Parliamentary elections

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri voters wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a poling station during the second phase of India's general elections, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
April 18, 2019 - 10:12 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took...
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Chairman of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, left, Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Campaign manager Ossi Sandvik, right, attend The Finns Party parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 9:10 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the country's parliamentary election — a result that smashed even the party's own predictions. One newspaper...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Chairman of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, left, Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo and Campaign manager Ossi Sandvik, right, attend The Finns Party parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 5:39 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The chairman of the populist Finns Party says he was truly surprised at how his party performed in Finland's parliamentary election. A complete count of votes from Sunday's election had the euroskeptic...
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An opposition protester wears a mask depicting Albanian prime minister Edi Rama during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Albanian opposition parties have gathered supporters calling for the government's resignation and an early parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
April 13, 2019 - 4:56 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition parties rallied Saturday in Tirana, calling for the Socialist government to resign and for the country to hold an early parliamentary election. Some protesters tried to storm the parliament building, but police responded with tear gas and water cannon...
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Protesters gathering in front oh the parliament during a protest against populist president Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 19th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2019 - 2:26 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands in Serbia protested again Saturday against populist President Aleksandar Vucic as riot police deployed inside the country's parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building. The protest in central Belgrade in front of the...
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British MEP Nigel Farage speaks during the launch of the Brexit Party's European election campaign, Coventry, England, Friday, April 12, 2019. On Friday, Nigel Farage launched the campaign of his newly formed Brexit Party. The former U.K. Independence Party leader said delays to Brexit were "a willful betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of this nation." (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 12, 2019 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage on Friday launched a campaign for an election that may never take place to an institution he routinely insults — the contest for U.K. seats in the European Parliament. Britain was supposed to have left the European Union before the European...
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Chairman Antti Rinne, left, of the Social Democratic Party and the Centre Party chairman Juha Sipil' joke during parliamentary elections debate arranged by newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki, Finland, on April 9, 2019. Finns are voting upcoming Sunday April 14, in parliamentary elections dominated by anxieties over climate change and how to preserve their generous welfare model while having one of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 10:42 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday in a parliamentary election shaped by debates on how best to preserve their generous welfare model despite having one of the world's most rapidly aging populations. And in this Nordic nation, which has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle,...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Kim was elected chairman of the State Affairs Commission, and a new premier was chosen by the government's parliament, the Korean Central News Agency reports. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
April 12, 2019 - 2:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear talks with the United States. The new personnel appointments may be...
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Likud party ballot papers and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign fliers are seen on the ground after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 11, 2019 - 6:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A final count of election ballots on Thursday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party an additional seat in parliament, making it the largest faction in the Knesset and punctuating the Israeli leader's victory. The results released by Israel's central election...
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