Parliamentary elections

Slovenia's prime minister Marjan Sarec talks to a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
April 23, 2019 - 11:19 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, says the European Union needs a new, more efficient leadership to counter populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China. Marjan Sarec said in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope attend a campaign meeting in Paris. A French judicial official says investigating judges have requested that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife stand trial on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Investigating judges have ordered that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife stand trial on corruption charges, a judicial official said on Tuesday. Fillon, who served as prime minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012, was at one point the front-runner in...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri voters wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a poling station during the second phase of India's general elections, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
April 18, 2019 - 9:12 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took...
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April 17, 2019 - 1:20 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. In one of the...
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Chairman of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, left, Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Campaign manager Ossi Sandvik, right, attend The Finns Party parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 8:10 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the country's parliamentary election — a result that smashed even the party's own predictions. One newspaper...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 6:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne speaks with his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne, right, at the parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election Sunday after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation's generous welfare model. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 4:05 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The leader of Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party vowed to focus on climate and social policies after election results indicated his party won the most seats in parliament. Antti Rinne, a former...
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An opposition protester wears a mask depicting Albanian prime minister Edi Rama during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Albanian opposition parties have gathered supporters calling for the government's resignation and an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
April 13, 2019 - 3:56 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition parties rallied Saturday in Tirana, calling for the Socialist government to resign and for the country to hold an early parliamentary election. Some protesters tried to storm the parliament building, but police responded with tear gas and water cannon...
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Protesters gathering in front oh the parliament during a protest against populist president Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 19th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands in Serbia protested again Saturday against populist President Aleksandar Vucic as riot police deployed inside the country's parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building. The protest in central Belgrade in front of the...
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Chairman Antti Rinne, left, of the Social Democratic Party and the Centre Party chairman Juha Sipil' joke during parliamentary elections debate arranged by newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki, Finland, on April 9, 2019. Finns are voting upcoming Sunday April 14, in parliamentary elections dominated by anxieties over climate change and how to preserve their generous welfare model while having one of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 9:42 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday in a parliamentary election shaped by debates on how best to preserve their generous welfare model despite having one of the world's most rapidly aging populations. And in this Nordic nation, which has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle,...
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