Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand […]

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister said on Sunday that his conservative coalition government was re-elected for a second three-year term, after a chaotic national election that left the country in a state of political paralysis for more than a week. Officials had scrambled to sort out who had won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway […]

Australians vote in cliffhanger election

Australians vote in cliffhanger election

Polls closed in Australia’s most populous states where Saturday’s national elections are expected to be won or lost, with the outcome between conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull and Labor challenger Bill Shorten too close to call. After an eight-week campaign, a pre-election Newspoll of 4,135 people published in The Australian newspaper showed Turnbull’s Liberal/National coalition 50.5 […]

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

  Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week’s shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain’s warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right People’s Party (PP) again emerged with the single biggest […]

Italy’s anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral election

Italy’s anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral election

  The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looked set to take charge of Rome following municipal elections on Sunday that saw it make gains in other Italian cities and pile pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Some 13 million people, or a quarter of the adult population, were eligible to vote for mayors in around 1,300 towns […]

Tony Blair fears Labour cannot win next election under Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair fears Labour cannot win next election under Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair today cast serious doubt on Labour’s chances of winning the next election with Jeremy Corbyn at the helm. At a rare public appearance in London, the former PM said it was “not yet a proven concept that Corbynism can win an election.” Mr Blair also repeated his call for a “proper ground war” […]

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps presidential poll in landslide victory

Egypt’s former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was declared the winner of the 2014 presidential election on Tuesday with a landslide 96.91% of the vote. Official results of last week’s vote was announced by the country’s election commission late Tuesday and came as no surprise in a country where the opposition has been severely crushed. […]

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

US Election Illustrated Using Fast Food

Soon after the US election was over, Berlin-based artists Lisa Rienermann and Anna Lena Schiller decided to create an infographic illustrating the most important facts about the US presidential election. The duo decided that burgers and fries, the stereotypical American meal, was the most appropriate medium for visualization. The project, named “Binders Full of Burgers,” […]

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