos Aires legislature.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Cabandié: ‘Macri is not solving structural issues’

    The head of Victory Front’s caucus at the City Legislature and pre-candidate for a seat at the Lower House Juan Cabandié today criticized what he called “deficiencies in the administration of the City government” headed by political foe, Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    Macri launches election campaign

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri presented his candidates for the upcoming elections in August and October, while speaking to a crowd in Ferro’s Micro stadium.

  • 19/07/2013 | Argentina

    Solanas confronts Filmus over Milani's accusations

    UNEN candidate Fernando “Pino” Solanas, questioned his political rival Daniel Filmus, after he requested a replacement for the upcoming Senate Agreement Commission, that will treat the approval of Army chief Cesar Milani.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Martín Insaurralde acknowledges he is 'afraid of insecurity too'

    National lawmaker pre-candidate for the Victory Front and the Lomas de Zamora mayor Martín Insaurralde once again commented on insecurity and said that he is concerned by rising crime and inflation.

  • 29/06/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde supports 'democratization' of justice

    National lawmaker pre-candidate Martín Insaurralde said he is in favour of the “democratization” of justice via the popular vote. “People are waiting for months for the courts to rule, but it never becomes ‘democratized’. It’s a clear example of how this branch of power works”.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde insists on justice 'democratization'

    Lomas de Zamora mayor and Victory Front’s (FpV) pre-candidate Martín Insaurralde expressed his support for the judiciary system reform and said that "democratizing justice means to bringing this branch of power closer to the people”.

  • 10/07/2013 | Argentina

    Filmus believes that Kirchnerism will be 'victorious' in City

    Senator Daniel Filmus, candidate for reelection, has maintained that the Kirchnerite goal is to repeat the "35 percent" of votes that president Cristina Kirchner achieved in the 2011 elections, and said that that Capital residents will see them "victorious" in "a short space of time".

  • 24/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'The most important list is the list of people’s problems'

    “The most important list is the list of people’s problems,” Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli made his political will clear, after the candidates’ lists for October midterm elections were revealed during the weekend.

  • 25/06/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli calls for end to midterm elections

    Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli said today there should be an electoral reform to end with midterm elections, as citizens are more concerned about the government's administration than about arguments between politicians.

  • 26/06/2013 | Argentina

    Insaurralde: 'We are the part of a project that is above individuals'

    Lomas de Zamora mayor and national lawmaker candidate Martín Insaurralde said that they "are part of a political project that is above individuals.” He was joined by his counterpart Juliana Di Tullio, who seek to attract voters the electorate “with work and management”.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Electoral director says primaries will be held as planned

    The national electoral director, Alejandro Tullio, today confirmed open primaries will be held on August 11th as scheduled, rejecting versions elections could be jeopardized by the wave of injunctions filed in the last weeks, which sought to cancel the Magistrates Council members vote set for the same day.

  • 12/06/2013 | Argentina

    Government to file 'per saltum' plea after Servini de Cubría’s ruling

    Immediately after Judge María Servini de Cubría declared the Magistrates Council reform unconstitutional, the national government confirmed it would file a "per saltum" plea to be received and analyzed by the Supreme Court.

  • 23/06/2013 | Argentina

    Candidates list confirmed nationwide

    Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde, and Lower House Mayority leader, Juliana Di Tullio, are going to head the congressional ticket in August.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Alfonsín asks to stop corruption as he kicks off congressional campaign

    UCR leader Ricardo Alfonsín launched his candidacy as a lawmaker for the upcoming mid-term elections in October and strongly criticized the Government as he asked to “stop corruption in the country”.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Abal Medina, De Vido ask for support 'in order to win more decades'

    In a meeting at the Government House, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Planning Minister Julio de Vido urged 39 Mayors of the Rio Negro province to "work hard to help President Fernández de Kirchner hold all possible legislative power” in order to "win more decades."

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    Judge rejects suspension of Magistrates Council election

    Dolores district Federal Judge Alejo Ramos Padilla today rejected a request made last week by the College of Lawyers of that city to suspend the Magistrates Council elections, called last week by a presidential decree.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Méndez to become new UIA head

    Héctor Méndez will become the new head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and replace José Ignacio de Mendiguren. The decision was announced at the executive meeting of the organisation.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    De Vido predicts 'emphatic' victory in October elections

    During a meeting today with Buenos Aires province mayors, Planning Minister Julio de Vido urged them to defend this government's path and predicted an "emphatic" victory in the upcoming legislative elections.

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't sets dates for primary, legislative elections

    The government today formalized the call for this year's primary and legislative elections which will be held on August 11st and October 27th respectively.

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina salutes Maduro; says voting was cristal clear

    Argentina’s Foreign Ministry sent its congratulations to Venezuela’s elected president Nicolás Maduro. through an oficial communiqué. “The people of Argentina and its government congratulate President Nicolás Maduro for his electoral victory.”

  • 15/04/2013 | Argentina

    City to hold legislative elections on same day as mid-terms

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced that the legislative elections in the City will take place on October 27th along with the mid-term elections and said he supported a bill that looks to capture the youth vote.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano unionists meet at UOM headquarters

    Anti-Moyano union leaders met this afternoon at the UOM headquarters without the union’s head Antonio Caló, who is the main candidate to lead the CGT umbrella union faction.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano CGT faction meets, Caló's candidacy in doubt

    Anti-Moyano union leaders met today in order to discuss the dissident CGT elections and questioned UOM metal workers’ union leader Antonio Caló’s candidacy once again.

  • 06/11/2012 | Argentina

    US Ambassador: 'Joint work between both countries will continue'

    US Ambassador to Argentina Vilma Martínez assured today that “whoever is elected president will acknowledge the common interests we share with Argentina in many issues.”

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    CGT elections: Tomada blames Moyano supporters for lack of accord

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada blamed Hugo Moyano's supporters for the failure to reach an accord in the hearing over the CGT elections and ratified that the decision over contesting the elections will be made by his ministry.

  • 07/07/2012 | Argentina

    'CGT Congress will take place July 12th,' Moyano insists

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano questioned the Labour Ministry’s decision of contesting the umbrella union’s election date scheduled for July 12th and assured that the Congress to vote for new authorities "will take place all the same."

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    'We tried to prevent the CGT rift until the last minute,' Caló

    The head of the pro-government UOM metal workers union Antonio Caló commented today on the crisis within the CGT umbrella union and said that they took “all the possible steps” in order to avoid the fracture within the union.

  • 24/04/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano continues search for reelection as CGT leader

    The CGT union confederation announced that the organization’s election process to pick a new leader will begin on May 23rd with the Central Confederal Committee and will end on July 12 when current head Hugo Moyano will seek reelection.

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano leaders to contest CGT elections at Labour Ministry

    Unionists opposing leader Hugo Moyano’s reelection as the CGT’s secretary general will visit the Labour Ministry in order to contest the decisions adopted in the organization’s last Directive Council, which took place last April 24th, arguing that they never managed to muster quorum. 

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano's CGT foes plans massive resignation

    On the verge of the July 12 general elections of the CGT Labour Confederation, Power workers' union boss Oscar Lescano came on stage to warn that there could be "a massive unions walkout", hence vacuuming the CGT currently lede by former teamster Hugo Moyano.

  • 06/12/2011 | Argentina

    Julián Domínguez appointed new head of Lower House

    National lawmaker for the Victory Front party, Julián Domínguez, was today sworn in as the new president of the Lower House for the next period of parliamentary sessions. During the ceremony, Domínguez stated that “political commitment” is needed to be able to “guarantee the public’s interest”.

  • 10/12/2011 | Argentina

    'I promise we will work for a more just, egalitarian and supported Argentina,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sworn-in once more at the Lower House, and began her speech by remembering her late husband Néstor Kirchner and later made a strong plea to the Argentine judiciary, so all human rights violators in the last dictatorship are taken to trial.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano calls for Gov't to stay out of CGT elections

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano considered that the Government “shouldn’t meddle in union elections,” and assured that “workers do not create a crisis, politicians do.” 

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    Victory Front increases difference over Binner, definitive vote count shows

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner obtained over 54 percent of votes in the presidential elections, according to the definitive vote count released today by Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo.

  • 30/11/2011 | Argentina

    Rojkés de Alperovich promises 'loyalty' to President CFK

    The Peronist senator for Tucumán, Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich spoke today after it was confirmed that she will be sworn in as the provisional president of the Senate and promised full “loyalty” to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.  The Senate will this morning swear in a third of its members, who were elected in the October 23 elections.

  • 30/11/2011 | Argentina

    Senate hosts swearing in ceremony for new members

    The parliamentary ceremony was taking place this morning, where 24 senators elected in Buenos Aires, La Rioja, Misiones, Formosa, San Juan, San Luis, Jujuy and Santa Cruz were being sworn in by the Senate president, Julio Cobos.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Binner: 'We will lead the opposition'

    Progressive Front presidential candidate Hermes Binner stressed the fact that his party “will lead the opposition in Congress,” while addressing followers after official results showed that he ended up in second place after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Such a victory gives us greater responsibilities,' says Boudou

    Economic Minister and new vice-president, Amado Boudou, broke his silence over the Kirchnerite victory at the polls this weekend through his account on social network, Twitter. Boudou assured that the 53.96% of the vote gained, implied a “greater amount of responsibility.”

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The challenge is to achieve definite reindustrialization,' De Mendiguren

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio De Mendiguren deemed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s categorical reelection as “very positive” and stressed the “the strong emphasis that the Government has put in industrial policies.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Who wants it all, loses it all’, says Carrió

    Presidential contender for the civic coalition Elisa Carrió said today the changes have ‘started’ and remarked the ‘propaganda times have ended’ as she arrived at a voting station at Barrio Norte Neighborhood in Buenos Aires Capital.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde acknowledges defeat, asks Gov't to 'work with him'

    Presidential candidate for the Popular Front party, Eduardo Duhalde, acknowledged his defeat and congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on her victory, suggesting she “keep working toward a superior idea; uniting the Argentine public.”

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Victory Front prevails in most provincial gubernatorial elections

    As the news of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s reelection resonate in the political world, several provinces around the country such as Santa Cruz, Entre Ríos and San Luis are also celebrating the results obtained in their gubernatorial elections.

  • 21/10/2011 | Argentina

    Electoral ban in effect due to elections

    The country is officially under an electoral ban due to today's presidential elections. In line with the National Electoral Code, until the end of the day no electoral polls are to be published, rallies are forbidden and election material distribution banned across the whole country.

  • 22/10/2011 | Argentina

    Ballot box distribution begins ahead of elections

    Security forces began the distribution of over 85 thousand ballot boxes among hosting schools where voting will take place on Sunday’s elections.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    'Election shows the historic moment the country is in,' Boudou

    Economy Minister and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner running mate, Amado Boudou said the sentiment of union showed by today’s general elections is representative of the moment the country is in.

  • 18/10/2011 | Argentina

    National Electoral Board ratifies vote's mandatory nature

    The National Electoral Board ratified the mandatory nature of vote, by confirming a first instance decision, which had dismissed the request of a citizen who wanted to be exempted from voting. The ruling takes place 5 days ahead of the presidential elections, in which governors, lawmakers and senators will also be chosen.

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will clearly be re-elected,' says Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri stated that it was “clear” that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be re-elected, maintaining no doubts over vote counts at this weekend’s elections.

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The best is yet to come,' Scioli says as he ends campaign

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli closed his campaign with a rally held in the Greater Buenos Aires locality of Merlo, and assured that “the best time for Argentina is coming.” He also highlighted the fact that his administration ended with the notion that criminals enter through a door and leave through another one."

  • 06/09/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde files penal lawsuit against polling station authorities

    After accusing the Government of having committed computer fraud in the primary elections, presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde filed a penal lawsuit against Buenos Aires province poll station authorities on grounds of “ideological falsehood.”

