National elections

In this May 4, 2019, photo, a woman makes her way toward Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, background, on a pedestrian bridge that connects it to the black township of Alexandra. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the neighboring suburbs are a stark example of how inequality is still on display in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 07, 2019 - 4:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra. With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a...
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Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg holds a town hall in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Buttigieg says he's focusing on outreach to minorities, who make up most of the Democratic primary electorate in this early-voting state. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 06, 2019 - 3:22 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has hired four staffers in Iowa and three in New Hampshire as he works to build on the momentum his campaign has seen in recent weeks. None of the four Iowa hires has top-level experience on a presidential, federal or...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League is putting the focus on voting rights ahead of the 2020 elections. The group's State of Black America report out Monday says the threat of Russian interference combined with voter suppression could make it difficult for minorities to vote. The...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, waves to supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 06, 2019 - 7:30 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Panama (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Cattle rancher Laurentino Cortizo is holding on to his narrow lead in Panama's presidential election with the vote count nearing an end. With 95% of the votes counted, Cortizo has a lead of just over 2 percentage points over...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez smiles during a party meeting at Socialist party headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Monday, April 29, 2019. Spain's political future is no clearer after a third election since 2015, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot. But Spanish politicians were doing the math on how Sanchez might survive the next four years without a parliamentary majority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is meeting with the conservative leader in his first encounter with opposition politicians in efforts to form a government. Pedro Sánchez's Socialist Party won the April 28 national election, but it has fallen short of a majority and will need help to...
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Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Julius Malema, addresses supporters during an election rally at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Campaign rallies for South Africa’s upcoming election have reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 06, 2019 - 7:10 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With revolutionary rhetoric, bright red outfits and left-wing policies, the Economic Freedom Fighters have shaken up South Africa's political landscape, becoming a potent challenge to the ruling African National Congress. Firebrand leader Julius Malema, 38, has a knack for...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
May 06, 2019 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda...
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Indian voters stand in queues to cast their votes at Baksara in Howrah, India, Monday, May 6, 2019. With 900 million of India's 1.3 billion people registered to vote, the Indian national election is the world's largest democratic exercise. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
May 06, 2019 - 5:09 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Voters cast ballots Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India's marathon elections, including in two constituencies in the vote-rich state of Uttar Pradesh where opposition Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, hope to retain their seats. More...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, speaks to supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 06, 2019 - 1:35 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Electoral Court declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the "virtual winner" in the country's tight presidential election late Sunday. The vote followed a campaign focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub...
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An electoral worker participates in the manual counting of ballots after polling stations closed for the general election in Panama City, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Panamanians are choosing Sunday among seven mostly business-friendly candidates to lead this Central American trade and financial hub for the next five years in a presidential election focusing on corruption and slowing economic growth. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A cattleman held on to a narrow lead over a businessman late Sunday as returns came in from Panama's tightest presidential election in recent years, following a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. The...
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