Iraq

Iraq prime minister calls early elections for June 2021

The UN has praised Mustafa al-Kadhimi's announcement, saying it would promote 'greater stability and democracy'.

Iraq prime minister calls early elections for June 2021

Latin America

Bolivia's September vote in doubt as virus death toll rises

Committee advising health ministry says holding election is 'not appropriate' because of rising COVID numbers.

Bolivia's September vote in doubt as virus death toll rises

United States

The new school year: A US election hot topic and an opportunity

US schools aim to offer full-time classroom learning, full-time online or a hybrid, leaving parents scrambling.

The new school year: A US election hot topic and an opportunity

The Listening Post

Polarised and Partisan: Polish Media and Presidential Election

In the re-election of Poland's president, how much of a helping hand did media offer? Plus, Ghassan Kanafani's legacy.

Europe

North Macedonia's Social Democrats secure razor-thin election win

North Macedonia faces coalition talks that could drag on for weeks in order to form a government and start EU talks.

North Macedonia's Social Democrats secure razor-thin election win

Europe

North Macedonia votes in general election as EU talks loom

The Balkan country holds the first polls since it ended a dispute with Greece over its name, opening the door to the EU.

North Macedonia votes in general election as EU talks loom

Europe

Belarus election commission refuses to register president's rival

The electoral commission unanimously voted against Viktor Babaryko's candidacy on chairwoman's recommendation.

Belarus election commission refuses to register president's rival

Poland

Poland's incumbent Duda narrowly wins presidential vote

Election commission says Duda secured 51.2 percent of vote in runoff election while rival Trzaskowski won 48.8 percent.

Poland's incumbent Andrzej Duda narrowly wins presidential vote

Europe

Poland holds presidential election that could define EU ties

Duda's re-election crucial if ruling PiS is to deepen reforms that EU says increase political control over courts.

Elections

Singapore's governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Governing party comfortably wins election but opposition Workers Party increases its seats in Parliament from six to 10.

Singapore's governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Singapore

Singaporeans vote in snap election under coronavirus cloud

Queues formed early outside polling stations with strict conditions enforced to curb the risks from coronavirus.

Singaporeans vote in snap election under coronavirus cloud

Europe

Poland's presidential hopefuls make final push before runoff vote

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda faces Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in the closely contested race for the top job.

Poland's presidential hopefuls make final push before runoff vote

Podcast

Will there be another 16 years of Vladimir Putin in Russia?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would allow him to remain in power until 2036.

Will there be another 16 years of Vladimir Putin in Russia?

Dominican Republic

Dominican opposition declares victory in coronavirus-hit election

With 60 percent of votes counted, opposition candidate Luis Abinader claims win in presidential poll held amid pandemic.

Dominican opposition declares victory in coronavirus-hit election

Croatia

Croatia's ruling conservatives win parliamentary vote

Right-wing parties dominate polls held amid fears of coronavirus outbreak that capped turnout at record low 46 percent.

Croatia's ruling conservatives win parliamentary vote