Turkey Elections 2018

Turkey's elections and the decisive Kurdish vote

Votes of millions of Kurds are likely to be a key factor in upcoming polls by tipping balance of power in parliament.

Who will Kurds vote for in key Turkey elections?

Turkey Elections 2018

Turkey's AK Party, opposition scramble for votes

Turkish voters head to the polls on June 24 to simultaneously elect a president and new members of parliament.

Turkey's AK Party, opposition scramble for votes ahead of polls

Turkey Elections 2018

United against Erdogan: Turkey opposition's alliance of necessity

Four politically distinct parties form bloc to challenge Turkish president and his party in key polls.

United against Erdogan: Turkey opposition's alliance of necessity

Turkey Elections 2018

Why Erdogan is entering key elections with a far-right ally

The unconventional alliance between Erdogan's AK Party and MHP seeks to make him Turkey's first executive president.

Why Erdogan is entering key elections with a far-right ally

Latin America

Colombia: Peace process tops voters' minds in polarised election

Conservative Ivan Duque faces leftist Gustavo Petro as Colombians vote in first presidential poll since FARC peace deal.

Colombia: Peace process tops voters' minds in polarised election

Opinion

What is at stake in Colombia's runoff vote?

The June 17 vote will determine Colombia's future.

Katherine Aguirre Tobon

by Katherine Aguirre Tobon

Katherine Aguirre Tobon

Colombia

Colombia election: Ivan Duque may jeopardise FARC deal

Critics fear Duque will be little more than a puppet of a former president with a questionable past, but those in the business community welcome his economic policies.

Mexico

Mexico's third presidential debate: 'Corruption is cancer'

Four presidential candidates faced off in their final debate before the country's July 1 elections.

Elections

Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze

Three of the suspects are policemen and the fourth is an employee of the Independent High Elections Commission.

Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze

Middle East

Large fire at warehouse for ballots from disputed Iraqi election

The conflagration at the eastern Baghdad warehouse did not destroy ballot boxes and the cause remains unknown.

Turkey

Turkey: Why did Erdogan call early elections?

June 24 elections take place during a state of emergency, economic concerns, and Turkey's regional interventions.

Turkey: Why did Erdogan call early elections?

Slovenia

Slovenia far-right party's struggle to form government

Anti-migrant rhetoric means former Prime Minister Janez Jansa faces an uphill battle to find partners for a coalition.

US & Canada

Female candidates lead Democratic fight in US primary elections

Democrats are rallying around the unprecedented number of women running for office as they try to regain the majority in the House of Representatives come November.

Slovenia

Anti-immigration party wins Slovenia elections

Slovenia was a key transit point during the European refugee crisis with about half a million passing through in 2015.

Latin America

Young Mexican voters could prove decisive in next elections

Mexico's young people are generally better educated, more urban and more online than their parents, but it remains to be seen if they can tackle Mexico's notoriously corrupt political class.