  • 19/09/2011 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernández: 'Only a great administration allows such a victory in Chaco'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández came on stage to congratulate Chaco’s governor, Jorge Capitanich, who was re-elected last night after obtaining over 65 percent of the vote. Thus, the minister said “Only a great administration allows one to obtain such a large margin victory.”

  • 18/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We are better prepared than ever to face a difficult world,' CFK

    During her visit to Gualeguaychú today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stated that “we are better prepared than ever to face a difficult world.” The President was attending a ceremony marking the city’s 228th anniversary in the final days of her campaign, ahead of Sunday's election.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Winning is difficult, but not impossible,' Alfonsín goes over his words

    Radical Party’s presidential candidate, Ricardo Alfonsín, went over his own words and now says that a triumph on October’s presidential elections “is difficult but not impossible.”

  • 31/08/2011 | Argentina

    'They can’t stand to be told the truth,' Aníbal Fernández over fraud rumours

    Chief of Staff, Aníbal Fernández, considered as “finished” all discussion and fuzz triggered after the August 14 Primary election in which opposition leaders reported electoral fraud. Likewise, the minister bashed the opposition press for "saying big lies."

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    Seven presidential tickets register in National Electoral Justice ahead of October

    The seven presidential tickets that were confirmed in the primary elections registered for the October 23rd elections in the Electoral Justice.

  • 28/08/2011 | Argentina

    ‘The change in this province was made possible by Néstor Kirchner,’ Alperovich

    Tucumán governor José Alperovich, who was running for reelection for a second time, claimed victory on Sunday night and thanked former President Néstor Kirchner assuring that the change in the province “was made possible by him.”

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'People acknowledge the good moment the country is going through'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today celebrated the victory of Governor of Tucumán José Alperovich in yesterday’s provincial elections in which he won a third straight mandate.

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    'It's almost impossible to beat CFK,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted today that it is “almost impossible” to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in October’s presidential elections. Likewise, the business tycoon said that the government’s high popularity is due to “its own merits but also due to mistakes made by the opposition.”

  • 22/08/2011 | Argentina

    'There was no fraud in the City count votes,' Servini de Cubría says

    Judge María Romilda Servini de Cubría assured that there was "no fraud, but simple errors, in the City’s processing of data during the primary elections."

  • 24/08/2011 | Argentina

    Biolcatti goes back on what he said over CFK voters

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), Hugo Biolcatti, came on stage to backwards his harsh words against those who voted President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the primary election.

  • 28/08/2011 | Argentina

    Tucumán: early results suggest Alperovich will be reelected by a landslide

    As the slow recount continues, the population in the Tucumán province awaits the official results of the gubernatorial election held on Sunday, although all indications suggest current governor José Alperovich will be reelected once more by a landslide. 

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    'The primary elections methodology is here to stay,' Randazzo says

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that the newly implemented primary elections were “a complete success” and that this methodology “is here to stay.”

  • 16/08/2011 | Argentina

    PRO admits opposition offer 'was poor'

    City deputy mayor elect María Eugenia Vidal said that the opposition’s electorall offer"was very poor and couldn’t reflect people’s expectations of renovation," after the primaries, which President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won.

  • 20/08/2011 | Argentina

    Binner downplays Macri unity talks

    Presidential candidate Hermes Binner downplayed the possibility of unity talks with City Mayor Mauricio Macri, by saying that the different talks with different politicians aren’t a priority and that the Progressive Front considers the notion of joining forces against a candidate "an early failure."

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    Boudou is 'satisfied and at peace' with primaries

    Vice-presidential candidate Amado Boudou said he was “satisfied” after the first results of the primaries were revealed and said he “is at peace and very tranquil,” with how the primaries developed during Sunday.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Macri congratulates CFK over primary outcome

    Buenos Aires CIty Mayor Mauricio Macri used his Twitter account today to congratulate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who yesterday obtained a wide lead in the nationwide first ever held primary elections.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'What are you wearing this time Mauricio?'

    The funny moment of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech came when she somehow passed the ball back on BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who had called the Head of State this morning to congratulate her for the victory.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK casts vote, returns to Buenos Aires to await results

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner casted her vote at Nuestra Señora de Fátima School in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, and has already returned to Buenos Aires City, where she will wait for the results of the election at the Intercontinental Hotel.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Primaries are like a friendly match,' Carrió

    Civic Coalition candidate Elisa Carrió lowered the impact of today’s primaries after casting her vote in the Recoleta neighbourhood and said that they are like “a football friendly match so people will act more freely and vote with their hearts and according to their personal beliefs.”

  • 13/08/2011 | Argentina

    Primary elections: Judge warns of changes in BA city voting stations

    Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría warned of changes in the locations of Buenos Aires city voting stations for the primary elections this Sunday, following the circumstances in the recent City elections in the Capital.

  • 13/08/2011 | Argentina

    Argentines head to polls in primary election

    Argentines are headed to the polls on Sunday, in the country’s first ever simultaneous, open, mandatory primary elections.President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who seeks reelection and running mate and current Economy Minister Amado Boudou, will face 9 candidates ahead of the October 23rd presidential elections.

  • 14/08/2011 | Argentina

    'We are just at the starting line of a long race,' Alfonsín

    UCR presidential pre-candidate Ricardo Alfonsín showed up early this morning to vote at a school in his hometown, Chascomús, and while waiting for the opening of the poll station told reporters that today’s primaries “make the starting grid, but the race will start later,” in reference to October’s presidential elections.

  • 09/08/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't speaks 'before false election complaints come out'

    During a press briefing given this morning on next Sunday’s primary elections, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stressed the elections are a “formidable opportunity” for citizenship adding the national government is “convinced” there will be a high participation of voters.

  • 09/08/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín predicts he will end up on second place after primaries

    Union for Social Development presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín says he hopes to finish up in second place in the Sunday’s primary elections, with a “wide margin” over fellow candidate Eduardo Duhalde.

  • 11/08/2011 | Argentina

    'Let us not be united by horror,' Carrió says

    Presidential candidate Elisa Carrió closed her campaign in a rally alongside running mate Adrián Pérez and urged Argentines “not be united by horror, but by vocation” while voting. The electoral blackout begins on Friday at 8 am, ahead of the primary elections.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Vidal: 'We won't discredit those who didn't vote for us'

    Deputy Mayor elect María Eugenia Vidal thanked the City's residents and vowed to "lead an administration that is similar to the City's residents, without agression, with tolerance and dialogue," while adressing supporters at PRO's campaign headquartes.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship with CFK,' Macri

    Re-elected BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, gave a press conference before starting a City cabinet meeting and revealed that after noticing that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was on the phone to congratulate him, he thought "Well, I hope this means the beginning of a more constructive relationship.”

  • 07/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I will keep on defending Córdoba's interests from my seat in Congress,' Aguad

    Córdoba province gubernatorial candidate Oscar Aguad (Radical Party) admitted his defeat on Sunday’s elections and vowed to "fight for Córdoba's interests from my seat in Congress."  With 10 percent of votes accounted for, the UCR gubernatorial candidate was in third place, after Peronist candidate Juan Manuel De la Sota and Progressive Front candidate Luis Juez.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    'National Gov’t has discriminated the City for the past 4 years,' Macri

    BA City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, accused today the national government for having discriminated “porteños” ever since his arrival to power (2008), and showed confident that Sunday’s runoff against Victory Front’s candidate, Daniel Filmus, “will be a renewal of the circle of trust we’ve built so far with the City people.”

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We want to keep on governing for another four years,' Macri says as campaign ends

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri closed his campaign in a rally ahead of Sunday’s runoff against Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus. “We reiterate our will of keep on governing the City for another four years,” the PRO party leader.

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    Córdoba bans polls released within 10 days prior to elections

    The Electoral Tribunal of Córdoba province announced the prohibition of releasing election polls for the period of ten days; from Thursday until the day of the elections on August 7 when the province will elect its governor.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri and Filmus battle it out ahead of runoff

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, insisted today that the Kirchnerism “slanders” him when they talk about PRO’s alleged dirty campaign.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Smear campaign: Filmus invokes parliamentary privilege

    Senator and City mayoral candidate for the Victory Front Daniel Filmus invoked “parliamentary privilege” during today’s session in Congress in order to denounce that he is the target of a “dirty campaign” only a few days before the second round of elections in the City.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    Bonfatti: ‘Santa Fe people casted a punishing vote’

    Socialist  Antonio Bonfatti who yesterday won the Santa Fe gubernatorial elections came on stage early in the morning to say that electors “casted a punishing vote against expressions which seek to impose an only way of thinking.”

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    'With 15 more days Del Sel would've ended as governor,' Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, admitted to be “moved” by the performance of right-wing PRO party’s candidate Miguel Torres del Sel during yesterday’s gubernatorial elections in Santa Fe province.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I don't regret dropping my presidential bid' Macri

    Mayor Mauricio Macri said that he "doesn't regret dropping" his presidential bid, after seeing the support he received in the City's first round and the surprising performance that PRO candidate Miguel Del Sel had in Sunday's Santa Fe province gubernatorial elections, in which he ended up in second place.

  • 24/07/2011 | Argentina

    Bonfatti wins Santa Fe elections

    With more than 99.99 percent of votes accounted for, Socialist candidate Antonio Bonfatti won the Santa Fe province gubernatorial elections, with 38.74 percent votes and will replace Governor Hermes Binner. PRO party candidate Miguel Del Sel followed in a close second place, with 35.17 percent of votes, while Kirchnerite candidate Agustín Rossi stood in third place with 22.24 percent of votes

  • 24/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We are the real winners,' Del Sel

    PRO gubernatorial candidate Miguel Del Sel celebrated the results of Santa Fe province elections. “We are the real winners,” an ecstatic Del Sel claimed. The comedian finished in a surprising second place after Progressive Front candidate Antonio Bonfatti.

  • 25/07/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Fe 'only province that doesn't have kneel down in the Government House,' Binner

    Santa Fe governor Hermes Binner celebrated his protégé Antonio Bonfatti’s victory in the gubernatorial elections and blasted Cristina Fernández de Kirchenr’s administration. He stressed that “a deeply moral administration will keep on ruling Santa Fe."

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi urges 'positive voting' in Santa Fe before campaign closure

    Before the closure of the electoral campaigns in Santa Fe, Kirchnerite gubernatorial candidate, Agustín Rossi, asked residents of the province to “vote positively” and “not go to the ballot angry, nor to vote with resignation,” as “these are not good ways to accompany” an election.

  • 24/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We did a spectacular election,' Del Sel's running mate says

    PRO's candidate for Vice-governor Osvaldo Salomón celebrated the partial vote recount results and said that "PRO has done a spectacular election. This will be a very tight race with concrete possibilities."

  • 24/07/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi admits he expected 'a better result' in the elections

    Kirchnerite candidate for governor Agustín Rossi admitted he expected to perform better in the elections and stressed that he is the sole responsible of the electoral results. "I salute those who won the elections," Rossi said, after vote count showed he stood in third place with 22.33 percent of votes.

  • 19/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Santa Fe has fallen below the national average,' CFK says

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “Santa Fe province must grow more,” because “it has fallen below the national average in the last few years,” while attending the inauguration ceremony of a Unitec biodiesel plant in Puerto San Martin, alongside Governor Hermes Binner and five days before the gubernatorial elections.

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi calls Binner 'liar' and 'swine'

    Santa Fe’s gubernatorial candidate, Agustín Rossi, berated provincial Governor Hermes Binner, and called him a “liar” and “swine” for saying that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was “inconsiderate with the people of Santa Fe.”  

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Reutemann: 'I have nothing to do with Kirchnerism'

    Senator Carlos Reutemann said that he had “nothing to do with Kirchnerism” nor “any personal issues against anyone,” clearing up the comments he made yesterday before the opening of a biodiesel plant in Santa Fe, which caused a political stir.

  • 17/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I never discussed my decision of taking part of the second round with CFK,' Filmus

    Mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus, assured he “never” discussed his decision of taking part of the City's second round with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Filmus will face current Mayor Mauricio Macri on July 31st.

