Municipal elections

FILE-In this Friday, June 21, 2019 file photo, supporters of Binali Yildirim, mayoral candidate for Istanbul from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, attend a rally in Istanbul, ahead of June 23 re-run of mayoral elections. Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of an election for mayor of the city. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 22, 2019 - 5:53 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A look at the two main candidates running for mayor of Istanbul in Sunday's repeat election. The re-run follows an election board decision to annul the results of the March 31 local elections in the country's largest city, which the opposition won by a narrow margin. The board ruled...
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Albanian prime minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Tirana, Friday, June 21, 2019. Rama says the opposition's main goal is to disrupt the country's efforts to launch full membership negotiations with the European Union. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 21, 2019 - 4:01 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prime minister said Friday that the opposition's main goal is to disrupt the country's efforts to launch full membership negotiations with the European Union. Edi Rama, also leader of the ruling left-wing Socialist Party, also told The Associated Press in an...
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Queens District Attorney candidate Tiffany Caban, far right, and New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, third from left, join a coalition of civil rights activists at a press conference, calling for an investigation of former Assistant District Attorney Linda Fairstein, Tuesday June 11, 2019, in New York. The group is "demanding" that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance appoint an independent investigation to review Fairstein's roll in the rape conviction of the "Central Five," who were all exonerated by DNA evidence-- supporting their claim of false conviction. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens has become an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary as two leading 2020 candidates offered their endorsements. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders endorsed Tiffany Caban, an...
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In a Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, Sonja Houston expressed dismay that someone dumped a large pile of trash in her yard to Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas, who was going door-to-door in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood. Quinton faces Jolie Justus in the mayoral election Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 1:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial...
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In a Saturday, June 8, 2019 photo, Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus, right, and Quinton Lucas meet at Northland Cathedral for the fifth of six debates sponsored by The Kansas City Star. Two candidates with vastly different life stories but several comparable political views are vying Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to become Kansas City's next mayor. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 10:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was occasionally homeless during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, ahead of June 23 re-run of Istanbul elections, talks to The Associated Press, in Istanbul, Monday, June 17, 2019. The 49-year-old candidate won the March 31 local elections with a slim majority, but after weeks of recounting requested by the ruling party, Turkey's electoral authority annulled the result of the vote, revoked Imamoglu's mandate and ordered the new election. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the cancellation of his electoral win in March will galvanize voters in his favor in Sunday's rerun election. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ekrem Imamoglu also said a second...
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Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said holding elections without the opposition would be “undemocratic” and would “freeze the country’s integration.” (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 17, 2019 - 7:50 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament on Monday started the lengthy procedure to oust President Ilir Meta for allegedly violating the constitution with his attempt to cancel upcoming municipal elections. Taulant Balla of the governing Socialist Party parliamentary group said that 55 lawmakers...
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Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said holding elections without the opposition would be “undemocratic” and would “freeze the country’s integration.” (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 13, 2019 - 11:14 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament voted Thursday to pass a resolution criticizing President Ilir Meta's attempt to cancel municipal elections as unconstitutional. Meta said Saturday he was cancelling the June 30 local elections, saying he feared the balloting would be "undemocratic"...
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In this March 22, 2019 photo, Mayor Steve Benjamin introduces former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke during a campaign event in Columbia, S.C As mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Benjamin is becoming a popular, and influential, figure in the Democratic presidential primary, as candidates bulk up their travel to the state that hosts the first southern primary contest. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 10, 2019 - 2:02 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mayor Steve Benjamin stood with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke before a packed University of South Carolina campus in March. The next day, Benjamin was on a downtown Columbia stage with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and, hours later, introduced New Jersey Sen...
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Albanian President Ilir Meta speaks during a news conference in capital Tirana, Albania on Monday June 10, 2019. Albania's president says he has canceled upcoming municipal elections fearing a “social tension.” Ilir Meta said holding elections without the opposition would be “undemocratic” and would “freeze the country’s integration.” (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 10, 2019 - 10:20 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's governing Socialist Party called a no-confidence vote against President Ilir Meta, saying Monday it was unconstitutional for him to cancel upcoming municipal elections. The vote will be held at Thursday's parliamentary session, Socialist spokeswoman Elisa Spiropali...
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