Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Thousands of supporters gave embattled French presidential candidate François Fillon and his wife a standing ovation at a rally on Sunday, in a show of support after his campaign was thrown off track by allegations of misuse of public funds. Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchainé reported on Wednesday that Penelope Fillon had been paid thousands […]

France takes steps to prevent an election hack attack

France takes steps to prevent an election hack attack

Alarmed by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential race, French authorities have warned political parties against the threat of cyber attacks as the country prepares to elect a new president in May. A US president-elect who may be compromised by a foreign power. A presidential election marred by cyber attacks, leaks and […]

US set to announce response to Russian election hacking

US set to announce response to Russian election hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia over its alleged hacking during the US election in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday. Both officials declined to specify what actions President Barack Obama has approved, but said targeted economic sanctions, indictments, leaking information […]

Obama vows action over Russia election hack as White House say Putin directly involved

Obama vows action over Russia election hack as White House say Putin directly involved

Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyberattacks designed to influence the US election. The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers over interference that may have swayed […]

Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Top Republican leaders back Russia election hack inquiry

Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming president over Moscow and US intelligence. Meanwhile, Trump said he would announce his choice for secretary of state Tuesday morning. He has chosen Exxon Mobil […]

Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

President-elect Donald Trump rejected as “ridiculous” U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. He blamed Democrats for news reports on the intelligence findings and said he did not believe they came from the […]

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia president rejects election results, demands fresh polls

Gambia’s leader of some 22 years Yahya Jammeh announced late Friday he would no longer accept defeat in recent elections, plunging the West African country into turmoil with a demand for fresh polls. Investigations into the December 1 vote have revealed a string of “unacceptable errors” on the part of electoral authorities, Jammeh said in […]

Uzbekistan reinforces its tight grip on election and country

Uzbekistan reinforces its tight grip on election and country

Uzbekistan is holding a presidential election on Sunday that is going largely unnoticed abroad. The successor to the late president, Islam Karimov, who held power for more than a quarter century, has already been chosen, and the authorities refuse to grant visas to foreign journalists. Our reporter Elena Volochine went to this central Asian country […]

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the most votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years. Speaking on state television Friday night, Jammeh praised the election and vowed not to contest the result. The election commission had earlier declared Barrow the newly elected […]

Malian soldiers killed in election-related violence

Malian soldiers killed in election-related violence

Alleged jihadists killed five Malian soldiers transporting ballot boxes while a civilian also died in separate attacks aimed at sabotaging Mali’s municipal elections, security sources told AFP on Monday. Mali voted Sunday in its first elections since 2013, with turnout low as security jitters remained elevated despite an international military intervention. “After the voting on […]

Russia-friendly newcomer wins Bulgaria election, say exit polls

Russia-friendly newcomer wins Bulgaria election, say exit polls

Bulgarian Socialist ally Rumen Radev, a Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to pledge to resign. Radev, 53, entered Bulgarian politics on a wave of discontent with the ruling centre-right’s progress in combating corruption, disappointment with the European Union and […]

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protesters rallied across the United States Wednesday to express shock over Donald Trump’s election victory, vowing to oppose divisive views they say helped the Republican billionaire win the presidency. In Washington, several hundred protesters gathered in front of the White House for a candlelight vigil on a damp, chilly evening, criticizing what they called Trump’s […]

US is ‘rooting’ for Trump after election win, says Obama

US is ‘rooting’ for Trump after election win, says Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work for a smooth transition of power with president-elect Donald Trump, the Republican winner of Tuesday’s election, who has promised to undo Obama’s top domestic and foreign policy initiatives. In brief remarks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden, Obama urged fellow Democrats to put aside […]

Strong Trump showing puts US election on a knife edge

Strong Trump showing puts US election on a knife edge

  The race for the White House is shaping up to be closer than expected as Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton in a number of battleground states. Follow all the results of this dramatic election in real time on FRANCE 24’s live blog. Former Democratic senator and one-time secretary of state Hillary Clinton, 69, is […]

Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

Fear for the future among New York’s Muslims on eve of election

A day before Americans vote in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, there is a palpable sense of tension among the citizens of Ozone Park, a quiet, residential neighbourhood in Queens, New York. People here have a reason to be more apprehensive than most: the area is home to a sizeable Muslim […]

Democrats question FBI’s timing as Bill Clinton archives released days before election

Democrats question FBI’s timing as Bill Clinton archives released days before election

  Only days before the election, the FBI released an archive of documents from a long-closed investigation into Bill Clinton’s 2001 presidential pardon of a fugitive financier, prompting questions from Hillary Clinton’s campaign about its timing. The release comes amid the bureau’s controversially timed review of emails from a Hillary Clinton aide. The 129 pages […]

Hardcore Hollande supporters may block president’s re-election bid

Hardcore Hollande supporters may block president’s re-election bid

  With six months to go before next year’s French presidential election, faith in France’s beleaguered leader François Hollande has plunged to a new all-time low, prompting fierce resistance to a potential re-election bid – even within his own party. Since 2013, Hollande has suffered some of the lowest approval ratings of any post-war president […]

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refused to say that he would accept the results of the election during his final debate with Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas Wednesday, as his Democratic rival accused him of being “unfit” to be president. In what could be seen as a threat to one of the pillars of American […]

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dug deeper in his efforts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the U.S. election, saying on Twitter on Sunday that he believed the results were being “rigged” at many polling places. His tweet came hours after his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said Republicans would accept the outcome […]

Disillusioned Moroccan voters to snub parliamentary election

Disillusioned Moroccan voters to snub parliamentary election

Morocco’s October 7 election has been presented as a showdown between the ruling PJD party and a self-styled party of “modernity”. But on the streets of Casablanca, the country’s largest city, few people can be bothered to vote. Morocco heads to the polls Friday, and yet there is hardly any trace of the looming general […]

Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed election

Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed election

Ali Bongo was sworn back in as Gabon’s president Tuesday, calling for unity after a disputed election win that sparked deadly unrest and revealed deep divisions in the oil-rich country. The 57-year-old used the ceremony to appeal for unity after the deadly violence that followed the announcement of his victory last month. He pledged to […]

Gabon court upholds president Bongo’s election win

Gabon court upholds president Bongo’s election win

Gabon’s constitutional court has upheld President’s Ali Bongo’s re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping, who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud. The court, while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote, said Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally-turned-opponent Ping. At a televised public […]

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

Scores killed in DR Congo election protests

More than 44 people were killed in Congo in two days of street clashes between security forces and protesters against a delayed presidential election, a Human Rights Watch researcher said Tuesday, and several opposition party buildings were burned. Thousands took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, on Monday to oppose an election delay which […]

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Anti-China activists make gains in Hong Kong legislative election

Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s legislative election which saw a record turnout in the Chinese-controlled city on Sunday, results likely to further strain ties with Communist Party rulers in Beijing. An initial count on Monday also suggested Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition might retain its crucial one-third veto bloc in the 70-seat Legislative […]

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