  • 17/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Many who voted for Macri did so to beat Cristina,' González Fraga

    Javier González Fraga, Ricardo Alfonsín’s running mate in the upcoming presidential elections, said that “many of those who voted for Macri did so to beat President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner . Cristina started losing last Sunday and this can aggravate with what happen in the Santa Fe province elections, the second round and in Córdoba province elections,” he added.

  • 18/07/2011 | Argentina

    'I want Macri to win the electoral run off', Carrió

    Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió said that she supports Mauricio Macri’s reelection and wants him to win the electoral run-off on July 31st against Victory Front candidate Daniel Filmus.“We have an extraordinary relationship with many members of PRO party and right now, I will not comment on whatever differences we may have,” Carrió added.

  • 11/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri, Filmus hold short debate on TV

    Mayor Mauricio Macri and Senator Daniel Filmus greeted each other in a news programme and even held a short debate, after yesterday’s mayoral elections, in which the PRO candidate had 47 percent of votes, while the Victory Front candidate came in second place with 27 percent. They will both face each other in a second round scheduled for July 31st.

  • 13/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Macri won because people are tired of Govt's rage and tension,' Binner says

    Presidential candidate Hermes Binner considered that Mauricio Macri’s resounding triumph in Sunday’s mayoral elections happened because “people are tired of the tension and the rage,” of the National Government.

  • 15/07/2011 | Argentina

    Filmus admits ‘it will be difficult to win the runoff’

    Victory Front candidate for Buenos Aires City Mayor came on stage today to admit that winning the July 31 runoff will be “difficult” after the wide margin gained by Mauricio Macri who is seeking reelection. The senator and former Education Minister stressed the need to shape a coalition government with the rest of the political parties.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    'It is too soon to say who we will support,' Telerman says

    Mayoral candidate Jorge Telerman said that “it’s too soon to say who will be support” in e upcoming second round between Mayor Mauricio Macri and Senator Daniel Filmus.

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    Solanas admits his defeat

    Proyecto Sur’s mayoral candidate Fernando Solanas admitted defeat, after official results showed he is in third place, far from Mayor Mauricio Macri and Senator Daniel Filmus.

  • 11/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri aims to Kirchnerism: 'Results show voters don't like to be blackmailed'

    Incumbent City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, told reporters to be "really surprised" with yesterday’s first round large margin victory as it "broke any previous expectations I had”. Likewise, the business tycoon 

  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts Verna after dropping gubernatorial bid

    Communication Secretary Juan Manuel Abal Medina denied that he ever talked about the creation of electoral lists with La Pampa province Senator Carlos Verna, who yesterday quit his gubernatorial bid. "I have never talked with Verna, " he assured. Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández defended the creation of a combined list ballot with La Cámpora political activists.

  • 06/07/2011 | Argentina

    'Most of society wants a change,' Alfonsín says

    While visiting the Buenos Aires city of Bahía Blanca, Radical presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín assured that “this is a moment of change, and society understands that."

  • 10/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We've made it to the second round,' Victory Front officials claim

    The Victory Front party’s spokesman, Luis Alberto Quevedo, assured that mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus “had made it to the second round,” adding that his party “will fight Mayor Macri and win the round-off” scheduled to take on July 31st.

  • 26/06/2011 | Argentina

    Tierra del Fuego incumbent governor says election will be defined in second round

    After polls closed in Tierra del Fuego, incumbent governor Fabiana Ríos said there was a "technical tie" between her and Victory Front candidate Rosana Bertone and that a run off next Sunday will define who will be the province's next governor.

  • 27/06/2011 | Argentina

    Misiones Governor Maurice Closs obtains reelection by wide margin

    Misiones Governor Maurice Closs claimed victory by a landslide in the provincial gubernatorial elections. “This is a historic election, since this province has a history of tight races,” he assured. With 25 percent of the votes tallied, preliminary reports indicate that Closs has obtained 72 percent of the votes.

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde call Scioli a 'doormat,' blasts La Campora group

    With the electoral campaign in full force, exchanging insults has become a common activity between politicians. Presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde said that gubernatorial candidate Daniel Scioli is a “doormat” and assured that in the Kirchnerite youth group La Cámpora, "young people have been prostituted by the Government’s money."

  • 22/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK's rumoured running mate meets with Randazzo

    Chaco province Governor Jorge Capitanich met with Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo at the Government House for two and a half hours, admidst rumours he will be President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s running mate in the October elections.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    'We can beat CFK, just like we did in our province,' a confident Das Neves says

    Chubut Governor and Unión Popular vice-presidential candidate Mario Das Neves said he was “absolutely certain” President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner can be beaten in the coming presidential elections, just as he did in his province.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to announce running mate

    Since President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced her seeking re-election, there has been great speculation and debate over who she will choose as her running mate. It was informed that today an official ceremony will be held at 7 pm at the presidential residence in Olivos to announce her decision.

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    PRO party to run without allies for BA Province Governor

    As the deadline to introduce possible contenders to the October presidential elections nears, the centre-right PRO party distanced itself from presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde's party in the Buenos Aires province, and assured that “for the moment, Jorge Macri is the party's only gubernatorial candidate."

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde picks wife, former minister to lead lawmaker ballot lists

    Senator Hilda Duhalde and former Production Minister Carlos Brown will be leading presidential candidate Eduardo Duhalde's lawmakers' ballot lists for the Upper and Lower house respectively, party officials announced.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK will be a presidential candidate,' assures Sabbatella

    National lawmaker Martín Sabbatella considered today that there is “no doubt” that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be a candidate representing officialism in the next presidential elections.

  • 03/06/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde confirms Das Neves as his running mate

    Former caretaker president and presidential candidate for the Popular Union (UP), Eduardo Duhalde, confirmed this morning that Chubut Governor Mario Das Neves is to be his running mate in the upcoming October elections.

  • 06/06/2011 | Argentina

    Socialists to unveil presidential candidate on Saturday, Binner says

    Santa Fe Province Governor Hermes Binner admitted that he “is considering” running as a presidential candidate, but "people will have to wait until Saturday," when the Socialist Party's National Assembly takes place, to find out what his decision is.

  • 12/06/2011 | Argentina

    Neuquén votes for governor

    The province of Neuquén, one of the worstly affected southern provinces week due to the ash fall caused by the Chilean Puyehue volcano ash cloud, will go to the polls to vote for their new governor.

  • 22/05/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi suggests 'not to make assumptions' about coming Santa Fe elections

    Santa Fe gubernatorial pre-candidate Agustín Rossi assured that “no matter what the results after today’s primaries, they will not allow us to make any assumptions regarding July’s elections.”

  • 28/05/2011 | Argentina

    Randazzo makes plea for CFK's reelection as PJ meeting finalizes

    At the close of the National Congress of the Justicialist Party (PJ) meeting, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo strongly affirmed today that “the best thing that could happen to Argentina, is for Cristina” Fernández de Kirchner “to become President again.”

  • 29/05/2011 | Argentina

    'This a resounding triumph', Beder Herrera says after winning La Rioja elections

    Incumbent governor Luis Beder Herrera proclaimed himself as the winner of the La Rioja gubernatorial elections and said his "victory is resounding and belongs to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as well." With 20 percent of votes accounted for, he led with 74.3 percent of votes over Civic Front for change candidate Julio Martínez, who took in second place, with 14.3 percent of votes.

  • 10/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri forecasts mayoral run-off

    As parties approached the deadline for closing alliances ahead of this year’s BA City mayoral elections, business tycoon Mauricio Macri, who’s seeking for re-election, considered that “it would be impossible to win the election in the first round.”

  • 22/05/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi, Bonfatti to run as Santa Fe gubernatorial candidates

    With all votes in Santa Fe primaries accounted for, Santa Fe for all candidate Agustín Rossi won his party's gubernatorial bid, as Hermés Binner backed Antonio Bonfatti led the Progressive Civic and Social Front bid for the July 24th gubernatorial elections. Unión-PRO candidate Miguel Del Sel will also run as candidate.

  • 22/05/2011 | Argentina

    Spanish Socialists suffer big defeat in local polls

    Spain's ruling Socialists reeled from stinging losses in local elections, and now face a balancing act between voter anger over sky-high unemployment and investor demands for strict austerity measures.

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    Larreta says 'PRO will keep on working for a national alternative'

    City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta confirmed that the centre-right ruling PRO party will “integrate a national alternative,” whether the final decision of Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri is to re-run for the city, or whether he decides to run for President.

  • 09/05/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut complementary elections to be held on May 29th, Das Neves says

    Chubut Governor Mario Das Neves assured that he would not appeal the ruling by the province’s High Court of Justice and will call for complimentary elections on May 29th. to make up for the six contested polling stations during the last gubernatorial elections.

  • 09/05/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada, Boudou and Filmus lead electoral rally, blast Macri

    Victory Front mayoral pre-candidates Amado Boudou, Daniel Filmus and Carlos Tomada led a rally and vowed to enact the policities of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the City, regardless of whoever is chosen to run. They also criticized City Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut Electoral Court rules against complementary elections

    The Chubut High Court of Justice decided to uphold one of the ballot boxes previously challenged by the Kirchnerites in last month’s gubernatorial elections, for which only six out of the ten challenged boxes have been ruled as void. A few hours later, the province’s Electoral Court decided not to call for complementary elections to decide the contested ballot’s results.

  • 27/04/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli urges the opposition 'not to underestimate' him

    Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli governor asked people “no to underestimate” him and insisted that he will have “total freedom” to choose his running mate in light of the upcoming gubernatorial elections.

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    Macri avoids talking about City candidacy

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri continues to withhold his decision for whether or not he will re-run for the City, moving away from his presidential aspirations, and when questioned today he maintained, “there is nothing to announce.”

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    Macri admits possible Michetti-Larreta joint run in mayoral race

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave away the possibility that he could be putting forward both national deputy Gabriela Michetti and City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as a joint force to run in the City mayoral race when he stated, “we’re a team, anything’s possible.”

  • 19/04/2011 | Argentina

    Chubut High Court claims three polling stations valid

    Chubut’s gubernatorial elections are nearing a definition, although no winner can be officially claimed yet. Chubut’s High Court considered three of the ten contested polling stations as “valid”. Other five polling stations have been annulled, and on Wednesday, the remaining to will be defined by the court. On Thursday, the court will define if complementary voting will be held.

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    'We've no doubt, CFK will be our candidate,' Senator Pampuro says

    Senator José Pampuro declared his support for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, mentioning that he had “no doubt” that she will be the Peronist Party’s presidential candidate for the October elections.

  • 10/04/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde wins regional Dissident Peronist pre-primary elections

    Former President Eduardo Duhalde won the regional Dissident Peronist pre-primary elections with 58.5 percent of votes . San Luis governor Alberto Rodríguez Saá gathered 40.6 percent of the votes. Duhalde already won the City pre-primaries as well.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    'Cobos does not have clear morals,' says Cabinet Chief

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández stated today that vice president Julio Cobos “is a man who does not have clear morals” and added that his final decision to participate in the October elections was “unforeseen.”

  • 15/04/2011 | Argentina

    Gov’t officializes use of combined-list ballots for October elections

    The Government issued today three decrees which complete the regulation of the 2009 political reform law, reinstating the open and simultaneous primaries for all political parties. Among the decrees, number 443/2011 authorized the use of controversial combined-list ballots in the upcoming general elections of October.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    UCR chairman 'disgusted' by Sanz' move to drop out of April internal primaries

    Radical party (UCR) chairman Ángel Rozas emphasized his "surprise" and "disgust" over the decision made by lawmaker Ernesto Sanz, who yesterday decided to drop out of the radical internal primary elections, which take place on April 30. Sanz stated that "it would have been embarrassing to run".

  • 08/04/2011 | Argentina

    Morales asks Cobos' followers to 'help' the Radical Party

    Radical party (UCR) member Gerardo Morales insisted that directors aligned with Julio Cobos, “help” the party, following the party’s National Committee’s decision to appoint Ricardo Alfonsín as presidential candidate and the stepping down of Vice-President Julio Cobos from the race.

