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Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, favour Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya could likely make a comeback into Sri Lankan politics as Sinhalese Buddhist-majority Sri Lankans want his tough ruling back again.

Biden stops just short of saying he’s running in 2020

The Democratic senior statesman has been mulling a challenge against Donald Trump for months.

Govt critic Caputova leads in Slovak presidential vote

The 45-year-old environmental lawyer could become Slovakia's 1st female president.

Ex-Colorado governor announces White House bid

4 former US governors have become president since 1976.

Jokowi expected to win Indonesia’s April election

Jokowi has the support of many Indonesians, leading in most areas, especially in rural regions.

Democrat Warren takes economic message to Iowa in kickoff to 2020...

Warren introduces herself to Iowa crowds with tales of her working-class upbringing in Oklahoma and emphasises her signature theme of income inequality.

Congo opposition cries foul after presidential poll blighted by mishaps

Elections are a rare event in Congo, which has been plagued by authoritarian rule, assassinations, coups and civil wars since independence from Belgium in 1960.

Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20

The three-month delay comes after weeks of speculation that the vote would be put off to create more space for peace talks with Afghanistan's largest militant group.

Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

The 63-year-old congressman's rise has been propelled by rejection of the leftist PT that ran Brazil for 13 of the last 15 years and was ousted two years ago in the midst of a deep recession and political graft scandal.

Brazil right-wing presidential candidate wins vote but runoff likely

Haddad's campaign headquarters in a Sao Paulo hotel broke out in cheers when exit polls showed that the race would go to a runoff.

Brazil presidential campaign ends with debate ahead of Sunday vote

The election in the world's fifth most populous nation has effectively become a two-man race.

Afghan election campaigning kicks off amid violence, fraud claims

Afghanistan's demographics should in theory favour younger candidates as the country is ranked as one of the youngest and fastest growing in the world.

Trump accuses China of hacking Clinton emails without evidence

A US federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in July on charges of hacking the computer networks of Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Academic: Umno believes reform possible even with old faces

Awang Azman Awang Pawi says the new leadership line-up reflects the tradition of 'forgive and forget'.

US, LatAm countries warn Venezuela over presidential election

The May 20 poll would be "void of legitimacy and credibility" if it went ahead under current conditions, the nations said in a joint declaration released at a Summit of the Americas in Peru.

Egypt heads to polls to choose between Sisi and ‘rival’

Polling stations open at 0700 GMT for the three-day vote in which Sisi is all but guaranteed to win a second four-year term.

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Rick Gates faces a maximum sentence of nearly six years in plea deal after having potentially faced decades in prison.

Venezuela presidential vote set for April 22

The head of the National Electoral Council made the announcement after talks broke down between the government and opposition on setting a date for the polls.

‘Malay enough’ to run for Singapore president?

Front-runner Halimah Yacob, of Indian-Malay heritage, says she has been certified as a member of the Malay community four times in the past general elections.