Tag Archives: Elections

  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins reelection in blow to China

    Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide victory in Saturday's election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing's campaign to isolate the self-ruled island and handed its first female leader a second term. ...

  • Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaimed a political "earthquake" Friday after his thumping election victory cleared Britain's way to finally leave the European Union after years of damaging deadlock over Brexit. ...

  • Tibetan mood warming up for 2021 elections

    The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration told Tibet Sun that the dates for the next elections are not yet fixed. According to election rules, the first round will have to be held by November 2020. ...

  • Record turnout in Hong Kong elections amid calls for full democracy

    Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of protest. ...

  • Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

    A few thousand Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital’s city legislature on 8 September, defying a ban which has been enforced. ...

  • Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India’s Congress party

    Rahul Gandhi said today he had quit as Congress president and had left it to his party to find a successor soon, taking responsibility for a second straight national election defeat. ...

  • Europe’s voters elect new parliament amid rising nationalism

    Voters from 21 nations in Europe went to the polls Sunday in the final day of the European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements ...

  • Dalai Lama congratulates Modi on his historic victory

    On the news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning a second term, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama congratulated Modi on their success. ...

  • Modi wins landslide victory, vows ‘inclusive’ future for India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a landslide victory in the world's largest election, in which 600 million people participated. ...

  • India stocks soar as polls point to Modi election win

    Indian shares soared 3.75 percent on Monday -- the biggest jump in nearly six years -- as markets greeted exit polls indicating conservative Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a new term i ...