  • 10/04/2011 | Argentina

    Urtubey claims victory in Salta gubernatorial elections

    Incumbent Salta governor Juan Manuel Urtubey claimed victory in the Salta gubernatorial elections and said that it had been an "exemplary election day." With 50 percent of the ballots accounted for, Urtubey was winning with 53 percent of the votes. During his victory speech, the governor repeated once more that he is "not a Kirchnerite."

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    Macri announces election day date for July 10

    Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri announced July 10 as the date for City Government elections today in a press conference, with the final ballot to take place on July 31.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    FPV calls for anullment of two more precincts in Chubut

    The Victory Front candidate for Chubut Governor, Carlos Eliceche, stated that during the votes recount in a polling station, authorities had found an empty ballot box and an empty log, with no opening or closing times registered on the day of the election.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde calls CFK gov't 'weak'

    Peronist presidential pre-candidate Eduardo Duhalde launched an administration programme in case he wins the October elections and said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration "is weak."

  • 22/03/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK won't seek second term after realising she won't make it to second round,' Duhalde

    Presidential pre-candidate Eduardo Duhalde said that "if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner realises in June that she won't make it to a second round, she just won't seek a second term in the October elections."

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Fraud in Chubut elections 'has been confirmed,' Randazzo says

    As certain discrepancies come to light in vote recount taking place in the Chubut province, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo said that the National Government’s suspicions that results had been tampered with “have been ratified,” and that this proves “fraud was committed during last Sunday’s elections.”

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano calls for additional CGT presence in the ballots

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano called for additional workers' presence in the ballots in the October election. He also urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek reelection.

  • 20/03/2011 | Argentina

    'The election will have an open ending,' Das Neves

    Chubut Governor Mario Das Neves said the gubernatorial elections in his province "will have an open ending." Victory Front candidate Carlos Eliceche and Das Neves ally Martin Buzzi were narrowing the gap between already close results

  • 21/03/2011 | Argentina

    Doubts on Das Neves presence on Federal Peronist party's internal elections

    Although Chubut governor Mario Das Neves announced earlier that he would not take part of the Federal Peronist party internal elections alongside caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde and San Luis governor Alberto Rodríguez Saa on April 3rd, he denied it to Ambito Financiero and stated that "the internal elections have to be reconsidered."

  • 22/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Eliceche; gov't urges to pursue all legal instances

    Amidst the controversy over the recent elections in the Chubut province, the National Government distanced itself from the accusations of fraud made by former FPV candidate Carlos Eliceche. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, however, held a "protocol meeting" with him.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada charges against Macri over mayoral elections date

    Labour Minister, Carlos Tomada, told reporters today that “it is not serious behaviour, to speculate over the date for BA City mayoral elections upon the results of surveys”. Thus, charging against City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who hasn’t yet defined a date for the elections.” 

  • 19/03/2011 | Argentina

    Sanz says Carrió could help work out Civic Accord differences

    Senator and primary candidate for the UCR party Ernesto Sanz spoke about the possible return of Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió, which would mean smoothing out the bumps within the Social and Civic Accord, along with the Socialist party and the GEN, before October’s presidential elections.

  • 20/03/2011 | Argentina

    Federal Peronism wins in Chubut; Kirchnerism denies defeat

    After a head to head definition, the candidate and ally of current governor Mario Das Neves, Martín Buzzi, won Chubut's gubernatorial elections against Kirchnerite candidate Carlos Eliceche, who aligned with the nation's ruling party denied the defeat and reported irregularities in the vote count.

  • 23/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK urges younger generations to help her, says 'she can't make it on her own'

    With the elections in Catamarca less than three weeks away, President Cristina Kirchner gave a speech in which suggested her desire to be reelected in October. She exhorted Argentines 'help and support me, I can’t do this on my own.'

  • 07/03/2011 | Argentina

    'To think that the government is invincible is ridiculous,' Carrió

    Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió stated that “now that former President Néstor Kirchner has passed away, the ruling party will not even gather a 20 percent of the votes in the next October presidential elections,” and repeated that “thinking that the current government is invincible is ridiculous.”

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Morales accuses Cobos of wanting to 'weaken' UCR primaries

    Radical party (UCR) member Gerardo Morales spoke out against Vice-President Julio Cobos today, by accusing him of trying to “weaken” the primaries within the Radical Party.

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    Governor Closs to run again in Misiones

    Maurice Closs stated that after three years as Governor of Misiones province, he has decided to “re-run” for the same position in the October elections.

  • 21/02/2011 | Argentina

    Mario Das Neves to take part in Peronist pre-primary elections

    Chubut governor Mario Das Neves confirmed that he will take part in the Peronist pre-primary elections alongside former president Eduardo Duhalde and Alberto Rodríguez Saá.

  • 23/02/2011 | Argentina

    'We will not make an alliance with the Radical Party,´ Solanas

    Proyecto Sur leader Fernando 'Pino' Solanas said that his party will not seek an alliance with the Radical Party (UCR) for the upcoming presidential elections. 'Their chance has passed. As soon as the primaries end they’ll get all together again,' he said.

  • 31/01/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde ratifies candidacy despite low poll numbers

    Former President Eduardo Duhalde referred to his apparently low popularity among voters and warned that the presidential race “is just getting started.”

  • 10/02/2011 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief says combined-list ballots do not upset him

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today joined the pro-government officials who have been backing the implementation of combined-list ballots (colectoras) in the general elections.

  • 10/02/2011 | Argentina

    Das Neves set 'to go against' Scioli in Justicialist party internal primaries

    Justicialist party (PJ) pre-candidate Mario Das Neves, confirmed in an interview that he “would like to go against” provincial Governor Daniel Scioli in the internal primary elections and rejected the idea that President Cristina Kirchner would fight for the former Vice-President’s re-election.

  • 22/01/2011 | Argentina

    Cabinet Chief dares Duhalde to a 'lapdog vs. fraud' debate

    In the midst of a faceoff between Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández and Ex-President Eduardo Duhalde, both pre-candidates for October's presidential election, Fernández threw words back at Duhalde and began a ‘lapdog vs fraud’ debate.

  • 28/01/2011 | Argentina

    'Everyone will be able to vote,' Randazzo on Electoral system

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that “the Electoral system has all the tools it needs for the incorporation of new data.” This was aimed at the public on the electoral register who will be voting in the primary and presidential elections this year. He then stated that “everyone will be able to vote.”

  • 29/01/2011 | Argentina

    Plans for electoral agreement with Binner are 'underway,' Morales

    Radical party's Gerardo Morales (UCR) spoke out about plans to form an electoral agreement with Santa Fe Governor, Socialist Party's Hermes Binner, and assured that “the plans are underway.”

  • 07/01/2011 | Argentina

    ‘We’ll consider any alliances in case of a second round in the presidential elections,’ Carrió

    Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió warned that she would consider any potential political alliances with the Radical Party and Raul Alfonsin in case of facing a run-off in the presidential elections.

  • 08/01/2011 | Argentina

    'Personal speculation' causes Cobos to oppose internal pre-elections, says Sanz

    One of the three pre-candidates of the Radical Party (UCR), Ernesto Sanz, expressed his intentions to promote the idea of having internal pre-elections, “at the end of April or the beginning of May.” Vice-President, Julio Cobos however, opposes the idea due to “personal speculation.”

  • 14/01/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli expresses his loyalty to the Province

    Buenos Aires Provincial Governor, Daniel Scioli spoke out about his participation as candidate for the next general elections, which place October. He stated, “my priority is the Province, without question”.

  • 02/01/2011 | Argentina

    Sanz to take leave of absence as UCR head in order to focus on primary elections

    Senator Ernesto Sanz confirmed he would apply for a leave of absence as head of the UCR Radical Party in order to focus on the primary elections, scheduled to take place in August.

  • 06/01/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín puts forward idea for internal pre-election in UCR

    One of the presidential hopefuls from Radical Party (UCR), Ricardo Alfonsín, expressed his competitive spirit, after talks of an internal pre-election within the party. The pre-election is said to take place in April or May, and Alfonsín and competitor, Ernesto Sanz would be participating.

  • 06/01/2011 | Argentina

    Tension mounts between UCR party presidential hopefuls

    Following Alfonsín’s comments regarding the internal pre-elections, tension is now building within the Radical Party (UCR) between pre-candidates.

  • 16/12/2010 | Argentina

    Carrio to 'invite other parties to join her in government' if she becomes president

    After announcing her intentions to run for president next year, Civic Coalition leader Elisa Carrió said that she would not rush into picking any potential cabinet officials since she intends to "invite other parties to join her in governing the country."

  • 22/12/2010 | Argentina

    Kirchnerite officials praise CFK, consider her 'best candidate' for next year elections

    Planning Minister Julio de Vido said he considered President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to be "the best candidate for next year's presidential elections" since she is a "Justicialist militant,” while San Juan governor José Luis Gioja said "she owns the limelight."

  • 28/12/2010 | Argentina

    'There's every reason to believe that I will be a presidential candidate', Sanz

    Ernesto Sanz, president of the Radical party (UCR) ratified his intentions to compete in the electoral race. He reiterated his claims for the regulation of the electoral law, and denied any conspiracies in trying to weaken the government.

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    Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave.

  • 28/09/2014 | World

    France's far-right grabs first ever Senate seats as Socialists lose majority

    The far-right National Front won its first ever seats in France's upper house of parliament, as President Francois Hollande's Socialist party lost its Senate majority.

  • 23/10/2014 | World

    UN rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

  • 29/07/2014 | World

    Ahead of elections, Obama dines with penpals

    Valerie, a single mom from Kansas City, Missouri, who owns a small business, wrote to President Barack Obama last week "in the middle of the night," describing just how hard she works.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    Erdogan wins Turkey's first presidential election

    Tayyip Erdogan has secured his place in history as Turkey's first directly elected president, sweeping more than half the vote in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian state.

  • 14/09/2014 | World

    Sweden heads for minority left government, far right surges

    Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but he fell short of a parliamentary majority.

  • 11/06/2014 | World

    Tea Party's Brat defeats senior Republican Cantor

    US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory.

  • 20/06/2014 | World

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah visits Egypt's president Sisi in Cairo

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah stopped in Cairo late to meet with Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to show his strong support through a symbolic visit.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Afghanistan's Ghani winner of messy presidential elections -preliminary results

    Afghanistan declared former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani the winner of last month's presidential election on the basis of preliminary results from a messy vote that has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines.

  • 08/06/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi swears in as president

    Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies.

  • 09/06/2014 | World

    Egypt's Al-Sisi keeps PM, seeks continuity

    Newly inaugurated President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reappointed Egypt's prime minister, signalling continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and overcome political divisions after a long period of turmoil and bloodshed.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Reuven Rivlin to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel's President

    Reuven Rivlin, a right-wing legislator opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, has been elected Israel's president and will replace the dovish Shimon Peres in the largely ceremonial post.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Syrians vote amid civil war, Assad's win expected

    Syrians voted in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory for President Bashar al-Assad but which his opponents have dismissed as a charade in the midst of Syria's devastating civil war.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi wins Egyptian presidential elections with 96.9% of vote

    Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission has confirmed, with 96.91 percent of the vote.

  • 07/06/2014 | World

    Ukraine's new leader stands up to Moscow over Crimea and Europe

    Ukraine's new president Petro Poroshenko said his country would never give up Crimea and would not compromise on its path towards closer ties with Europe, spelling out a defiant message to Russia in his inaugural speech.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi wins in Egyptian elections challenged by low turnout

    Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory in a presidential election today but a low turnout may have deprived him of the strong mandate he needs to fix the economy and face down an Islamist insurgency.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Poroshenko to take oath on June 7

    The inauguration ceremony of Ukraine’s newly elected president Petro Poroshenko will be held on June 7 in Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan).

