Elections

Former Israeli PM Barak stages return to 'topple Netanyahu'

Jun 26, 2019

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has announced he is returning to politics and is forming a new party that will aim to depose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in upcoming elections

After loss, Erdogan vows to listen to people's 'messages'

Jun 25, 2019

In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to draw lessons in line with "the messages given by the people."

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Jun 17, 2019

Egypt's state TV says Mohammed Morsi, the Brotherhood leader who became the country's first freely elected president and who was ousted by the military after a year in office, died during a court session

Libya's Sarraj calls for elections in 2019 to end war

Jun 16, 2019

Head of Libya's UN-recognized government proposes nationwide elections in 2019 to end war

Israel's political crisis could trigger a new election

May 29, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a midnight deadline to form a new governing coalition as he sought to stave off a crisis that could trigger an unprecedented second election this year or even force him to step down

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

May 22, 2019

The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid.

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May 14, 2019

Israel's government went on spending binge in West Bank settlements after Trump was elected, data shows

Turkey's opposition seeks cancellation of 2018 elections

May 8, 2019

Turkey's main opposition party is appealing to Turkey's top electoral body for an annulment of local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts after the authority annulled its victory in the mayoral race for the city, and ordered a new vote

Erdogan defends Istanbul vote redo, critics see power grab

May 7, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is insisting that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy

Turkey's electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote

May 6, 2019

Turkey's top election authority voided the mayoral election won by an opposition candidate in Istanbul and ordered a do-over, ruling in favor of the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost

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