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January 11, 2019 8:54 AM Greek PM to seek support from ally to avert snap election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will ask his conservative coalition ally on Friday to keep supporting the government, hoping to avert a snap election after the parties fell out over a deal on neighboring Macedonia’s name. Tsipras has said that he will request a confidence vote if he loses the parliamentary support of the right-wing 178

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975. The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold 162

December 30, 2018 4:29 AM Polling stations open in eastern Congo for presidential election: witness

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday for a presidential election that is meant to lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power, according to a Reuters witness in the city of Goma. Due to the time difference, voting is due to start an hour later in western 121

December 14, 2018 2:32 PM Arkansas election determined by roll of dice after tie

Arkansas city council candidates rolled the dice with their election Thursday – literally. The Hoxie City Council runoff election between incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh and challenger Cliff Farmer ultimately resulted in a tie with 223 votes each. So, to determine the winner, both candidates rolled dice at the Lawrence County courthouse 214

December 2, 2018 3:07 PM Spain's Andalusia region votes in key test for PM Sanchez

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Voters went to the polls in Spain’s Andalusia region on Sunday in a first electoral test for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose minority government has struggled to pass a budget since taking office last summer. The election in Spain’s most populous region, a stronghold for Sanchez’s ruling Socialists for decades, is taking 113

November 27, 2018 5:42 AM Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party. Morrison said his conservative Liberal-National coalition government would deliver Australia’s 92

November 7, 2018 7:14 PM Factbox: Democrats to pick up net 28 seats in U.S. House

(Reuters) - U.S. voters went to the polls in congressional elections on Tuesday for all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party needed to pick up 23 seats to wrest control of the chamber from the Republican Party. The Democrats were seen picking up 28 seats although votes were still being counted on Wednesday to determine the outcomes 72

November 7, 2018 3:03 PM Democrats pick up 28 seats in U.S. House: media/data provider DDHQ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats won more than the 23 seats needed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives after U.S. voters went to the polls in Tuesday’s midterm congressional election. Democrats took a total of 30 House seats that were held by Republicans while losing two Democratic-held seats to Republicans. All 435 seats had been on the ballot 76

November 7, 2018 2:05 AM Australia's far-right One Nation recruits former Labor leader

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former leader of Australia’s main opposition Labor party said on Wednesday he will join the country’s most prominent far-right political party, One Nation, in a move that may re-energize nationalist politics. Mark Latham, who led Australia’s center-left Labor to defeat at the 2004 national election, said he will join Pauline Hanson’s 98

November 6, 2018 10:14 PM Will Ferrell, portraying 'Talladega Nights' character, joins Alabama Sen. Doug Jones in Election Day video

Will Ferrell is trying to get voters to “race” to the polls on Election Day. The Hollywood star, 51, joined Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala, to encourage people to vote Tuesday. In the video, Ferrell appeared as fictional NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, who he portrayed in the movie “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” “Hey guys, it’s Doug Jones, I’m here with my friend 124