  • 31/05/2014 | World

    California voters can expect to receive free weed

    California voters can expect to receive free weed from some pot clubs in the Bay Area city of San Jose for casting ballots in state primary elections next Tuesday that include local races and battles for governor and secretary of state.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Irish Deputy PM quits as Labour party leader after polls setback

    Irish deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore has said he will quit as leader of the junior government Labour party, in a move that could destabilise the coalition following a major election setback.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Egypt election extended by one day

    Egypt's presidential election was extended by a day in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the frontrunner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed, joining a long line of leaders drawn from the military.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Al-Sisi set to win in Egyptian elections

    Egyptians voted in an election expected to install former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as president, with supporters brushing aside concerns about political freedom and hailing him as the strong leader the country needs.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Eurosceptic UKIP party breaks British bipartisanship

    The victory of Britain’s eurosceptic UKIP party in European elections broke the traditional British bipartisanship for the first time in over a century.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Boxing champion Vitali Klitschko elected mayor of Kiev

    Former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has claimed victory in an election to become mayor of Kiev, clinching a major role in Ukraine's emerging new political order after presidential election.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    Poroshenko claims victory in Ukraine presidential election

    Billionaire Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in a first round of voting and, vowing to end a conflict with pro-Russian rebels, he pledged to align his country with Europe.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    French far right, Greek left poised for win on Europe's 'Super Sunday'

    The far right anti-EU National Front was forecast to win a European Parliament election in France, topping a nationwide ballot for the first time in a stunning advance for opponents of European integration.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    Cleric Qaradawi urges Egyptians to boycott presidential elections

    The influential Qatar-based Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi has called on Egyptians to boycott presidential elections and shun front-runner Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, saying the former army chief had "disobeyed God".

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    India's Modi gives first speech after victory

    Narendra Modi fought back tears in an emotional first address to his party in India's colonnaded parliament house, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power in an election that has changed the face of politics there.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Britain, the Netherlands kick off EU election

    The European Union's marathon parliamentary election kicked off today when polls opened in Britain and the Netherlands, where far-right, anti-EU parties are forecast to top the ballot, spearheading a surge in protest votes across the continent.

  • 23/05/2014 | World

    Thai military detains former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

    Thailand's military government detained today former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks a day after the military seized power from her caretaker government.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    Greece: Opposition party says anti-austerity message wins in local vote

    Greece's main opposition party Syriza declared a victory for its anti-austerity message today after its candidates fared strongly in big local election races in Athens and the surrounding region.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Thai interim PM sets election date

    Thailand's caretaker prime minister, Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, said he had asked the Election Commission to organise an election on Aug. 3.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Centre-right to lead Europe elections - poll

    The centre right has extended its lead over the centre left in the race for dominance in the European Parliament elections this week, a poll showed. The EPP would take 217 seats in the May 22-25 vote.

  • 18/05/2014 | World

    India elected PM Modi faces first challenge, filling his cabinet

    India's prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister.

  • 18/05/2014 | World

    Greece: Radical left Syriza party fares well in local elections

    Greece's leftist Syriza party performed strongly in key races in the first round of local elections today, as voters poured out their anger at the government's austerity policies.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    Maliki wins most seats in Iraqi elections

    Prime Minister Nouri Maliki won the largest share of Iraqi parliamentary seats in last month's national elections, according to preliminary results.

  • 12/05/2014 | World

    Polls close in India, Modi coalition set to win

    Indians voted on the last day of a mammoth election today. A coalition led by Indian opposition candidate Narendra Modi is set to win a majority of seats in the country's general election, an exit poll by research group C-Voter showed.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    US, EU agree on more sanctions if Russia disrupts Ukrainian elections

    The United States and its European allies have found broad unity that Russia should face sectoral sanctions if the Kremlin tries to disrupt Ukrainian elections later this month, a senior US official said.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Afghanistan election set for run-off in June

    The Afghan election headed for a run-off in mid-June between Abdullah Abdullah, a former opposition leader, and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani after final results today showed no candidate had won an absolute majority.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    Ruling ANC takes heavy victory in S.Africa elections

    The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has swept toward victory in South Africa's fifth post-apartheid election, handing President Jacob Zuma the clout to push through pro-business reforms in the face of union and leftist opposition.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    S. Africa: Zuma promises growth after police clash in Johannesburg

    With a sweeping election victory, South African President Jacob Zuma vowed to create jobs and ramp up infrastructure projects after his ruling ANC government dispatched its armed forces to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum, one of its more visible crack-downs on disorder in recent memory.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Merkel, Hollande ready for further sanctions against Russia

    Germany and France are ready to agree more extensive sanctions against Russia if a planned presidential election in Ukraine on May 25 is foiled, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande said.

  • 04/05/2014 | World

    Syria: Al-Assad to face two candidates for presidential election

    A Syrian court said it had accepted requests from Bashar al-Assad and two other candidates to be nominated to run in a presidential election next month.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sisi reveals assassination attempts

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and is expected to win a presidential election this month, said there had been two attempts to kill him.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    South Africa votes in its first 'Born Free' election

    South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election today, with polls suggesting the allure of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as the conqueror of apartheid will prevail even among those with no memory of white-minority rule.

  • 27/04/2014 | World

    Election violence flares in South Africa's platinum mining belt

    Police used water cannon and stun grenades to disperse rioters in South Africa's strike-hit platinum belt after a government minister was attacked by rock-throwing protesters while campaigning for the May 7 election.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    50 killed in Iraq bomb attack during rally

    Fifty people were killed today as suicide bombers attacked a political rally and Iraqi police and soldiers cast their votes early for a national election in two days' time, authorities and witnesses said.

  • 29/04/2014 | World

    Indian elections: Man sets himself on fire and embraces candidate

    Indian elections had their own horror movie-like scene when a young man set himself on fire and embraced a local candidate during a live TV debate in a local park in Sultanpur town, in northern Uttar Pradesh.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    Le Pen launches campaign for European Parliament amid protests

    The far-right National Front (FN) leader, Marine Le Pen, officialy launched the party’s campaign for the European elections to take place in May 22-25, amid protests by the feminist group Femen who marched topless denouncing “Europe’s fascist epidemic”.

  • 22/04/2014 | World

    British anti-EU party runs for Parliament accused of racism

    UKIP, Britain's anti-EU party, launched its campaign for next month's European elections today, fending off accusations from rival lawmakers that its pre-election posters were racist.

  • 24/04/2014 | World

    Afghanistan heads to a presidential runoff

    The Afghanistan presidential election is poised to go to a runoff since neither former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah nor former finance minister Ashraf Ghani are securing an outright majority.

  • 06/04/2014 | World

    Bomb kills Afghan election workers after violence-free vote

    A roadside bomb killed two Afghan election workers and destroyed dozens of ballot papers in northern Afghanistan today, police and an election official said, the day after an election that ended without any major violence despite Taliban threats.

  • 13/04/2014 | World

    Abdullah leads in first Afghan vote results

    Initial election results put Afghan opposition figure Abdullah Abdullah in the lead, but with less than 10 percent of votes counted and widespread allegations of fraud, there was no clear indication of who would succeed Hamid Karzai.

  • 17/04/2014 | World

    India holds its biggest election day

    India has held the biggest day of its mammoth general election, with a quarter of its 815 million-strong electorate eligible to vote, in an ongoing electoral process that takes place from April 7 to May 12.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    Egypt's al-Sisi signals he will run for president

    Egypt's armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signalled that he will run for president, saying he cannot ignore the "majority" of Egyptians who want him to do so, state news agency MENA reported.

  • 30/03/2014 | World

    Erdogan says Turkish vote will bolster him in power struggle

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said today's bitterly contested local elections would affirm his legitimacy in battling graft allegations and security leaks he blames on "traitors" within the Turkish state.

  • 31/03/2014 | World

    France's Hollande names new Prime Minister after election reverse

    French President Francois Hollande has chosen centrist Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister, a coalition source said, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault who quit after the ruling Socialists were trounced in local elections.

  • 18/01/2014 | World

    Egypt president expected to call for elections in March

    Egypt's president will announce that presidential elections will be held in March, in a statement expected to come hours after the final results of a constitutional referendum are made public, a newspaper reported.

  • 01/02/2014 | World

    Gunfire, explosions rock protest-hit Thailand on elections eve

    Dozens of gunshots and two explosions raised tension amid anti-government protests in Thailand's capital, a day ahead of a general election seen as incapable of restoring stability in the polarised country.

  • 08/02/2014 | World

    Egypt's Sabahi says to contest presidency

    Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi announced he would be running for the presidency in a forthcoming election, enlivening a race that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win.

  • 07/09/2013 | World

    Conservative leader Abbott sweeps into power in Australian elections

    Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott swept into office in national elections as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise the benefits of a now fading mining boom.

  • 21/09/2013 | World

    Merkel ends campaign ahead of tight election

    Chancellor Angela Merkel looked on track to win a third term in a weekend election in Germany but faced a battle to preserve her center-right majority and avert a potentially divisive coalition with her arch-rivals, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

  • 22/09/2013 | World

    Merkel romps to victory in German election

    Angela Merkel was on track to win a third term as chancellor in a German election after her conservatives scored their best result in decades, but it was unclear whether she could avoid being forced into a coalition with her leftist rivals.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    Merkel seeks help for EU jobless, critics call it electioneering

    Germany's Angela Merkel will meet European leaders in Berlin to discuss how to tackle chronic youth unemployment, in a summit that critics are calling a pre-election public relations exercise.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Egypt: Interim prime minister named

    Egypt's interim president today named liberal economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential elections.

  • 31/08/2013 | World

    Merkel urges more market rules ahead of September's vote

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would push the G20 to make more progress on regulating financial markets and cracking down on tax evasion, co-opting signature policy issues of her main challenger in September's elections.

  • 14/06/2013 | World

    Rohani tops early Iran election results

    Preliminary results in Iran's presidential elections showed moderate cleric Hassan Rohani in the lead, Iran's interior minister said on state television on Saturday morning.


  • 17/06/2013 | World

    US Supreme Court invalidates Arizona voter registration law

    The Supreme Court today struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who say it discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.

  • 20/06/2013 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 7 after close of Iraq polls

    A suicide bomber killed seven people at an Iraqi vote counting centre today, police said, hours after polls closed in two Sunni Muslim-dominated provinces.

  • 15/04/2013 | World

    Putin congratulates vote winner in oil ally Venezuela

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Nicolas Maduro on winning Venezuela's presidential election, saying he expected good relations to continue with a country where Moscow has significant oil investments.

  • 18/04/2013 | World

    Italy parliament fails to elect state president

    Italy's parliament failed to elect a new state president in its first vote with divisions in the centre-left alliance torpedoing a quick victory for its official candidate Franco Marini.

  • 13/05/2013 | World

    Iran's Ahmadinejad may face charges over election appearance with aide

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face charges for accompanying an ally to register for the June presidential vote, the electoral watchdog said, in a possible move by rival conservative hardliners keen to pre-empt any challenge to Iran's clerical supreme leader.

  • 16/03/2013 | World

    Italy parliament elects speakers as tensions continue

    Italy's centre-left alliance scraped a narrow victory in a vote to appoint the new speakers of parliament on but the fragile margin of success underlined how hard it will be to form a stable government after last month's deadlocked election.

  • 23/03/2013 | World

    Italy Berlusconi says primed for snap vote if no deal clinched

    Silvio Berlusconi, the 76-year-old leader of Italy's centre-right bloc, told thousands of supporters gathered in central Rome he was ready for a snap vote as his rival began talks to try to form a government.

  • 04/04/2013 | World

    Hillary Clinton to publish memoir in 2014

    Hillary Clinton, already the front-runner in the minds of many Democrats for the 2016 US presidential election, is writing a memoir about world affairs and her time as secretary of state.

  • 02/03/2013 | World

    Italy's Grillo lists conditions for backing a gov't

    The 5-Star Movement that emerged as Italy's largest party after a deadlocked election might support a government if it changed electoral law, cut politicians' expenses and set a two-term limit for parliamentarians, its leader has told a magazine.

