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Thai opposition alliance to nominate Thanathorn as PM

The scheduled vote for a new prime minister comes five years after junta head Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power from an elected government in 2014.

Algerian presidential elections ‘impossible’ on July 4

It is now up to interim president Abdelkader Bensalah to again convene the electoral body and to finalise the electoral process.

Gas project critic Marape elected Papua New Guinea PM

Papua New Guinea lawmakers overwhelmingly elects James Marape as prime minister – a former finance minister who resigned in protest against a massive ExxonMobil and Total gas project.

Papua New Guinea PM clings on but government defeated in parliament

SYDNEY: The government of Papua New Guinea appeared to be in danger on Tuesday, after opponents of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill convincingly won a...

Baru Bian to lead PKR’s Sarawak election efforts

Ali Biju, Saifuddin Nasution, Tian Chua and Xavier Jayakumar also named to the election team.

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

Indonesian troops are on standby in Jakarta as a deadline for a presidential challenger to file an appeal for cheating in its recently Presidential elections is underway.

Indonesian cops arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

Protests which started peacefully on Tuesday turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Indonesia opposition plans legal challenge of election results

The legal director of Prabowo's campaign confirms that they will lodge a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court.

Ukraine’s new president Zelensky dissolves parliament

Volodymyr Zelensky will hold early elections now that Ukraine's parliament is dissolved.

Indian stocks, rupee rally as Modi vote win predicted

Several polls have indicated Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance will win a parliamentary majority.

Australia’s conservatives secure majority government

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National coalition will hold at least 77 seats in the 151-member lower house.

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

President Alexander Van der Bellen will hold further talks with other party leaders to fix a date.

Kirchner roils Argentina with surprise VP bid

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run on the same ticket as Alberto Fernandez, a veteran politician and her late husband’s former cabinet chief.

India’s acrimonious election comes to an end

Polls close at 6.00pm in the seventh and final round of voting, ending the world's biggest election with 900 million eligible voters.

The stock market winners and losers from Australia’s election

The shock result has wide-ranging implications for a slew of listed companies, from banks to builders and resources firms.

Australia’s conservative government revels in ‘miracle’ re-election

Australia's Liberal-led coalition has won or is leading in 74 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority.

Australia’s Morrison leads conservatives to shock election win

Labour leader Bill Shorten says while there were still millions of votes to be counted, it was clear he would not be able to form a government.

Australia’s conservative government moves into election-winning position

Betting markets, which had tagged Labour as a certain winner before election day, have swung violently to back the coalition to form a government.

Thai anti-junta leader says ‘no giving up’ on forming next government

Results showed Palang Pracharat winning 115 seats in the 500-member lower House of Representatives.

DAP victory a knockout blow to Najib, says Kit Siang

Vivian Wong chalks up huge 11,000 vote margin against Linda Tsen of PBS, on lower voter turnout.

Indonesia’s Jokowi to go all out in second term to boost...

President Joko Widodo aims to make Indonesia the world's fifth-biggest economy by 2045 by setting the building blocks in place now.

Erdogan welcomes controversial move to re-run Istanbul vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party lost the mayorship over Istanbul by a narrow margin and has refused to accept defeat.

Spain’s Sanchez weighs options after election win, outlook murky

The Socialists Party is just short of a ruling majority and is pondering as to form a coalition with another party.

Billionaire who shook up Thai politics defiant as enemies circle

Thanathorn says the military junta is willing to do anything to stay in power.