Elections

Egypt opposition in 'worst condition ever'

Former presidential hopeful Aboul Fotouh says Egypt is governed by 'dictatorial police regime that hates politics'.

Aboul Fotouh: Opposition in 'worst condition ever'

Egypt

Egypt curbs opponents of presidential election

Crackdown of government dissent appears to continue, as incumbent president, Sisi, looks poised for a second term.

Egypt curbs opponents of presidential election

Italy

Italy: Berlusconi may have the last say in elections

A hung parliament is widely expected; former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may rise as a "kingmaker".

Italy: Berlusconi may have the last say in elections

Latin America

Maduro named as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate

The Constituent Assembly in Caracas has called for general elections to be held by the end of April.

Maduro named as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate

Kenya

Kenya court suspends government's media shutdown

Court suspends shutdown of TV stations that were blocked after promising to show Raila Odinga's symbolic inauguration.

Kenya court suspends government's media shutdown

Asia Pacific

Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

Many Okinawa residents associate the US military presence with crime, pollution and accidents.

Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

Europe

Cyprus goes to runoff after poll marked by low turnout

The election campaign has been dominated by the divided island's suspended peace process and the economy.

Cyprus election: Anastasiades and Malas go to runoff

Russia

Russia police arrest opposition leader amid protests

A video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday showed several policemen wrestling him to the ground before dragging him into a police bus, surrounded by a crowd of supporters and journalists.

Opinion

Is Sisi anxious about political opposition?

Major and minor contenders for the presidential post have been eliminated. What does this say about Sisi's regime?

Mohamad Elmasry

by Mohamad Elmasry

Mohamad Elmasry

Egypt

Egyptian lawyer latest to bow out of presidential race

Human rights lawyer Khaled Ali has withdrawn from the Egyptian presidential race, he announced on Wednesday.

Khaled Ali latest to bow out of presidential race

Czech Republic

What's at stake in the Czech presidential election?

Incumbent Milos Zeman seen as front runner in field of nine candidates vying for a spot in a runoff later this month.

Czechs head to the polls to elect next president

Cambodia

Cambodian election: Doubts over democracy before vote

Cambodian President Hun Sen has been in power for nearly 30 years and could be running virtually unopposed during elections in July.

Egypt

Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race

The former prime minister says he 'is not the ideal person to lead the state during the coming period'.

Egypt

Egypt's Shafik withdraws presidential election bid

A New York Times report says Shafik could have been influenced by the government to withdraw from the race. It is the latest in a series of leaks.

Egypt

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egypt will hold presidential elections in March, with a possible runoff in April.

Egypt sets date for presidential election