  • 03/03/2013 | World

    Italy's Grillo says he supports non-binding online vote on euro

    The leader of the 5-Star Movement has said he wants an online vote on Italy's membership of the euro, in an interview with a German magazine published.

  • 10/03/2013 | World

    Venezuela opposition leader joins presidential race

    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Sunday he will challenge the late Hugo Chavez's preferred successor for the presidency next month, setting the stage for a bitter campaign.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Netanyahu claims election win despite losses

    Hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election, claiming victory despite unexpected losses to resurgent centre-left challengers.

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Egypt's Mursi calls elections beginning April 27

    President Mohamed Mursi called parliamentary elections that will began on April 27 and finish in late June, a four-stage vote that the Islamist leader hopes will conclude Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.

  • 01/03/2013 | World

    Italian President rejects early elections

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano rejected suggestions that Italy would have to return to the polls immediately after this week's election, which left no party with a workable majority in parliament.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Italy PM Monti resigns, elections likely in February

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti tendered his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano today, the president's office said, paving the way for national elections in February.

  • 23/12/2012 | World

    Italy's Monti says would consider standing at election

    Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would be ready to run for a second term in next year's election if he was asked to do so by political forces that adopted his reform agenda.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Egyptian judges review ballot on divisive constitution

    Egyptian judges were investigating opposition accusations of voting irregularities before declaring the result of a referendum set to show that a contentious new constitution has been approved.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    'You voted for action, not politics as usual,' Obama

    After scoring a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in yesterday's vote, President Barack Obama immediately pledged to reach across America's political divide and seek deals on stubborn issues that dogged his first term.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    World leaders respond to Obama election victory

    After President Barack Obama's re-election, world leaders expressed hope for stronger cooperation with the United States on issues ranging from the struggle against Islamic extremism to international trade.

  • 08/12/2012 | World

    Berlusconi says will run to become Italian PM for fifth time

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he would run to become the country's leader for a fifth time, and that his PDL party would vote to pass next year's budget.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Despite low temps, New Yorkers stood in line for hours to vote

    By Adrián Bono, Special Correspondent in NY.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    US House stays in Republican control, Democrats retain Senate

    The US House of Representatives was left pretty much unchanged by voters with control firmly in Republican hands while Democrats held the majority in the Senate, according to projections.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    US election: How the Electoral College works

    The US Electoral College was established in the Constitution as a compromise between electing a president by a vote in Congress and by popular vote of citizens. Here are some facts about it.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Ryan ends US campaign with a blessing and visit home

    Eighty-six days after Paul Ryan was introduced as Mitt Romney's running mate aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, the Republican vice presidential candidate returned to his home state of Wisconsin, putting an end to a marathon stretch of campaigning with one final rally.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    On election day, Obama plays basketball while Romney still campaigning

    On election day and in the last hours of voting, President Barack Obama followed an old tradition while his rival Mitt Romney was still campaigning.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    US storm victims face housing crisis as cold snap hits

    A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled without heat in near-freezing temperatures on Sunday and nearly 1 million people in neighboring New Jersey shivered in the dark without power.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Obama, Romney approach photo-finish election day

    The race for the White House remained in essentially a dead heat ahead of Tuesday's election but US President Barack Obama holds a slim edge over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the key state of Ohio, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released today.

  • 06/11/2012 | World

    Emotional Obama ends campaign in Iowa with call for change

    An emotional President Barack Obama ended his final campaign in Iowa, the place that launched his first White House bid and that could hold the key to his political future.

  • 01/11/2012 | World

    Bloomberg endorses Obama for a second term, climate change a focus

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of his record on climate change, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt to the New York area by storm Sandy.

  • 03/11/2012 | World

    Romney, Obama make final push

    Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama hopscotched across the country on Saturday in a final push to squeeze out victory from the handful of states that will decide Tuesday's presidential election.

  • 03/11/2012 | World

    Romney, Obama neck and neck in four swing states

    US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remain neck and neck in four swing states that are likely to determine the winner of the White House race next week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today.

  • 11/10/2012 | World

    New poll shows Romney extends lead over Obama

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has extended his lead over President Barack Obama to 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released today, ahead of a high-stakes debate between the two candidates' running mates.

  • 14/10/2012 | World

    Obama grabs wide lead among those who've already voted

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.

  • 17/10/2012 | World

    Voters say Obama beat Romney in second debate

    US voters say that President Barack Obama performed better than Republican rival Mitt Romney by a substantial margin in their second debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

  • 05/10/2012 | World

    US jobless rate drops to lowest point in 4 years

    The Labor Department said today the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3 percentage point to its lowest point since January 2009.

  • 06/10/2012 | World

    Israeli leaders confront political rift as election looms

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned his defence minister, Ehud Barak, on Saturday to discuss allegations he had undermined the premier during recent trips to the United States, raising further speculation of an early election.

  • 09/10/2012 | World

    Netanyahu announces early Israeli election

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an early election, seeking to strengthen his political position after signalling that any military action against Iran could be months away.

  • 08/08/2012 | World

    Obama's lead over Romney grows despite voters' pessimism

    US citizens are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic President Barack Obama, who slightly expanded his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney this month, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

  • 11/08/2012 | World

    Romney chooses Ryan as vice presidential running mate

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he has chosen Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, a move that will bring the debate over how to reduce government spending and debt to the forefront of the race for the White House.


  • 01/09/2012 | World

    Angola's Dos Santos secures big election win

    Angola's long-serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party scored a landslide win today in an election criticised as one-sided and not credible by opponents and civil society activists, according to provisional results.

  • 14/07/2012 | World

    US President Obama rallies supporters in Virginia

    President Barack Obama, soaked to the skin as he rallied supporters during a downpour in the election battleground state of Virginia today, kept up his attack on Republican Mitt Romney as the rhetoric hardened on both sides.

  • 30/07/2012 | World

    Palestinians accuse Romney of undermining peace prospects

    Palestinians accused US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of undermining peace prospects by calling Jerusalem "the capital of Israel", ignoring their own claims to the city and most world opinion.

  • 03/08/2012 | World

    Kenya orders electronic vote register for March polls

    Kenya's cabinet ordered the election commission to introduce an electronic register of voters, a day after the organisation said it had dropped plans to acquire the technology, raising fears of election fraud.

  • 30/06/2012 | World

    Georgian president names new PM as elections loom

    Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili named his close ally, Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, as the new prime minister today ahead of parliamentary elections due in October.

  • 07/07/2012 | World

    Protests and tears of joy as Libyans vote

    Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, parted with the legacy of Muammar Gaddafias they voted in the first free national election in 60 years.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    Libya's Jibril extends lead in latest vote tallies

    Libya's wartime prime minister Mahmoud Jibril extended his lead in the North African country's landmark elections, partial vote tallies showed, as Islamist rivals tried to bolster their score by striking deals with independent candidates.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result

    Thousands of protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt's rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days after polling ended.

  • 22/06/2012 | World

    Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result

    Thousands of flag-waving protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt's presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each other of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days on.

  • 26/06/2012 | World

    Greece names Stournaras as new finance minister

    Greece's ruling coalition appointed economist Yannis Stournaras as the country's new finance minister, the prime minister's office said today.

  • 20/06/2012 | World

    Greek Socialists say government agreed

    A conservative-led Greek government has been agreed and will form a team to "renegotiate" the EU/IMF bailout saving the country from bankruptcy, Socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos said today.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Greece names banker Vasilis Rapanos as new Finance Minister

    Greece's new conservative-led government announced its cabinet today with National Bank Chairman Vassilis Rapanos in the key role of finance minister, as the country seeks a revision of its international bailout.

  • 21/06/2012 | World

    Egyptians take Cairo’s streets after election results delay

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt's presidential election today, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

  • 16/06/2012 | World

    Stark choice for Egypt in presidential poll

    Egyptians voted in the first free presidential election in their history that for many offers a choice of the lesser of two evils - a military man who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak or an Islamist who says he is running for God.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Coalition gov’t expected soon, Greek parties say

    Greek political parties meeting today said they expected to form a coalition government soon and then seek concessions to the painful austerity measures tied to the international bailout deal keeping the country from bankruptcy.

  • 19/06/2012 | World

    Thousands protest in Egypt against ruling military

    Thousands of people marched in Egypt today to protest against the ruling military’s bid to grab new powers, following Sunday’s historic presidential elections. Both Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq claimed victory.

  • 26/05/2012 | World

    Islamist and ex-PM vie for mantle of Egypt's revolt

    The Muslim Brotherhood and a military man close to ousted leader Hosni Mubarak courted defeated first-round candidates in Egypt's presidential election, each trying to claim the mantle of the revolution before a run-off next month

  • 09/06/2012 | World

    Media attacks up tensions on Egypt presidency vote

    Egypt's two presidential candidates intensified their media attacks against each other on Saturday, threatening to further inflame tensions in the lead-up to the vote next weekend which has been marred by violence.

  • 10/06/2012 | World

    French left seen winning parliament control

    French President Francois Hollande was on track for a Socialist-led majority in parliament after a solid win in a first-round vote that should free him from having to rely on hard leftists hostile to European integration.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Greece hits political stalemate; President invites parties to final meeting

    Greece's president met little enthusiasm from political leaders summoned to a final round of talks today to avert a new election, reinforcing fears the country was firmly on the path to bankruptcy and an exit from the euro zone.

  • 15/05/2012 | World

    Greece will hold new vote after failure to form government

    After a third day of failed talks with political leaders, a spokesman for President Karolos Papoulias said the process of seeking a compromise had been declared a failure and a new vote must be held.

  • 25/05/2012 | World

    Muslim Brotherhood seeks unity ahead of Egypt runoff

    The Muslim Brotherhood is reaching out to rivals including politicians knocked out of the presidential race in an attempt to rally support around its own candidate who faces a runoff against Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

  • 05/05/2012 | World

    Campaigning over, politicians await critical Greek vote

    A ban on campaigning took effect in Greece on Saturday 24 hours ahead of the most uncertain and critical election for decades, a vote that could throw the country's future in Europe into doubt and shake the common currency.

  • 05/05/2012 | World

    Obama kicks off campaigning in must-win states

    President Barack Obama held his first political rallies of the 2012 presidential race today, targeting two swing states that could be critical to his bid to retain the White House.

  • 10/05/2012 | World

    Euro zone approves Greek emergency payment, elections impasse continues

    Euro zone governments kept Greece afloat after agreeing a payment of 5.2 billion euros (4.17 billion pounds) from the region's bailout fund, despite opposition from some member states following the Greek election results. Meanwhile, socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos began a last-gasp attempt to form a government after failed Sunday elections.

  • 11/04/2012 | World

    Greece to call May 6 snap election

    Greece will call a snap election for May 6 today, government officials said, opening a campaign that may produce no clear result and threaten implementation of the international bailout plan that saved Athens from bankruptcy.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Sarkozy's chances fade two days before French runoff

    President Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of holding on to power were fading two days before France's election runoff, with far-right and centrist leaders refusing to endorse him and his usually bland Socialist rival performing confidently in a TV debate.

  • 05/05/2012 | World

    France readies for poll, Sarkozy closes on Hollande

    Campaigning ended on Saturday in France for a decisive second-round presidential vote expected to crown Francois Hollande the country's first Socialist leader in two decades despite polls showing President Nicolas Sarkozy clawing back some ground.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Russia's Putin faces protests, monitors' criticism

    Thousands of protesters chanting "Russia without Putin" took to the streets of Moscow and St Petersburg today to challenge Vladimir Putin's victory in a presidential election which international monitors said was unfair.

  • 06/03/2012 | World

    Opposition concerned over Russia’s Putin resorting to force

    Russia's opposition expressed concern today that Vladimir Putin was resorting to old tactics to crush dissent after riot police detained hundreds of protesters challenging the legitimacy of his presidential election victory.

  • 10/03/2012 | World

    Greece turns to growth, elections after debt deal

    After the success of a debt cut plan which paves the way for a 130-billion euro ($170.55 billion) international bailout, attention in Athens is shifting to politics and on how to kick-start debt-laden Greece's stricken economy, officials said .

  • 06/02/2012 | World

    With economy improving, Obama would beat Romney, poll shows

    President Barack Obama, bolstered by a stronger economic outlook and recent job growth, would win in a match-up against the two leading Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, a poll today showed.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Santorum at centre stage in Arizona Republican debate

    Rivals heaped criticism on surprise front-runner Rick Santorum in a debate among Republican presidential candidates, hoping to stall his surge at a pivotal period in the 2012 campaign.

  • 23/02/2012 | World

    Obama hits back at Republican criticism of high gas prices

    US President Barack Obama hit back at election-year Republican criticism of his energy policy, offering a staunch defence of his attempts to wean US citizens off foreign oil and saying there was no 'silver bullet' for high gas prices.

  • 21/12/2011 | World

    Cairo calmer as Egyptian election resumes

    Egypt is holding the latest round of its first democratic parliamentary election in relative calm after five days of protests in Cairo that prompted a brutal response from security forces.

  • 27/12/2011 | World

    Greek conservatives drop February election demand

    Greece's conservative New Democracy party dropped its insistence on holding elections as early as Feb. 19, potentially giving technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos a few more weeks to pass reforms and get a vital debt restructuring deal.

  • 21/01/2012 | World

    Islamists secure top spot in new Egypt parliament

    The Muslim Brotherhood won by far the biggest share of seats allocated to party lists in Egypt's first freely-elected parliament in decades, final results confirmed, and it named one of its top officials to lead the assembly.

  • 20/11/2011 | World

    Centre-right roars to victory in Spain election

    The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain's election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations. 

  • 03/12/2011 | World

    Egypt Islamists tell rivals to accept vote result

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on its rivals to accept the will of the people after a first-round vote set its party on course to take the most seats in the country's first freely elected parliament in six decades.

  • 04/12/2011 | World

    Russian voters deal Vladimir Putin an election blow

    Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a serious blow in a parliamentary election, exit polls showed, as voters signalled growing unease with his domination of Russian politics before a planned return to the presidency next year.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    Italy's Monti says aims to serve term until 2013

    Italy's Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti said his first day of talks for a new government were constructive and he hoped to form an administration that could take the country through to the next scheduled elections in 2013.

  • 15/11/2011 | World

    Monti to form new Italy government

    Prime Minister designate Mario Monti will meet Italy's president on Wednesday to present a new government to face a crisis that has brought Italy to the brink of economic disaster and endangered the entire euro zone.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    Spain to decide on Zapatero's successor

    Spaniards are expected to throw out the Socialists they blame for a disastrous economic situation in an election Sunday and to vote in a center-right party likely to dole out more bitter medicine in the form of public spending cuts.

  • 26/09/2011 | World

    Spain's PM dissolves parliament before elections

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero dissolved parliament, but pledged more measures to tackle Spain's economic crisis before a November election that is expected to hand power to the conservative opposition.

  • 08/10/2011 | World

    Rajoy's agenda still a secret after Spain conference

    Spain's opposition leader Mariano Rajoy, likely to win next month's general election, concluded a three-day party conference by calling on Spaniards to help overcome the crisis but stopped short of presenting a concrete agenda

  • 22/10/2011 | World

    Libya's Jibril sees elections within eight months

    Libyans should be allowed to vote within eight months to elect a national council that would draft a new constitution and form an interim government, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said as he prepared to step down.

  • 12/06/2011 | World

    Turkey's Erdogan wins election with reduced majority

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party won a parliamentary election with nearly 50 percent of the vote, but failed to win enough seats to call a referendum on a planned new constitution.

  • 06/08/2011 | World

    Italy's Berlusconi rules out early elections

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ruled out calling early elections to stem market panic that has pounded Italian assets and forced his government to bring forward austerity measures.

  • 12/08/2011 | World

    Italy delivers tough austerity measures

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced a painful mix of tax hikes and spending cuts to meet European Central Bank demands for action on shoring up Italy's strained public finances.

  • 21/05/2011 | World

    Spaniards stage mass protests into polling day

    Thousands of Spaniards filled city squares and camped out across the country to protest against government austerity before regional elections which are likely to deal a blow to the Socialist government.

  • 30/05/2011 | World

    Projections show Berlusconi losing local polls

    The first projections after polls closed in Italian local elections showed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition behind in the financial capital Milan and lagging badly in the southern port of Naples.

  • 30/05/2011 | World

    Berlusconi suffers heavy local poll defeats

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a shattering loss in his northern stronghold of Milan in local elections that threaten to unbalance his fractious centre-right coalition government.

  • 10/04/2011 | World

    Japan PM weakened by local elections, nuclear woes

    Japan's ruling party fared badly in weekend local elections after Prime Minister Naoto Kan came under fire for his handling of the nuclear crisis, bolstering rivals who want him to quit once the crisis ends.

  • 17/04/2011 | World

    Nigeria's Jonathan set for victory in election

    President Goodluck Jonathan secured election victory as votes were tallied from around Nigeria, fuelling anger in the mainly-Muslim strongholds of rival Muhammadu Buhari.

  • 09/05/2011 | World

    Thailand sets date for high-stakes election

    Thailand will hold a general election on July 3 in what is expected to be a close contest that could reignite a violent political conflict that has dogged the country for five years.

  • 06/03/2011 | World

    Estonia's center-right coalition wins election

    Estonia's prime minister won elections and he said he wanted to keep the current center-right coalition after it successfully launched the euro and got the Baltic state on a path out of a deep recession

  • 20/03/2011 | World

    Haitians vote for president to lead reconstruction

    Haitians voted to elect a president for their poverty-stricken and earthquake-scarred country, choosing between an extrovert singer and a former first lady in a scrappy run-off ballot.

  • 27/03/2011 | World

    Canadian election heats up over coalition claims

    Opposition parties said it was hypocritical for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to accuse them of plotting to take power in a coalition government since he had once considered doing it himself.

  • 26/10/2014 | Latin America

    Rousseff seals re-election with victory over Neves

    Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.

  • 27/10/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez takes 47.2% of vote, Broad Front controls Congress as Uruguay finishes count

    Uruguay's governing Broad Front confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after a presidential election that left Tabaré Vázquez as favourite to succeed party colleague José Mujica as head of state.

  • 12/11/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez leads polls ahead of Uruguay’s runoff

    A couple of weeks ahead of Uruguay’s second-round vote, a recent poll showed that Broad Front’s Tabaré Vázquez and Raúl Sendic are 15 points ahead of challengers Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and Jorge Larrañaga of the centre-right National Party.

  • 22/10/2014 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves before runoff

    Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favourite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.

  • 26/10/2014 | Latin America

    Tábarez, Lacalle Pou set for run-off in Uruguay

    Former president of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez came out on top today in the first round of the country's presidential elections, but the Broad Front candidate failed to attract the votes needed to win outright and he will face Luis Lacalle Pou in a run-off on November 30.

  • 13/08/2014 | Latin America

    Brazil's Rousseff cancels campaign events after Campos death

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled all campaign activities for three days following the death of opposition candidate Eduardo Campos today, Rousseff's Workers' Party said.

  • 27/08/2014 | Latin America

    Brazil holds TV presidential election debate

    A surging Marina Silva took Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to task in an election debate where she touted her government's achievements in improving social conditions and defending wages in the midst of global economic crisis.

  • 12/10/2014 | Latin America

    Polls close in Bolivia presidential election; easy win seen for Morales

    An exit poll conducted by television station Unitel on Sunday evening gave the incumbent a massive 60 percent of the national vote. This places Morales more than 35 points ahead of nearest challenger Samuel Doria Medina, ranked second with a projected 24.5 percent of ballots.

  • 02/06/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay primaries: Tabaré to face Lacalle Pou, Bordaberry in presidential elections

    Uruguay’s former president Tabaré Vázquez (2005-2010) is to run for office once again for the ruling Broad Front on October 26 elections, facing Partido Nacional’s Luis Lacalle Pou and Partido Colorado’s candidate Pedro Bordaberry, according to yesterday’s primaries results.

  • 15/06/2014 | Latin America

    Colombians vote for president in tightest election in decades

    Colombians vote in the tightest presidential election in decades, a contest that will decide if the nation moves ahead on peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels or step up its battlefield offensive to end a 50-year war.

  • 15/06/2014 | Latin America

    Zuluaga concedes defeat to Santos in Colombian presidential race

    Colombia's right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga conceded defeat to President Juan Manuel Santos who won a second mandate in today's presidential election, in which he has vowed to conclude a peace process he launched with Marxist FARC rebels.

  • 25/05/2014 | Latin America

    Colombians vote in tightest election in years

    Colombians vote for a president in the tightest election in two decades that may determine whether the country continues peace talks with leftist guerrillas or steps up its battlefield offensive to end a 50-year war.

  • 25/05/2014 | Latin America

    Santos, Zuluaga set for presidential run-off in Colombia

    Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Democratic Centre candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga look set to go to a run-off to decide who will lead the South American country, after preliminary results showed that the challenger held a slim lead over Santos.

  • 01/06/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez gov't favourite as Uruguay holds primary elections

    Former President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez is the clear favourite to win the candidacy once more for the ruling Broad Front, as the nation went to the polls to pick the individuals who would run for head of state in October 26's presidential elections.

  • 09/03/2014 | Latin America

    Colombians vote for a new Congress

    Colombians vote for a new congress that will tackle legislation for the next president and play a historic role in creating laws to end five decades of conflict if peace is reached with Marxist FARC rebels.

  • 10/03/2014 | Latin America

    Colombia congress vote almost assures Santos lead in presidential ballot

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos heads into presidential elections for a second straight term with his lead all but certain, even while seats for his ruling coalition were trimmed in a congressional vote that cemented his fiercest rival as the main opposition, results showed today.

  • 18/05/2014 | Latin America

    Colombia candidate: Zuluaga should quit race over spying

    A candidate in Colombia's presidential elections next Sunday has called on the leading opposition candidate, Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, to quit the race after new video evidence of spying by his campaign consultant on peace talks with leftist rebels.

  • 30/01/2014 | Latin America

    Rousseff announces cabinet changes

    President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff today announced changes in her cabinet team ahead of October's elections, in which several ministers will be seeking office in the regional and national legislature.

  • 24/02/2014 | Latin America

    Ecuador gov't loses Quito in local election

    Ecuador's opposition has won control of the capital Quito and another major city in the oil-producing Andean nation in elections, preliminary results showed, a result President Rafael Correa said threatened to make the country harder to govern.

  • 25/02/2014 | Latin America

    A healthy blow for Correa

    By Patricio Navia

    The results of the municipal elections in Ecuador were a setback for President Rafael Correa. Seven years after he took office, Correa has ran out of enemies to blame for the problems faced by his country.

  • 09/12/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro pledges to 'deepen the economic offensive' this week

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to deepen his "economic offensive" to force businesses to cut prices after his ruling Socialist Party won the most votes in weekend municipal elections.

  • 15/12/2013 | Latin America

    Bachelet wins Chile election landslide, plans reforms

    Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again in a landslide victory that should hand the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.

  • 16/12/2013 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet promises reforms after landslide election win

    Center-leftist Michelle Bachelet has promised major tax and education reforms to help ease Chile's social divisions, a day after she swept back to power with a huge majority in presidential elections.

  • 17/07/2013 | Latin America

    Chilean right-wing presidential candidate drops bid

    Chilean conservative presidential candidate Pablo Longueira unexpectedly quit his campaign due to depression, his son said, dealing another blow to an already weakened right-wing bloc four months from the general election.

  • 27/08/2013 | Latin America

    Easier for Bachelet to win than to govern

    By Patricio Navas
    Three months before the November 17 election, former president Michelle Bachelet remains the overwhelming favourite to win in Chile. However, it will be easier for her to win than to change the institutional setup in place since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship.

  • 20/11/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia's Santos says he will stand for re-election in 2014

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would seek a second term in office next May, a widely expected decision that could offer him another four years to pursue a peace process he initiated with Marxist FARC rebels.

  • 16/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela accuses opposition of plotting coup, 7 dead

    Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition of planning a coup against him after seven government supporters were killed in clashes over his disputed election victory.

  • 21/04/2013 | Latin America

    Cartes wins back Paraguay presidency for Colorado Party

    Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes won Paraguay's presidential election, returning his powerful center-right Colorado Party to power after the left's brief spell ended in impeachment last year.

  • 25/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela detains US citizen accused of financing opposition

    Venezuela has detained an American citizen it says was financing opposition student demonstrations after this month's disputed presidential election, the latest in a flurry of accusations over last week's post-vote violence.

  • 14/04/2013 | Latin America

    Expectation grows in Venezuela as future of 'Chavista' populism is decided

    Venezuelans voted on whether to honor Hugo Chavez's dying wish for a longtime loyalist to continue his self-styled socialist revolution or hand power to a young challenger promising business-friendly changes.

  • 15/04/2013 | Latin America

    Tight win for Maduro in Venezuela elections

    Late socialist leader Hugo Chávez's chosen successor Nicolás Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation.

  • 15/04/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro calls for calm, open to vote audit

    Venezuela's ruling party candidate Nicolás Maduro called for peace and said he would be willing for Sunday's election result to be audited.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Chile's students get back to the streets against education system

    Hundreds of thousands of students took their educational claims again back to Chilean streets to demand a free, high-quality education system as the Andean country gets ready for key elections this year.

  • 13/04/2013 | Latin America

    Pro-Chávez Venezuelans mark coup anniversary on eve of election

    Hugo Chávez loyalists on the eve of a presidential vote celebrated across Venezuela a milestone in the late leader's socialist revolution, irking the opposition that complained of a campaign tipped in favor of the government.

  • 14/04/2013 | Latin America

    Factbox: Candidates Maduro and Capriles

    Venezuelan acting President Nicolás Maduro and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles square off in Sunday's election to determine who will succeed socialist leader Hugo Chávez, who died of cancer last month.

  • 05/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Maduro says campaign sabotage suspects arrested

    Acting President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuelan authorities had arrested several people suspected of plotting to sabotage one of his campaign rallies before an April 14 election by cutting the power.

  • 10/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's opposition denies it would scrap Chavez welfare aid

    Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles denied accusations from acting President Nicolás Maduro that he would scrap popular welfare policies if he wins Sunday's election.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Maradona attends Maduro's closing campaign rally

    Nicolás Maduro’s closing campaign rally had a special guest with Diego Maradona giving a celebrity boost to Venezuela’s colorful presidential elections that will test Hugo Chavez’s socialist legacy.

  • 09/03/2013 | Latin America

    As Venezuelans mourn Chavez, election expected in April

    Venezuela will likely hold a presidential election in mid-April, multiple sources from the opposition and election board said although some in the government were pushing for the symbolic April 13 anniversary of Hugo Chávez's return to power after a short-lived 2002 coup.

  • 11/03/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Capriles joins race, tussles with Maduro

    Venezuela's opposition leader vowed to fight late Hugo Chávez's preferred successor for the presidency next month and the pair quickly locked horns in an angry war of words.

  • 30/03/2013 | Latin America

    Maduro calls Venezuela opposition 'heirs of Hitler'

    Venezuela's acting President Nicolás Maduro called the country's opposition "heirs of Hitler," accusing them of persecuting Cuban doctors working in the South American country the way Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany.

  • 04/07/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico recounts votes from over half of polling booths

    Mexico's election officials on Wednesday recounted votes from more than half the polling booths in Sunday's presidential and congressional elections, responding to claims of fraud and requests for recounts in areas where the race was tight.

  • 28/11/2012 | Latin America

    Chávez arrives in Cuba for medical treatment

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flew into Cuba today for cancer-linked medical treatment that revived questions about the viability of his socialist rule and left many guessing about his exact condition.

  • 17/02/2013 | Latin America

    Ecuadorean President Correa claims re-election victory

    Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election, giving him a new four-year term to continue his socialist revolution and strengthen Latin America's alliance of leftist leaders.

  • 13/06/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican leftist says will respect presidential vote resul

    Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador said he will respect the results of the July 1 election, trying to ease fears of a repeat of months of protests he mounted after his 2006 loss.

  • 26/06/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela election ads glorifying Chavez irk foes

    Political ads exalting Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chávez as second only to God have offended opponents and added further controversy to an already spicy election campaign.

  • 27/06/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican Peña Nieto has big lead for Sunday's election

    Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto goes into Sunday's election with a wide lead over his rivals, opinion polls showed  today, putting him on track to return to power the party that ruled for much of the last century.

  • 10/05/2012 | Latin America

    Chávez rival struggles to close gap in Venezuela race

    On a heady night in mid-February, Henrique Capriles roared himself hoarse with optimism at his victory rally in Caracas after trouncing rivals to win the Venezuelan opposition's presidential ticket.

  • 11/05/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's Peña Nieto widens poll lead after debate

    Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto has extended the big lead he holds over his nearest rival in the campaign for the July 1 election after the first televised debate Sunday, a poll showed on Friday.

  • 08/06/2012 | Latin America

    López Obrador stages late charge in Mexican election

    Six years after Andres Manuel López Obrador watched his big lead for the presidency evaporate in the final weeks of the campaign, the leftist is now gaining ground in polls and hopes to snatch a last-minute victory in the July 1 election.


  • 06/06/2011 | Latin America

    Keiko Fujimori concedes defeat in Peru elections

    Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimoro conceded defeat in yesterday's Peru election, as results from over 90 perfent of ballot boxes gave Ollanta Humala a lead of more than 2.7 percentage points.

  • 14/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez congratulates CFK over primaries result

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner via his Twitter account after the first official results of the primary election showed her as the winner.

  • 13/01/2012 | Latin America

    Chávez says would respect Venezuela vote if loses

    Venezuela's Hugo Chávez said that if an opposition candidate wins this year's presidential election, he will be the first to recognize the rival's victory and hand over power.

  • 23/05/2011 | Latin America

    Keiko Fujimori leads race in Peru polls

    Right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori holds a lead over left-wing Ollanta Humala just two weeks before Peru's June 5 presidential election, but pollsters say the race could still be won be either candidate. Keiko is the daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori

  • 05/06/2011 | Latin America

    Acrimonious Peru election headed for photo finish

    A leftist former army commander faced the right-wing daughter of a jailed ex-president in Peru's tight presidential election, in a combative race to lead a young democracy and booming economy.

  • 05/06/2011 | Latin America

    Left-winger Humala leads Peru election: quick count

    Left-wing former army commander Ollanta Humala narrowly led the right-wing daughter of a jailed ex-president in Peru's presidential election, quick counts showed after a bitter campaign divided the country.

  • 07/04/2011 | Latin America

    Humala seen facing Fujimori in Peru run-off

    Leftist presidential candidate Ollanta Humala is forecast to get just under 30 percent of the vote in Peru's election on Sunday and face lawmaker Keiko Fujimori in a run-off, sources with access to two different polls said today.

  • 09/04/2011 | Latin America

    Humala gains ethnic vote, widens lead in Peru

    Leftist front-runner Ollanta Humala, seeking to shore up the crucial ethnic vote, yesterday urged poor Peruvians with indigenous roots to back him in Sunday's presidential election.

  • 07/05/2011 | Latin America

    Peru poll shows Humala and Fujimori in virtual tie

    Peru's left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala and right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori are running almost neck-and-neck ahead of a June 5 presidential run-off election, a poll by Lima's Catholic University showed.

  • 03/02/2011 | Latin America

    Haiti sets up run-off in dispute-plagued elections

    Haiti announced that former first lady Mirlande Manigat and musician Michel Martelly would contest a presidential run-off next month as the country moved ahead with its dispute-plagued elections process.

  • 01/04/2011 | Latin America

    Poll shows Humala extends leads in Perú's presidential race

    Left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala has gained in Perú's presidential race to 24.3 percent and is more than 5 points ahead of his nearest rival, a poll by Lima's Catholic University showed.

  • 05/04/2011 | Latin America

    Resource conflict erupts in Peru days before vote

    Farmers opposed to Southern Copper's USD$1 billion Tia Maria mine said today they would boycott Peru's presidential election unless the mining company abandons its project and police stop attacking protesters.

  • 11/12/2013 | Sports

    Passarella: Guardiola or Mourinho would not have saved River

    River Plate president Daniel Passarella has blamed Argentine Football Association chief Julio Grondona for his club's historic relegation in 2011, stating that the veteran administator "sent them to the B" due to a personal dispute with the Kaiser.

  • 06/07/2014 | Sports

    Moyano elected as new Independiente president

    Trade union heavyweight Hugo Moyano is set to become the new president of recently-promoted Independiente, as the first election results signal the CGT Azopardo head as clear winner at the Avellaneda club.

  • 17/12/2011 | Sports

    Gastón Cogorno is made new head of Racing

    Pro-government Gastón Cogorno was made the new president of Racing club on Saturday, leading with 68.06 of the vote in the elections which took place at the club’s social headquarters.

  • 24/07/2012 | Sports

    Romania opposition calls for referendum boycott

    Romania's opposition asked its supporters not to vote in Sunday's referendum on impeaching President Traian Basescu, in an effort to keep turnout below 50 percent and invalidate the result.

  • 05/11/2013 | Sports

    River president Passarella confirms he will not run for re-election

    River Plate president Daniel Passarella has revealed that he will not seek re-election to the club's top position, meaning that the former Millonario playing legend will end his time in charge following polls scheduled for December 15.

  • 14/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Jay-Z, Weinstein headline Obama's wishlist

    Barack Obama has targeted close to 200 celebrity supporters - ranging from Jay-Z to Harvey Weinstein - whose endorsement he wants to boost his re-election chances, according to a list obtained by the Tennessean.

  • 23/05/2014 | Multimedia

    Syrian opposition accuses goverment of chlorine gas attack

    Opposition activists have posted a video of what they say is chlorine gas floating through the streets of a Syrian village and they accuse President Bashar al-Assad of mounting a chemical weapons campaign. The authenticity of the footage could not be independently verified. The video did not show an impact site or indicate where it was filmed.

  • 01/08/2013 | Multimedia

    What are the PASO elections?

    The primary elections, also known as PASO, are taking place on August 11th. If you're wondering who are the candidates, which districts matter the most and who is allowed to vote, here is a comprehensive video guide for you.

  • 27/10/2013 | Multimedia

    'Gov't presents us as drug-trafficking promoters, but still we won,' Binner

    Ex Santa Fe governor and congressional candidate Hermes Binner euphorically celebrated the victory obtained by the Civic and Social Progressive Front with 42.39 percent of the votes.

  • 07/10/2012 | Latin America

    Chávez’s fate lies in Venezuela’s divided barrios

    The last time he ran for re-election, President Hugo Chávez won comfortably in Petare, one of Latin America’s biggest slums with nearly half a million people.

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

    Why is he unbeatable?

    Special report by Carolina Barros from Caracas

  • 06/10/2012 | In Depth - Elections in Venezuela

    Nervous Venezuelans stock up on supplies before election

    Venezuelans packed supermarkets  to stock up on food and other essentials in case of trouble around Sunday's presidential vote, which was shaping up as the biggest electoral challenge of Hugo Chavez's 14-year rule.

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

    Chávez's socialist rule at risk as Venezuelans vote

    Hugo Chávez loyalists blew bugles in a wake up call for voters as the Venezuelan leader faced the biggest electoral challenge yet to his socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.

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

    Queues of voters symbolize a mature democracy, Chávez

    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez said today he is "very happy" so far with the outcome of the general elections and predicted that given the massive participation in the process it may not close until past 6pm local time.

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